Our People

Ophthalmology Department group photo

Our people are the heart of our program. From the reception desk to the exam room, from laboratory to diagnostic suite, from the auditorium to the library, from administration office to faculty office you will find our people eager to help you become the best ophthalmologist you can be.

At Iowa, you will be exposed to some of the best clinicians, researchers and teachers in our profession. We provide high-powered opportunities for you to learn career-long lessons from these dedicated professionals.

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Laura Pitlick
Ophthalmology Residency Coordinator
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-353-8585
Email: laura-pitlick@uiowa.edu

Current Residents and Interns

Matthew G. Field, MD, PhD

Matthew G. Field, MD, PhD

Ophthalmology Resident, 2020-2023

Why did you choose Iowa?

Iowa supports the residents in whatever they want to do in their careers. This recruits a diverse group of people with very different backgrounds who are interested in going into every type of career in ophthalmology, from private practice to academic research to teaching. This diversity coupled with incredible training and excellent faculty (who all are so knowledgeable and love to teach) provides the ideal training environment for me. Plus, Iowa has one of the best ophthalmology research departments in the country, allowing me to get involved with projects during residency. On a final note, after living in Miami, I really appreciate the low cost of living here and the ability to actually drive places quickly and find parking. For all the reasons above and many more, I am so excited to be here!

Zachary Mortensen, MD, MBA

Zachary Mortensen, MD, MBA

Ophthalmology Resident, 2020-2023

Why did you choose Iowa?

Iowa seemed to uniquely balance a renowned reputation with a down-to-earth attitude. While Iowa has been a trailblazer in ophthalmologic medicine, the individuals here appeared to maintain a culture of respect and warmth. I initially felt humbled walking among some of ophthalmology's leaders, but I quickly felt welcome. All the residents were incredibly happy to be here and I knew it was a place where I too could have a good time and be myself. Lastly, this city provided the perfect home for my family. The relatively low cost of living, abundance of family-friendly activities, and robust network of resident physicians made Iowa a no-brainer.

Dr. Mortensen's academic profile

Tirth J. Shah, MD

Tirth J. Shah, MD

Ophthalmology Resident, 2020-2023

Why did you choose Iowa?

I fell in love with Iowa during my interview. It was so humbling to see how approachable the faculty and residents were–especially given the renowned reputation. The PGY1 year was a big draw. Not only do we have 5 months of ophthalmology where we get to work up patients, practice our ophthalmologic examination, and try to come up with an assessment and plan, but we also get amazing bi-weekly lectures throughout the year for our level of training and get to practice some basic procedural skills, like suturing. I felt this would certainly help ease the stress of the huge learning curve during PGY2 year and would set a strong foundation for the rest of residency training.

In addition, I was drawn to the excellent research opportunities here, the emphasis on education and teaching, and how approachable and invested the faculty were. It definitely felt humbling to have these famous faculty take such interest in our pursuits. The networking opportunities are phenomenal. Now that I am here, I am so happy I chose Iowa. The program is truly amazing and not only already meets my expectations but far and away exceeds it.

Dr. Shah's academic profile

Margaret R. Strampe, MD

Margaret R. Strampe, MD

Ophthalmology Resident, 2020-2023

Why did you choose Iowa?

I already knew that University of Iowa had everything I wanted in a residency program—clinical excellence, incredible research opportunities, and an impressive reputation—but it was my interview day that made the decision for me. The people are what make Iowa great, and they are the most supportive, collaborative group. Every program tells you that they treat their residents like family, but Iowa is the only one I interviewed at that really lives up to that promise.

Dr. Strampe's academic profile

Caroline Y. Yu, MD

Caroline Y. Yu, MD

Ophthalmology Resident, 2020-2023

Why did you choose Iowa?

Choosing Iowa was a gut decision, and I rarely allow my gut to make the call. During my interview day, the camaraderie and warmth of the faculty and residents put me at ease, and I felt a uniquely strong sense of community that instinctually drew me towards this program. The more I researched into the program, the more I realized that Iowa was the perfect combination of stellar faculty, range of research opportunities, tight-knit community, excellent surgical and clinical training, and exposure to a wide range of pathology. As a lifelong Californian, I was (and still am) intimidated by the idea of midwestern winters, but I believe that Iowa more than any other program will help me to become the best ophthalmologist that I can be.

Dr. Yu's academic profile

Aaron Dotson, MD

Aaron Dotson, portrait

Ophthalmology Resident, 2021-2024

Why did you choose Iowa?

I chose Iowa because of the friendly and supportive department, ample opportunities and resources to mold your own residency experience, and overall training experience that's one to beat!

Dr. Dotson's academic profile

Andrew Goldstein, MD

Andrew Goldstein, portrait

Ophthalmology Resident, 2021-2024

Why did you choose Iowa?

I chose to train at Iowa because I knew it was a place that would push me to excel, but also provide a supportive and friendly environment. As a medical student here I always felt like the staff and residents included me as part of the team, and I wanted to train at a program that had such a welcoming atmosphere. Iowa has a strong focus on education and provides clinical and surgical training that is among the best in the country. The combination of world-class faculty, dedication to resident education, and a supportive environment were exactly what I was looking for in my residency training.

Dr. Goldstein's academic profile

Tina Hendricks, MD

Tina Hendricks, portrait

Ophthalmology Resident, 2021-2024

Why did you choose Iowa?

Iowa had everything I was looking for and then some! I fell in love with the welcoming, family-focused culture, the commitment to resident training, and above all the people who make this department so special.

Dr. Hendricks's academic profile

Mahsaw Motlagh, MD

Mahsaw Motlagh, portrait

Resident, 2021-2024

Why did you choose Iowa?

My personal motto is "work hard and be nice to people" and I think the Iowa culture captures that perfectly. The people here are the absolute best, patients and faculty alike. Everyone is approachable, generous with their time, and eager to teach. I was nervous at first moving from larger cities (previously lived in Phoenix and LA), but I promise you will find this place as wholesome and charming as it is described. Also, Dr. Oetting is the greatest program director in the world.

Dr. Motlagh's academic profile

Sean Rodriguez, MD

Sean Rodriguez, portrait

Ophthalmology Resident, 2021-2024

Why did you choose Iowa?

There are a lot of reasons why I chose Iowa, but I will try to sum it up. There are many great programs, and Iowa is definitely among them, but it was the "other stuff" that sold me to Iowa. From start-to-finish on interview day, the culture present was pervasive. The faculty are awesome, easy-going, impressive, and really invest in the success of the program and the residents. The residents I met reflected this as well; they were super impressive, yet down-to-earth and fun to hang out with.

Dr. Rodriguez's academic profile

S. Bilal Ahmed, MD

Bilal Ahmed

Ophthalmology Resident, 2022-2025

Why did you choose Iowa?

Iowa has a rich history of excellence in education, patient care, research, and producing leaders who contribute to the field of ophthalmology in a variety of meaningful ways. The focus on residents becoming well-rounded doctors and surgeons is the beating heart of this program. It is an honor to spend the next four years training at an institution with such talented, humble, and genuine people rooting for you from day one.

Dr. Ahmed's academic profile

Arnulfo Garza Reyes, MD

Arnulfo Garza Reyes

Ophthalmology Resident, 2022-2025

Why did you choose Iowa?

All residency programs in the country will train a competent ophthalmologist, but very few will offer you world-class training suited for any kind of practice you can imagine. Additionally, very few eye institutes will offer you a resident-driven culture. Iowa is that and more which makes it a unique place at the top of the rankings. Educating you is the priority of every faculty member, and you will find a leader in the field in every subspecialty here at Iowa. I have the goal of going back to the southern border of the country and serving my people as there is a huge need, so it was clear to me that I wanted a place that could offer me elite training to impact my community. I am uncertain about my specialty preference at this point but it gives me peace of mind knowing that graduates from Iowa are widely-known for being capable of excelling right after finishing residency. If I decide to pursue a specialty, the strength of the program and department in general along with the support of the faculty would set me up for success. When you consider residency programs, remember to keep in mind the program’s ability to set you up for a successful career...but the important thing is that success should be defined by you and your own goals. I knew that at Iowa I can come out a well-trained surgeon with experiences that will allow me to shape my career into exactly what I want. Very few places in the country can give you that luxury. To do all of that in a friendly and supportive environment is more than I could have asked for. This is the place to be.

Dr. Garza's academic profile

Chad 'Cy' Lewis, MD

Cy Lewis

Ophthalmology Resident, 2022-2025

Why did you choose Iowa?

