Growing up in a family of academicians, I was taught at a young age to pursue my passion. In my childhood, those included painting and sculpture. Later, I was able to apply my love of the arts in the chosen profession of ophthalmologist and surgeon. The skills I developed as an artist have remained and contributed to my ability to perform the delicate, yet sometimes complex, eye surgeries many patients require.
My goal is to maximize every patient’s visual potential. Being able to improve patients’ quality of life by restoring and improving their vision is most rewarding.
I believe patients trust my competence as a surgeon and recognize my personal approach to patient care builds lasting relationships. My internal medicine background enhances my approach to a complete, integrative care which regards the patient in totality and leaves no question unanswered.
During my nine years tenure at the University of Arizona, as the Director of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Division and a member of the Mentorship Societies, I guided several generations of students. I consider this an important aspect of my work which finds a reflection in a more thorough, multifaceted approach of patient and disease.
I provide the full spectrum of eye care, from vision correction to medical management of eye disease and surgery. I specialize in anterior segment surgery, cataract, corneal/transplant surgery, refractive surgery (Lasik, PRK, PTK), uveitis and ocular immunology, dry eye, ocular imaging, and more.
Outside of the office, I enjoy the arts such as painting and cinema, as well as outdoor activities and traveling.
– Roxana Ursea, M.D.
Carol Davila School of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania
Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery: University of
California, San Diego, CA
- Ocular Imaging: Weill Cornell University
Medical College, New York, NY
- Uveitis & Ocular Immunology:
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
- Ophthalmology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
- Member of Ophthalmic Women Leaders
- Member of Women in Ophthalmology
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award (2013)