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

Marilyn C. Kay, MD

Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development, Associate Professor

Dr. Kay  joined our faculty as a neuro-ophthalmologist in 2012, after academic careers at the University of Texas and Medical College of Wisconsin and ten years in clinical practice. In July of 2018, Dr. Kay became the new Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development. Within this role, she serves as chair of the Educational Working Group and the Grand Rounds Committee. Dr. Kay has oversight for our six fellowship programs, faculty development, and continuing education offerings. As senior ophthalmologist, she is committed to the challenge of providing comprehensive and excellent learning experiences to all levels of learners.

Doctors Examine an Eye

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.

Anna C. Momont, MD

Associate Residency Director, Assistant Professor

Dr. Momont graduated from UW-Madison with a BA in Biology and earned her medical degree from UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. She served her residency and later a 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.

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

Kyla Aschenbeck, MD

Kyla Aschenbeck, MD

Cornea Fellow

kaschenbeck@wisc.edu

Kyla Aschenbeck

Tyler Etheridge, MD

Pre-residency Ocular Imaging Fellow

Tyler Etheridge
Jaclyn Gurwin, MD

Jaclyn Gurwin, MD

Oculoplastics Fellow

gurwin@wisc.edu

Jaclyn Gurwin
Suzanne Van Landingham, MD

Suzanne Van Landingham, MD

Clinical Instructor, ASOPRS Fellow

svanlandingh@wisc.edu

Suzanne Van Landingham
Colin McInnis, MD

Colin McInnis, MD

Glaucoma Fellow

cmcinnis@wisc.edu

Colin McInnis
Joseph (Jamie) Raevis, MD

Joseph (Jamie) Raevis, MD

First Year Retina Fellow

raevis@wisc.edu

Joseph (Jamie) Raevis
Kathleen Regan, MD

Kathleen Regan, MD

Second Year Retina Fellow

kregan3@wisc.edu

Kathleen Regan

Our Current Residents

Tyler Boulter, MD

Tyler Boulter, MD

Resident, Class of 2022

tboulter@uwhealth.org

Tyler Boulter
Braden Burckhard, MD

Braden Burckhard, MD

Resident, Class of 2020

bburckhard@uwhealth.org

Braden Burckhard
William Van De Car, MD

William Van De Car, MD

Internal Medicine/Ophthalmology Resident, Class of 2023

vandecariv@gmail.com

William Van De Car
Katherine Dalzotto, MD

Katherine Dalzotto, MD

Internal Medicine/Ophthalmology Resident, Class of 2023

kdalzotto@uwhealth.org

Katherine Dalzotto
Elaine Downie, MD

Elaine Downie, MD

Resident, Class of 2021

edownie@uwhealth.org

Elaine Downie
Jacob Evans, MD

Jacob Evans, MD

Resident, Class of 2021

jevans2@uwhealth.org

Jacob Evans
Chintan Pathak, MD

Chintan Pathak, MD

Internal Medicine/Ophthalmology Resident, Class of 2023

cpathak@uwhealth.org

Chintan Pathak
Meisha Raven, DO

Meisha Raven, DO

Chief Resident, Class of 2020

mraven@uwhealth.org

Meisha Raven
Paige Richards, MD

Paige Richards, MD

Resident, Class of 2022

prichards@uwhealth.org

Paige Richards
Kenneth Taylor, MD

Kenneth Taylor, MD

Resident, Class of 2022

ktaylor@uwhealth.org

Kenneth Taylor
Alana Trotter, MD

Alana Trotter, MD

Resident, Class of 2020

atrotter@uwhealth.org

Alana Trotter
Maxwell Wingelaar, MD

Maxwell Wingelaar, MD

Resident, Class of 2021

mwingelaar@uwhealth.org

Maxwell Wingelaar

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.
Fri 26

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

July 26 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Aug 02

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

August 2 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Aug 09

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

August 9 @ 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

Ophthalmology EDUCATION EVENTS Calendar

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