Lolley named the first female chief of staff for Callahan Eye Hospital

Lolley has worked as a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Callahan Eye Hospital for more than 20 years.

LolleyJoomlaVirginia Lolley, M.D.Virginia Lolley, M.D., assistant professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, has been named the first female chief of staff for Callahan Eye Hospital. In this role, Lolley will provide leadership, guidance and a voice for the medical staff while promoting effective communication between medical staff and hospital administration.

“Dr. Lolley is an exceptional surgeon and highly-regarded leader within our medical staff,” says Rett Grover, CEO of Callahan Eye Hospital. “With more than two decades of high-quality clinical service in central Alabama, she is an asset to the Birmingham community and Callahan Eye Hospital. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Lolley to our leadership team.

Lolley has worked as a comprehensive ophthalmologist at Callahan Eye Hospital for more than 20 years, and she is a Top 5 surgeon based on CEH volume. She served as Callahan Eye Hospital president from 2013-2015 and is the former director of Undergraduate Medical Education for the department. She is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and she is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Alabama Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American College of Surgeons.

Lolley has been selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” yearly since 2007 and was one of Birmingham Magazine’s “Best of Birmingham” in 2016.  

“As Callahan Eye Hospital evolves, it is important that we maintain our traditions and identity as an eye hospital while integrating our new specialties,” Lolley said. “I want to make sure that the medical staff feel their voices are heard, and I am enthusiastically prepared to work with my ophthalmology colleagues to welcome new partners and collaborators to Callahan Eye Hospital.”

Lolley is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina and graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine. After an internship at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Lolley completed her ophthalmology residency at the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital and served as chief resident.