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Department Leadership

Department Leadership


  • Terri L. Young, MD, MBA, FARVO
    Peter A. Duehr Professor and Chair
  • Curtis R. Brandt, PhD, FARVO
    Vice Chair of Research
  • Kimberly E. Stepien, MD
    Co-Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
  • Marilyn C. Kay, MD
    Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development
  • Andrew T. Thliveris, MD, PhD
    Vice Chair of Resident Education
  • Amy L. Walker OD, MBA, FAAO
    Co-Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs


  • Barbara Blodi, MD
    Fundus Photography Reading Center Medical Director
  • Yanjun Chen, MD, PhD
  • Justin Gottlieb, MD
  • Gregg Heatley, MD, MMM
  • Mark Lucarelli, MD, FACS
    Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Michele Martin, OD
  • Mihai Mititelu, MD, MPH
    Clinical Eye Research Unit Medical Director
  • Sarah Nehls, MD
    Cornea and Anterior Segment
  • Heather Potter, MD
    Ocular Pathology
  • Stephen Sauer, MD
    Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Andy Thliveris, MD, PhD
    Veteran’s Affairs Hospital
  • Terri Young, MD, MBA, FARVO
    Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus


  • Daniel M. Albert, MD, MS
  • Richard E. Appen, MD
  • Neal P. Barney, MD
  • Suresh Chandra, MD
  • Nansi Jo Colley, PhD
  • Ronald P. Danis, MD
  • Richard K. Dortzbach, MD
  • Ronald Engerman, PhD
  • Thomas D. France, MD
  • Paul L. Kaufman, MD
  • Burton J. Kushner, MD
  • Leonard A. Levin, MD
  • Frank L. Myers, MD
  • Michael W. Neider
  • Arthur S. Polans, PhD
  • Thomas S. Stevens, MD
  • Ingolf Wallow, MD


  • Jessica M. Arendas
    Marketing Director
  • Heather Baumhauer
  • FPRC Operations Director
  • Karen Bradley, RN, BSN
    Ophthalmology Clinic Manager, UW Health Clinics
  • Linda G. Brei, MAT
    Strategic Messaging
  • Linda R. Callow, CPA, MBA
    Director of Business Services
  • Gillian C.B. Fink, MA, CFRE
    Development Director
  • Christopher J. Geier
    Information Technology Director
  • Daniel W. Knoch, MD
    Director Medical Student Education
  • Anna C. Momont, MD
    Associate Residency Director
  • Cheryl J. Nagel, LPN
    Clinic Operations Manager, UW Health Clinics
  • Lisa M. Nelson
    Clinical Coding Coordinator
  • Jennie R. Perry-Raymond
    Clinical Eye Research Unit Manager
  • Lisa K. Richardson
    Human Resources
  • Tetyana Schneider
    Assistant Administrator, Education and Faculty Development
  • Paul A. Zellmer, MHA
    Director of UW Health Ambulatory Operations

advisory board

  • George Beestman, PhD, MS
  • Principal, Beestman Formulations
  • Consulting
  • Richard Daluge, PhD
  • Vice Chair, Board of Directors
  • Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin
  • Loretta Himmelsbach
  • Former Executive Director, Wisconsin
  • Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired
  • Jerry King
  • Executive Vice President
  • Skyward International, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Levy
  • Senior Director, Phillips Distributing,
  • Inc.
  • Laurie McCallum, JD
  • Former Attorney and First Lady
  • of Wisconsin, State of Wisconsin Labor
  • and Industry Review Commission
  • Renee Reback
  • Former President, Dean Foundation
  • Russell Rothman
  • Chief Executive Officer, Triple R
  • Consulting
  • Thomas Stevens, MD
  • Professor and Emeritus Department
  • Chair, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Department of Ophthalmology and
  • Visual Sciences

Image: internal view of a retina courtesy of the Brandt Lab

Internal view of a retina, courtesy of the Brandt Lab
Internal view of a retina, courtesy of the Brandt Lab