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Education

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.

Education Leadership

Medical education

Daniel Knoch, MD

Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development, 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.

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Andrew Thliveris, MD, PhD

Vice Chair of Resident Education, Residency Director

Dr. Thliveris primarily oversees the ophthalmology service at the William S. Middleton Veterans Memorial Hospital (VA), a key community partner in learning, where he has been chief of ophthalmology since 2007 and assistant chief of surgery since 2008. He was integral in bringing multiple concepts of residency training to the national spotlight. It is impossible to separate his work at the VA from his resident teaching program initiatives as residency director and vice chair of resident education since 2014. Dr. Thliveris builds our program through positive patient outcomes and educational experiences.

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Anna C. Momont, MD

Associate Residency 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.

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Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows

Learning, living and thriving at UW-Madison.

Residency Overview

  • 3-year program
  • International rotations
  • 3 residents selected per year
  • Robust staff support

EXPLORE RESIDENCY

Fellowships Overview

  • 1-2-year programs
  • Sub-specialty training in glaucoma, retina, cornea, comprehensive, pediatrics, oculoplastics and pathology

EXPLORE FELLOWSHIP

Our Current Fellows

Gordon Crabtree, MD

Second Year Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow

gcrabtree@wisc.edu

Elaine Downie, MD

Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fellow

edownie@uwhealth.org

Benjamin Fowler, MD, PhD

First Year Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow

fowler7@wisc.edu

Rebekah Huffman, DO

Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Fellow

rhuffman2@wisc.edu

Our Current Residents

Education for Clinical Professionals

Grand Rounds

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. Fridays, 7 am
  • Visiting Professor Series occurs throughout the year.
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2021 Ophthalmology Grand Rounds (Virtual)

October 29 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

RETINA WORKOUT

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

LEARNER CONFERENCES

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

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