We are the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Learn about our vision to save vision.

As a pioneer in ophthalmology and vision science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, 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.

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2017 Annual Report

See what 2017  was all about at the University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences within the School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Team Overview

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences team of professionals have worked tirelessly at providing quality eye care education and clinical services since the department’s establishment in the 1920s. Our ophthalmologists are experts, providing students, patients and each other with a high quality experience incomparable with that of any other institution. We work with one another, as well as across campus and throughout the world to share knowledge and information to stop the progression of blinding diseases. We are all in this together. Let’s save sight for everyone.

Faculty

Michael M. Altaweel, MD

Michael M. Altaweel, MD

Professor; Co-Director of the Fundus Photograph Reading Center

608-263-7290

Michael M. Altaweel

Richard E. Appen, MD

Professor Emeritus

Richard E. Appen
Neal P. Barney, MD

Neal P. Barney, MD

Professor

608-263-1481

Neal P. Barney
Barbara A. Blodi, MD

Barbara A. Blodi, MD

Professor, Medical Director of the Fundus Photograph Reading Center and Clinical Trials Unit

608-263-7290

Barbara A. Blodi
Yasmin S. Bradfield, MD

Yasmin S. Bradfield, MD

Dr. John Doolittle Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Vice-Chair of Education and Faculty Development

608-263-6429

Yasmin S. Bradfield
Curtis R. Brandt, PhD, FARVO

Curtis R. Brandt, PhD, FARVO

UW Medical Foundation Professor; Vice Chair of Research

608-262-8054

Curtis R. Brandt
Cat N. Burkat, MD, FACS

Cat N. Burkat, MD, FACS

Professor, ASOPRS Fellowship Faculty

Cat N. Burkat
Suresh R. Chandra, MD

Suresh R. Chandra, MD

Emeritus Professor

608-263-9338

Suresh R. Chandra
Jonathan S. Chang, MD

Jonathan S. Chang, MD

Assistant Professor

Jonathan S. Chang
Yanjun (Judy) Chen, MD, PhD

Yanjun (Judy) Chen, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

608-263-1481

Yanjun (Judy) Chen

Nansi Jo Colley, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Nansi Jo Colley
Eugene Cropp, OD

Eugene Cropp, OD

Clinical Optometrist

608-257-4286

Eugene Cropp
Karen J. Cruickshanks, PhD

Karen J. Cruickshanks, PhD

Professor

608-262-4032

Karen J. Cruickshanks
Janet Cushing, OD

Janet Cushing, OD

Clinical Optometrist

608-824-3937

Janet Cushing
Ronald P. Danis, MD

Ronald P. Danis, MD

Professor

608-265-5895

Ronald P. Danis
Matthew D. Davis, MD

Matthew D. Davis, MD

Professor Emeritus; Founder of the Fundus Photograph Reading Center

608-262-1334

Matthew D. Davis
David M. Gamm, MD, PhD

David M. Gamm, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

608-263-6429

David M. Gamm
Justin L. Gottlieb, MD

Justin L. Gottlieb, MD

Professor

608-263-7290

Justin L. Gottlieb
Gregg A. Heatley, MD, MMM

Gregg A. Heatley, MD, MMM

Associate Professor

Gregg A. Heatley
James N. Ver Hoeve, MS, PhD

James N. Ver Hoeve, MS, PhD

Senior Scientist

608-263-8962

James N. Ver Hoeve
Mrinalini Hoon, PhD

Mrinalini Hoon, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mrinalini Hoon
Celeste Jend, OD

Celeste Jend, OD

Clinical Optometrist

608-257-4286

Celeste Jend
Ronald E. Kalil, PhD

Ronald E. Kalil, PhD

Professor

608-262-4903

Ronald E. Kalil
Paul L. Kaufman, MD

Paul L. Kaufman, MD

Ernst H. Bárány Professor of Ocular Pharmacology, Department Chair Emeritus

(608) 263-6074

Paul L. Kaufman
Marilyn C. Kay, MD

Marilyn C. Kay, MD

Associate Professor

608-263-1481

Marilyn C. Kay
Barbara E. K. Klein, MD, MPH

Barbara E. K. Klein, MD, MPH

Professor

608-263-0280

Barbara E. K. Klein
Ronald Klein, MD, MPH

Ronald Klein, MD, MPH

Professor

608-263-0280

Ronald Klein
Tracy Klein, OD

Tracy Klein, OD

Clinical Optometrist

Tracy Klein
Daniel W. Knoch, MD

Daniel W. Knoch, MD

Director Medical Student Education, Associate Residency Director, Associate Professor

