Meet Dr. Sturridge


KSturridge_02wDr. Kirk Sturridge, a board certified Ophthalmologist, has been in private practice in the Dothan area for over five years. He specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgery and has personally performed thousands of eye surgeries for diverse eye conditions. Dr. Sturridge provides comprehensive eye care, from routine check-ups to eye trauma care and disease management. Dr. Sturridge has been recognized as one of America’s Top Ophthalmologists by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Dr. Sturridge received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and went on to complete an internship in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Jamaica. Upon completion of his training, he ran a successful private practice in Internal Medicine until he decided to pursue further training in the field of Ophthalmology.

He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He then went on to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, in New York. Based on his leadership qualities, he was selected from among his peers to serve as Administrative Chief Resident for the Department of Ophthalmology during the final year of his residency. He was also selected to represent the New York State Ophthalmological Society as a Healthcare Lobbyist in Albany, New York. He routinely served as a Clinical Assistant Instructor of SUNY Downstate medical students and as House Staff Representative for SUNY Downstate Medical Center GME Internal Reviews.

In 2009, Dr. Sturridge accepted a fellowship in the subspecialty of Glaucoma at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, under the tutelage of the top-ranking glaucoma specialists in the world. This fellowship training included innovative and cutting edge techniques such as selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT), trabectome surgery, laser iridoplasty, laser peripheral iridectomies, trabeculectomies with antimetabolite, glaucoma tube shunt surgeries, istent, endocyclophotocoagulation, cyclophotocoagulation, canaloplasty, combined cataract surgery/glaucoma surgery, high risk and complex cataract surgeries such as small pupil cataracts and cataracts in patients with pseudoexfoliation.

Dr. Sturridge is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and has full medical licensure in the states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. He is a member of the medical staff at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama.

He also holds professional membership in a number of organizations:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology

He has been awarded numerous academic and civic honors, including the New Kingston Rotary Club Award for Community Service, and Awards for Honors in the fields of Microbiology, Pathology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Medical Biochemistry, and Community Health. He has participated in a wide range of research in the field of Ophthalmology, including Imaging of SLT associated Central Toxic Keratopathy, Hordeolum, and Retinal Defects in Parkinson’s Disease. He lives in Dothan with his wife, Andrea, and their children.