Ophthalmology/Eye Institute

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Deborah M. Costakos, MD, MSDeborah M. Costakos, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Phone: (414) 955-2020
FAX: (414)955-6300
E-mail: dcostakos@mcw.edu

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

Patient Care Emphasis

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Genetic Eye Disorders

Current Research Interests

  • Retinopathy of Prematurity

Honors and Society Memberships

  • Member, American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, American Ophthalmological Society
  • Member, Milwaukee Ophthalmology Society


  • MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Master of Science, Genetic Counseling, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Post Graduate Training

  • Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

Recent Publications

Reis LM, Tyler RC, Muheisen S, Raggio V, Salviati L, Han DP, Costakos D, Yonath H, Hall S, Power P, Semina EV. Whole exome sequencing in dominant cataract identifies a new causative factor, CRYBA2, and a variety of novel alleles in known genes. Hum Genet. 2013 Jul;132(7):761-70.

Dubis AM, Subramaniam CD, Godara P, Carroll J, Costakos DM. Subclinical Macular Findings in Infants Screened for Retinopathy of Prematurity with Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. Ophthalmology. 2013 May 11.

Dubis AM, Costakos DM, Subramaniam CD, Godara P, Wirostko WJ, Carroll J, Provis JM. Evaluation of normal human foveal development using optical coherence tomography and histologic examination. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012.

Karth P, Singh R, Kim J, Costakos D. Bilateral central retinal artery occlusions in an infant with hyperhomocysteinemia. Journal of the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2012 Aug;16(4):398-400.

Mandava N, Costakos D, Bartlett HM. Chronic myelogenous leukemia manifested as bilateral proliferative retinopathy. Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 Apr;123(4):576-7.

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