I chose to train at Iowa because I knew it was a place that would push me to excel, but also provide a
supportive and friendly environment. As a medical student here I always felt like the staff and residents
included me as part of the team, and I wanted to train at a program that had such a welcoming atmosphere. Iowa has a strong focus on education and provides clinical and surgical training that is among the best in the country. The combination of world-class faculty, a dedication to resident education, and a supportive
environment was exactly what I was looking for in my residency training.

Dr. Lewis' academic profile

Joanna Silverman, MD

Joanna Silverman

Ophthalmology Resident, 2022-2025

Why did you choose Iowa?

I went to medical school at Iowa, and it was here where I learned just how impactful the work of ophthalmologists are. The department is home to some big role models of mine, and I learned first-hand just how excited the physicians/residents at Iowa are to go out of their way to help cultivate our skills and passions as learners. As a frequent over-thinker, this was an easy gut decision.

Dr. Silverman's academic profile

Cheryl Wang, MD

Cheryl Wang

Ophthalmology Resident, 2022-2025

Why did you choose Iowa?

I chose Iowa because of the culture. I have met so many people here who are not only super interesting and impressive but also humble, down-to-earth, and really pleasant to be around. I can recall many moments from being a medical student here where people went the extra mile for me or were generous towards me with their time, effort, and consideration, even if I was a stranger to them. These memories have made a lasting impression on me and represent the kind of physician and person I would like to become.

Dr. Wang's academic profile

Transitional Interns, Ophthalmology Resident 2023-2026

Brandon Baksh

Brandon Baksh, MD

Dr. Baksh's academic profile

Patrick Donegan

Patrick Donegan, MD

Dr. Donegan's academic profile

Matthew Hunt

Matthew Hunt, MD

Dr. Hunt's academic profile

Matthew Meyer

Matthew Meyer, MD

Dr. Meyer's academic profile

Samuel Tadros

Samuel Tadros, MD

Dr. Tadros' academic profile

Jonathan Trejo

Jonathan Trejo, MD

Dr. Trejo's academic profile

Our Recent Graduates

Approximately half of our graduates enter private practice immediately upon completion of the 3-year residency. Others pursue fellowship training before going into practice or entering an academic career. Regardless of a resident or fellow's choice of career path, he or she should feel fully confident of having received the best possible training in ophthalmology. As part of the Iowa Ophthalmology Family, they have worked with dedicated and experienced faculty in a contemporary and world-renowned program. We believe at the completion of training, graduates of the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences are prepared for the challenges ahead and can look forward to the fulfillment that comes from pursuing a career that fosters life-long education.

The department has over 800 alumni across the country and around the world who have become leaders in academic medicine, vision research and private practice. We retain close relations with many of our alumni and offer a network of connections for residents and fellows in training.

Residents have opportunities to meet and network with Iowa alumni throughout the year. Our Clinical Conferences throughout the year and annual Iowa Eye Association meeting held each summer bring alumni back to Iowa City for continuing education and socializing with their mentors and colleagues. We also host informal sessions where alumni meet with trainees to discuss career planning and the business side of ophthalmology. These Alumni Roundtables provide valuable perspectives on a career in ophthalmology and life after training.


Karam A. Alawa, MD

Glaucoma Fellowship, Mass Eye & Ear, Boston

Justine (Liang) Cheng, MD

Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Ore.

Salma A. Dawoud, MD

Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Ryan J. Diel, MD

Meadows Eye, Las Vegas

David A. Ramirez, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia


Christopher R. Fortenbach, MD, PhD

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Lauren E. Hock, MD

Glaucoma Fellowship, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.

Tyler S. Quist, MD

Glaucoma Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Alexis K. Warren, MD

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, University of Illinois – Chicago, Chicago

Caroline W. Wilson, MD

Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Fellowship, Vance Thompson Vision, Sioux Falls, S.D.


Anthony T. Chung, MD

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

Ben J. Janson, MD

Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Iowa City, Iowa

Matthew Benage, MD

Vancouver Clinic, Vancouver, Wash.

Austin R. Fox, MD

Glaucoma Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Heather A. Stiff, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa


Stephanie K. Lynch, MD

  • Medical Retina Fellowship, Emory University, Atlanta
  • Private practice, Eye Specialists of Georgia, Atlanta

Spenser J. Morton, MD

Private practice, Vance Thompson Vision, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Aaron M. Ricca, MD

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Brittni A. Scruggs, MD, PhD

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oreg.

Daniel C. Terveen, MD

  • Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Fellowship, Vance Thompson Vision, Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Private practice, Vance Thompson Vision, Sioux Falls, S.D.


Lindsay M. De Andrade, MD

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, University of California, Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Thomas J. Clark, MD

  • Oculoplastics Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Private practice, Eye Surgical Associates, Lincoln, Neb.

Matthew A. Miller, MD

  • Glaucoma Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Eye Associates of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Lorraine M. Provencher, MD

  • Glaucoma Fellowship, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Private practice, Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati

Tyler B.S. Risma, MD

Fuerste Eye Clinic, Dubuque, Iowa


Steven M. Christiansen, MD

Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati

William E. Flanary, MD

Eye Health Northwest, Portland, Ore.

Jaclyn M. Haugsdal, MD

  • Iowa Eye Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Lucas T. Lenci, MD

Private practice, Missouri Eye Institute, Springfield, Mo.

Prashant K. Parekh, MD, MBA

  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, Cincinnati Eye Institute, Cincinnati
  • Private practice, Center for Excellence in Eye Care, Miami


Johanna Dijkstal Beebe, MD

  • Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Park Nicollet Hospitals, Minneapolis

P. Christi Carter, MD

Alamo City Eye Physicians, San Antonio

Christopher Kirkpatrick, MD

Private practice, Eye Center of Northern Colorado, Fort Collins, Colo.

Philip Niles, MD, MBA

  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Private practice, Buffalo Niagara Retina, Williamsville, N.Y.

David Phillips, MD

  • Glaucoma Fellowship, University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Private practice, Quincy Medical Group, Quincy, Ill.


Jonathan Hager, MD

Private practice, Riverhill Ophthalmology PA, Kerrville, Texas

C. Blake Perry, MD

  • Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Fellowship, Casey Eye Institute, Portland, Ore.
  • Private practice, Eyeplastics, La Jolla, Calif.

Bradley Sacher, MD

Private practice, Wheaton Eye Clinic, Wheaton, Ill.

Jesse Vislisel, MD

  • Cornea Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private Practice, Associated Eye Care, Stillwater, Minn.

Jeffrey Welder, MD

Private practice, Siskiyou Eye Center, Ashland, Ore.


Elizabeth Gauger, MD

  • International Ophthalmology Fellowship, Dean McGee Eye Institute, Oklahoma City
  • Private practice, Iowa Eye Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Pavlina Kemp, MD

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital, Boston
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Angela McAllister

Private practice, Essentia Health, Duluth, Minn.

Justin Risma, MD

Private practive, Fuerste Eye Clinic, Dubuque, Iowa

Matthew Weed, MD

  • Ophthalmic Genetics Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa


Meredith Baker, MD

  • Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Minnesota Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Specialists, Edina, Minn.
  • Private practice, Spokane Eye Clinic, Spokane, Wash.

Joey Brinkley, MD

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • LSU Health, Shreveport, La.

John J. Chen, MD, PhD

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Amanda Maltry, MD

  • Ocular Pathology Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Jordan Rixen, MD

  • Cornea and External Disease Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Eye Surgical Associates, Lincoln, Neb.


Priya Gupta, MD

  • Glaucoma Fellowship, Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore
  • Private practice, West Coast Glaucoma Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Esther S. Hong, MD

Comprehensive ophthalmology, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.

Shaival S. Shah, MD

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
  • Private practice, Southern California Permanente Group, Yorba Linda, Calif.

Matthew S. Ward, MD

  • Cornea and External Diseases Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Provo, Utah

Christopher E. Watts, MD

Private practice, Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Iowa City, Iowa


Emily S. Birkholz, MD

Private practice, Ophthalmology Associates of Mankato, Mankato, Minn.

Jason P. Brinton, MD

  • Cornea Fellowship, Durrie Vision, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Private practice, Durrie Vision, Overland Park, Kan.

Leslie T. L. Pham, MD

  • Cataract/Refractive Surgery Fellowship, Koch Eye Associates, Warwick, R.I.
  • Private practice, Koch Eye Associates, Warwick, R.I.

Brian K. Privett, MD

Private practice, Iowa Eye Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Gina M. Rogers, MD

  • Cornea Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Eye Physicians & Surgeons of Chicago, Chicago

Janet Y. M. Tsui, MD

Private practice, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, Calif.


