Justin Yamanuha, MD

Assistant Professor
Director of Medical Student Education, University of Minnesota Dept of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences,

Justin Yamanuha

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-4357

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences
420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 493
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0501

Assistant Professor
Director of Medical Student Education, University of Minnesota Dept of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences


University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii

University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology, Madison, Wisconsin

Fellowship

Uveitis, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida

Medical Retina, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


Clinical Interests

  • Infectious and Non-Infectious Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation (Scleritis and Episcleritis, Iritis, Intermediate Uveitis, Posterior and Panuveitis)
  • Medical Retina Conditions (Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Vein Occlusions)
  • Office based treatment of ocular inflammatory and medical retina conditions (anti-infective injections, periocular and intraocular steroid injections, anti-VEGF injections, retinal laser treatments)

Summary

I believe in teaching and partnering with patients, their families, and their providers in order to deliver compassionate, ethical and informed care. I also desire to train Ophthalmology Residents, Fellows and other trainees to understand patients' conditions in the context of their lives and the modern medical environment. 

Awards & Recognition

Top Doctors-Rising Stars: Mpls St. Paul Magazine, 2021, 2022
Distinguished Contributor Award, Amer Society Retina Specialists, August 2021
Best Teaching Faculty Award, University of Minnesota Dept of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences, June 2021
Castle Connolly Top Doctor, February 2021
Fellow of the Year, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, 2019

Research

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Navarane A, Mundae R, Zhou Y, Santilli C, van Kuijk FJGM, Nazari H, Yamanuha J, Emerson GG, Koozekanani D, Montezuma SR. Short term visual and structural outcomes of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) treatment delay during the first COVID-19 wave: a pilot study. PLoS ONE 2021 Feb 17; 16 (2): e0247161. PMID: 33596257
  • Nagarajan E, Mundae R, Tran TM, Mammo DA, Murray J, Yamanuha J, Koozekanani D, Montezuma SR. Clinical Characteristics of a Case Series of Ocular Syphilis with Three Cases Requiring Multiple Vitrectomies After Late Diagnosis. Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases.
  • Liaboe C, Lee MS, Yamanuha J. Simultaneous Presentation of Uveitic Disc Edema and Papilledema in an Adult. Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine. 2020 Jul 8. PMID: 32724689

Published Poems:

  • Yamanuha J, Shaba F. Somali Smile. Minnesota Medicine. Jan-Feb 2022
  • Yamanuha J. Both Banks. Minnesota Medicine Mar-Apr 2021;104 (2): 12
  • Yamanuha J. Dear Patients: ASRS Members Share Their COVID-19 Stories. Retina Times Winter 2020 Issue 87; 38(5): 17
  • Yamanuha J. Numbers tallied. Priorities modified. Impacts immeasurable: 6 Words Speak Volumes about the COVID-19 Experience. Retina Times Winter 2020 Issue 87; 38(5): 18
  • Yamanuha J. How can we? Minnesota Medicine. May-June 2020,103(3):6

Online Publications:

Posters:

  • Brandner D, Bullock D, Riskalla M, Armbrust K, Yamanuha J. Clinical utility of MRI in pediatric patients with uveitis and optic disc edema. Senior poster author. ARVO 2022
  • Lam H, Miller N, Olson J, Yamanuha J. Phacoemulsification with endocyclophotocoagulation or OMNI Ab-Interno Canaloplasty/Trabeculotomy in Uveitic Glaucoma. Virtual poster senior author. ARVO 2022
  • Navarane A, Mundae R, Zhou Y, Santilli C, van Kuijk FJGM, Nazari H, Yamanuha J, Emerson GG, Koozekanani D, Montezuma SR. Short term visual and structural outcomes of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) treatment delay during the first COVID-19 wave: a pilot study. Virtual poster author. ASRS 2021
  • Mundae RS, Harrison A, Mokhtarzadeh A, Montezuma SR, Koozekanani D, Lee M, McClelland C, Hou J, Armbrust K, Yamanuha J. Idiopathic orbital inflammation refractory to rituximab but sensitive to methotrexate.Virtual poster senior author. ARVO 2021
  • Yamanuha J, Montezuma SR, Emerson GG. Retinal Degeneration, Intermediate Uveitis, Anti-Retinal Antibodies & Immune Suppression: Two Family Members with Different Genetic Mutations & Effects of Treatment. Virtual poster presenter.ARVO Imaging in the Eye 2020

Active IRB Projects

Role: Primary Investigator
Study: Retrospective case series: The role of brain MRI in pediatric patients with uveitis and optic disc edema at the University of Minnesota . Approved study #14494

Role: Co-Primary Investigator
Study: Retrospective case series of Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) in Uveitic and Steroid Induced Glaucoma at Univ of Minnesota . Approved study #13776

Clinical

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Clinics

University of Minnesota Medical Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology