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

Dr. Yasmin Bradfield Speaking to a Patient

Yasmin S. Bradfield, MD

Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development, Co-Chair International Ophthalmology Committee, John W. Doolittle Professorship

Dr. Bradfield has an active practice in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus medical and surgical patient care, in addition to serving as a clinical teacher to medical students, residents and fellows. As Residency Program Director, she led the Resident Clinical Competence, Program Evaluation and Selection Committees. Dr. Bradfield now serves as Vice-Chair of Education and Co-Chair of the International Ophthalmology Committee. She continues to build on our strong education initiatives.

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.

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Daniel Knoch

Daniel Knoch, MD

Associate Residency Director

Dr. Knoch has received five teaching awards in eight years, including a 2013 UW School of Medicine and Public Health Dean’s Teaching Award for excellence in medical student education. In addition to his tireless efforts to ensure all graduating medical students have critical knowledge of the eye, he has served as a member of the medical school’s committee to implement a new student curriculum. Dr. Knoch serves as the Lecture Director of the department’s annual Multiphasic Phaco (cataract surgery) Program and assumed the role of Associate Residency Director in 2016. He is an active member of and frequent presenter at the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology annual meeting where he shares his enthusiasm for and insight into teaching clinical and surgical skills.

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

Michael M. Altaweel, MD

Michael M. Altaweel, MD

Professor; Co-Director of the Fundus Photograph Reading Center

608-263-7290

Michael M. Altaweel
Susie Drake, MD

Susie Drake, MD

Cornea Fellow

sxchen2@wisc.edu

Susie Drake
Nitasha Gupta, MD

Nitasha Gupta, MD

Glaucoma Fellow

Nitasha Gupta
Nicole Jody, MD

Nicole Jody, MD

Pre-Residency Pathology Fellow

Nicole Jody

Christine Kiire

Honorary Associate, Fellow

Christine Kiire
Suzanne Van Landingham, MD

Suzanne Van Landingham, MD

Clinical Instructor, ASOPRS Fellow

Suzanne Van Landingham
Brendan Lawson, DO

Brendan Lawson, DO

Pre-Residency Pathology Fellow

Brendan Lawson

Bradley J. Meyers

Accountant

608-263-8963

Bradley J. Meyers
Zackery Oakey, MD

Zackery Oakey, MD

Retina Fellow

Zackery Oakey
Michael E. Possin, MD

Michael E. Possin, MD

Retina Fellow

mepossin@wisc.edu

Michael E. Possin
Shilpa G. Reddy, MD

Shilpa G. Reddy, MD

Assistant Professor

Shilpa G. Reddy

Scott Riccomini

Honorary Associate, Fellow

Scott Riccomini

Liang Zhou

Honorary Associate, Fellow

Liang Zhou

Our Current Residents

Randy Christopher Bowen, MD

Randy Christopher Bowen, MD

Resident, Class of 2019

RBowen@uwhealth.org

Randy Christopher Bowen
Braden Burckhard, MD

Braden Burckhard, MD

Resident, Class of 2020

Braden Burckhard
Roman Krivochenitser, MD

Roman Krivochenitser, MD

Resident, Class of 2018

rkrivochenitser@uwhealth.org

Roman Krivochenitser
Jennifer Larson, MD

Jennifer Larson, MD

Chief Resident, Class of 2018

jlarson5@uwhealth.org

Jennifer Larson
Nathan Mathews, MD

Nathan Mathews, MD

Resident, Class of 2019

NMathews@uwhealth.org

Nathan Mathews
Meisha Raven, DO

Meisha Raven, DO

Resident, Class of 2020

Meisha Raven
Paul Selid, MD

Paul Selid, MD

Resident, Class of 2018

Paul Selid
Christopher Spearman, MD

Christopher Spearman, MD

Resident, Class of 2019

CSpearman@uwhealth.org

Christopher Spearman
Alana Trotter, MD

Alana Trotter, MD

Resident, Class of 2020

Alana Trotter

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 25

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

May 25 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Jun 01

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

June 1 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Jun 08

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

June 8 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Jun 15

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

June 15 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Jun 22

Ophthalmology Grand Rounds – CANCELED

June 22 @ 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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