$$ Yu-Guang He, MD Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center


UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health

Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology
Languages Spoken: English,


Yu-Guang He, M.D., is an ophthalmologist at Children’s Health who  specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vitreoretinal disorders, both acute and chronic in nature.

Dr. He received his medical degree at the Tongji Medical University School of Medicine in Wuhan, China, where he also completed a master’s degree in immunology and his residency in ophthalmology. In 1988, he began a research fellowship in corneal disease and immunology in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern.

“I love the active, problem-solving aspects of ophthalmology,” says Dr. He. “I can see what’s causing my patients’ vision problems and put together a customized treatment plan for the patient. There’s been incredible progress from just 10 years ago, and I look forward to helping many more patients get through acute and chronic retinal problems.”

Dr. He is board certified in ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists.

Education and Training

Education and Training

Medical School

Tongji Medical University (1982)


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr GME (1996), Transitional Year


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr GME (1999), Ophthalmology
Tongii Medical University (1988), Ophthalmology


University of Washington (2001), Ophthalmology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Ctr GME (1990), Ophthalmology
Conditions & Treatments

Conditions & Treatments


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Research Interests

  • Ocular cell biology
  • Ocular immunology
  • Transplantation of RPE cells

Selected Publications

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

Professional Associations and Affiliations

  • AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology)
  • ARVO (Assn. for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology)
  • ASRS (American Society of Retina Specialists)
  • TMA (Texas Medical Association)

Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

  • Texas Monthly Magazine - Super Doctors (2014)
  • D Magazine - Best Doctors in Dallas (2013)
  • Endowed Chair - Josephine Lond Biddle Chair in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research (2011)
  • Small Business Innovation Research Award (NEI/NIH) - Validation of a Novel Vision Assessment System (2010)