608-265-4746

Daniel W. Knoch
Burton J. Kushner, MD

Burton J. Kushner, MD

Professor Emeritus

Burton J. Kushner
Aparna Lakkaraju, PhD

Aparna Lakkaraju, PhD

Associate Professor

Aparna Lakkaraju
Yao Liu, MD

Yao Liu, MD

Assistant Professor

608-263-1481

Yao Liu
Mark J. Lucarelli, MD, FACS

Mark J. Lucarelli, MD, FACS

Program Director, Richard K. Dortzbach Professor of Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgery

608-265-5900

Mark J. Lucarelli
Julie A. Mares, PhD, MSPH

Julie A. Mares, PhD, MSPH

Professor

608-262-8044

Julie A. Mares
Michele Martin, OD

Michele Martin, OD

Clinical Optometrist

608-265-0918

Michele Martin
Gillian McLellan, PhD, BVMS

Gillian McLellan, PhD, BVMS

608-265-9848

Gillian McLellan
Mihai Mititelu, MD, MPH

Mihai Mititelu, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Mihai Mititelu
Anna C. Momont, MD

Anna C. Momont, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Anna C. Momont
Sanbrita Mondal, OD

Sanbrita Mondal, OD

Clinical Optometrist, Director — Low Vision Clinic

Sanbrita Mondal
Frank L. Myers

Frank L. Myers

Professor

608-265-4746

Frank L. Myers
Sarah M. Nehls, MD

Sarah M. Nehls, MD

Associate Professor

608-263-1481

Sarah M. Nehls
Robert W. Nickells, PhD

Robert W. Nickells, PhD

Professor

608-265-6037

Robert W. Nickells
T. Michael Nork, MD, MS, FARVO

T. Michael Nork, MD, MS, FARVO

Professor

608-265-3898

T. Michael Nork
Nayan Patel, OD

Nayan Patel, OD

Clinical Optometrist

Nayan Patel
Richard Patterson, OD

Richard Patterson, OD

Clinical Optometrist

Richard Patterson
Heather A. D. Potter, MD

Heather A. D. Potter, MD

Associate Professor

608-263-3193

Heather A. D. Potter
Patricia C. Sabb, MD

Patricia C. Sabb, MD

Assistant Professor

608-257-4286

Patricia C. Sabb
Stephen K. Sauer, MD

Stephen K. Sauer, MD

Associate Professor

608-262-4834

Stephen K. Sauer
Melanie Schmitt, MD

Melanie Schmitt, MD

Assistant Professor, Director of the Pediatric Inherited Retinal Degeneration Clinic, Co-Director Ocular Genetics Program

Melanie Schmitt
Nader Sheibani, PhD

Nader Sheibani, PhD

Professor

608-263-3345

Nader Sheibani
Raunak Sinha, PhD

Raunak Sinha, PhD

Assistant Professor

Raunak Sinha

Morton E. Smith

Visiting Professor

Morton E. Smith
Thomas Steinhauer, OD

Thomas Steinhauer, OD

Clinical Optometrist

Thomas Steinhauer
Kimberly E. Stepien, MD

Kimberly E. Stepien, MD

Associate Professor; Director of the Adult Inherited Retinal Degeneration Clinic; Co-Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs; Co-Director of Ocular Genetics Program

