Yuri McKee, M.D. is a Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon with fellowship training in Corneal and Refractive Surgery. His clinical and surgical training in corneal disease, complex anterior segment surgery, and refractive surgery was completed at the renowned Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, GA. Dr McKee worked as the corneal specialist for private group practice in Atlanta prior to joining Price Vision Group. During this time he specialized exclusively in advanced corneal transplant techniques, premium cataract surgery, anterior segment reconstruction, and refractive surgery. His background includes a BA in Psychology from Minnesota State University, a Master’s Thesis in developmental neurobiology, and an MD from Loma Linda University in CA. Dr. McKee completed his his surgical internship at the University of Minnesota. He received the Outstanding Graduating Resident Award at the Louisiana State University/Ochsner Clinic Foundation Ophthalmology Residency where he trained in the clinical and surgical subspecialties of ophthalmology. Dr McKee was also recognized with an award for ranking in the top 5th percentile in the nation for his score on the annual ophthalmology in-service exam. He performed similarly on the American Board of Ophthalmology certification examination. As a resident he received a research scholarship with which he developed a novel sustained ocular surface drug delivery system. He was recently granted a US patent on the technique.
Prior to his training in Ophthalmology Dr. McKee served for six years as an active duty US Air Force flight surgeon where he attained the rank of Major. During this time, he was the medical director of the Aerospace Medicine Clinic and the course director of Top Knife II USAF Flight Surgeon High Performance Aircraft Course at Luke AFB, AZ. He also served as primary care, aviation medicine specialist, and hyperbaric specialist for the largest training base in the US Air Force. Prior to this Dr McKee was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for four years where he served in a combat-ready F-15 Eagle squadron. Dr McKee was deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he logged numerous combat flight hours in both air superiority and combat search and rescue missions. His commitment to service was recognized with numerous military medals and awards, including a Command Flight Surgeon of the Year distinction.
Dr. McKee is a native of Minnesota. He is married with two children. He enjoys flying, scuba diving, and international travel. Most of all Dr McKee values time spent with his family.