Alex W. Cohen, MD

  • Cornea Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
  • Private practice, Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Iowa City, Iowa

Nandini G. Gandhi, MD

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Duke Eye Center, Durham, N.C.
  • University of California-Davis, Sacramento, Calif.

A. Brock Roller, MD

  • Retina Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Texas Retina Institute, Round Rock, Texas

Lucas J. A. Wendel, MD

  • Medical Retina Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Private practice, Fox Valley Ophthalmology, St. Charles, Ill.

Ophthalmology Alumni

(most recent graduates first)

Karam A. Alawa, MD - Boston (2019-2022); Fellowship: Glaucoma (2022-2023)

Justine (Liang) Cheng, MD - Portland, Ore. (2019-2022); Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery (2022-2024)

Salma A. Dawoud, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (2019-2022); Fellowship: Neuro-Ophthalmology (2022-2023)

Ryan J. Diel, MD - Las Vegas (2019-2022)

David A. Ramirez, MD - Philadelphia (2019-2022); Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (2022-2023)

Christopher R. Fortenbach, MD, PhD - Iowa City, Iowa (2018-2021); Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery (2021-2023)

Lauren E. Hock, MD - Philadelphia (2018-2021) Fellowship: Glaucoma (2021-2022)

Tyler S. Quist, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (2018-2021) Fellowship: Glaucoma (2021-2022)

Alexis K. Warren, MD - Chicago (2018-2021) Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery (2021-2023)

Caroline W. Wilson, MD - Sioux Falls, S.D. (2018-2021) Fellowship: Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery (2021-2022)

Anthony T. Chung, MD - Cleveland (2017-2020)

Ben J. Janson, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (2017-2020)

Matthew Benage, MD - Vancouver, Wash. (2017-2020)

Austin R. Fox, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (2017-2020) Fellowship: Glaucoma (2020-2021)

Heather A. Stiff, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (2017-2020) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (2020-2021)

Stephanie K. Lynch, MD - Atlanta (2016-2019) Fellowship: Medical Retina (2019-2020)

Spenser J. Morton, MD - Sioux City, Iowa (2016-2019)

Aaron M. Ricca, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (2016-2019) Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery (2019-2021)

Brittni A. Scruggs, MD, PhD - Portland, Ore. (2016-2019) Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery (2019-2021)

Daniel C. Terveen, MD - Sioux Falls, S.D. (2016-2019) Fellowship: Cornea and External Disease (2019-2020)

Thomas ‘TJ’ Clark, MD - Lincoln, Neb. (2015-2018) Fellowship: Oculoplastics (2018-2020)

Lindsay M. De Andrade, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (2015-2018) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (2018-2019)

Matthew A. Miller, MD - Colorado Springs, Colo. (2015-2018) Fellowship: Glaucoma (2018-2019)

Lorraine M. Provencher, MD - Cincinnati (2015-2018) Fellowship: Glaucoma (2018-2019)

Tyler B.S. Risma, MD - Dubuque, Iowa (2015-2018)

Steven M. Christiansen, MD - Colorado Springs, Colo. (2014-2017) Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery (2017-2019)

William E. Flanary, MD - Portland, Ore. (2014-2017)

Jaclyn M. Haugsdal, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (2014-2017) 

Lucas T. Lenci, MD - Springfield, Mo. (2014-2017)

Prashant K. Parekh, MD, MBA - Miami (2014-2017) Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery (2017-2019)

Johanna Beebe, MD - Minneapolis (2013-2016) Fellowship: Neuro-Ophthalmology (2016-2017)

P. Christi Carter, MD - San Antonio (2013-2016)

Christopher Kirkpatrick, MD - Fort Collins, Colo. (2013-2016)

Philip Niles, MD, MBA - Williamsville, N.Y. (2013-2016) Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery (2016-2018)

David Phillips, MD - Quincy, Ill. (2013-2016) Fellowship: Glaucoma (2016-2017)

Jonathan Hager, MD - Kerrville, Texas (2012-2015)

C. Blake Perry, MD - La Jolla, Calif. (2012-2015) Fellowship: Oculoplastics (2015-2017)

Bradley Sacher, MD - Wheaton, Ill. (2012-2015)

Jesse Vislisel, MD - Stillwater, Minn. (2012-2015 ) Fellowship: Cornea (2015-2016)

Jeffrey D. Welder, MD - Ashland, Ore. (2012-2015)

Elizabeth H. Gauger, MD - Cedar Rapids, Iowa (2011-2014) Fellowship: International Ophthalmology

Pavlina S. Kemp, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (2011-2014) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (2014-2015)

Angela R. McAllister, MD, MPH - Duluth, Minn. (2011-2014)

Justin M. Risma, MD - Dubuque, Iowa (2011-2014)

Matthew Weed, MD - Spokane, Wash. (2011-2014 ) Fellowship: Ophthalmic Genetics (2014-2015) Fellowship: Pediatrics (2015-2016)

Meredith S. Baker, MD - Edina, Minn. (2010-2013) Fellowship: Oculoplastics (2013-2015)

John J. Brinkley, MD - Shreveport, La. (2010-2013) Fellowship: Neuro-Ophthalmology (2013-2014)

John J. Chen, MD, PhD - Rochester, Minn. (2010-2013) Fellowship: Neuro-Ophthalmology (2013-2014)

Amanda C. Maltry, MD - Minneapolis (2010-2013) Fellowship: Ocular Pathology (2013-2014)

Jordan J. Rixen, MD - Lincoln, Neb. (2010-2013) Fellowship: Cornea (2013-2014)

Priya Gupta, MD - Surrey, British Columbia (2009-2012) Fellowship: Glaucoma (2012-2013)

Esther S. (Hong) Manolarakis, MD - Sacramento, Calif. (2009-2012)

Shaival S. Shah, MD - Yorba Linda, Calif. (2009-2012) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (2012-2013)

Matthew S. Ward, MD - Provo, Utah (2009-2012) Fellowship: Cornea (2012-2013)

Chris E. Watts, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (2009-2012)

Emily S. Birkholz, MD - Mankato, Minn. (2008-2011)

Jason P. Brinton, MD - St. Louis (2008-2011) Fellowship: Cornea (2011-2012)

Brian K. Privett, MD - Cedar Rapids, Iowa (2008-2011)

Gina M. Rogers, MD - Chicago (2008-2011) Fellowship: Cornea (2011-2012)

Janet Y. M. Tsui, MD - Santa Clara, Calif. (2008-2011)

Leslie T. L. Pham, MD - Huntington Beach, Calif. (2007-2011) Fellowship: Cataract/Refractive (2011-2012)

Alex W. Cohen, MD, PhD - Iowa City, Iowa (2007-2010) Fellowship: Cornea (2010-2011)

Nandini G. Gandhi, MD - Sacramento, Calif. (2007-2010)

A. Brock Roller, MD - Round Rock, Texas (2007-2010) Fellowship: Retina (2010-2012)

Lucas J. A. Wendel, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (2007-2010) Fellowship: Retina (2010-2011)

Arpitha Muthialu Charlu, MD - Newport News, Calif. (2006-2009)

Parley D. Fillmore, MD - Alamogordo, N.M. (2006-2009)

Matthew P. Rauen, MD - West Des Moines, Iowa (2006-2009) Fellowship: Cornea (2009-2010)

Parisa Taravati, MD - Seattle (2006-2009)

E. Bo Yang, MD - Boston (2006-2009) Fellowship: Glaucoma (2009-2010)

Jason C. Friedrichs, MD, MS - Sycamore, Ill. (2005-2008)

Edward H. Hu, MD, PhD - Peoria, Ill. (2005-2008)

Yian Jin Jones, MD - Sioux City, Iowa (2005-2008)

Andrew C. G. Steffensmeier, MD - West Des Moines, Iowa (2005-2008)

Paula Wynn, MD - Portland, Ore. (2005-2008) Fellowship: Retina (2008-2009)

Robert B. Dinn, MD - Kokomo, Ind. (2004-2007)

Jordan M. Graff, MD - Phoenix (2004-2007) Fellowship: Retina (2007-2009)

Susannah Q. Longmuir, MD - Nashville, Tenn. (2004-2007) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (2007-2008)

Christopher C. Robinson, MD - Boston (2004-2007)

Avinash P. Tantri, MD - Lakeville, Conn. (2004-2007)

James M. Coombs, MD - Twin Falls, Idaho (2003-2006)

Reid A. Longmuir, MD - Nashville, Tenn. (2003-2006) Fellowship: Neuro-Ophthalmology (2006-2007) Glaucoma (2007-2008)

