We are more than just your eye doctors.

We strive to enable your best vision for as long as possible.

A Tradition of Care

Ophthalmologists from the University of Wisconsin have been caring for patients and studying eye diseases since 1925. Our staff includes opticians and ophthalmologists who provide routine and preventive eye care, as well as sub-specialists who are national leaders in treating glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, eye tumors, macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

In addition to developing sight-saving tests and treatments, department members are also studying the way the eye changes with age, improving corneal transplantation and providing advanced training for ophthalmologists throughout the country.

Clinical Vice Chairs

Amy L. Walker

Clinical Adjunct Faculty, Clinical Optometrist, Co-Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs

Kimberly E. Stepien

Associate Professor; Director of the Adult Inherited Retinal Degeneration Clinic; Co-Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs; Co-Director of Ocular Genetics Program

Our Eye Care Provider Team

Michael M. Altaweel, MD

Professor; Co-Director of the Fundus Photograph Reading Center

Barbara A. Blodi, MD

Professor, Medical Director of the Fundus Photograph Reading Center

Yasmin S. Bradfield, MD

John W. Doolittle Pediatric Ophthalmology Professor, Co-Chair Global Ophthalmology Initiatives

Cat N. Burkat, MD, FACS

Professor, ASOPRS Fellowship Faculty, Co-Chair Global Ophthalmology Initiatives

David M. Gamm, MD, PhD

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

Marilyn C. Kay, MD

Vice-Chair of Education and Faculty Development, Associate Professor

Daniel W. Knoch, MD

Professor, Director Medical Student Education

Yao Liu, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Mark J. Lucarelli, MD, FACS

Program Director, Richard K. Dortzbach Professor of Ophthalmic Facial Plastic Surgery

Mihai Mititelu, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Medical Director of the Clinical Eye Research Unit

Anna C. Momont, MD

Associate Residency Director, Clinical Assistant Professor

Nayan R. Patel, OD

Clinical Optometrist, Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor

Melanie Schmitt, MD

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

Kimberly E. Stepien, MD

Associate Professor; Director of the Adult Inherited Retinal Degeneration Clinic; Co-Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs; Co-Director of Ocular Genetics Program

Michael C. Struck, MD

Professor, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Fellowship Director

Andrew T. Thliveris, MD, PhD

Vice Chair of Resident Education; Residency Director; Professor

Terri L. Young, MD, MBA, FARVO

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

Our Clinics