Kimberly E. Stepien
Gary W. Sterken, MD

Gary W. Sterken, MD

Gary W. Sterken
Thomas S. Stevens, MD

Thomas S. Stevens, MD

Professor Emeritus

608-265-4746

Thomas S. Stevens
Michael C. Struck, MD

Michael C. Struck, MD

Professor

608-263-6429

Michael C. Struck
John E. Temprano, MD

John E. Temprano, MD

Associate Professor

John E. Temprano
Andrew T. Thliveris, MD, PhD

Andrew T. Thliveris, MD, PhD

Vice Chair of Resident Education; Residency Director; Professor

608-263-6070

Andrew T. Thliveris
Amy Walker, OD, MBA, FAAO

Amy Walker, OD, MBA, FAAO

Clinical Optometrist; Co-Vice Chair Clinical Affairs; Scleral Contact Lens Specialist

Amy Walker
Evan J. Warner, MD

Evan J. Warner, MD

Assistant Professor

Evan J. Warner
Terri L. Young, MD, MBA

Terri L. Young, MD, MBA

Peter A. Duehr Professor of Ophthalmology, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics; Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Terri L. Young

Administrative and University Staff

Jessica M. Arendas

Marketing Director

arendas@wisc.edu

Jessica M. Arendas

James M. Baliker

Senior Inform Proc Consultant

608-890-0334

James M. Baliker

Nancy A. Barrett

Senior Research Specialist

608-265-3723

Nancy A. Barrett

Heather Baumhauer

Senior Admin Program Specialist

(608) 265-8794

Heather Baumhauer

Elizabeth A. Hennes Beean

Senior Research Specialist

608-265-4632

Elizabeth A. Hennes Beean

Megan Benoy

Medical Pro Assistant Senior

608-262-2515

Megan Benoy

Wendy K. Benz

Senior Research Specialist

608-262-8377

Wendy K. Benz

Courtney Kay Blomme

Research Specialist

Courtney Kay Blomme

Scott Brandenburg

IS Comp Supp Tech I

608-262-9203

Scott Brandenburg

Kelsey R. Brandt

Admin Program Specialist

608-263-9797

Kelsey R. Brandt
Linda G. Brei, MAT

Linda G. Brei, MAT

Strategic Messenger

lgbrei@wisc.edu

608-262-0496

Linda G. Brei

Linda R. Callow

Associate Dir, Bus Serv/m, Academic Staff

608-262-8070

Linda R. Callow
Jonathan S. Chang, MD

Jonathan S. Chang, MD

Assistant Professor

Jonathan S. Chang

KaBao Chang

608-263-4175

KaBao Chang
Michelle E. Chizek

Michelle E. Chizek

Director, Business Services

608-263-6072

Michelle E. Chizek

Krista Christensen

Assistant Scientist

Krista Christensen

Holly Cohn

Senior Research Specialist

608-265-3655

Holly Cohn

Ellie Julee Ann Corkery

Research Program Manager II

319-404-8950

Ellie Julee Ann Corkery

Shirley A. Craanen

Senior Research Specialist

608-262-0441

Shirley A. Craanen

Mary Ann B. Croft

Dis Researcher

608-263-7738

Mary Ann B. Croft

Pamela A. Cromell

Residency Program Coordinator

cromell@wisc.edu

608-263-5339

Pamela A. Cromell

Judith Cushman

Medical Student Coordinator

judy.neumann@wisc.edu

608-265-4746

Judith Cushman

Dayna S. Dalton

Researcher

608-263-0277

Dayna S. Dalton

Lorraine G. Danforth

Research Program Manager I

608-263-0274

Lorraine G. Danforth

Soesiawati R. Darjatmoko

Senior H Tech, Histology

608-265-3049

Soesiawati R. Darjatmoko

Joel A. Dietz

Senior Research Specialist

608-265-6280

Joel A. Dietz

Kristine A. Dietzman

Senior Research Specialist

608-263-9035

Kristine A. Dietzman

Kristi L. Dohm

Senior Research Specialist

608-410-0560

Kristi L. Dohm
Amitha Domalpally, MD

Amitha Domalpally, MD

Ophthalmologist; Research Director of the Fundus Photograph Reading Center

Amitha Domalpally

Ryan J. Donahue

Research Assistant

Ryan J. Donahue

Tom W. Dugolenski

