Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of Cornea and Refractive Surgical Specialists

Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of Cornea and Refractive Surgical Specialists


OKLAHOMA CITY—The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) announced the appointment of two new specialists in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery of the eye to the Institute and the University of Oklahoma Department of Ophthalmology. Alexander Davis, M.D., Ph.D., and Garett S. Frank, M.D., will join the faculty as Clinical Assistant Professors.

The cornea is the transparent structure at the front of the eye, often referred to as the window of the eye. A cornea and external disease specialist also cares for patients with disorders of the sclera, the white outer coat of the eye, and the conjunctiva, the layer of tissue between the sclera and the eyelids.

Dr. Frank joins the Dean McGee Eye Institute following the completion of his cornea fellowship at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. A native of Kansas, Dr. Frank received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Emporia State University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas in Kansas City, Kansas, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Frank completed his internship at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, and then his ophthalmology residency at the University of Colorado in Denver.

Dr. Davis began his academic career at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu with a degree in biological sciences. He garnered his PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Davis remained at the University of New Mexico to earn his medical degree and also completed his internship there. He went on to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, for his ophthalmology residency and was honored with the Thayer Award for Resident Teaching and the Resident Scholarship Award. Dr. Davis finished his fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

About the Dean McGee Eye Institute

The Dean McGee Eye Institute is dedicated to serving all Oklahomans and the global community through excellence and leadership in patient care, education and vision research. It is one of the largest and most respected centers for medical and surgical eye care in the United States and houses the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Its research and training programs are among the most highly regarded in the country. Twenty-one of the Institute’s ophthalmologists are listed in the Best Doctors in America and/or Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors; its Director of Vision Research is a Past President of the International Society for Eye Research, Past Vice President of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and a recipient of ARVO’s prestigious Proctor Medal; two members of the faculty are recent directors of the American Board of Ophthalmology; three serve or have recently served on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO); one was Vice Chair of the Residency Review Committee in Ophthalmology for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education; one is President-Elect of the AAO; and another is a Past President of the AAO and Past President of the American Glaucoma Society. For more information, visit



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