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Faculty and Physicians

Steven Urken, MD

Chief of Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Dr. Urken is a board certified ophthalmologist and an Atlanta native. After several years in private practice both in the Atlanta area and in Tucson Arizona, he joined the staff of the Atlanta VA in 2000. Since that time he has dedicated his efforts to teaching the Emory ophthalmology residents. Three times he has been named by the residents as the Emory Eye Center Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Urken's interests include cataract surgery, medical and surgical management of glaucoma, and anterior segment laser treatments.

National Recognition

Nationally, Dr. Urken serves as an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Association of Veterans Affairs Ophthalmologists.

Douglas Steven Urken, MD

Medical School
Emory University: 1987-1991

Residency in Ophthalmology
Emory University: 1992-1995

Fellowship in Glaucoma
Dean McGee Eye Center, University of Oklahoma: 1995-1996


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