Daniel W. Knoch, MD

Daniel W. Knoch, MD

Professor, Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development, Director of Medical Student Education


Taking the time to teach my patients about their eyes in order to empower them to make the best decisions possible for them regarding their eye care and eye health is one of my favorite aspects of this work.

Appointments and Honors

Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development
Director of Medical Student Education
2011, UW Medical Student Outstanding Clinical Teacher Award
2009, DOVS Ophthalmology Residents Teaching Award


Comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery

Medical and Surgical Interests

  • Cataract surgery
  • Comprehensive ophthalmology
  • Femtosecond laser cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma laser procedures
  • Macular degneration
  • Premium intraocular lenses

Research Interests

  • Medical student education
  • Surgical procedures


Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

Internship: St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI