Julie M. Sturm, MD

  • Refractive and LASIK Surgery
  • Refractive Cataract Implant Surgery
  • Corneal Disease
  • Management of Internal and External Eye Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • General Ophthalmology


Dr. Julie M. Sturm is a board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in the areas of cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery. She is a native of St. Louis and a graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. After a year internship at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, she completed ophthalmology residency at University Hospital of Cleveland – Case Western Reserve.

Dr. Sturm completed her fellowship at the prestigious Assil-Sinskey Eye Institute in Los Angeles, California, where she trained with Dr. Kerry Assil.

Dr. Sturm is certified in the latest LASIK technology, as well as implantation of the new Verisyse™ Lens implant. She is also certified to perform BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures. Dr. Sturm has performed and assisted in several thousand LASIK and other eye procedures.

Dr. Sturm has been involved in several clinical research activities. During her fellowship, she was involved in US FDA Clinical Trials examining future lens technology. At the 2003 national meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Dr. Sturm and her research associate presented a research project on LASIK. The presentation was well received by her fellow physicians and was awarded the top paper presentation of the session.

Dr. Sturm is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Medical Association, St. Louis Ophthalmological Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Sturm is a member of the medical staff at both Christian Hospital and DePaul Health Center. She services patients in St. Louis and the surrounding metropolitan areas of St. Charles County, as well as the Illinois regions of Madison County, Monroe County and St. Clair County.