Heather Potter, MD

Heather Potter, MD

Professor, Ophthalmic Pathology Service Chief


When I’m able to truly help a patient (like after cataract surgery), I think to myself THAT is the reason I came in today. My gifts have been well used.

Appointments and Honors

Ophthalmic Pathology Service Chief
Ophthalmic Pathology Fellowship Director


Comprehensive ophthalmology and ophthalmic pathology

Medical and Surgical Interests

  • Cataract surgery
  • Comprehensive ophthalmology
  • Femtosecond laser cataract surgery
  • Glaucoma laser procedures
  • Premium toric and multifocal lens implants for astigmatism and presbyopia
  • Ophthalmic pathology

Research Interests

  • Pathology


Fellowship: Ophthalmic Pathology, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

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

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

Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA