Cullen Ryburn, MD

Billings, MT

Dr. Ryburn is a board-certified ophthalmologist whose warm personality puts patients at ease and guides them through their procedures with expertise they can trust. Read More


Schedule Consultation

Meet Dr. Ryburn

In addition to his surgical competence, Dr. Ryburn has established a reputation for quickly and easily building rapport with a variety of patients. He’s a trusted source of knowledge for his patients and his peers, and has become a true asset to the Vance Thompson Vision team as it strives to provide an excellent patient experience.

Interests & Added Expertise

Besides being an ophthalmologist, Dr. Ryburn is a landscape photographer, a discipline he picked up while exploring America’s national parks.

Dr. Ryburn is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.


  • University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Texas Tech University School of Medicine
  • Virginia Mason Hospital Internship, Seattle, WA
  • University of Colorado Residency, Aurora, CO
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Fellowship, University of Miami

Personal & Hobbies

Cullen and his fiancée, Katelyn, love hiking, playing golf, finding new local restaurants, and traveling together. They’re very excited to be in Montana and experience all the amazing outdoor activities the state has to offer.

Prioritizing Research

Dr. Ryburn has a curiosity and passion for research and participating in clinical trials. He loves education, and as opportunities arise, speaking at national meetings and writing for ophthalmology journals.

Our Research

Cullen Ryburn, MD

January 29, 2023

Dr. Ryburn was my Dr., he was amazing! Explained everything step by step. One of the most comfortable things I have ever experienced . His crew was totally on point! Thank you Jamie Keller for convincing me it was life changing.

March 14, 2023

My experience at Vance Thompson was great. The staff was so friendly and reassuring! Dr.Ryburn is highly skilled and my results with the Panoptics were very positive!

Schedule a Consulation

Dr. Ryburn always looks forward to welcoming new and current patients. To schedule a consultation with his team, simply call the number below or click Contact Us and we’ll be in touch shortly. We are honored by the opportunity to serve you.

Contact Us