Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship

About the fellowship

We offer a one-year fellowship with comprehensive training in pediatric ophthalmology 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 sub-specialty outpatient visits per year. Referrals and consultations from our large Pediatric Department (which includes all relevant sub-specialties) 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.



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




  • 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

Yasmin S. Bradfield

Dr. John Doolittle Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Co-Chair Global Ophthalmology Initiatives

Michael C. Struck

Professor, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Fellowship Director

Melanie Schmitt

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

David M. Gamm

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

Terri L. Young

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

Learn about the fellowship from Prior Fellow Dr. Nathan Carpenter


Learn about the fellowship from Dr. Michael Struck


  • 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

For more information, please contact:

Hannah Baker (Lloyd)

Coordinator of Clinical Fellowships and Global Ophthalmology Initiatives



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Pediatric and Strabismus Fellowship Clinical Locations

Pediatric Ophthalmology News


Genome-wide association meta-analysis of corneal curvature identifies novel loci and shared genetic influences across axial length and refractive error.

Mar 21 2020

PubMed ID: 32193507 Author(s): Fan Q, Pozarickij A, Tan NYQ, Guo X, Verhoeven VJM, Vitart V, Guggenheim JA, Miyake M, Tideman JWL, Khawaja AP, Zhang L, MacGregor S, Höhn R, Chen P, Biino G, Wedenoja…

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Investigating cone photoreceptor development using patient-derived NRL null retinal organoids.

Feb 23 2020

PubMed ID: 32081919 Author(s): Kallman A, Capowski EE, Wang J, Kaushik AM, Jansen AD, Edwards KL, Chen L, Berlinicke CA, Joseph Phillips M, Pierce EA, Qian J, Wang TH, Gamm DM, Zack DJ. Investigating cone…

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A combined RNA-seq and whole genome sequencing approach for identification of non-coding pathogenic variants in single families.

Feb 06 2020

PubMed ID: 32011687 Author(s): Bronstein R, Capowski EE, Mehrotra S, Jansen AD, Navarro-Gomez D, Maher M, Place E, Sangermano R, Bujakowska KM, Gamm DM, Pierce EA. A combined RNA-seq and whole genome sequencing approach for…

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Patient Sight Series: When Art Meets Science

Jan 27 2020

In the operating room, Ruth Manning was a little nervous. Two years of eye trouble had led her here. Yasmin Bradfield, MD, pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus specialist, completed the last tasks before beginning surgery.…

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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…

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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…

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