Ophthalmology/Eye Institute

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Kenneth B. Simons, MDKenneth B. Simons, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology,
Executive Director and Designated Institutional Official, MCWAH
Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Accreditation

Phone: (414) 955-2020
FAX: (414) 955-6300
E-mail: ksimons@mcw.edu



The Eye Institute
925 N. 87th St.
Milwaukee, WI. 53226

Patient Care Emphasis

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Pathology
  • Ocular Oncology

Current Research Interests

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome

Honors and Society Memberships

  • Past President, Association of Veterans Affairs Ophthalmologists
  • Member, Milwaukee Academy of Medicine
  • Member, Georgeanna Dvorak Theobold Pathology Society
  • Member, Michael Hogan Ophthalmic Pathology Society
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Chair, Central Group on Educational Affairs, Graduate Medical Education Section


  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Post Graduate Training

  • Internship, Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham, MA
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,NC
  • Fellowship, Ophthalmic Pathology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Recent Publications

Koenig SB, McDermott ML, Simons KB. Nonimmunologic graft failure after Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) for presumed amantadine-induced corneal edema. Eye Contact Lens. 2009 Jul;35(4):209-11.

Kivlin JD, Currie ML, Greenbaum VJ, Simons KB, Jentzen J. Retinal hemorrhages in children following fatal motor vehicle crashes: a case series. Arch
Ophthalmol. 2008 Jun;126(6):800-4.

Gilliland MG, Levin AV, Enzenauer RW, Smith C, Parsons MA, Rorke-Adams LB, Lauridson JR, La Roche GR, Christmann LM, Mian M, Jentzen J, Simons KB, Morad Y, Alexander R, Jenny C, Wygnanski-Jaffe T, The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Guidelines for postmortem protocol for ocular investigation of sudden unexplained infant death and suspected physical child abuse. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2007 Dec;28(4):323-9.

Su GW, Perez N, Simons KB, Harris GJ. Solitary fibrous tumor of the sclera. Arch Ophthalmol. 2007 Nov;125(11):1572-4.

Harris MS, Harris GJ, Simons KB, Campbell BH. Massive extraocular extension and parotid lymph node metastasis of uveal melanoma. Ophthalmol Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Sep-Oct;23(5):430-2.

Young CC, Simons KB, Jacobs B. Traumatic mydriasis: "cat's eye" in a football player. Clin J Sport Med. 2006 Mar;16(2):179-80.

Iyer MN, Wirostko WJ, Kim SH, Simons KB. Staphylococcus hominis endophthalmitis associated with a capsular hypopyon. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005

Simons KB, Palmer TJ, Bedinghaus JM, Cohan ME, Torre D. The role and future of standardized patients in the MCW curriculum. WMJ. 2003;102(2):43-5, 50. PubMed

Kivlin JD, Simons KB, Lazoritz S, Ruttum MS. Shaken baby syndrome. Ophthalmology. 2000 Jul;107(7):1246-54.

Han DP, Simons KB, Tarkanian CN, Moretti ST. Endophthalmitis from Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guérin after intravesicular bacille Calmette-Guérin injections for bladder carcinoma. Am J Ophthalmol. 1999 Nov;128(5):648-50.

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