Dr. Emily Prouet was born and raised in Farmerville, Louisiana. She graduated from Tulane University in the top of 10 of her class. She went on to attend Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, a prestigious medical Honor Society.
After receiving her MD, she and her husband, Dr. Philip Prouet, moved to Memphis, TN where she completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Hamilton Eye Institute. After residency, she practiced at the VA in Memphis and also served as an Assistant Professor with the University of Tennessee.