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

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 Prior Fellow 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

 

Correction: Genetic variants linked to myopic macular degeneration in persons with high myopia: CREAM Consortium.

Oct 11 2019 // PubMed ID: 31600355 Author(s): Wong YL, Hysi P, Cheung G, Tedja M, Hoang QV, Tompson SWJ, Whisenhunt KN, Verhoeven VJM, Zhao W, Hess M, Wong CW, Kifley A, Hosoda Y, Haarman AEG, Hopf S, Laspas… Read More

Correction: Genetic variants linked to myopic macular degeneration in persons with high myopia: CREAM Consortium.

Capillary Hemangioma Presenting as a Scleral Vascular Lesion in a Child.

Sep 11 2019 // PubMed ID: 31503170 Author(s): Bradfield Y, Burkat CN, Albert DM, Potter HAD. Capillary Hemangioma Presenting as a Scleral Vascular Lesion in a Child. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Sep/Oct;35(5):e115-e116. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0000000000001443. Journal: Ophthalmic Plastic And… Read More

Capillary Hemangioma Presenting as a Scleral Vascular Lesion in a Child.

Genetic variants linked to myopic macular degeneration in persons with high myopia: CREAM Consortium.

Aug 16 2019 // PubMed ID: 31415580 Author(s): Wong YL, Hysi P, Cheung G, Tedja M, Hoang QV, Tompson SWJ, Whisenhunt KN, Verhoeven V, Zhao W, Hess M, Wong CW, Kifley A, Hosoda Y, Haarman AEG, Hopf S, Laspas… Read More

Genetic variants linked to myopic macular degeneration in persons with high myopia: CREAM Consortium.

Determining Possible Shared Genetic Architecture Between Myopia and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.

Jul 20 2019 // PubMed ID: 31323684 Author(s): Iglesias AI, Ong JS, Khawaja AP, Gharahkhani P, Tedja MS, Verhoeven VJM, Bonnemaijer PWM, Wolfs RCW, Young TL, Jansonius NM, Craig JE, Stambolian D, van Duijn CM, MacGregor S, Klaver CCW;… Read More

Determining Possible Shared Genetic Architecture Between Myopia and Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.

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): Gamm DM, Clark E, Capowski EE, Singh R. The Role of FGF9 In The Production of Neural Retina And RPE In A Pluripotent Stem Cell Model of Early Human Retinal Development.… 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.