Vinicius De Stefano, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor


  • Eye Institute - Froedtert Hospital
  • 925 North 87th Street
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Ophthalmology

Eye Institute


My patient care philosophy centers on patient-centered care and prioritizing each patient's unique needs and concerns. As a healthcare provider, I believe in actively listening to my patients and creating a comfortable environment where they feel secure to share their health concerns. I work collaboratively with each patient to create a personalized plan that takes into account their individual goals and needs. Empathy and respect for each patient, regardless of their background or circumstances, are essential aspects of my approach. I strive to provide high-quality vision care that is tailored to each patient's needs and values, and I aim to make a positive impact on their overall health and well-being.


Diseases and Conditions

  • Cataracts
  • Keratoconus
  • Nearsighted
  • Age-Related Farsightedness
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Farsighted
  • Astigmatism
  • Corneal Scar
  • Herpetic Eye Disease
  • Corneal Ectasia

Treatments and Services

  • Corneal Surgery and External Eye Disease
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Eye Surgery (LASIK, PRK)
  • Corneal Cross-Linking
  • ICL Implantation
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Superficial Keratectomy
  • Pterygium Excision

Patients Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee

Clinic Locations

Eye Institute - Froedtert Hospital

map of clinics' locations


Dr. De Stefano received his medical and post-doctoral education from the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, where he also completed his ophthalmology residency and cataract and refractive surgery fellowship. He went on to further his training with a postdoctoral fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and additional residencies and fellowships in ophthalmology, cornea, and refractive surgery at top institutions including Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. De Stefano's extensive education and training have prepared him to provide high-quality care and education to patients and residents at the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - Federal University of São Paulo - São Paulo (2010)
Residency in Ophthalmology - Federal University of São Paulo - São Paulo (2011-2014)
Fellowship in Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Federal University of São Paulo - São Paulo (2014-2015)
PhD - Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences - Federal University of São Paulo - São Paulo (2015-2018)
Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery - Medical University of South Carolina - Charleston, SC (2018-2019)
Residency in Internal Medicine - University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE (2019-2020)
Residency in Ophthalmology - University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE (2020-2023)