Our People

Group of doctorsOur 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.

 

 

Current Fellow

Emily Witsberger, MD

Emily Witsberger

Education:

  • Ophthalmology Residency, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN 
  • Internship, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN 
  • MD, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
  • BS, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Past Cornea Fellows

O. Claron Alldredge, MD, Holladay, Utah—Cornea (1977-1978)

Rebecca M. Bartow, MD, Marshfield, Wis.—Cornea and Oculoplastics (1985-1986)

Michael W. Belin, MD, Tucson, Ariz.—Cornea (1982-1983)

Francis Bigar, MD, Zollikon, Switzerland—Cornea and Echography (1972-1973)

Andrea L. Blitzer, MD, New York, N.Y. —Cornea (2021-2022)

Michelle R. Boyce, MD, Omaha, Neb.—Cornea (2016-2017)

Steven S. T. Ching, MD, Rochester, N.Y.—Cornea (1981-1982)

Alex W. Cohen, MD, PhD, Iowa City, Iowa—Cornea (2010-2011)

Kevin H. Cuevas, MD, Golden, Colo.—Cornea (1997-1998)

Paul J. Dubord, MD, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada—Cornea (1980-1981)

Steven P. Dunn, MD, Southfield, Mich.—Cornea (1981-1982)

Robert G. Elgin, MD, Yorktown, Va.—Cornea (1994-1995)

Bernd Ellerhorst, MD, Trier, Germany — Cornea (1972-1973)

Robert S. Feder, MD, Chicago—Cornea (1982-1983)

Robert E. Fenzl, MD, DeLand, Fla.—Cornea (1978-1979)

George J. Florakis, MD, New York—Cornea (1987-1988)

Peter Gloor, MD, Branford, Conn.—Cornea (1989-1990)

John T. Halgren, MD, Omaha, Neb.—Cornea (1999-2000)

Gregory I. Halperin, MD, Bloomington, Ill.—Cornea (2001-2002)

Stephen E. Higgins, MD, Portage, Mich.—Cornea (1989-1990)

Edward J. Holland, MD, Covington, Ky.—Cornea (1984-1985)

James Huffman, MD, Lexington, Ky.–Cornea (2018-2019)

Nabeel I. Jarudi, MD, Westwood, Mass.—Cornea (1971-1972)

Lai 'Larry' Jiang, MD, Temple, Texas—Cornea (2019-2020)

Roger M. Kaldawy, MD, Norfolk, Mass.—Cornea (2000-2001)

Yong Kam, MD, Kansas City, Mo.—Cornea (2020-2021)

Arturo Kantor, MD, Santiago, Chile—Cornea (1995-1996)

Anna S. Kitzmann, MD, Fairmont, Minn.—Cornea (2007-2008)

Sheridan Lam, MD, Lombard, Ill.—Cornea (1990-1991)

David Litoff, MD, Louisville, Colo.—Cornea (1991-1992)

Marian S. Macsai, MD, Glenview, Ill.—Cornea (1988-1989)

Mark R. Mandel, MD, San Mateo, Calif.—Cornea (1984-1985)

Mark J. Mannis, MD, Sacramento, Calif.—Cornea (1979-1980)

Tara Wright McGehee, MD, Charlottesville, Va.—Cornea (2017-2018)

Maneesh K. Mehan, MD, Dayton, Ohio—Cornea (2008-2009)

David M. Meisler, MD, Cleveland—Cornea (1980-1981)

Corey A. Miller, MD, Salt Lake City—Cornea (1983-1984)

Robert A. Oppenheim, MD, Plainfield, Ill.—Cornea (1998-1999)

David A. Palay, MD, Atlanta—Cornea (1991-1992)

Rahul T. Pandit, MD, Houston—Cornea (2002-2003)

George J. Pardos, MD, Denver—Cornea (1979-1980)

R. Edwin Pitts, MD, Houston—Cornea (1976-1977)

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

John J. Purcell, MD, St. Louis—Cornea (1975-1976)

Matthew E. Raecker, MD, West Des Moines, Iowa—Cornea (2014-2015)

Christopher J. Rapuano, MD, Philadelphia—Cornea (1990-1991)

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

Jordan J. Rixen, MD, Lincoln, Neb.—Cornea (2013-2014)

Gina M. Rogers, MD, Chicago—Cornea (2011-2012)

Paul K. Row, MD, Concord, Calif.—Cornea (2003-2004)

Jack Schnitzer, MD, Santa Fe, N.M.—Cornea (1978-1979)

Michael B. Shapiro, MD, Madison, Wis.—Cornea (1984-1985)

Dwight A. Silvera, MD, FRCSC, DABO, Oakville, Ontario, Canada—Cornea (2006-2007)

Stacy A. Sjoberg, MD, PhD, Crosby, Minn.—Cornea (2004-2005)

Gary A. Varley, MD, Middletown, Ohio—Cornea (1988-1989)

David D. Verdier, MD, East Grand Rapids, Mich.—Cornea (1983-1984)

Jesse Vislisel, MD, Stillwater, Minn.—Cornea (2015-2016)

Michael P. Vrabec, MD, Appleton, Wis.—Cornea (1987-1988)

William V. Walters, MD, Columbia, Mo.—Cornea (1996-1997)

Matthew S. Ward, MD, Orem, Utah — Cornea (2012-2013)

Robert W. Weisenthal, MD, Dewitt, N.Y.—Cornea (1986-1987)

William E. Whitson, MD, Indianapolis—Cornea (1986-1987)

Karen Winchester, MD, Portland, Ore.—Cornea (1993-1994)

Craig W. Young, MD—Cornea (1976-1977)

Emeritus Faculty

Kenneth M. Goins, portrait

Kenneth M. Goins, MD

Michael Wagoner, portrait

Michael D. Wagoner, MD, PhD

Contact Us

Cornea Fellowship Director

Mark Greiner, MD, Fellowship Director
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1091

Ophthalmology Fellowship Training Program Director

Questions regarding ophthalmology fellowships in general should be directed to:

Scott A. Larson, MD
Department of Ophthalmology 
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1091

E-mail may be sent to Dr. Larson's Secretary: vikki-bell@uiowa.edu 
Phone: 1-319-356-0382