James W. Battle, M.D.

James W. Battle, M.D.

Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Glaucoma Specialist 


B.S. Degree
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts

Doctor of Medicine
East Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City, Tennessee

Ophthalmology Residency
Medical College of VA, Richmond, VA

Glaucoma Fellowship
The Glaucoma Institute, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Battle is a Johnson City native and attended Science Hill High School. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996 and ETSU College of Medicine in 2002. After finishing an internship at ETSU’s Department of Internal Medicine in 2003, Dr. Battle completed his ophthalmology residency as a medical doctor and surgeon at the Medical College of Virginia in 2006 where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Battle completed a glaucoma fellowship with Dr. Allan Kolker, The Glaucoma Institute of St. Louis, MO in 2007.

Dr. Battle is a member of the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Battle practices comprehensive ophthalmology including cataract and refractive surgery with a special interest in the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma.