Roxana Ursea, MD, Ophthalmology, Tucson, AZ, Banner - University Medical Center South


Ophthalmology Tucson, AZ

Anterior Segment Related, Cataract Related, Cornea & External Disease, Uveitis

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Arizona COM Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Division

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Education & Training

  • University of Maryland
    University of MarylandRESIDENCY
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    New York Presbyterian HospitalRESIDENCY
  • Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
    Carol Davila University of Medicine and PharmacyMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Nicolae Balcescu LyceumOTHER_TRAINING
  • Nicolae Tonitza School of ArtOTHER_TRAINING
  • University of California San Diego
    University of California San DiegoFELLOWSHIP
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
    National Institutes of Health Clinical CenterFELLOWSHIP
  • Cornell University Medical College
    Cornell University Medical CollegeFELLOWSHIP

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2004 - 2021
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2004 - 2022

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2013
  • Vernon and Virginia Furrow Award for Excellence College of Medicine, University Arizona, 2009
  • "Vernon and Virginia Furrow" Award for Excellence in Teaching Clinical Sciences Graduate Medical Education College of Medicine, University Arizona, 2009
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Comparison of Artemis 2 ultrasound and optical coherence tomography corneal thickness profiles  
    Ursea R, Feng M, Urs R, Roy Choudhury A, Silverman RH, J Refract Surg, 1/1/2013
  • Anterior-segment imaging for assessment of glaucoma  
    Ursea R, Silverman RH, Expert Rev Ophthalmol, 1/1/2010
  • Is tisseel a viable option in posterior lamellar keratoplasty?  
    Oberg TJ, Friday JW, Ursea R, Snyder RW, Cornea, 1/1/2009
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • The Value of Amniotic Membrane Patch in the Treatment of Corneal Thinning as Assessed by Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography.
    Kassm T, Ursea R, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Orlando, FL, 5/4/2014
  • The value of anterior segment imaging in the assessment and management of glaucoma patients.
    Ursea R, World Ophthalmology Congress, Tokyo, Japan, 4/2/2014
  • "Miller Fisher syndrome: A Rare Variant of Guillain-Barre Syndrome."
    Gilani F, Ursea R, Arizona Health Science Center Frontiers in Biomedical Research Poster Forum, Tucson, AZ, 11/1/2013
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  • "Anterior segment imaging: Ultrasound biomicroscopy and anterior segment Optical Coherence Tomography." 
  • "Assessment of Amniotic Membrane Benefit Using Ocular Imaging Techniques." 
    New Orleans, LA - 11/18/2013
  • "Anterior segment imaging-an invaluable tool in the assessment of glaucoma." 
    Hobart, Tasmania - 11/2/2013
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  • Working with the small pupil. 
    Miller KM, Levy J, Ursea R, Blecher MH, Fishkind WJ, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today
  • Favorite Phaco Technique. 
    Packard RB, Ursea R, Kellan RE, Allen D, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today
  • Annual report of the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) 
    Lim WK, Fujimoto C, Ursea R, Mahesh SP, Silver P, Chan CC, Gery I, Nussenblatt RB
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Hospital Affiliations