Tammy L. Yanovitch, MD, MHSc

Clinical Professor 

Clinical Focus

Special Interests

  • Amblyopia
  • Eye Muscle Surgery
  • Double vision
  • Pediatric Glaucoma
  • Children with Special Needs


Dr. Yanovitch is a clinical associate professor and pediatric ophthalmologist with special
interests in amblyopia, eye muscle surgery, double vision, pediatric glaucoma, and children
with special needs.

She received an M. Dewayne Andrews, MD Excellence in Teaching Award in Graduate Medical Education in 2019 and also has earned an American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Achievement Award and AAO Secretariat Award. In addition, Dr. Yanovitch has served on the AAO’s Subspecialty Day Planning Committee and as a member of the Item Writing Committee for the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO). She is an ABO examiner, vice president of the Learning Disabilities Committee for the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), and an editorial board member for AAPOS’ scientific journal.

Dr. Yanovitch is a magna cum laude / Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Tulsa and earned her medical degree (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society) from the OU College of Medicine. She completed her internship and ophthalmology residency at DMEI/OU (receiving two Acers Resident Honor Awards) and her fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Duke University, where she also served on the faculty before joining the DMEI/OU faculty in 2011.

Education and Previous Experience

  • BS: Biology, University of Tulsa (Phi Beta Kappa), Tulsa, OK, 1998
  • MD: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha), Oklahoma City, OK, 2002
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, 2002–2003
  • Residency: Dean McGee Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, 2003–2006
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2006–2007
  • MHSc: Duke University, Durham, NC, 2010
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology: Duke University, Durham, NC, 2007–2011 

Meet Dr. Yanovitch