Peter A. Netland

Peter A. Netland, MD, PhD

Primary Location:
Eye Clinic

2nd Floor

1300 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:


Research Interests:


Clinical Practice:
Cataract, Glaucoma, Cataract Removal, Eye Care



Peter Netland, MD, received his undergraduate degree at Princeton University, his PhD from Harvard University, and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology, followed by a clinical fellowship in glaucoma at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. There he was subsequently appointed associate director of the Glaucoma Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School. He joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine in Memphis, where he was the Siegal Professor of Ophthalmology and Vice-Chair. Dr. Netland was appointed the DuPont Guerry III professor and chair of the department of ophthalmology at the University of Virginia in 2009, and the Vernah Scott Moyston professor and chair in 2012.  

In addition to his recognized expertise in the clinical management and surgical treatment of glaucoma, Dr. Netland is an innovative and prolific investigator. He has written more than 300 peer-reviewed publications. He has published six textbooks, most recently the third edition of Glaucoma Medical Therapy. Dr. Netland has delivered numerous named and invited lectures on clinical and surgical management of glaucoma, and on glaucoma research at national and international meetings. He has been a perennial best-doctors award recipient. He has been director of a long-standing AUPO FCC-certified clinical glaucoma fellowship program.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology awarded him the Achievement Award in 2001, the Senior Achievement Award in 2007, and the Life Achievement Honor Award in 2018. He has served on numerous AAO and AGS Committees. 

He is a past president of the Memphis Eye Society and was a board member and president-elect of the Tennessee Ophthalmological Society. He has served on the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has served as president of the Albemarle County Medical Society and is a member of the board of directors for the Medical Society of Virginia. He has served on numerous institutional committees and non-profit boards. Dr. Netland was elected to the American Ophthalmological Society in 2009.  

  • 2015-2020 Best Doctors in America® List 


Harvard University 1985 University of California, San Francisco 1987
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University