Dr. Alice W. Behrens was born and raised in southern China. She spent more than a decade in Arkansas prior to her joining the Gulf Eye institute to primarily care for patients with vitreoretinal conditions. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Minor degree in chemistry Arkansas State University and graduated with the Suma Cum Laude honor.
She received her medical degree with honor in University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She received her ophthalmology residency training and internal medicine internship training at UAMS. During her residency, she won the Raymond Morris Memorial annual research awards twice, the 2019 Academic Achievement award, as well as the 2019 Resident Teacher of the year award. She is a member of the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha society. Besides multiple manuscript publications, she presented posters and podium presentations at Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and American Association of Ophthalmology meetings, and the tri-state Table Rock Ophthalmology Conference during her residency. She also received recognition from the locals for her overseas medical mission services in Peru and Honduras from 2014-2019. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family, hiking with her dog, and attending classical concerts. Dr. Behrens is excited to join the Gulf Eye Institute and life at the valley region.