Jeffrey L. Maassen, MD - Cedar Rapids, Iowa (2003-2006)

Erin O'Malley Schotthoefer, MD - Charlotte, N.C. (2003-2006)

Erin K. M. Shriver, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (2003-2006)

Michael V. Boland, MD, PhD - Baltimore (2002-2005)

Andrew P. Doan, MD, PhD - Temecula, Calif. (2002-2005)

Lynn E. Fraterrigo, MD - Schenectady, N.Y. (2002-2005)

James G. Howard, MD - Murray, Utah (2002-2005) Fellowship: Retina (2005-2007)

Sudeep Z. Pramanik, MD, MBA - Sparks Glencoe, Md. (2002-2005) Fellowship: Cornea (2005-2006)

William J. Dupps, Jr., MD, PhD - Bay Village, Ohio (2001-2004)

John H. Fingert, MD, PhD - Iowa City, Iowa (2001-2004) Fellowship: Glaucoma (2004-2006)

Erin L. Holloman, MD - Oklahoma City (2001-2004)

Jennifer J. Lee, MD - Kirkland, Wash. (2001-2004)

Judy C. Liu, MD - Traverse City, Mich. (2001-2004) Fellowship: Retina (2004-2006)

Michael A. Grassi, MD - Chicago (2000-2003) Fellowship: Retina (2003-2006)

Michael G. Hunt, MD - Fort Worth, Texas (2000-2003) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (2003-2004)

John W. Kitchens, MD - Nicholasville, Ky. (2000-2003)

Susan J. Quick, MD - St. Paul, Minn. (2000-2003)

Russell B. Warner, MD - Salem, Ore. (2000-2003)

Puwat Charukamnoetkanok, MD - Nonthaburi, Thailand (1999-2002)

Emily C. Greenlee, MD - Coralville, Iowa (1999-2002) Fellowship: Glaucoma (2002-2003)

Scott A. Larson, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (1999-2002) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (2002-2003)

Rahul T. Pandit, MD - Houston (1999-2002) Fellowship: Cornea (2002-2003)

David B. Petersen, MD - Salt Lake City (1999-2002) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (2002-2003)

Zuleika M. Ghodsi, MD - Easton, Md. (1998-2001)

Raghav Gupta, MD - Frisco, Texas (1998-2001)

Mark S. Wolken, MD - Anderson, S.C. (1998-2001)

Luis C. Omphroy, MD - Honolulu (1997-2001)

Annie Chang, MD - Arvada, Colo. (1997-2000)

John R. Kinder, MD - Cape Girardeau, Mo. (1997-2000)

T. Hunter Newsom, MD - Tampa, Fla. (1997-2000)

Stacy L. Thompson, MD - (deceased) (1997-2000)

Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD - Houston (1997-1999) Fellowship: Molecular Ophthalmology (2000-2000) Oculoplastics (2004-2006)

Andrea L. Lusk, MD - St. Petersburg, Fla. (1997-1999)

Edward M. Barnett, MD, PhD - Cambridge, Mass. (1996-1999)

Dianna L. Bordewick, MD - Eugene, Ore. (1996-1999)

Christian L. Hess, MD - Layton, Utah (1996-1999)

Susan K. Mosier, MD - Lawrence, Kan. (1996-1999)

Brian E. Nichols, MD, PhD - Boulder, Colo. (1996-1999) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (1999-2000)

Kean T. Oh, MD - Traverse City, Mich. (1996-1999) Fellowship: Retina (1999-2001)

Kristie K. Shappell, MD, DVM - La Crosse, Wis. (1996-1998) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (1999-2000) Molecular Ophthalmology (2000-2000)

Jeffrey J. Jordan, MD - Bangor, Maine (1995-1998)

Bradley J. Katz, MD, PhD - Salt Lake City (1995-1998)

Nicole B. Mulder, MD - Escondido, Calif. (1995-1998)

Richard K. Neahring, MD, FACS - Salem, Ore. (1995-1998) Fellowship: Neuro-Ophthalmology (1993-1994)

Scott E. Stice, MD - Salem, Ore. (1995-1998)

Darwin B. Wooten, MD - Corinth, Miss. (1995-1998)

Harold L. Cohen, MD - Bloomington, Ind. (1994-1997)

Ann G. Neff, MD - Bradenton, Fla. (1994-1997)

Patrick J. Riedel, MD - Bloomington, Minn. (1994-1997)

Jennifer L. Simpson, MD - Irvine, Calif. (1994-1997)

C. Tobin Taylor, MD - Knoxville, Tenn. (1994-1997)

Jane A. Bailey, MD - Omaha, Neb. (1993-1996)

Diane E. Boone, MD - Rockford, Ill. (1993-1996)

Jeremiah Brown, Jr., MD - Schertz, Texas (1993-1996) Fellowship: Retina (1996-1998)

Allen M. Grey, MD - Grand Junction, Colo. (1993-1996)

William F. Keeling, MD, PhD - Greenwood, Ind. (1993-1996)

Brett W. Rhode, MD - West Allis, Wis. (1993-1996)

Mark A. Alford, MD - Fort Worth, Texas (1992-1996) Fellowship: Oculoplastics (1996-1998)

Richard J. Olson, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (1992-1996) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (1996-1997)

Louise A. Mawn, MD - Nashville, Tenn. (1992-1995)

Mark E. Morin, MD, PhD - Presque Isle, Maine (1992-1995)

Thomas A. Oetting, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (1992-1995)

Robin D. Ross, MD - Grand Blanc, Mich. (1992-1995)

Christine E. P. Bartos, MD - Pewaukee, Wis. (1991-1994)

Robert J. S. Mack, MD - Hoffman Estates, Ill. (1991-1994)

Kenneth W. Neu, MD - Springfield, Mo. (1991-1994)

Mick E. VandenBosch, MD - Brandon, S.D. (1991-1994)

Leslie J. Weil, MD - San Carlos, Calif. (1991-1994)

Brian P. Weismann, MD - Valparaiso, Ind. (1991-1994)

Norman A. Zabriskie, MD - Salt Lake City (1991-1994) Fellowship: Glaucoma (1995-1995)

Bernard F. Godley, MD, PhD, FACS - Galveston, Texas (1990-1994)

Angela R. Bratton, MD - Los Alamos, N.M. (1990-1993)

David M. Brown, MD, FACS - Houston (1990-1993) Fellowship: Retina (1993-1995)

Christina P. Johnson, MD - Mission, Texas (1990-1993) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (1993-1994)

J. Kevin McKinney, MD - Oregon City, Ore. (1990-1993) Fellowship: Glaucoma (1994-1995)

Paul N. Schultz, MD - Medford, Ore. (1989-1993)

William L. Haynes, MD - Asheville, N.C. (1989-1992) Fellowship: Glaucoma (1992-1993)

Karen M. Joos, MD, PhD - Nashville, Tenn. (1989-1992)

Susan M. Malinowski, MD - Southfield, Mich. (1989-1992)

Sarah J. Stair, MD - McLean, Va. (1989-1992) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (1993-1994)

Jon A. Yokubaitis, MD - Lake Charles, La. (1989-1992)

Meena Beri, MD - Portland, Ore. (1988-1991) Fellowship: Vascular (1985-1987)

Barbara E. Evans, MD - Des Moines, Iowa (1988-1991)

Kurt A. Haller, MD - Kalamazoo, Mich. (1988-1991)

A. Timothy Johnson, MD, PhD - Iowa City, Iowa (1988-1991) Fellowship: Glaucoma (1992-1992)

Gregg T. Lueder, MD - St. Louis (1988-1991)

Mariannette J. Miller-Meeks, MD - Ottumwa, Iowa (1988-1991)

Paul M. Munden, MD - Leawood, Kan. (1988-1991)

Reed M. Bouchey, MD - Mount Pleasant, Iowa (1987-1990)

Byron L. Lam, MD - Miami (1987-1990)

Donald L. McCormack, MD - Boulder, Colo. (1987-1990)

Kristen K. Wells, MD - Victoria, British Columbia (1987-1990)

Mitchell D. Wolf, MD - Madison, Wis. (1987-1990) Fellowship: Glaucoma (1991-1991)

Loren R. Barrus, MD - Medford, Ore. (1986-1989)

Lee D. Birchansky, MD - Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1986-1989)

Peter Gloor, MD - Branford, Conn. (1986-1989) Fellowship: Cornea (1989-1990)

Mark J. McCarthy, MD - Norfolk, Va. (1986-1989) Fellowship: Vascular (1990-1990)

