Dr. Rishabh Gupta came to Madison, Wisconsin for a five-week residency observership to further his training in the field of ophthalmology. While he came away with new skills and enhanced confidence, he found a new family, too.
A 28-year veteran of the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has announced his retirement, effective September 30, 2023.
As a pediatric ophthalmologist and inherited retinal disease specialist, Melanie Schmitt, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, identified a need for comprehensive eye care among Wisconsin’s Amish and Old Order Mennonite people, collectively called the Plain communities. This led to the creation of an eye clinic targeted to their needs.
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences faculty, staff, alumni, and benefactors gathered in the garden level of the UW Health University Station Clinic April 7 for the official unveiling of a new state-of-the-art Surgical Skills Training Facility.
For over 50 years, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has been a leader in the mission to improve vision-related quality of life for people locally and abroad. Our commitment to training the next generation of global leaders in saving sight is evident in our core resident curriculum.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has approved the department’s request to accept an additional first-year resident, bringing the total from 3 to 4.
We are excited to welcome our new ophthalmology residents, who will be joining us July 1, 2023.
When Renata Martins Maia, MD talks about ophthalmology, her eyes sparkle, conveying the passion that drove her to travel more than 5,000 miles for the next phase of her career. Maia left the University of …