Steven Yeh, MD

Steven Yeh, MD

Steven Yeh, MD, is Louise M. Simpson Professor of Opthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine; director, section of Uveitis and Ocular Immunology, Emory Eye Center; assistant professor of Pediatrics Children's Hospital of Atlanta; attending physician, Surgery and Perioperative Care Line, Veterans Affairs Medical Center; and attending physician, Ophthalmology, Grady Memorial Hospital. During his fellowships, Steven Yeh, MD, acquired advanced medical and surgical retina training in macular diseases, uveitis, retinal detachment repair, ocular tumors, retinal degenerations, and ocular trauma.  While at the National Institutes of Health, he conducted research in diagnostic imaging for posterior uveitis and immunotherapies for uveitis, as well as translational research investigating the mechanisms of rare autoimmune eye diseases.

His clinical areas of expertise include advanced diagnostics for the care of adult and pediatric uveitis, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, and retinal detachment surgery.  

National Recognition

Dr. Yeh has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts, many of which have been presented at premier ophthalmology conferences and meetings.

He received recognition as a Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellow and was presented the Ronald G. Michels Fellowship award.  He currently serves on the Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee and the Uveitis Knowledge Base Panel of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).  Dr. Yeh has also received the Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS).  He serves as a manuscript reviewer for several journals including Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (IOVS), the Archives of Ophthalmology and the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Management of noninfectious and infectious uveitis
  • Local and systemic immunosuppression for uveitis
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinal detachment surgery


  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, 1998-2002
  • Internship: Transitional Program, Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, 2002-03
  • Residency: Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicin,2003-06
  • Fellowship in Uveitis, Ocular Immunology and Medical Retina: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, 2006-2008
  • Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases & Surgery: Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, 2008-10