University of Nebraska Medical Center

Steven Yeh, MD, FASRS

Stanley M. Truhlsen Jr. Chair of Ophthalmology, UNMC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Steven Yeh, MD

Steven Yeh, MD, is a professor and the Stanley M. Truhlsen Jr. Chair of Ophthalmology in the UNMC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Through UNMC's primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, he also serves as director of the retina and uveitis service.

Dr. Yeh leads a research team that studies the infectious and noninfectious uveitis, retinal disease and global ophthalmic health.

Prior to coming to the Midwest, he and his family spent just over 10 years in the southeast United States in practice at Emory University in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgery. During this time, Dr. Yeh had the privilege of providing medical and surgical care, while training more than 60 fellows, residents, and medical students who have gone on to successful academic and private practice careers.

He has authored numerous scientific articles and abstracts and presented at national and international meetings. He serves on committees for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Uveitis Society, and the National Eye Institute and is a Fellow the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Fellow of the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Yeh’s research is funded through the National Institutes of Health, as well as philanthropic and industry support.

  • Bachelor's: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Internship: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Medical Retina and Uveitis, National Eye Institute
  • Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery and Disease, Oregon Health and Sciences - Casey Eye Institute

Dr. Yeh studies retinal disease, uveitis, and ocular inflammation. He has also been actively involved in clinical trials assessing systemic immunosuppression for uveitis, as well as local methods of drug delivery – notably, the suprachoroidal drug delivery platform for uveitic macular edema.

Within the area of infectious uveitis, Dr. Yeh has studied Ebola, herpes virus, COVID-19 and emerging infectious diseases with program work in the United States, Sierra Leone and Democratic Republic of Congo. While studying infectious diseases in resource-limited settings, Dr. Yeh is particularly interested in addressing vision health disparities through capacity building and infrastructure development with local eye care partners, government and non-government stakeholders.