Fouad Zakka, MD

Fouad Zakka, MD

Ocular Imaging Fellow

Advanced Ocular Imaging Program
Eye Institute
Department of Ophthalmology
Medical College of Wisconsin
925 N 87th St
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

Phone: (414) 955-2037
Fax: (414) 955-6690
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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Current Research Interests

Coming from a histopathology background, I am interested in correlating the findings obtained from advanced imaging techniques such as adaptive optics with what has been described under the microscope. I am currently working on retinal degenerative diseases and I am also interested in studying the effects of ocular tumors and inflammatory diseases on the different structures in the retina.


Undergraduate:  BS, Environmental Health, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Graduate:  MD, University of Balamand, Lebanon

brief biographical information

I grew up in Beirut, Lebanon and found I was interested in Biology at an early age. During my final months in medical school I realized that I wanted a better exposure to ophthalmology and so I registered for an elective. A few days in, I decided that this was the path I wanted to pursue. I happened upon Dr. Stephen Foster in Boston where I trained and did research in uveitis and ocular inflammation. Once a week, I would sit down with Dr. Foster to look at conjunctival biopsies under the microscope. This peaked my interest in ophthalmic pathology and I continued to train with Dr. Frederick Jakobiec and Dr. Thaddeus Dryja at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary where I was able to study the eye using histopathology and immunohistochemistry. When I learned of the work being done at the Carroll Lab in Wisconsin, I saw an opportunity to combine classic training with emerging cutting edge technologies. I now hope to cultivate these two disciplines to better understand the visual system and its pathology.  

My favorite structure in the eye

Retinal Pigment Epithelium


Advanced Ocular Imaging Program
Eye Institute
925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-955-AOIP (2647)
Fax: 414-955-6690
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