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RUTH HILL YEILDING, M.D.

CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

 

Undergraduate

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA. Magna Cum Laude

B.S. Biology, June 2003

 

Medical School

University of Alabama School of Medicine

Birmingham, AL. Magna Cum Laude

Medical Doctorate, June 2007

 

Internship

University of Texas Medical Branch

Austin, TX. Intern Year in Internal Medicine and General Surgery

Program Director: Dr. Patrick Garcia

July 1, 2007 – July 1, 2008

 

Residency – Ophthalmology

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Department of Ophthalmology

Department Head: Dr Paul Sternberg

July 1, 2008 – July 1, 2011

 

Fellowship – Oculoplastic and Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Center for Sight

Sarasota, FL

Dr. John Fezza Fellowship Director

November 2011- July 2013

 


WORK HISTORY

 

Medical Director/Surgeon/Owner

YMD Eye & Face, Winter Park, FL

July 2013 to Present

 

Physician/Surgeon/Fellow

Center for Sight, Sarasota, FL

November 2011 to July 2013

 

Physician/Surgeon/Fellow

West Coast Dermatology, Sarasota, FL

November 2011 to November 2012

 

Physician/Surgeon/Resident

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Department of Ophthalmology

July 1, 2008 – July 1, 2011

 

Physician/Surgeon/Intern

University of Texas Medical Branch, Austin, TX

July 1, 2007 – July 1, 2008

 


LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION

 

American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Board Certification Issued 19 December 2016

 

American Board of Ophthalmology

Board Certification Issued 9 June 2013, valid through December 31st 2023

 

State of Florida Medical License

January 2015 to January 31 2017 ME 108894

 

State of Tennessee Resident Training License

July 2008 – July 2011

 

State of Texas Resident Training License

July 2007 – July 2008

 


RESEARCH PROGRAMS

 

2012

Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Split-Face Study Comparing Botox to Xeomin, Dr Fezza, Center for Sight

Local IRB approved study with informed consent comparing efficacy, onset of action, duration of effect for the treatment of facial wrinkles.

 

2011

Corneal Endothelium in Marfan Patients, Dr. Morrison

Conducted a study of the Corneal Endothelium in pediatric patients with Marfan Syndrome after cataract extraction.

 

2010

Oculoplastics Research Project, Dr. Mawn and Dr. O’Day

Reviewed periorbital infections after Dermabond closure for traumatic lacerations in children.

 

2009-2010

Oculoplastics Research Project, Dr. Mawn

Conducted a multicenter retrospective study analyzing and making recommendations on early surgical management of capillary hemangiomas.

 

2009

Laser Cataract Surgery Research Project, LensAR, Winter Park, FL., Dr. Krueger

Participated in the earliest clinical studies in femtosecond laser cataract surgery. Collected and analyzed photodisrupted laser capsulotomies from the human clinical trials in Mexico City, MX.

 

2006-2008

Laser Presbyopia Surgery Research Internship, Frey Research, Winter Park, FL., Dr. Krueger

Contributed to the pre-clinical work to use a laser to restore accommodative amplitude to the human crystalline lens addressing presbyopia. Led efforts creating a lens tissue culture system achieving the longest viable cultured lenses during the project. Planned and performed animal trials in rabbits and monkeys. Helped plan human clinical trials.

 

2004

Research Fellowship and University of Alabama School of Medicine Medical Student Enrichment Program, Lusaka, Zambia, Dr. Goldenberg

Assisted with a survey of 2,500 households to assess knowledge of HIV and HIV therapies. Developed a profile of the patient population in a typical hospice to understand the clinical outcomes that occur when antiretrovirals are introduced into the sickest population.

 

2002-2003

R.E. Lee Research Scholarship, Department of Biology, Washington and Lee University, Dr. Wielgus

Investigated the effects of nicotine on apoptosis in neural development of the chick embryo.

 

2002

Washington D.C. Internship with Senator Frist, Department of Politics, Washington and Lee University, Dr. Connelly

Analyzed and wrote a report regarding the formation of cloning policy in the Senate Department of Public Health.

 


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Florida Medical Association

Nashville Academy of Ophthalmology

Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology

 


HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2007

Achievement Award in Clinical Curriculum, UASOM

 

2006

Alpha Omega Alpha, UASOM

 

2004

Medical Student Enrichment Program Nominee, UASOM

 

2004

Outstanding Research Award UASOM for HIV Research

 

2003

Phi Beta Kappa, Washington and Lee

 

2002

Robert E. Lee Research Grant, Washington and Lee

 

2002

Paul A. Bower, M.D. Scholarship, Washington and Lee

 

2002

Washington Term Internship Nominee, Washington and Lee

 

2002

Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honors Society, Washington and Lee

 

2001

Kappa Kappa Gamma Award for Academic Excellence, Washington and Lee

 

1999-2002

Varsity Soccer, Washington and Lee

 

1999-2002

All Conference Academic Award for Varsity Soccer, Washington and Lee

 


VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

 

2006

First Site Volunteer, Birmingham, AL

 

2004

Mother Teresa Hospice Volunteer, Lusaka, Zambia

 

2004

Taught HIV Education Course, Lusaka, Zambia

 

2001-2002

Community Mentor, Lexington, VA

 

1999-2003

Peer Tutor in Biology, Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry, Lexington, VA

 

1999-2003

Hospice Volunteer, Lexington, VA

 


PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES

 

  1. Yeilding RH Customized Approach to Maximize Brow Lift Results- Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Multispecialty Symposium June 9th 2012.
  2. Yeilding RH The “Bustier” Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Utilizing a Combination of Filling and Excisional Surgery Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Multispecialty Symposium June 9th 2012.

