Glaucoma Fellowship at UW-Madison


We invite you to learn more about the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Glaucoma Fellowship and gain an understanding of what our fellows do, what they love about our program (and city) and take with them well into the future. We pride ourselves on our leadership and scholarship, both by striving for clinical and academic excellence and by helping develop future leaders in our specialty. Our Ophthalmology Alumni Association fosters our sense of community across the globe – whether gathering at an annual meeting, or working together to teach tomorrow’s leaders.

UW-Madison Glaucoma Fellowship Team

Gregg A. Heatley, MD, MMM

Professor, Director of Quality and Improvement

Yao Liu, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Director of Teleophthalmology, Glaucoma Service Chief, Glaucoma Fellowship Director

Anna C. Momont, MD

Assistant Professor, Associate Residency Director


The year-long fellowship provides a balanced and extensive education experience in both the medical and surgical aspects of glaucoma. We provide referral-based and primary eye care for adults and children with glaucoma. Our spectrum of care includes the evaluation of glaucoma suspects through tertiary surgical management of eyes that have undergone multiple glaucoma procedures, including patients with congenital glaucoma and those with keratoprostheses. We provide state-of-the-art medical therapy and laser treatment, as well as MIGS and trabeculectomy/tube implant devices. In addition to the department-wide learning opportunities including weekly Grand Rounds and case conferences, we have glaucoma-specific didactics and journal clubs, as well as post-clinic and OR debriefs where each patient’s diagnostic and management decisions are discussed in detail. Fellows are strongly encouraged to engage in clinical-based research, quality improvement projects, and participate in professional development opportunities at national meetings such as the American Glaucoma Society. The Glaucoma Fellowship is accredited by AUPO FCC. For more information regarding surgical case numbers, program requirements and fellow expectations this program adheres to, please visit the AUPO FCC website.

Learn about the fellowship from the Director, Dr. Gregg Heatley:

2021-2022 Fellow, Michal Gutowski, MD, shares his initial impressions of the UW experience:

2020-2021 Fellow, Margaret Powell, MD, MBA, shares her UW experience:

2019-2020 Fellow, Colin McInnis, MD, shares his UW experience:

2018-2019 Fellow, Lisa Nguyen, DO shares her UW experience:

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  • be a part of a supportive team

  • education focused

    We have glaucoma-specific didactics and journal clubs, as well as post-clinic and OR debriefs where each patient’s diagnostic and management decisions are discussed in detail.

  • madison is the best

    Madison routinely ranks high in various rankings of the “greenest” cities in the U.S. with people who eschew single-driver commuting and walk, bike, carpool or take public transit to work.

  • join a 50-year tradition of excellence



    Dr. Liu, Director of Teleophthalmology, is evaluating the relationship between macular pigment levels and the risk of primary open-angle glaucoma within the Carotenoids in Age-related Eye Disease 2 (CAREDS2) Study, an NIH R01 longitudinal cohort study within the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). She is a NIH K23-funded clinician-scientist who is developing an implementation program to advance sustained adoption of teleophthalmology.




  • Michal Gutowski, MD
  • Margaret Powell, MD, MBA
  • Colin McInnis, MD
  • Lisa Nguyen, DO
  • Nitasha Gupta, MD
  • Alexandria Michalik, MD
  • Cajal Patel, MD
  • Jonathan Skarie, MD, PhD
  • Nicholas Frame, MD
  • Christine Larsen, MD
  • Linda Brenner Semela, MD
  • David Lee, MD, MS
  • Chris Kucharski, MD
  • Samantha Weller, MD
  • Anthony Devincentis III, MD
  • Leo Wang, MD
  • Parham Morgan, MD
  • Kurt Schwiesow, MD
  • David Luellwitz, MD
  • Eric A. Steffen, MD
  • John S. Kim, MD
  • Jessica Oliver, MD
  • David Marshall, MD
  • Daniel Taglia, MD, JD
  • Michael L. Vilardo, MD
  • Curtis M. Libby, MD
  • David D. Kim, MD
  • John Geanon, MD
  • Ufuk Fusun Cardakli, MD
  • Gregg Heatley, MD, MMM
  • Barbara Smythe, MD
  • Gary Sterken, MD
  • Kathy Vogel, MD
  • Harrison N. Bowes Jr, MD
  • Joseph G. Feghali, MD
  • Anthony L. Villaneueva, MD
  • Robert L. Shields, MD
  • Walter E. Bundy III, MD