About us

ResidentsDepartment of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

The Department is one of more than 50 departments or Centers in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. We became an independent Department in 1970, after having been part of the Surgery Department since 1925.



Team Overview

Chair – Terri L. Young, MD, MBA
Clinical Faculty – 32
Research Faculty – 20
Optometrists – 9
Endowed Professorships – 7

Training and Education

Residency Program Director: Andrew T. Thliveris, MD, PhD
Associate Residency Program Director: Daniel W. Knoch, MD
Residents – 9
Clinical Fellows – 8 *
Research Fellows – 4
Alumni – 193

*Cornea, Glaucoma, Oculoplastics, Pathology, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Retina

Our Facilities

Clinical Facilities at University Station Clinic in Madison provide optometric, general ophthalmology and all sub-specialty care. The University Station Clinic has 42 exam lanes including 10 pediatric lanes and two lanes dedicated to clinical research. Other locations in the Madison area are Deming Way Eye, West Clinic, East Clinic and Madison Eye Associates.

In addition, we have clinics in Janesville, Mauston and Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, as well as in Freeport and Rockford, Illinois.

A full complement of comprehensive and sub-specialty care is provided. Additional services provided include genetic counseling, photography, electrophysiological testing, ocular prosthetics, orthoptic services and low vision care.

Research facilities are located in the Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research, Clinical Sciences Center, Medical Sciences Center, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and clinical research facilities are located in the University Station clinic.

The Ocular Pathology Laboratory provides state-of-the-art eye pathology services from internationally recognized eye pathologists. The UW Eye Pathology Lab is the only dedicated eye pathology lab in Wisconsin and one of only a handful of dedicated eye laboratories in the nation.

Each Madison-area clinic houses a full-service optical shop with certified opticians, designer frames, high quality lenses and contact lenses.

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