We are the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
As a pioneer in ophthalmology and vision science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for over 50 years, the Department has built a strong, world-class reputation for leading research, quality patient care in an academic setting, and unique training programs for the doctors of tomorrow.
Discover the visionary roadmap from our renowned leadership, guiding us towards continued and further excellence in patient care, research, and education in the field of ophthalmology.
IT STARTS WITH OUR DEEP-SEATED DESIRE
TO FIGHT BLINDNESS WHEREVER IT EXISTS.
It builds daily with the power of a team that recites the mantra, “Why not?” It ends
with our unwavering commitment to you and yours. As an exemplary leader in vision
care, research, and scholarship – the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department
of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is the place for transformative impact. We
encourage you to explore our new website and learn about our initiatives – new and
sustained – that fuel our mission to save sight locally and globally.
—A Message from the Chair, Terri Young, MD, MBA
Visionaries shaping the future in ophthalmology. Our leadership team embodies our unwavering commitment to excellence, compassion, and innovation in patient care, research, and education. Our leaders cultivate a warm and open community of individuals dedicated not only to personal growth but also to the collective advancement of our field. This spirit empowers an environment where ideas thrive, collaborations prosper, and groundbreaking discoveries become possible. We are the force behind ophthalmic advancement and transformative eye care on a global level through leadership that focuses on serving its faculty, staff, and learners.
We are a tight-knit community, driven by a shared commitment to both individual and collective growth. We believe that our strength lies in our people, cultivating an environment where every member is empowered to flourish. Together, we dedicate ourselves to advancing patient care, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive education, envisioning a future where excellence and growth are our constant companions.