Kimberly E. Stepien, MD

Kimberly E. Stepien, MD

Professor, Co-Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, John W. and Helen Doolittle Professor


Appointments and Honors

Co-Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Director of the Adult Inherited Retinal Degeneration Clinic
Co-Director of the Ocular Genetics Program


Retina, macula and vitreous diseases

Medical Interests

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Inherited retinal disease
  • Medical retina disease
  • Ophthalmic genetics
  • Retinal dystrophies
  • Retinal vascular disease

Research Interests

  • Adaptive optics imaging
  • Diseases of the retina and vitreous
  • High-resolution retinal imaging
  • Inherited retinal degenerations
  • Non-invasive high-resolution retinal imaging to characterize cellular retinal findings in a variety of retinal pathologies
  • Vitreo retinal clinical trials


Fellowship: Medical Retina, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL

Residencies: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY; Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI

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