Our People

The Glaucoma Service has four attending physicians at the UIHC:


Glaucoma faculty photo

Left to right: Erin A. Boese MD; John H. Fingert MD, PhD; Andrew Pouw MD; Nathan C. Sears MD

Two additional emeritus and part-time faculty participate in fellow education and research training:

Wallace Alward, portrait Young Kwon, portrait

Left to right: Wallace L.M. Alward MD and Young H. Kwon MD, PhD

The three senior members of the faculty (Drs. Alward, Kwon, and Fingert) have been named as Best Doctors®. In 2011 Dr. Alward was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being among the country's best ophthalmologists.

In addition to the glaucoma fellow, the clinic is staffed by a first- and third-year opthalmology resident. There are three technicians who manage patient flow as well as a full-time clinical research coordinator. There are five dedicated perimetrists trained in both Goldman and automated visual field testing who are shared by all services. 

We are also training the next generation of scientists with the skills needed to investigate the causes and potential cures of glaucoma in the research laboratories of the Iowa Glaucoma Center. We have a comprehensive research program that includes stem cell biology, transgenic aninmal models, human molecular genetic studies, pediatric glaucoma research, and high throughput drug testing.