Senior H Tech, Ophthalmology

920-885-3359

Tom W. Dugolenski

Debra Duren

608-262-3140

Debra Duren

Andrew F. Ewen

Senior Research Specialist

608-262-0441

Andrew F. Ewen

Julie K. Ewing-Christensen

University Services Associate II

608-265-3934

Julie K. Ewing-Christensen

Tony S. Fairbanks

Inform Process Consultant

608-265-2625

Tony S. Fairbanks

Juliana Falero-Perez

Research Assistant

Juliana Falero-Perez

Mitra Farnoodian

Research Associate

608-263-3345

Mitra Farnoodian
Gillian Fink

Gillian Fink

Development Director

gillian.fink@supportuw.org

608-219-8770

Gillian Fink

Mary E. Fischer

Assistant Scientist

608-265-8845

Mary E. Fischer

Debra L. Fisk

Research Specialist

608-890-0920

Debra L. Fisk

Vonnie V. Gama

IS Resource Sup Tec E

608-262-1334

Vonnie V. Gama

Christopher J. Geier

Senior Inform Proc Consultant

608-262-3214

Christopher J. Geier

Stephany Georgeson

Honorary Associate, Fellow

Stephany Georgeson

Colin J. Germer

Research Intern

Colin J. Germer

Colin Germer

Research Assistant

Colin Germer

Ryan Gobel

IS Network Support Technician

Ryan Gobel

Roberta Gonzalez

608-262-1478

Roberta Gonzalez

Ashley M. Gossett

Associate Research Specialist

608-265-6015

Ashley M. Gossett

Lisa Grady

Research Specialist

608-417-4702

Lisa Grady

Zafer Gurel

Associate Scientist

608-265-3049

Zafer Gurel

Kristen Hall

Research Specialist

Kristen Hall

Michael Hall

Software developer

608-265-4640

Michael Hall

Ashley M. Harris

Admin Program Specialist

608-263-4404

Ashley M. Harris

Kathryn Hatchell

Kathryn Hatchell

Gregory L. Hermus, CPA

Assistant Director, Business Services; Research Finance Director

Gregory L. Hermus

Kayla Horak

Assistant Researcher

Kayla Horak

Cynthia Hurtenbach

Senior Research Specialist

608-262-4706

Cynthia Hurtenbach

Nasim Jamali

Research Assistant

Nasim Jamali

Tiffany K. Jan

Senior Research Specialist

608-262-6266

Tiffany K. Jan

Kristine A. Johnson

Univ Services Associate I

608-265-9877

Kristine A. Johnson

Bianca Johnson

Admin Program Specialist

bljohnson26@wisc.edu

608-262-2110

Bianca Johnson

Andrea B. Johnston

Medical Pro Assistant Sen

608-263-4157

Andrea B. Johnston

Alexander W. Katz

Research Specialist

608-262-5751

Alexander W. Katz

Gulpreet Kaur

Research Assistant

Gulpreet Kaur

Audra Keith

Medical Pro Assistant Senior

amkeith@wisc.edu

(608) 263-9338

Audra Keith

Michele M. Kempfer

Program Assistant Sup Adv

608-262-9092

Michele M. Kempfer

Julie A. Kiland

Researcher

608-263-6649

Julie A. Kiland

Charlene Kim

Associate Scientist

608-263-9466

Charlene Kim

Aaron W. Kolb

Senior Research Specialist

608-262-8055

Aaron W. Kolb

Sarah Lamartina

Research Specialist

Sarah Lamartina

Kristine M. Lang

Senior Research Specialist

715-748-0118

Kristine M. Lang

Inna V. Larsen

Research Specialist

608-262-8055

Inna V. Larsen

Daniel L. Lawrence

Senior Research Specialist

Daniel L. Lawrence

Kristine E. Lee

Dis Researcher

608-263-8834

Kristine E. Lee

Zach J. Lind

Associate H Tech, Ophthalmology

Zach J. Lind

Jason Liu

Associate Researcher

608-265-3719

Jason Liu
Hannah Lloyd, MA

Hannah Lloyd, MA

Fellowship and International Ophthalmology Coordinator

hrlloyd@wisc.edu

Hannah Lloyd

Melissa De Lombaert

Melissa De Lombaert

Margaret Elizabeth Maes

Research Assistant

608-265-6279

Margaret Elizabeth Maes

Jana C. Martin

Admin Program Specialist

