Jacob J. Yunker, M.D.

Vitreoretinal Surgery & Diseases

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)

Vitreoretinal 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 Vitreoretinal 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 Vitreoretinal 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 vitreoretinal surgery, Dr. Yunker has also served as a co-instructor for courses on diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and vitreoretinal 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.