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Thomas B. Connor, MD

Professor

Location

  • Westbrook Health Center
  • 2315 E. Moreland Blvd.
  • Waukesha, WI 53186

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Eye Institute

Westbrook Health Center

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Overview

Diseases and Conditions

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diseases of the Retina and Vitreous
  • Macular Holes and Epiretinal Membranes
  • Retinal Tears and Detachments
  • Retinal Vascular Disease
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Inherited Retinal Degenerations
  • Ocular Injuries Involving the Retina and Vitreous
  • Posterior Uveitis
  • Vitreoretinal Complications of Cataract Surgery

Treatments and Services

  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Advanced Retinal Imaging and Ultrasound
  • Clinical Trials in Retinal Disease
  • Pharmacologic Treatment of Retinal Disease
  • Photodynamic Therapy for AMD
  • Retinal Electrophysiology
  • Retinal Laser Therapy
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery of Common and Complex Retinal Disorders

Patients Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages

  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Clinic Locations

Westbrook Health Center

Eye Institute - Froedtert

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Biography

Dr. Thomas Connor earned his bachelor's degree from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing a medical internship at Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Dr. Connor returned to Baltimore to complete his ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He came to Milwaukee and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) for a fellowship in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. Following completion of his fellowship, he returned to the Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins Hospital to serve as assistant chief of service/director of ocular trauma service. He was pleased to return to the MCW Eye Institute and the department of ophthalmology in 1994 and has been here since, currently serving as professor of ophthalmology and director of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program. He enjoys his role in academic ophthalmology with a busy clinical and surgical practice while also serving as an educator — teaching medical students, residents, fellows, other physicians and the community at large. He is most pleased with his active research collaborations with his fellow colleagues on the retina service and the MCW Advanced Ocular Imaging Program (AOIP).

Dr. Connor is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, but has transitioned well into a Packers, Brewers and Bucks fan. He and his wife, Sue, are active in scouting and coaching youth sports, and they are the proud parents of triplets.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Baltimore, MD (1988)
Internship - Beth Israel Hospital - Boston, MA (1989)
Residency - Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital - Baltimore, MD (1992)
Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee, WI (1992-1993)