608-263-0131

Jana C. Martin

Sean M. Martin

Senior Research Specialist

608-265-8288

Sean M. Martin
Michelle Masson, FNP

Michelle Masson, FNP

608-890-6262

Michelle Masson

Jared P. McDonald

Research Program Manager II

608-263-9007

Jared P. McDonald

Kimberly B. McIntyre

Senior Research Specialist

608-262-1455

Kimberly B. McIntyre

Stacy M. Meuer

Dis Researcher

608-263-8835

Stacy M. Meuer

Vicky L. Meyers

Medical Pro Assistant Senior

vlmeyers@wisc.edu

608-263-6429

Vicky L. Meyers

Esther Mezhibovsky

Research Specialist

Esther Mezhibovsky

Mary Elizabeth Mohr

Associate Research Specialist

608-263-6649

Mary Elizabeth Mohr

Anne E. Mosher

Senior Research Specialist

608-262-0441

Anne E. Mosher

Gregory S. Moy

Senior Inform Proc Consultant

608-262-9841

Gregory S. Moy

Daniel P. Murach

Senior Programmer Analyst

608-265-4633

Daniel P. Murach

Chelsea E. Myers

Assistant Researcher

608-262-4202

Chelsea E. Myers

Dawn J. Myers

Research Program Manager I

608-890-3110

Dawn J. Myers

David M. Nondahl

Researcher

608-265-3721

David M. Nondahl

James A. Onofrey

Senior Admin Program Specialist

608-263-8836

James A. Onofrey

Gabriel Padilla

IS Network Sup Tech S

Gabriel Padilla

Jeong Won Pak

Research Program Manager I

608-265-4830

Jeong Won Pak

Adam J. Paulsen

Associate Researcher

608-263-4603

Adam J. Paulsen

Brian Payne

Associate Research Specialist

Brian Payne

Juliana Falero Perez

Research Assistant

Juliana Falero Perez

Jennie R. Perry-Raymond

Research Program Manager III

608-265-4659

Jennie R. Perry-Raymond

Donna M. Peters

608-262-4626

Donna M. Peters

David A. Pillath

Education Program Assistant

dapillath@wisc.edu

608-263-4758

David A. Pillath

Aaron A. Pinto

Researcher

608-265-4805

Aaron A. Pinto

Jenniffer R. Priebe

Univ Services Associate II

608-265-6546

Jenniffer R. Priebe

Jenny A. Pulvermacher

Medical Pro Assistant Senior

japulver@wisc.edu

608-263-1481

Jenny A. Pulvermacher

Morgan Ramaker

Morgan Ramaker

Carol A. Rasmussen

Researcher

608-263-5125

Carol A. Rasmussen

Gurugirijha Rathnasamy

Research Associate

608-263-6805

Gurugirijha Rathnasamy

Mary A. Rechek

Senior H Tech, Ophthalmology

608-263-0280

Mary A. Rechek

Susan B. Reed

Research Program Manager I

608-265-1133

Susan B. Reed

James L. Reimers

Senior Outreach Specialist, Senior Research Specialist

608-262-3154

James L. Reimers

Lisa K. Richardson

Hr Assistant Adv

608-262-9093

Lisa K. Richardson

Vicky L. Rogness

Histology Tech-Senior

608-263-1474

Vicky L. Rogness

Jennifer Rothamer

Prg Assistant Sup Adv

608-263-7290

Jennifer Rothamer

Mohammad Ali Saghiri

Research Associate

Mohammad Ali Saghiri

Monica M. Sauter

Assistant Scientist

608-262-8055

Monica M. Sauter

Marcia Schlie

815-399-1141

Marcia Schlie

Heather M. Schmitt

Research Assistant

608-265-6279

Heather M. Schmitt

Carla R. Schubert

Researcher

608-265-3722

Carla R. Schubert

Kristine Seim

Associate Develop Specialist

Kristine Seim
Jane M. Seliger, NP

Jane M. Seliger, NP

608-890-8669

Jane M. Seliger

Ruth A. Shaw

Senior Research Specialist

608-410-0645

Ruth A. Shaw

Christopher M. Smith

Health Tech, Ophthalmology

608-263-7169

Christopher M. Smith

Yong Seok Song

Research Assistant

Yong Seok Song

Nickie J. Stangel

Associate H Tech, Ophthalmology

Nickie J. Stangel

Rebecca Swearingen

Associate Research Specialist

Rebecca Swearingen