Edwin M. Stone, MD, PhD - Iowa City, Iowa (1986-1989) Fellowship: Retina (1990-1992)

Randall C. Stout, MD - Battle Creek, Mich. (1986-1989)

Joseph E. Allen, MD - Boone, N.C. (1985-1988)

Steven R. Bennett, MD - Edina, Minn. (1985-1988) Fellowship: Retina (1989-1989)

H. Culver Boldt, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (1985-1988)

Randall S. Brenton, MD - Mason City, Iowa (1985-1988) Fellowship: Glaucoma (1983-1983)

David P. Sutton, MD - Osceola, Wis. (1985-1988)

Gregory L. Thorgaard, MD - Ottumwa, Iowa (1985-1988)

Colin Ma, MD - Portland, Ore. (1984-1988)

Laurie E. Christensen, MD - Portland, Ore. (1984-1987)

Edward L. Colloton, MD - Bloomington, Ill. (1984-1987)

Mark I. Freedman, MD - Milwaukee, Wis. (1984-1987)

Randy H. Kardon, MD, PhD - Iowa City, Iowa (1984-1987) Fellowship: Neuro-Ophthalmology (1987-1989)

John F. Stamler, MD, PhD - Iowa City, Iowa (1984-1987)

Dennis P. Han, MD - Milwaukee (1983-1986)

Steven J. Jacobs, MD - Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1983-1986)

Francisco J. Pabalan, MD - Riverside, Calif. (1983-1986)

Jeffrey T. Paul, MD - Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (1983-1986)

Jean B. Spencer, MD - West Des Moines, Iowa (1983-1986)

Lyse S. Strnad, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (1983-1986)

Mark W. Mohney, MD - Atlanta, Ga. (1982-1986)

Shauna K. McKusker, MD - Cheyenne, Wyo. (1982-1985)

R. Jeffrey Parker, MD - Las Vegas (1982-1985)

James T. Quinlan, MD (1982-1985)

H. F. Rick Perell, MD - Glen Burnie, Md. (1981-1985)

Donald B. Scrafford, MD - Wichita, Kan. (1981-1985)

Paul N. Arnold, MD, FACS - Ashland, Ore. (1981-1984)

Rebecca M. Bartow, MD - Marshfield, Wis. (1981-1984) Fellowship: Oculoplastics (1985-1985) Cornea (1985-1986)

Thomas J. Cavin, MD, FACS - South Burlington, Vt. (1981-1984)

Carlos A. Omphroy, MD - Mililani, Hawaii (1981-1984)

P. David Reese, MD - Waltham, Mass. (1981-1984) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (1985-1986)

David P. Rowell, MD - Salem, Ore. (1981-1984)

R. Kent Stiverson, MD - Lone Tree, Colo. (1981-1984)

Lisa B. Arbisser, MD - Sarasota, Fla. (1980-1983)

U. John Berzins, MD - Salem, Ore. (1980-1983)

Robert B. Goffstein, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (1980-1983)

Robert C. Kersten, MD, FACS - San Francisco (1980-1983) Fellowship: Oculoplastics (1983-1984)

R. Lawrence Tychsen, MD - St. Louis (1980-1983)

Richard F. Dreyer, MD - Portland, Ore. (1979-1982) Fellowship: Retina (1984-1985)

Gretchen Fuerste, MD - Dubuque, Iowa (1979-1982)

Phillip C. Hoopes, MD - Sandy, Utah (1979-1982)

William H. Schutten, MD - Falmouth, Mass. (1979-1982)

R. Grey Weaver, Jr., MD - Winston-Salem, N.C. (1979-1982) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (1982-1983)

Richard P. White, MD - Albany, N.Y. (1979-1982)

Raymond L. Alberts, Jr., MD - Freeport, Ill. (1978-1981)

Daniel J. Fleming, MD - Anderson, S.C. (1978-1981)

Mark H. Haimann, MD - Bloomfield Hills, Mich. (1978-1981)

Scott R. McKee, MD - North Oaks, Minn. (1978-1981)

Gary Prodanovich, MD - San Diego (1978-1981)

Robert T. Spector, MD - Philadelphia (1978-1981)

David J. Apple, MD - (deceased) (1977-1980)

Thomas F. Carroll, MD - Minneapolis (1977-1980)

Jeffrey Rutgard, MD - La Jolla, Calif. (1977-1980)

Roland Sabates, MD - Kansas City, Mo. (1977-1980)

Steven J. Vermillion, MD - San Rafael, Calif. (1977-1980)

Joseph Eshagian, MD - Los Angeles (1976-1979)

Thomas W. Smith, MD - Du Bois, Pa. (1976-1979)

Robert D. Stratton, MD - Vero Beach, Fla. (1976-1979)

John R. Wood, MD - Roanoke, Va. (1976-1979)

Nicholas A. Zubyk, MD - San Diego (1976-1979)

Stephen D. Miller, MD - Honolulu (1975-1979)

Linda K. Angell Finch, MD - Sarasota, Fla. (1975-1978)

James J. Edwards, MD - Parma, Ohio (1975-1978) Fellowship: Oculoplastics (1978-1979)

Dennis D. Gordy, MD, FACS - Camarillo, Calif. (1975-1978)

Henry J. Kaplan, MD - Louisville, Ky. (1975-1978)

John F. Ramsey, MD - Minneapolis (1975-1978)

John C. Lee, MD - Decatur, Ill. (1974-1978) Fellowship: Glaucoma (1995-1997)

Ross Lambert, MD - (deceased) (1975-1977)

O. Claron Alldredge, MD - Holladay, Utah (1974-1977) Fellowship: Cornea (1977-1978)

Brian E. Conner, MD - Salina, Kan. (1974-1977)

William N. Gillum, MD - Weslaco, Texas (1974-1977) Fellowship: Oculoplastics (1979-1980)

Gary K. Phelps, MD - Southport, Queensland, Australia (1974-1977) Fellowship: Glaucoma (1972-1973)

Jonathan D. Fratkin, MD - Theodore, Ala. (1973-1977)

Rodolfo N. Perez, Jr., MD - Boulder, Colo. (1973-1977) Fellowship: Retina (1978-1978)

Gary L. Hedge, MD - (deceased) (1977)

James E. Brock, MD - Dubuque, Iowa (1973-1976)

Baird S. Grimson, MD - Chapel Hill, N.C. (1973-1976)

Robert M. Lang, MD - Ottumwa, Iowa (1973-1976)

Joel M. Leibsohn, MD - Mission Hills, Kan. (1973-1976)

Alexander G. Smith, MD - Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1973-1976)

Craig W. Young, MD - (deceased) (1973-1976) Fellowship: Cornea (1976-1977)

Gerhard W. Cibis, MD - Kansas City, Mo. (1972-1976)

Gerald R. Saparoff, MD - Barton, Vt. (1972-1976)

Richard L. Anderson, MD - Salt Lake City (1972-1975)

Richard W. Claussen, MD - (deceased) (1972-1975)

Everett C. Madson, MD - Omaha, Neb. (1972-1975)

LeRoy C. McNutt, Jr., MD - Riverside, Calif. (1972-1975)

Lance E. Olson, MD, PhD - Spokane, Wash. (1972-1975)

Thomas A. Weingeist, PhD, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (1972-1975) Fellowship: Retina (1976-1976)

Stephen H. Wolken, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (1972-1975)

Thomas P. Keenan, MD - Winchester, Va. (1971-1975)

Stanley B. Altman, MD - Aberdeen, S.D. (1971-1974)

William M. Bourne, MD - Rochester, Minn. (1971-1974)

John B. Constantine, MD - Lowell, Mass. (1971-1974)

Bruce E. Herron, MD - Jackson, Tenn. (1971-1974)

Richard T. Falter, MD - Hutchinson, Kan. (1970-1974)

Edward H. Scott, MD, MPH - (deceased) (1970-1974)

Robert J. Thompson, MD - Encinitas, Calif. (1970-1974)

James O. Bishop, MD - Houston (1970-1973)

Frederick A. Mausolf, MD - Lincoln, Neb. (1970-1973)

Richard A. Ulrich, MD - Bonaire, Ga. (1970-1973)

Russell M. Warren, MD - (deceased) (1970-1973)

Ira G. Wong, MD - San Francisco (1970-1973)

Robert S. Brown, MD - Waukee, Iowa (1969-1973)

Jonathan E. Chua, PhD, MD - Boynton Beach, Fla. (1969-1973)

Chase P. Hunter, III, MD - Anderson, S.C. (1969-1973)

John C. Nelson, MD - Salt Lake City (1969-1973)

