Faculty Promotion: Anna Junk
ANNA K. JUNK, M.D., has been promoted to Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology. Her expertise in glaucoma and cataract surgery places her clinically at the forefront of minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). MIGS offers an opportunity to patients with mild to moderate glaucoma to decrease their medication burden without the surgical risks of traditional glaucoma procedures. Junk has been an integral part of the Bascom Palmer residency program, teaching cataract surgery at the Miami VA since joining the Bascom Palmer faculty in 2006. Junk’s research interests include the pathogenic mechanisms of glaucoma, surgical treatment, and radiation and steroid effects on the lens and eye. A native of Germany, she received a medical degree and trained in ophthalmology at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. She then completed a residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in ophthalmic pathology at the Montefiore Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and a glaucoma fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital at Jefferson College of Medicine. She sees patients at Bascom Palmer in Miami and the Miami VA.