Davis Steps Down As Director of the FPRC

Dr. Matthew D. Davis steps down as Director of the Fundus Photograph Reading Center (FPRC), but continues conducting research. Dr. Ronald P. Danis, a recognized leader in conducting clinical trials at UW, assumes the direction of the FPRC.

Dr. James C. Allen retires from his practice at the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital where he trained dozens of residents and helped countless patients across his almost four decades of service. He is then named as professor emeritus upon retirement and continued to be active in the department until his passing in 2011.

Andrew T. Thilveris, PhD, MD, completes his residency and fellowship training at UW-Madison and becomes Chief of Ophthalmology at the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital and expands service with new equipment. M. Altwaweel, MD, (specializing in macular diseases and ocular melanoma) and Nader Sheibani, PhD, (actively researching angiogenesis) join the department.

Emeritus Professor Richard K. Dortzbach, MD, is honored with the Wendell Hughes Award at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, as selected by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Curtis R. Brandt, PhD, is awarded the Marjorie Margolin Prize from the Retina Research Foundation, honoring an individual that reaches a milestone in research or clearly established a line of research.

The first optometric continuing medical education (CME) program, Focus on Retina (now called Current Concepts), is presented by Drs. Altaweel, Blodi, Gottlieb, Ip and Stevens.