Paul O. Sanderson, MD - Minneapolis (1969-1973)

John H. Mensher, MD - Seattle (1969-1972) Fellowship: Neuro-Ophthalmology (1968-1969) Glaucoma (1978-1979)

Michael A. Bloome, MD, FACS - Houston (1968-1972)

Addison W. Brown, Jr., MD - (deceased) (1968-1972)

Delbert G. Ririe, MD - Provo, Utah (1968-1972)

Hansjoerg E. Kolder, MD, PhD - (deceased) (1968-1971)

Charles D. Phelps, MD - (deceased) (1968-1971) Fellowship: Glaucoma (1967-1968)

Tim B. Sullivan, Jr., MD - Sterling, Ill. (1968-1971)

Larry W. Wood, MD - Lincoln, Neb. (1968-1971)

William E. McCaleb, MD - Austin, Texas (1967-1971)

Larry G. Piepergerdes, MD - (deceased) (1967-1971)

Rodney A. Anderson, MD - Cheyenne, Wyo. (1967-1970)

Donald H. Beisner, MD - (deceased) (1967-1970)

David E. Brandt, MD - Seattle (1967-1970)

Albert H. Bryan, MD - Yakima, Wash. (1967-1970)

John A. Bryant, MD - Reno, Nev. (1967-1970)

David J. Chizek, MD - Excelsior, Minn. (1967-1970)

R. Richard Flickinger, Jr., MD - Waukesha, Wis. (1967-1970)

Bruce Golden, MD, FACS - Chicago (1967-1970)

Charles E. Jones, MD - Sioux City, Iowa (1967-1970)

Jay H. Krachmer, MD - Edina, Minn. (1967-1970)

William E. Scott, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (1967-1970)

R. Bruce Bedell, MD - (deceased) (1966-1970)

John R. Crowell, MD - (deceased) (1970)

Donald A. Greif, MD - (deceased) (1966-1969)

Robert A. Hyndiuk, MD - Estero, Fla. (1966-1969)

Jerry N. Ringer, MD - Bloomington, Ill. (1966-1969)

Barbara Silvestri, MD, FACS - Incline Village, Nev. (1966-1969)

Darryl B. Thatcher, MD - Colorado Springs, Colo. (1966-1969)

David E. Townes, MD - Lancaster, Ky. (1966-1969)

Richard T. Moore, MD - Reno, Nev. (1965-1969)

William A. Newsom, MD - Gainesville, Fla. (1965-1969)

John D. Chambers, MD - Anacortes, Wash. (1965-1968)

Frank H. Reuling, Jr., MD - Winchester, Va. (1964-1968)

G. Frank Judisch, MD - Iowa City, Iowa (1963-1968)

Ralph W. Stephens, MD - Reno, Nev. (1968)

Samuel D. Bovenmyer, MD - Waterloo, Iowa (1964-1967)

Donald J. Doughman, MD - Edina, Minn. (1964-1967)

Joseph T. Leinfelder, MD - (deceased) (1964-1967)

Harry C. Stephenson, MD - Prospect, Ky. (1964-1967)

Charlotte A. Burns, MD - Madison, Wis. (1963-1967)

Reid E. Motley, MD - (deceased) (1963-1967)

Paul G. Jahnke, MD - (deceased) (1963-1966)

Virgil G. Kirkegaard, MD - (deceased) (1963-1966)

Elmer T. Sornson, MD - Salem, Ore. (1963-1966)

William H. Coulter, MD - Santa Barbara, Calif. (1962-1966)

Robert V. Despain, MD - (deceased) (1962-1966)

Jerome T. Pearlman, MD - (deceased) (1962-1966)

H. Stanley Thompson, MD - Oxford, Iowa (1962-1966)

Russell R. Widner, MD - (deceased) (1962-1966)

Robert S. Baller, MD - Secor, Ill. (1962-1965)

H. David Fenske, MD - South Haven, Mich. (1962-1965)

Malcolm L. Mazow, MD - Houston (1962-1965)

Charles E. Boylan, MD - (deceased) (1961-1965)

Jim M. Hersey, MD - Albuquerque, N.M. (1961-1965)

Wallace Landholm, MD - (deceased) (1961-1965)

Otto A. Wiegmann, MD - Elm Grove, Wis. (1962-1964) Fellowship: Strabismus (1964-1966)

Norman M. Rozansky, MD - San Diego (1961-1964)

Edward M. Schaeffer, MD - Sarasota, Fla. (1960-1964)

Bruce E. Spivey, MD, MS, Med - San Francisco (1960-1964)

C. Neal Jepson, MD - (deceased) (1960-1963)

Rodger S. Kirkegaard, MD - (deceased) (1960-1963)

Richard A. McKay, MD - Davenport, Iowa (1960-1963)

Joseph C. Yarbrough, Jr., MD - Isle of Palms, S.C. (1960-1963)

Ronald F. Gates, MD - (deceased) (1959-1963)

James A. Stuart, MD - Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (1959-1963)

John W. Dickerson, MD - (deceased) (1963)

Clyde K. Kitchen, MD - Fullerton, Calif. (1959-1962)

Robert J. Miller, MD - Saratoga, Calif. (1959-1962)

Wallace H. Faulk, Jr., MD - Nashville, Tenn. (1958-1962)

Robert R. Sexton, MD - (deceased) (1958-1962)

Robert D. Whinery, MD - Palm Desert, Calif. (1958-1962)

John M. Graether, MD - Marshalltown, Iowa (1958-1961)

Clifford A. Hendricks, Jr., MD - Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1958-1961)

John R. Lynn, MD - (deceased) (1958-1961) Fellowship: Glaucoma (1961-1962)

Melvin L. Rubin, MD - (deceased) (1958-1961)

William B. Snyder, MD - Dallas (1958-1961) Fellowship: Retina (1964-1966)

Clarence A. Christensen, MD - (deceased) (1957-1960)

Frank H. Gregg, MD - (deceased) (1957-1960)

Richard O. Schultz, MD - Egg Harbor, Wis. (1957-1960)

Jon C. Thorson, MD - Hailey, Idaho (1957-1960)

Gunter K. Von Noorden, MD - Houston (1957-1960)

James M. Woodward, MD - Centennial, Colo. (1956-1960)

Morgan Adams, MD - (deceased) (1960)

David J. Evans, MD - (deceased) (1956-1959)

Thomas R. Sawyer, MD - Pittsboro, N.C. (1956-1959)

Kazimirs Stivrins, MD - (deceased) (1956-1959)

Ambrose G. Updegraff, MD - St Petersburg, Fla. (1956-1959)

Charles C. Morledge, MD - (deceased) (1955-1958)

Roy F. Statton, MD - Lincoln, Neb. (1955-1958)

M. Hobson Rice, MD - (deceased) (1954-1957)

H. Bruce Ostler, MD - (deceased) (1953-1957)

Richard D. Richards, MD - Mobile, Ala. (1952-1957)

Robert J. Davis, MD - (deceased) (1953-1956)

Robert H. Foss, MD - (deceased) (1953-1956)

Alma K. Hansen, MD - Tucson, Ariz. (1953-1955)

Bernard Schwartz, MD, PhD - (deceased) (1953-1955)

Landis C. Stewart, MD - Adrian, Mich. (1953-1955)

Theodore L. Johnston, MD - Cheyenne, Wyo. (1952-1955)

James P. Calkins, MD - (deceased) (1955)

Thomas F. Stanfield, MD - (deceased) (1951-1954)

Eric M. Swanson, MD - (deceased) (1951-1954)

Collins W. Swords, MD - (deceased) (1954)

Bernard J. Mansheim, MD - La Crosse, Wis. (1950-1953)

George W. Bounds, Jr., MD - (deceased) (1949-1952)

Glenn E. Mohney, MD - (deceased) (1949-1952)

Nicholas G. Douvas, MD - (deceased) (1948-1951)

Albert J. Alter, MD - (deceased) (1947-1950)

David C. Boyce, MD - (deceased) (1947-1950)

Jack E. Weih, MD - West Chester, Ohio (1945-1950)

Luciano H. Barrere, MD - (deceased) (1950)

Philip Knapp, MD - (deceased) (1946-1949)

Robert L. Rees, MD - (deceased) (1946-1949)

Charles L. Weston, MD - (deceased) (1946-1949)

Jack A. Dillahunt, MD - (deceased) (1949)

Rudolph Nadbath, MD - (deceased) (1949)

Sherwood Burr, MD - (deceased) (1945-1948)

Thomas D. Duane, MD, PhD - (deceased) (1943-1947)

