Carl B. Tubbs, M.D.
Dr. Tubbs joined Associated Eye Care in 1993, becoming the fourth ophthalmologist to join. He practices general eye care, but has a special interest in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma, and regularly works with referring doctors to perform consultations and make treatment plans for complex patients.
With a broad educational base, he completed his baccalaureate degree in Chemistry at Dartmouth College, and subsequently completed a degree in Microbiology with the University of Washington in Seattle. He worked in basic Immunology research at the University of Washington, where he studied soluble mediators in the immune response - how different immune cells can talk with one another at a distance. He received his MD degree with High Honors from the University of Washington, graduating second in his class, and completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Minnesota, where he received the “Householder Award” for compassionate patient care. After medical school and residency, Dr. Tubbs completed a one-year fellowship in the sub-specialty of glaucoma through the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and then joined Associated Eye Care.
Research and teaching remain important to Dr. Tubbs; he holds an Adjunct Associate Professorship with the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. He regularly attends the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis, where he instructs UMN residents in the management of glaucoma and supervises resident training in the surgical management of both cataracts and glaucoma. As time allows, he is involved in research studies and data collection concerning the medical and surgical treatments for
glaucoma, and he has performed several Phase III and IV studies over the past 20 years.
Since 2010, Dr. Tubbs has worked with other clinicians, industry members and FDA agents to review ANSI (American National Standards) development standards for lens implants and for glaucoma implants in the United States. He chairs the ANSI SC4 Committee for Ocular Implants. From an international standpoint, he volunteers as a Technical Advisory Expert to ISO (International Standards Organization) in several capacities, so that the business and industry interests of the United States can be appropriately represented.
Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1994 and 2004
Education: M.D., University of Washington, 1988