Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship

About the fellowship

We offer a one-year fellowship with comprehensive training in pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric and adult strabismus.

Fellows will work closely with five pediatric ophthalmologists in the Pediatric Eye Clinic of the University of Wisconsin, which has a volume of more than 7,000 subspecialty outpatient visits per year. Referrals and consultations from our large Pediatric Department (which includes all relevant subspecialties) provides for a wide variety of pediatric eye problems seen in our clinic. In addition, our clinic has a wide national and international referral base for treating complex strabismus in children and adults.

Additional expertise will be gained in the field of ophthalmic genetics through participation in a monthly inherited retinal degeneration clinic and additional research opportunities (oculocutaneous albinism, myopia, primary congenital glaucoma, and human embryonic stem cells).

Fellows will be involved in 400 or more surgical cases, many as primary surgeon. Surgical procedures include a wide variety of strabismus. In addition, fellows will participate in the evaluation and surgical management of retinopathy of prematurity, cataract, glaucoma, ptosis and nasolacrimal procedures.

The fellow’s close interaction with residents, medical students, and orthoptic students includes both informal and didactic teaching. Fellows are expected to initiate and complete an independent clinical research project appropriate for presentation at a national meeting during their fellowship.

 

THE BASICS

Director: Michael C. Struck, MD
Parent Department or Academic Unit: University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Address: Pediatric Ophthalmology

2870 University Avenue, Suite 206

Madison, WI 53705-3611

Telephone: (608) 263-6429
Preceptor Names: DOVS Faculty

 

Orthoptists

 

  • Kristin Anderson, CO
  • Leslie France, CO
  • Nora Haji-Jama, CO
  • Michele Harn, CO
  • Kali Loberger, CO
  • Jacque Shimko, CO
  • Nancy Yang, CO
Primary Clinical Training Site: University Station Clinics

2880 University Avenue

Madison, WI 53705-3631

Length of Fellowship: 1 Year
Numbers of positions/year: 1
Starting Date: July 1
Application Deadline: September 1
Actively Involved in Resident Education: Yes
Research Required: Clinical Research
Block Time assigned to Research: No

Meet the Team

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship

Terri L. Young

Peter A. Duehr Professor of Ophthalmology, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics; Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship

Yasmin S. Bradfield

Dr. John Doolittle Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Co-Chair International Ophthalmology Committee

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship

Melanie Schmitt

Assistant Professor, Director of the Pediatric Inherited Retinal Degeneration Clinic, Co-Director Ocular Genetics Program

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship

Burton J. Kushner

Professor Emeritus

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship

Nathan Carpenter

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellow

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship

David M. Gamm

Associate Professor, Emmett A. Humble Distinguished Director of the McPherson Eye Research Institute

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship

Learn about the fellowship from Dr. Nathan Carpenter

 

Learn about the fellowship from dr. michael struck

ALUMNI

  • Nathan Carpenter, MD – 2018-19
  • Judith Sabah, MD – 2014-15
  • Allison Babiuch, MD – 2013-14
  • Shaival Shah, MD – 2012-13
  • Tim Daley, MD – 2011-12
  • Randall Condit, MD – 2010-11
  • Ben Mathew, MD – 2009-10
  • Swati Agarwal, MD  – Pre-Residency Fellow – 2008-09
  • Meg Iizuka, MD and Erin Leverenz, MD – 2006-07
  • Stephen Merriam, MD – 2005-06
  • Anna Steele, MD – 2004-05
  • Laura Smith, MD – 2003-04
  • David Gamm, MD, PhD – 2002-03

WHY CHOOSE MADISON?

So many reasons.

Pediatric and Strabismus Fellowship Clinical Locations

Pediatric Ophthalmology News

 

In-utero epigenetic factors are associated with early-onset myopia in young children.

May 18 2019 // PubMed ID: 31100065 Author(s): Seow WJ, Ngo CS, Pan H, Barathi VA, Tompson SW, Whisenhunt KN, Vithana E, Chong YS, Juo SH, Hysi P, Young TL, Karnani N, Saw SM. In-utero epigenetic factors are associated… Read More

In-utero epigenetic factors are associated with early-onset myopia in young children.

The Role of FGF9 In The Production of Neural Retina And RPE In A Pluripotent Stem Cell Model of Early Human Retinal Development.

May 13 2019 // PubMed ID: 31078532 Author(s): Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology, May 2019 PURPOSE To investigate the role of fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) in the production of neural retina (NR) and retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) in a… Read More

The Role of FGF9 In The Production of Neural Retina And RPE In A Pluripotent Stem Cell Model of Early Human Retinal Development.

Acquired Pediatric Brown Syndrome Secondary to Sinusitis.

Mar 26 2019 // PubMed ID: 30907972 Author(s): Lucarelli KM, Bradfield Y. Acquired Pediatric Brown Syndrome Secondary to Sinusitis. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2019 Mar 25;56:e17-e19. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20190213-01. Journal: Journal Of Pediatric Ophthalmology And Strabismus, Volume 56, Mar 2019… Read More

Acquired Pediatric Brown Syndrome Secondary to Sinusitis.

Gene Augmentation and Readthrough Rescue Channelopathy in an iPSC-RPE Model of Congenital Blindness.

Jan 29 2019 // PubMed ID: 30686507 Author(s): Shahi PK, Hermans D, Sinha D, Brar S, Moulton H, Stulo S, Borys KD, Capowski E, Pillers DM, Gamm DM, Pattnaik BR. Gene Augmentation and Readthrough Rescue Channelopathy in an iPSC-RPE… Read More

Gene Augmentation and Readthrough Rescue Channelopathy in an iPSC-RPE Model of Congenital Blindness.

Can precision medicine treat childhood blindness?

Jan 25 2019 // Using stem cells, gene therapy to correct errors in retinal cells A research team at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has shown that two novel approaches to treating an inherited… Read More

Can precision medicine treat childhood blindness?

Reproducibility and staging of 3D human retinal organoids across multiple pluripotent stem cell lines.

Dec 21 2018 // PubMed ID: 30567931 Author(s): Capowski EE, Samimi K, Mayerl SJ, Phillips MJ, Pinilla I, Howden SE, Saha J, Jansen AD, Edwards KL, Jager LD, Barlow K, Valiauga R, Erlichman Z, Hagstrom A, Sinha D, Sluch… Read More

Reproducibility and staging of 3D human retinal organoids across multiple pluripotent stem cell lines.