Frank J. Brown, MD - (deceased) (1944-1946)

Alfons F. Tipshus, MD - (deceased) (1943-1946)

Samuel N. Key, Jr., MD - (deceased) (1942-1946)

Arthur C. Wise, MD - (deceased) (1943-1945)

N. M. Black, MD - (deceased) (1941-1945)

John F. Connole, MD - (deceased) (1941-1944)

Otis S. Lee, Jr., MD - (deceased) (1941-1944)

F. F. O'Brien, MD - (deceased) (1944)

John E. Gray, MD - (deceased) (1942)

Henry D. Keislar, MD - (deceased) (1942)

E. W. Springer, MD - (deceased) (1942)

Robert B. Stump, MD - (deceased) (1942)

Martin P. Koke, MD - (deceased) (1937-1941)

Kenneth C. Swan, MD - (deceased) (1937-1941)

Glenn L. Walker, MD - (deceased) (1936-1940)

Paul C. Ryan, MD - (deceased) (1940)

Maynard A. Wood, MD - (deceased) (1936-1939)

Ralph H. Gilbert, MD - (deceased) (1935-1939)

Charles H. Coughlan, MD - (deceased) (1939)

Carl A. Noe, MD - (deceased) (1938)

Jacob F. Schultz, MD - (deceased) (1938)

Alson E. Braley, MD - (deceased) (1934-1937)

Erwin W. Newman, MD - (deceased) (1937)

James H. Allen, MD - (deceased) (1933-1936)

Willam W. Lanou, MD - (deceased) (1936)

Herman C. Kluver, MD - (deceased) (1931-1935)

Arthur R. Kahler, MD - (deceased) (1931-1934)

Placidus J. Leinfelder, MD - (deceased) (1930-1934)

Jasper Molsberry, MD - (deceased) (1934)

Whitney Porter, MD - (deceased) (1933)

Albert E. Vossler, MD - (deceased) (1933)

Charles H. De Vaul, MD - (deceased) (1931-1933)

Arthur C. Richmond, MD - (deceased) (1931-1933)

George James, MD - (deceased) (1929-1933)

John L. Roberts, MD - (deceased) (1931)

Wayland H. Maloy, MD - (deceased) (1930)

Robert A. Weber, MD - (deceased) (1928-1929)

Devoe O. Bovenmyer, MD - (deceased) (1929-1931)

Joseph E. Dvorak, MD - (deceased) (1928)

Robley R Goad, MD - (deceased) (1928)

Robert G Laird, MD - (deceased) (1928)

Harry Lamb, MD - (deceased) (1927)

Lawrence Taylor, MD - (deceased) (1927)

E. Merle Taylor, MD - (deceased) (1925-1927)

Our Faculty

The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology became an independent department in 1925 not long after the University Hospitals & Clinics was built. Prior to that time, ophthalmology was part of surgery. Dr. C.S. O’Brien was appointed as the first head of the department and immediately began to emphasize training of academic clinicians and research. This policy has continued with his successors, Alson E. Braley, MD (1950 -1967), Frederick C. Blodi, MD (1967 - 1984), Charles D. Phelps, MD (1984 -1985), Thomas A. Weingeist, PhD, MD (1986 - 2005). and Keith D. Carter, MD who became department head in 2006.

We have a diverse faculty with wide-ranging clinical and research interests. Many are internationally known and have been in the department for many years. We also have bright young faculty who bring new interests and enthusiasm to the practice and teaching of ophthalmology. All clinical faculty participate in resident training, clinical practice, and research.

Faculty associated with University of Iowa Ophthalmology are present at both the Des Moines and Iowa City Veterans Affairs Hospitals and at the Des Moines Broadlawns Hospital. Clinical faculty in private practice are also located in Iowa City, Davenport, and Des Moines. Research and Clinical Laboratories are located in the Medical Research Center and the Medical Education and Research Facility.

