Current Research Interests
Ocular imaging of macular diseases
Pharmacologic therapy for retinal diseases
Endophthalmitis prevention and treatment
Application of Lean Principles to improve healthcare quality
Undergraduate: BA in Biomedical Sciences, University of Michigan
Medical: MD University of Michigan Medical School
Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Vermont
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Iowa
Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin
Brief Biographical Information
I grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In elementary school, I bought a book about the science of vision and have been interested in eyes ever since. I have always been good working with my hands, too. Most importantly, I have always wanted to help people in some way. So becoming an ophthalmologist and a vitreoretinal surgeon was a natural thing for me. I joined the Medical College Faculty in 1988 and have been doing patient care, research, and teaching since that time. Taking care of people’s retinal problems is my personal passion and number one priority.
My favorite structure in the eye
The retina is my favorite structure. Throughout history, imaging the retina has been the driving force for progress in the treatment of retinal disease. I am privileged to be part of a team whose goal is to advance our knowledge through the development of new imaging technology.