Dr. McLaurin received his B.S. from the University of Mississippi in 1971 following which he obtained his M.D. at the University of Mississippi Medical School in 1973. After his internship, Dr. McLaurin served as a U.S. Navy Flight Surgeon. He then completed his residency at the Oakland Naval Hospital and University of California at San Francisco in 1980.He served in the U.S. Navy from September 1974 to June 1981 and began practicing at the Amory Eye Clinic in August of 1981. He has been practicing in Savannah since 1983. He also serves Memphis, Tennessee.