University of Arizona Uveitis Specialists (frome NEI, NIH)

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University of Arizona Uveitis Specialists (frome NEI, NIH)

Post by Mike Bartolatz » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:48 am

Ursea, MD
Dr. Ursea, a
cornea, refractive
surgery and uveitis
specialist, has
joined the
department as
assistant professor
and director of the
cornea and refractive surgery division.
Prior to her appointment, Dr. Ursea
was with the Shiley Eye Center of the
University of California, San Diego,
where she completed a clinical
fellowship in cornea, external diseases
and refractive surgery.
After graduating from medical school
in Bucharest, Romania, she completed a
residency in internal medicine at
University Hospitals. In 1990, she
pursued further postgraduate training in
the United States, with fellowships in
vascular biology and high-frequency
ultrasound ophthalmology at Cornell
University Medical College, New York.
She completed her internship at New
York Hospital of Queens and completed
her residency in ophthalmology at New
York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell and
the University of Maryland, Baltimore, in
Lydia R. Bañuelos, MD
Tomas D. Tredici, MD
Luca O. Brigatti, MD
Roxana Ursea, MD
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Dr. Ursea expanded her clinical
expertise with specialized training in
uveitis and ocular immunology at the
National Eye Institute of the
National Institutes of Health,
Bethesda, Md., in 2004. Her main
projects involved use of
immunosuppressives and
immunomodulators in the management
of refractory and special
cases of ocular inflammation, and
she participated and designed
protocols for clinical trials. She
completed a second fellowship in
cornea, external diseases and
refractive surgery at the University
of California, San Diego.
Her clinical interests include
keratoconus, laser vision correction
and challenging uveitis cases. Her
research interests include exploring
new applications of high frequency
ultrasound and custom wavefront
technology in refractive surgery, and
new therapeutic modalities for
anterior segment disorders.
Dr. Ursea is chairman of the
American Society of Ophthalmic
Ultrasound and immediate past
chairman of the ophthalmic
ultrasound section of the American
Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.
She is a member of the American
Academy of Ophthalmology, the
American Society of Cataract and
Refractive Surgery and the
Association of Research in Vision
and Ophthalmology. She is boardeligible
by the American Board of
She is fluent in English, French
and Romanian.
Dr. Ursea sees patients at the
Arizona Lions Eye Care Clinic,
707 N. Alvernon Way, and the
UPH Eye Care Center at UPH
Hospital at Kino Campus, 2800 E.
Ajo Way. For an appointment, ca
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