Dr. Yunker was born and raised in Maysville, KY. He received his undergraduate education at Transylvania University before graduating from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Yunker completed residency training at Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital and fellowship training at Retina Consultants of Alabama, both at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
During his residency training, Dr. Yunker’s passion for teaching earned him the Brass Apple teaching award. As an Assistant Professor of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery at the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology, he was actively involved in teaching residents and training fellows in retinal surgery. Dr. Yunker has pubished papers on diabetic retinopathy and vitreo-retinal surgery and has also served as a co-instructor for courses on diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and vitreo-retinal surgical techniques at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Yunker is a college basketball fan who also likes to run, watch movies, and most of all spend time with his wife, their young daughter, and their dogs.
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