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Joined Kelsey-Seybold

July 2014

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Professional Background 

Dr. Udoetuk is Chief of Ophthalmology at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.

Dr. Udoetuk earned his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine followed by a fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at the University of California-Los Angeles Stein Eye Institute.

Professional Associations

Dr. Udoetuk is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, and the Houston Ophthalmological Society.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Udoetuk enjoys spending time with his family, sports, gardening, movies, and taking on new hobbies.

​I believe in providing a high level of compassionate care for my patients, treating them as if they were family.​


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Awards & Recognitions

  • ​Natural Science and Mathematics Excellence Scholarship, University of Houston
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, University of Houston
  • Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Houston
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, University of Houston
  • Graduate Fellowship, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Dean’s Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Steven and Nancy Cooperman Fellow, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California-Los Angeles
  • Elsa and Louis Kelton Fellow, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California-Los Angeles
  • Fellow Teaching Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California-Los Angeles
  • Houstonia Top Doctors, 2015-present


  • Editor: USMLERx Step 2 Q & A 2007 Edition, MedIQ Learning, LLC
  • Udoetuk JD, Dai Y, Ying G, Daniel E, Gangaputra S, Rosenbaum JT, Suhler EB, Thorne JE, Foster CS, Jabs DA, Levy-Clarke GA, Nussenblatt RB, Kempen JH; Systemic Immunosuppresive Therapy for Eye Disease Cohort Study Research Group: Risk of clinically manifest hyperglycemia in patients receiving corticosteroids for inflammatory eye disease. Ophthalmology 119(8):1569-1574, August 2012
  • Udoetuk JD, Javey G, Carvounis PE: Intraoperative breakage of a disposable 23-gauge trocar tip. Retina Cases and Brief Reports 7(1):50-51, Winter 2013
  • Lin C, Udoetuk JD, Prasad P: It’s not ALL in the bones. American Society of Retina Specialists Spotlight Case June 12, 2013