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Thomas Newland, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon. He completed his undergraduate degree at the College of Charleston and continued on to attend medical school locally at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Newland moved to Detroit to complete his residency in ophthalmology at Wayne State
University’s Kresge Eye Institute. Returning to Charleston, he completed an internship in internal medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Newland is the recipient of several prestigious awards and recognitions. During his time at the Kresge Eye Institute, he was named Chief Resident. Additionally, he has received the Barsky Prize for Best Resident Presentation, first-place recognition for the Third Congress of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Film Festival video entitled “Influence of Optic Style and Haptic Angulation on Area of Contact,” and the Annual Dean’s Award from College of Charleston.

Dr. Newland’s excitement for ophthalmology stems from variation in daily tasks and the
ability to incorporate modern technology into his practice. He says, “I enjoy ophthalmology,
as it offers a combination of medicine and surgery. The surgery aspect is intricate in
comparison to most other surgical specialties, and the physics aspect of ophthalmology is
fascinating; both allow me to use all the various cutting-edge gadgets to help my patients
improve their sight.” Of his work with his patients at Carolina Eyecare Physicians, Dr.
Newland most values his leadership position as part of an incredible team with one focus:
helping patients maintain optimal vision for life. He explains, “In the context of team-based
care, leadership is the consistent use of a physician’s knowledge, skills, and expertise to
identify, engage and elicit from each team member the unique set of contributions needed
to help patients achieve their care goals. Our leadership and our team are dedicated to
providing care to families to help keep them healthy and prevent negative visual outcomes.”
When he’s not caring for his patients in the office, Dr. Newland enjoys taking a day off to
focus on enjoying quality family time, working on small projects, fishing, sailing, and hunting.


Locations Served: Walterboro, North Charleston, Summerville, West Ashley I

  • Specialty training:
    Dr. Newland completed an internship at Medical University of South Carolina, followed by Residency training at Kresge Eye Institute, where he was named Chief Resident. Dr. Newland also has obtained additional training from St. Johns Hospital in Detroit, MI.
  • What is  your patient care philosophy?
    I am committed to delivering exceptional patient care in all areas of eye care and oculoplastic surgery. Eye surgery can be intimidating, and I strive to make my patients feel comfortable and educated about their options to help them achieve their visual goals.

Board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Diabetic eye care
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Research: Modern cataract surgery, with Dr. David Apple
  • Undergraduate education: College of Charleston
  • Medical school: Medical University of South Carolina
  • Internship: Medical University of South Carolina
  • Residency training: Kresge Eye Institute (Detroit), Chief Resident
  • Additional training: St. Johns Hospital (Detroit)

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