Faculty Directory

Faculty Research

Ophthalmology Faculty Research

Michael Abramoff, MD, PhD
  • Develop and test novel algorithms, especially machine learning, for automated detection, diagnosis and management of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and glaucoma
  • Quantitative phenotyping of clinical OCT and large population studies and generate and test hypotheses in these populations. We have all retinal images (OCT and fundus) for the Beaver Dam Eye study, the Rotterdam study, the USC Multiethnic study, the Diabetic Retinopathy Study, and the EDIC/DCCT study
  • Diabetes a primary neuropathy? We were the first to show that in the retina, neurodegeneration from diabetes precedes vasculopathy. We are finding that this may also be the case in the brain and are studying this in the kidney. We may have found an agent that slows down neuropathy in the human retina. Though neurodegeneration comes first in diabetes, the causative relationship needs to be clarified.
  • Prediction of visual function from structural imaging. We were the first to show that Humphrey 24-2 perimetry can be predicted from OCT image analysis, that the EOG can be predicted from sequential OCT image analysis, and that contrast sensitivity can be predicted from OCT image analysis
Michael Anderson, PhD
  • Research in my laboratory is aimed at understanding fundamental physiological properties of the eye and the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying a variety of complex eye diseases. Our approaches are all founded in functional mouse genetics, and are supplemented by a variety of molecular, cellular, physiological, and neurobiological techniques.
  • Some projects focus on the precise role of individual genes (for example, when knowledge of the basic biology associated with a specific mutation is needed), while other projects take a more global approach to study the action of multi-gene pathways (for example, when the trait being studied is quantitative in nature or sensitive to genetic modifiers).
  • Ideally suited for someone interested in academic ophthalmology. Would benefit by staying well-versed in the cellular and molecular biology advancements being made in the field and by gaining comfort in the academic research atmosphere. FRESH IDEAS WELCOME!
Erin A. Boese, MD
  • Genetics of glaucoma with specific interests in pediatric disease
  • Surgical outcomes of different glaucoma surgeries, especially as it relates to different types of glaucoma
  • Increasing access to ophthalmic case in underserved areas
H. Culver Boldt, MD
  • Clinical research on ocular melanoma and other ocular neoplasms
  • Clinical research on proliferative vitreoretinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration
Terry A. Braun, PhD
  • Development and application of bioinformatic and computation biological methods and genome-scale analysis for research and clinical genetic testing
  • Current research projects span algorithms, software design, next-generation sequence analysis, bioinformatics, machine learning and computational biology applied to genetics, genomics and biology
Thomas Casavant, PhD
  • Bioinformatics, computational biology, genome sequence analysis, software tools for human disease mutation identification, computer architecture, parallel processing distributed computing, and software engineering
Lindsay De Andrade, MD
  • Medical student and resident education
  • Pediatric vision screening
  • Strabismus surgery technique and outcome
  • Clinic efficiency and quality improvement
Arlene V. Drack, MD
  • Research focused on inherited eye diseases that affect children, particularly in the development of novel treatments
  • Electrophysiology - any study involving ERG, VEP, FST, etc.
  • A research project of particular interest is the development and application of mouse models of retinal degeneration. We use subretinal injection of molecules to evaluate treatment in mouse models of retinal degenerations, in preparation for future human trials
Alina V. Dumitrescu, MD
  • Diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of inherited retinal diseases that affect children
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric eye disorders in general, strabismus and amblyopia in particular
  • ROP
John H. Fingert, MD, PhD
  • Genetics of glaucoma
  • Genetics and biology of normal tension glaucoma
  • Genetics of glaucoma in the OHTS cohort
  • Dominant optic atrophy genetics and cell biology
  • Mitochondria/Bio-energetic studies and glaucoma
  • Genotype-Phenotype correlations for glaucoma caused by the specific genes
  • Exfoliation syndrome genetics – Studies of cell lines collected from our patients with exfoliation glaucoma to investigate cell biology of this disease
  • Genetics of Pigment Dispersion Syndrome and Pigmentary Glaucoma
James C. Folk, MD
  • Clinical and Translational Research on Ocular Inflammatory Disease and Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Antiretinal antibodies in posterior uveitis
  • Automated analysis of retinal images
  • SweptSource OCT to Measure Inflammatory Cells in the Vitreous
  • Automated analysis of retinal/RPE thickness in ocular inflammatory disease
  • Prospective Randomized Trials in various Ocular Inflammatory Diseases
  • Comparison of early changes in the neuroretina to those in the brain in diabetes
Mark A. Greiner, MD
  • Techniques to determine the metabolic function of corneal endothelial cells in human donor tissue and cell cultures, and detect changes in mitochondrial respiration that account for donor-to-donor variation in cellular function.
  • Developing better metrics for screening tissue on the basis of cellular function prior to transplant surgery. 
  • Investigations into the effects of diabetes on corneal tissue, development of engineered corneal endothelial cells, drug effects on corneal endothelium, and diagnostics of mitochondrial disorder
Ian C. Han, MD
  • Evaluation of multimodal retinal imaging, including OCT and OCT angiography, in a variety of retinal diseases including retinal vascular disease, posterior uveitides, and inherited eye disease
  • Translational research related to gene therapy and stem cell therapy
Jaclyn M. Haugsdal, MD
  • Resident education
  • Wet lab
  • Efficiency in ophthalmology clinics
Randy H. Kardon, MD, PhD
  • Studying and researching optic nerve and retinal disorders that have relevance to the military population, especially in relation to traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Pupil light reflex to measure the rod, cone, and melanopsin mediated pupil responses in humans and animals with vision loss and translating this to home testing of the pupil and other measures of visual function using a smartphone enabled device
  • Recording the EMG and video of the eye's squinting muscles and skin conductance in response to increasing intensities of red and blue light to objectively characterize photosensitivity in patients using facial feature analysis
  • Studies dynamics of ocular blood flow of the retina, optic nerve and choroid using laser speckle imaging of the retina in patients and normal subjects. This also included stress testing of vascular reactivity using photic stimulation, cold water hand immersion and changes in intraocular pressure brought about by a computerized scleral suction device.
Pavlina S. Kemp, MD
  • Medical student curriculum effectiveness
  • Resident education outcomes
  • OCT in pediatric eye disorders
  • Strabismus outcome studies
Markus Kuehn, PhD
  • Pathophysiology of glaucoma
  • Determining if whether suppression of neuro-inflammation in glaucoma is clinically beneficial or if the process should be left unimpeded. Understanding the events that lead to elevated intraocular pressure
  • Replacing damaged or lost trabecular meshwork cells with stem cells that have been induced to mimic trabecular meshwork cells can regenerate this tissue and restore functional control of intraocular pressure in glaucomatous eyes
Young Kwon, MD, PhD
  • Structure-Function relationship in glaucoma
  • Using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to diagnose glaucoma damage and predict visual function
  • Using fundus photos and OCT for mass screening for glaucoma
Scott A. Larson, MD
  • Vision screening, Strabismus surgery outcomes
Jennifer J. Ling, MD
  • Education of medical students, residency, and fellows
  • Wet lab and simulation-based learning
  • Clinical research on endothelial dysfunction and cornea transplant outcomes
  • Improving eye banking including corneal tissue processing and storage
Robert F. Mullins, PhD
  • Cell and molecular biology of age-related macular degeneration and inherited retinal degenerations
  • RPE and drusen
  • Work on human donor eyes, then mice, then people
Thomas A. Oetting, MS, MD
  • Quality improvement projects with cataract surgery, on call, VA
  • Social media and medical education
  • Outcome analysis of educational interventions
  • Cataract surgery outcomes in special situations
  • Artificial Intelligence in medicine
  • Simulation and other interventions to shorten learning surve for ocular surgery
  • Outcomes of resident-performed MIGS procedures
Richard J. Olson, MD
  • Vision screening, strabismus, ambylopia therapy
Chau Pham, MD
  • Oculoplastics surgical technique and outcomes
  • Orbital oncology
  • Orbital imaging
  • Pediatric orbital infection
  • Orbital and ocular effects of novel chemotherapeutic agents
  • Surgical skills assessment
Andrew Pouw, MD
  • Ophthalmic medical education innovations. I run the first ophthalmic education-focused podcast and am evaluating its efficacy and ways to integrate it into residency curriculums
  • Surgical video analysis of surgeon hand positioning
  • Clinical comparisons of medical and surgical treatments of glaucoma
  • Perimetry and visual fields
  • Patient experience and patient outcomes
Stephen R. Russell, MD
  • Focusing on evaluating treatments for retinal disorders, typically through clinical trials. Currently investigating gene replacement therapy to treat RPE65 mutation-associated Leber's congenital amaurosis, and an oligonucleotide gene skipping drug to treat CEP290-mutation associated LCA
  • Development of electronic peripheral vision enhancement devices
Christopher Sales, MD, MPH
  • Medical technology
  • Surgical devices and simulation
  • Public health and democratization of surgical techniques
Todd E. Scheetz, PhD
  • Maximizing the information obtained from next-generation sequencing; computational approaches to identify and define phenotypes; and integrating multi-dimensional data to extract the maximum amount of information from existing datasets
    1. identification of genetic factors determining central corneal thickness
    2. identifying locations of genome integration in both gene-therapy and functional genomics studies
    3. identification of eye-specific and/or eye-tissue specific transcripts and alternative spliced variants (e.g. MAK)
    4. development of a system (Iowa Record Viewer) to integrate patient records from multiple sources to accelerate the review of patient data for improved clinical care
    5. development of mobile applications to assess visual function
Seongjin Seo, PhD
  • Mechanisms by which photoreceptor cells establish and maintain compartment-specific protein localization
  • Mechanisms of protein trafficking to the photoreceptor outer segment
  • Pathophysiology of inherited retinal degenerations (RP and LCA) associated with defective protein trafficking
  • Development of therapeutic strategies to prevent vision loss in inherited retinal degenerative diseases
Val Sheffield, MD, PhD
  • Understanding the genetic basis and the pathophysiology of specific human genetic eye diseases and to improve their management. This goal includes:
    1. identifying the molecular components of hereditary eye diseases
    2. determining the functions of the genes/proteins associated with these disorders
    3. determining genetic and protein interactions, as well as defining the protein complexes and networks that contribute to these diseases
    4. developing animal models to aid in determining the phenotype-specific pathophysiology
    5. utilizing animal models to develop interventions and treatments.
Erin M. Shriver, MD
  • Oculoplastics
Christine W. Sindt, OD
  • Contact Lens design and ocular surface disease
Elliott H. Sohn, MD
  • Age-related macular degeneration: from stem cell therapies to clinical trials to basic mechanisms of the pathophysiology especially related to genotype (PI of R01 grant on choroidal disease mechanisms in AMD)
  • Diabetes and the retina/brain
  • Inherited retinal diseases (mechanisms and treatments)
  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Instrument design
Edwin M. Stone, MD, PhD
  • Diagnosis, mechanistic understanding, and treatment of a wide variety of inherited retinal diseases
  • Molecular genetics of inherited eye disease
Nasreen A. Syed, MD
  • Ocular pathology, specifically melanoma
    • Involved with Melanoma Research Group here at UIHC
  • Uveitis
Budd A. Tucker, PhD
  • Development of stem cell and gene-based approaches for the treatment of inherited retinal degenerative blindness
    • Stem cells and disease modeling — use patient derived induced pluripotent stem cells to evaluate disease pathophysiology
    • Stem cells and tissue engineering — Photoreceptor, RPE and choroidal endothelial cell replacement
    • Gene therapy — Viral vector mediated gene augmentation and CRISPR based genome editing
Michael Wagoner, MD, PhD
  • Is currently conducting evaporative dry eye research at the VAMC using newly acquired LipiView diagnostic imaging and LipiFlow therapy
Mark Wilkinson, OD
  • Driving with visual acuity or visual field impairment, and/or cognitive impairment
  • Looking at the phenotypic differences of individuals with various types of inherited eye diseases
  • The care of children with visual impairments, including literacy issues related to this population

Department Residency Leadership

Keith D. Carter, MD, Department ChairWelcome to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Ophthalmology, I am glad you have decided to find out more information about our top-ranked institution. We are proud to have a Residency program ranked in the top 5 in the country by Ophthalmology Times. With five residents graduating from our three-year training program each year, along with 12 fellows, we feel we have a large part in shaping the future of ophthalmology.

With over 56,000 square feet on two floors of the Pomerantz Family Pavilion and multiple off-site clinic and laboratory locations, our more than 60 full-time, adjunct, and emeritus faculty invite you to learn more about our institution.

We hope that the information in this site helps to answer some of your questions about Iowa City and UIHC, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have more questions.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you in the future, thank you again for your interest in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Keith D. Carter, MD
Lillian C. O'Brien and Dr. C.S. O'Brien Chair in Ophthalmology

Pavlina Kemp, portrait

Pavlina S. Kemp, MD
Residency Program Director and Director of Medical Student Education

Tom Oetting, portrait

Thomas A. Oetting, MS, MD
Associate Residency Program Director
Rodolfo N. Perez Jr, MD, and Margaret Perez Professor in Ophthalmology Education

Laura L. Pitlick

Laura L. Pitlick
Residency Coordinator