Dr. Estes completed her undergraduate education at Davidson College in North Carolina. She then went on to receive her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. Following medical school, she completed her ophthalmology residency and a fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Estes joined the faculty at GRU in 2013 and focuses upon medical treatment of diseases involving the cornea. She also performs a variety of surgical procedures including corneal transplantation (penetrating keratoplasty and Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty), cataract extraction, pterygium excision, removal of corneal tumors, and ocular surface reconstruction. She most recently presented research at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons involving outcomes related to the use of topical non-steroidal versus steroid anti-inflammatories following cataract surgery. She hopes to continue to pursue clinical research at Georgia Regents University.