Dr. Yunker was born and raised in Maysville, Kentucky. After attending medical school at the University of Louisville, he completed a residency at the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he was selected by his fellow residents and the faculty as Chief Resident. Following this, he completed a fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Diseases & Surgery with Retina Consultants of Alabama, PC.
Dr. Yunker enjoys teaching and received the Brass Apple teaching award as a resident. He served as an Assistant Professor of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery at the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology, where he was actively involved in teaching residents and training fellows in retinal surgery. In addition to publishing papers on diabetic retinopathy and vitreo-retinal surgery, Dr. Yunker has also served as a co-instructor for courses on diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and vitreo-retinal surgical techniques at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting.