Allatoona Eye Clinic

Meet Our Doctors

Experienced, caring Board-Certified Ophthalmologists

(Diseases and Surgery of the Eye)
Jeffrey R. Brant, MD

Founder of the Allatoona Eye Clinic in 1985, Dr. Brant has devoted his career to providing full time eye care to the residents of Northwest Georgia.


Dr. Brant completed his ophthalmology residency in 1985 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Eye Foundation Hospital.  He received his medical degree (MD) from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine internship in Montgomery, Alabama.

Dr. Brant is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, and the Medical Association of Georgia.  He is a full staff member of the Department of Surgery at the Cartersville Medical Center, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Brant and his wife, Nancy, have lived in Bartow County since 1985, where they raised their daughters.  He is a long-time Rotarian (having served as President of the Cartersville Rotary Club in 2004) and serves on the Board of Directors of Bartow Health Access.

Hobbies include photography, glass art (including glass flameworking, fused glass, and stained glass), computers, and music (plays the piano, organ, and accordion).  
Feng Zhao, MD, PhD
Born in, China, Dr. Zhao received her MD (Doctor of Medicine) from the Fujian Medical University in 1982. She then completed an ophthalmology residency at Fujian Medical University Affiliated Hospitals in 1985. She received glaucoma specialty training at the Shanghai Medical University 1985-1988.

Dr. Zhao moved to the United States in 1989 and did two years of glaucoma research.  She received a PhD in toxicology at Texas A & M University in 1996. She completed an internal medicine internship at Yale University in 1997-1998 and then an ophthalmology residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga (Erlanger Hospital), where she served as Chief Resident in 2000-2001.

Dr. Zhao is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgery, and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.  She is also a member of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology and the Medical Association of Georgia.

Dr. Zhao is married to Dr. Yong Zhang and they have one daughter, author Kat Zhang.

Dr. Zhao enjoys gardening, swimming and playing tennis. She is a full staff member of the Department of Surgery at Cartersville Medical Center.