Maria K. Swift

Senior Research Specialist

608-265-3720

Maria K. Swift

Li Xuan Tan

Research Assistant

608-263-6805

Li Xuan Tan

Stuart W. J. Tompson

Associate Scientist

608-263-8858

Stuart W. J. Tompson

Ralph Moller Trane

Assistant Researcher

608-265-6619

Ralph Moller Trane

Theodore S. Tweed

Senior Clin Audiologist

608-265-6766

Theodore S. Tweed

Pamela J. Vargo

Senior Outreach Specialist

Pamela J. Vargo

Emily R. Virnig

IS Tech Senior Prof

Emily R. Virnig

Kristen Wallner

608-263-6643

Kristen Wallner

H.L. Ingolf Wallow

H.L. Ingolf Wallow

William R. Walters

Senior Research Specialist

608-263-5344

William R. Walters

Shoujian Wang

Associate Scientist

608-265-3049

Shoujian Wang

Kelly J. Warren

Senior Research Specialist

608-265-3111

Kelly J. Warren

Sheila Watson

Senior Research Specialist

608-265-3236

Sheila Watson

Mary K. W. Webster

Senior Research Specialist

608-410-0560

Mary K. W. Webster

Tanya L. Webster

Tanya L. Webster

Jo Marie Welsch

Senior H Tech, Ophthalmology

920-885-3359

Jo Marie Welsch

Kristina N. Whisenhunt

Research Specialist

608-263-8858

Kristina N. Whisenhunt

Tien Yin Wong

Visiting Professor

Tien Yin Wong

Ismail S. Zaitoun

Associate Scientist

608-265-3049

Ismail S. Zaitoun

Training and Education

We are proud to provide an exceptional educational program with translational, multidisciplinary collaborations at its core.

Our mission of improving vision-related quality of life includes a commitment to transmitting and applying knowledge. The department’s clinical and research faculty are highly regarded experts in their fields, as well as talented educators with a passion for creating and sharing knowledge.

Our educational programs are designed to reach YOU—friends of the department, professional learners, clinical and research professionals and patients.

Recent Publications

Our program has been cited as the top academic ophthalmology department in publication productivity per faculty member out of all ophthalmology departments in the US and #5 overall in publication output.

Accuracy of Inferred APOE Genotypes for a Range of Genotyping Arrays and Imputation Reference Panels.

Jun 14 2018 // PubMed ID: 29865051 Author(s): Lupton MK, Medland SE, Gordon SD, Goncalves T, MacGregor S, Mackey DA, Young TL, Duffy DL, Visscher PM, Wray NR, Nyholt DR, Bain L, Ferreira MA, Henders AK, Wallace L, Montgomery… Read More

Accuracy of Inferred APOE Genotypes for a Range of Genotyping Arrays and Imputation Reference Panels.

Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.

Jun 11 2018 // PubMed ID: 19898189 Author(s): Sisk RA, Berrocal AM, Albini TA, Stanciu N, Gottlieb JL, El Rayes E. Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Retina. 2009 Nov-Dec;29(10):1538-41. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0b013e3181ba2456. Journal: Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.), Volume 29, Issue 10, Read More

Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.

High dose zinc increases hospital admissions due to genitourinary complications.

Jun 11 2018 // PubMed ID: 17222649 Author(s): Johnson AR, Munoz A, Gottlieb JL, Jarrard DF. High dose zinc increases hospital admissions due to genitourinary complications. J Urol. 2007 Feb;177(2):639-43. Journal: The Journal Of Urology, Volume 177, Issue 2,… Read More

High dose zinc increases hospital admissions due to genitourinary complications.