Steven Yeh, MD


Stanley Truhlsen Jr. Endowed Chair and Director
Retina and UveitisSteven Yeh, MD

Board Certified in:

Ophthalmology (AAO)

Clinic Locations:

Truhlsen Eye Institute

Affiliated Organizations:

Macula Society
Retina Society
American Uveitis Society
American Society of Retina Specialists
Society of Heed Fellows
American Academy of Ophthalmology


BS - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
MD - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Residency - Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, TX
Fellowship - National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD (Uveitis, Ocular Immunology, Retina)
Fellowship - Portland, OR (Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery)

Philosophy of Care:

My philosophy of care for patients with uveitis and retinal disease is to treat every patient, adult or child, as if they were family. From establishing a diagnosis to deciding on a treatment plan, medical decisions involve a partnership, informed by experience and evidence, that the patient and their family feel comfortable with to maximize vision restoration and well-being.

Professional Interests:

Infectious and Noninfectious Uveitis
Retinal disease and surgery (Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy)
Pediatric uveitis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)
Ebola, herpetic eye disease, emerging infectious diseases
Global ophthalmic health and vision health systems strengthening
Drug delivery and innovative therapeutics for uveitis and retinal disease
Treatment of ocular inflammation associated with cancer immunotherapy

About me:

Growing up in Houston, Texas, I’ve had the opportunity to train at clinical programs on the Gulf Coast, East Coast, the Mid-Atlantic and the Pacific Northwest. Prior to coming to the Midwest, my family and I spent just over 10 years in the Southeast United States in practice at Emory University in Uveitis and Vitreoretinal Surgery. During this time, I’ve had the privilege of providing medical and surgical care, while training over 60 Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students who have gone on to successful academic and private practice careers. My experiences in teaching, research and clinical care of patients have been greatly enriched by our team’s global health programs in countries in Africa including Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kenya, and Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as in Honduras, Central America previously. Clinically, I care for a range of adult and pediatric patients with uveitis, ocular inflammatory diseases, and retinal disease conditions (macular degeneration, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy).
In my spare time, I enjoy running, playing basketball and traveling. I also love learning about and trying out different international cuisines with my family - Susan and three sons Caleb, Nathan, and Micah.

Research and Publications