R. Patrick Yeatts, MD - Professor of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

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R. Patrick Yeatts, MD

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Wake Forest School of Medicine
Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education
475 Vine St
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

R. Patrick Yeatts, MD, is the Professor of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine and completed internships in internal medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Graduate School. After finishing a fellowship in ophthalmic plastic, reconstructive and orbital surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Yeatts became an assistant professor at the Mayo Medical School and a consultant in ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic.

He specializes in ophthalmic plastic, ophthalmic reconstructive and orbital surgery. He treats a variety of eye diseases, lacrimal disorders and orbital diseases, including graves’ eye disease. Trained in microsurgery, Yeatts is an expert in orbital surgery, including trauma repair and treatment of periocular and orbital tumors.  He also performs functional eyelid and brow surgery, as well as cosmetic surgery. 


Representative Publications:

The Role of the Immune Response in the Pathogenesis of Thyroid Eye Disease: A Reassessment

Gene Expression Profiling and Heterogeneity of Nonspecific Orbital Inflammation Affecting the Lacrimal Gland

Infantile Orbital Cellulitis Secondary to Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

Orbital Pseudotumor Can Be a Localized Form of Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis as Revealed by Gene Expression Profiling