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We are proud to provide an exceptional educational program with translational, multidisciplinary collaborations at its core.
Our mission of improving vision-related quality of life includes a commitment to transmitting and applying knowledge. The department’s clinical and research faculty are highly regarded experts in their fields, as well as talented educators with a passion for creating and sharing knowledge.
Our educational programs are designed to reach YOU—friends of the department, professional learners, clinical and research professionals and patients.
Daniel Knoch, MD
Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development, Medical Education Director, Professor
Dr. Knoch was appointed Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development in July 2021. Within this role, he serves as chair of the Educational Working Group and the Grand Rounds Committee. Dr. Knoch has oversight for our six fellowship programs, faculty development, and continuing education offerings. Dr. Knoch concurrently serves as the director of medical student education, a role he has held since 2013. He previously served as associate residency director (2016-2018). Dr. Knoch earned his doctor of medicine and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2023, Dr. Knoch transitioned to the Chief of Surgery at the William S. Middleton Veterans Memorial Hospital (VA).Learn More
Anna Momont, MD
Vice Chair of Resident Education, Residency Program Director, Assistant Professor
Dr. Momont earned her medical degree from UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed an ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at the University of Michigan. She was an associate physician at Glaucoma Consultants Northwest, Seattle, WA, before joining the department in 2014 in the clinical teaching track. In 2017, Dr. Momont transferred to the clinical health sciences track and in 2018 was named associate residency director. Her teaching and mentoring activities include serving as the physician leader of UW Health’s Right to Sight Community Clinic and chair of the Program Evaluation Committee, Clinical Competence Committee, and Residency Selection Committee.Learn More
Jonathan Chang, MD
Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship C0-Director, Residency Program Associate Director, Associate Professor
Dr. Chang, the Associate Residency Program Director as of 2023, and the longstanding Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Co-Director, specializes in retina, macula, and vitreous diseases, with medical and surgical interests spanning diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and myopia. He completed his education at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Chang’s research interests include analyzing patient outcomes and evaluating cost-effectiveness of clinical interventions.Learn More
Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows
Learning, living and thriving at UW-Madison.
- 3-year program
- International rotations
- 4 residents selected per year
- Robust staff support
- 1-2-year programs
- Sub-specialty training in glaucoma, vitreoretinal surgery, medical retina & uveitis, cornea, comprehensive, pediatrics, oculoplastics and ocular pathology
Our Current Fellows
Our Current Residents
Education for Clinical Professionals
Residents and faculty present and discuss various case studies with the goal of improving clinical care practice. Held weekly throughout the year, Grand Rounds offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for ophthalmologists and Continuing Education (CE) credit for optometrists, as well as an online participation options. Fridays, 7 am
- Science of Disease Rounds are presented twice per semester and highlight translational research.
- Visiting Professor Series occurs throughout the year.
- Global Ophthalmology Series occurs 2-3 times per year.
Held weekly immediately following Grand Rounds, Retina faculty provide a classic retinal pathology and treatment curriculum using a case presentation format. Fridays, 8 am
JOURNAL CLUBS–SPECIALTY SERVICE AND GENERAL
Informal evening meetings are held for practicing physicians and learners from the department and community to review current publications of trends and issues pertaining to the specific subspecialty. Monthly.
GLAUCOMA RESEARCH CONFERENCES
Clinical and basic scientists from several disciplines meet monthly to discuss glaucoma research and explore opportunities for translational collaboration. Monthly, first Tuesday, 10 am
Resident and fellow-focused weekly conferences include:
- Difficult Case Review Conference – Mondays, 7 am
- Vitreoretinal Case Conference – Tuesdays, 7 am
- Electroretinogram and Electrophysiology Case Review – Tuesdays, 8 am
- Neuro-Ophthalmology Conference – Bi-monthly, third Wednesday, 5:15 pm
COMPARATIVE OCULAR PATHOLOGY ROUNDS
A cross-functional meeting of the minds that examines animal and human pathologies to arrive at new discovery. Every other Wednesday, 8 am