Sonya Bryant, M.D.
FellowshipTufts New England Eye Center
ResidencyUniversity of California, San Francisco
"I got into the retinal field because I was fascinated with the eye—how it works, why it sometimes doesn't—and wanted to make it my life's work to study it and help develop different ways to improve people's vision. I guess you could say I'm living my dream!"
Dr. Bryant’s medical education & training accomplishments are as diverse as they are distinguished. They started at Wayne State University School of Medicine where she was awarded prestigious scholarships for four consecutive years, won the school’s Distinguished Service Award, received honors for Outstanding Ophthalmology Research and earned the Distinction in Biomedical Research Award. While completing her residency at the University of California-San Francisco, she captured top honors for presenting the “Best Clinical Research Paper by a Resident” and won first place in the National Medical Association’s Rabb-Venable Ophthalmology Research Competition.
While finishing her fellowship at the Tufts New England Eye Center, Dr. Bryant was selected to represent The Retina Society in the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) “Ambassador” program. That honor enabled her to attend and participate in the AAO’s Mid-Year Forum, which featured a Congressional Advocacy Day, on which she and others visited with legislators and key care staff on Capitol Hill to discuss major issues facing the field of ophthalmology.
Dr. Bryant is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and served as a member of the AAO’s Consultant-Membership Advisory Committee. She is a Clinical Associate in the Tufts University School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology and an Assistant Staff member of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Recent Media Appearances & Activities/Accomplishments
Dr. Sonya Bryant Speaks With Local NBC Affiliate Station While Serving as Official Doctor at Summer Olympics in Rio
In conjunction with serving as one of the Official Doctors at the recently-completed Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dr. Sonya Bryant conducted an... Read more
Dr. Sonya Bryant Interviews on News Ch. 8’s "News Talk" About Diabetic Retinopathy, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind Screenings at Holy Cross Community Clinics
Dr. Sonya Bryant was interviewed on News Channel 8’s "News Talk" in conjunction with an effort to raise awareness of—and promote screenings to... Read more
Dr. Sonya Bryant does Interview for Washington Informer
Story on CLB’s Efforts to Educate Locals About Diabetes
Dr. Sonya Bryant was quoted in a Washington Informer story on the Columbia Lighhouse for the Blind (CLB) and its efforts to educate those with vision loss about the... Read more