Michael Altaweel, MD, Awarded McPherson ERI Monroe E. Trout Chair in Vision Research

Michael Altaweel, MD, professor and retina specialist, was awarded the inaugural McPherson Eye Research Institute Monroe E. Trout Chair in Vision Research.

This professorship is for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023 and may be renewed. The funding will be used for research and other scholarly activities.

Michael M. Altaweel, MD
Michael M. Altaweel, MD


Dr. Altaweel’s research focuses on clinical trials evaluating uveitis, macular degeneration, retinal vascular disorders, and diabetic retinopathy. He is particularly interested in imaging and biomarkers, as well as stem cell and gene therapy.

About the McPherson Eye Research Institute

The McPherson Eye Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a multi-disciplinary community of scholars working to gain critical knowledge about the science and art of vision and apply it to the prevention of blindness. More information can be found here.