Dennis P. Han, MD

Adjunct Professor


  • Froedtert Hospital
  • Eye Institute - Froedtert Hospital
  • Westbrook Health Center


  • Ophthalmology


  • English

Eye Institute

Westbrook Health Center


  • MD - Doctor of Medicine


As a grade schooler in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, 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, building and driving soapbox derby cars as a boy. And I have always wanted to help people in some way. Long story short, it seemed right that I became an ophthalmologist and a vitreoretinal surgeon. I joined the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty in 1988 and have been doing patient care, research and teaching since then. My biggest peeve is when patients wait too long. I’ve worked hard to keep that from happening and even wrote a book about it. But taking care of people’s retinal problems is my personal passion and number one priority. 

Honors and Awards

Listed in Best Doctors in America: 1996-Present
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1980
Member, Honor Award Recipient, and Senior Achievement Award Recipient, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member, American Ophthalmological Society
Member and Honor Award Recipient, American Society of Retina Specialists
Editorial Board, JAMA Ophthalmology
Member, Aspen Retinal Detachment Society
Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Member, Macula Society
Member, Milwaukee Ophthalmologic Society
Board Member, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin
Member, Retina Society
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1978

Research Interests

Endophthalmitis, Macular Disease and Function, Process Improvement in Health Care