Jacob J. Yunker, M.D.

Vitreo-retinal Diseases and Surgery

Areas of Interest:

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Diabetic Retinopathy
Retinal Detachment
Macular Pucker & Macular Hole
Intraocular tumors & Choroidal Melanoma
Vitreous diseases & floaters


B.A. in Biology/Chemistry – Transylvania University 1999
M.D. – University of Louisville School of Medicine 2003

Residency and Chief Residency:

Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Surgery Fellowship:

Retina Consultants of Alabama, PC

Board Certified

The American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Memberships

American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research & Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO), American Medical Association, Kentucky Medical Association, Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Louisville Academy of Ophthalmology, Greater Louisville Medical Society

About Dr. Yunker

Dr. Yunker was born and raised in Maysville, Kentucky.  After attending medical school at the University of Louisville, he completed a residency at the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he was selected by his fellow residents and the faculty as Chief Resident.  Following this, he completed a fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Diseases & Surgery with Retina Consultants of Alabama, PC.

Dr. Yunker enjoys teaching and received the Brass Apple teaching award as a resident.  He served as an Assistant Professor of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery at the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology, where he was actively involved in teaching residents and training fellows in retinal surgery.  In addition to publishing papers on diabetic retinopathy and vitreo-retinal surgery, Dr. Yunker has also served as a co-instructor for courses on diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and vitreo-retinal surgical techniques at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.

Dr. Yunker is an avid basketball fan, and his hobbies include running, watching movies, and spending time with his family.