 


PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Yeilding RH, Fezza JP.  Prospective, Split-Face, Randomized, Double-Blind Study Comparing OnabotulinumtoxinA to IncobotulinumtoxinA for Upper face Wrinkles. Accepted September 18, 2014 for publication in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal planned for April/May 2015.
  2. Yeilding RH, O’Day DM, Mawn LA.  Periorbital Infections after Dermabond Closure of Traumatic Lacerations in Three Children: a Case Series and Review of the Literature.  JAAPOS accepted. 
  3. Yeilding RH, Sivak-Callcott JA, Durairaj VD, Kikkawa D., S.P. Donahue, JA Sanders, Mawn LA.  Surgical Excision of High Risk, Circumscribed Periorbital Capillary Hemangiomas.  ACRS submitted June 2011.
  4. Wielgus JJ, Downey LC, Ewald KW, Hatley ME, Wilson KC, Yeilding RH.  Exposure to low concentrations of nicotine during cranial nerve development inhibits apoptosis and causes cellular hypertrophy in the ventral oculomotor nuclei of the chick embryo. Brain Research 2004; 1000: 123-133.

 


ABSTRACTS

 

  1. Yeilding RH, O’Day DM, Mawn LA. Periorbital Infections after Dermabond Closure of Traumatic Lacerations in Three Children; a Case Series and Review of the Literature. Presented as a Poster. Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting May 2011, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Peer Reviewed).
  2. Yeilding RH, Donahue SP, Mawn LA. Ophthalmology. Surgical Management of Capillary Hemangiomas. Presented as a Poster. Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting May 2010, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Peer Reviewed).
  3. Krueger RR, Yeilding RH, Frey RW. Femtosecond Laser Treatment of the Crystalline Lens for Presbyopia. Presented as a Poster. Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting May 2010, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Peer Reviewed).
  4. Shah AA, Yeilding RH, Donahue SP, Mawn LA. Pediatric Orbital Cellulitis: A Shift in the Microbial Spectrum? Presented as a Poster. Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting May 2010, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Peer Reviewed).
  5. Yeilding RH, Villar-Kuri J, Naranjo-Tackman R, Stangogiannis E, Martinez Y, Garcia S, Olmstead R, Bunch T, Liedel K, Quezada N. Evaluation of Size and Shape of Anterior Lens Capsules after Photodisruption Laser Capsulotomy and Continuous Curvilinear Capsulorrhexis. Presented as a Poster. Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting May 2009, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Peer Reviewed).
  6. Yeilding, RH, Olmstead RT, Frey RW, Shah R, Orizu L, CB, Thornton IL. Lens Culture System for Long Term Study of Porcine Lenses Pre and Post Laser Photodisruption Treatment. Presented as a Poster. Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting May 2007, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Peer Reviewed).
  7. Frey RW, Olmstead RT, Teuma VE, Zepkin N, Gray G, Yeilding RH, and Glasser A. Improvement in Relative Lens Resistance in Human Cadaver Lenses after Treatment with Photodisruption Laser for Presbyopia. Presented as a Poster. Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting May 2007, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Peer Reviewed).
  8. Frey RW, Olmstead RT, DeCastro J, Zepkin N, Thornton I, Yeilding RH. Modification of Lens Mechanics of Human Cadaver and Porcine Lenses Using Photodisruption Laser to Change Lens Power and Increase Flexibility. Presented as a Poster. Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting May 2007, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Peer Reviewed).
  9. Agrahari S, Thornton I, Yeilding RH, Downes GR, Frey RW. The Potential of Photodisruption Laser Treatment of the Crystalline Lens to Rupture the Lens Capsule. Presented as a Poster. Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting May 2007, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Peer Reviewed).
  10. Agrahari S, Thornton I, Yeilding RH, Downes GR, Frey RW. The Potential of Photodisruption Laser Treatment of the Crystalline Lens to Rupture the Lens Capsule. Presented as a Poster. Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting May 2007, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Peer Reviewed).
  11. Zepkin N, DeCastro J, Thornton I, Yeilding RH, Frey RW. Measurement of Temperature Rise in Porcine Crystalline Lenses from a Photodisruption Laser. Presented as a Poster. Association for Research and Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting May 2007, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Peer Reviewed).