Dr. Carl C. Awh (pronounced "Oh") is President of Tennessee Retina, an 11-physician private retina practice headquarted in Nashville, Tennessee.

He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then received his M.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed both his internship and ophthalmology residency at the Georgetown University Medical Center, where he was appointed Chief Resident.  Dr. Awh also completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and research at the Duke University Eye Center with Dr. Robert Machemer ("the father of modern vitreous surgery") and other distinguished faculty.

Dr. Awh began his career at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he was the founding co-director of the Johns Hopkins Microsurgery Advanced Design Laboratory. He is an active clinical trial investigator, holds 13 U.S. patents for surgical devices and treatments, and has designed dozens of commercially successful vitreoretinal surgical instruments. Dr. Awh has lectured in more than 20 countries and on every continent (except Antarctica!). He serves on the American Society of Retina Specialists ("ASRS") Executive Committee and is the immediate Past-President of the ASRS. Dr. Awh is also a past member of the board of EURETINA, the European Retina Society.

Dr. Awh has been named to the "Best Doctors in America" every year since 2007 and is the recipient of Honor Awards and Senior Honor Awards from both the ASRS and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He was recently awarded the Presidential Honor Award from the ASRS and was also named a Fellow of the ASRS. Dr. Awh was inducted as an inaugural member of the Retina Hall of Fame in 2017. He is the happily married father of three children and enjoys golf, running, and travel.