Jennifer T. Scruggs, M.D.

Director, Oculoplastic Surgery; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Areas of Interest:
ophthalmic plastic, reconstructive, orbital and cosmetic surgery
(205) 325-8620

Dr. Scruggs is a board-certified ophthalmologist and one of only a few subspecialty-trained oculoplastic surgeons in the state of Alabama. Her clinical practice, which includes both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, is focused on the treatment of eyelid, lacrimal (tear duct) and orbital (eye socket) disorders in adults and children. Her background combines the meticulous nature of eye surgery with the artistic quality of plastic surgery, allowing her to provide the highest level of patient care.

Dr. Scruggs joined the UAB Department of Ophthalmology in 2006, where she has served as the director of oculoplastic surgery for eight years. She teaches resident physicians both fundamental and advanced surgical techniques in ophthalmic plastic surgery, and she has lectured at local and national medical meetings as well as published book chapters and scientific articles. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Scruggs trained at several renowned institutions. She completed a 2-year fellowship accredited by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) at New York University, Columbia University, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Her ophthalmology residency was at Emory University, following an internship at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. A native of Little Rock, Ark., she earned her medical degree and graduated with high honors from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, after she received her Bachelor of Arts and graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University.

Her dedication to patient care extends beyond the Birmingham area to underserved patients in developing countries. Working through Volunteer Health Program, a non-profit eye care organization, this was her ninth year to take part in a week-long medical mission in the Dominican Republic.

Education & Training

Undergraduate Degree: Wake Forest University
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Internship: Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Residency in Ophthalmology: Emory University
Fellowship, Oculoplastic Surgery: New York University, Columbia University, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital

Contact Information

Location: Callahan Eye Hospital, Suite 601
Appointment Phone: 205-325-8620
Fax: 205-325-8686
Contact Person: Neoami Scott, 205-488-0756