Dr. Cheryl G. Cauthen has over 30 years of comprehensive ophthalmology experience in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Cauthen graduated from the College of Medicine at Howard University in Washington, D.C., followed by completing an internship in Internal Medicine at D. C. General Hospital and a residency in Ophthalmology at Howard University Hospital. She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous eye diseases including cataracts and glaucoma, and retinal diseases, including diabetic retinopathy. She has been an assistant professor for the department of Ophthalmology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia since 1987 and currently oversees residents in the retina clinic at the Veterans Medical Center in Hampton, Virginia. In addition, she received her MBA from The College of William and Mary in 1996.
Dr. Cauthen is a member of the National Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Virginia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons and the Greater Norfolk Medical Society.
Dr. Cauthen also gives back to the community in many ways. She regularly provides free eye exams at the Park Place Medical Clinic through the Lions Club and has provided eye exams and glasses during mission trips to Haiti and Uganda. She is currently on the board of D’Art Center and previously served on the boards of Volunteers of America and The Young Audiences of Virginia. She helped found Ski Breeze of Hampton Roads as well as the Friends of Hampton Roads, Inc., who provides college scholarships for African American high school seniors. She is an active participant of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and The Chums, Inc. She is a former member of the Junior League of Norfolk.