Steven B. Koenig, MD



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


  • Ophthalmology

Eye Institute

As an ophthalmologist, I am frequently consulted by other doctors about the need for surgical correction of various eye diseases. In advising patients, I draw upon my more than 30 years of clinical experience, fellowship training in corneal surgery and a conservative medical philosophy. After listening to patients and performing a thorough examination, I typically offer a step-ladder approach, outlining therapeutic options, thereby allowing my patients to participate in their care.


Diseases and Conditions

  • Cataracts
  • Fuch's Dystrophy
  • Corneal Trauma
  • Advanced Keratoconus
  • Anterior Segment Trauma

Treatments and Services

  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Transplants (One-stitch, DSAEK, DMEK, DALK)
  • Refractive Eye Surgery (LASIK, PRK)
  • Corneal Cross-Linking
  • Premium Lens Implants
  • Penetrating Keratoplasty

Patients Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English
  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

  • Children's Wisconsin - Milwaukee – Milwaukee
  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Clinic Locations

Eye Institute - Froedtert Hospital

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Dr. Steven Koenig graduated from Dartmouth College summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Cornell University Medical College and completed his ophthalmology residency at Northwestern University. Following residency, he was accepted for a prestigious two-year fellowship at LSU Eye Center under the guidance of Dr. Herbert Kaufman. Dr. Koenig joined the faculty of the Eye Institute in 1983 and was promoted to full professor in 1988. His practice includes cataract, corneal and refractive surgery (LASIK) with a strong emphasis on laser vision correction, one-stitch corneal transplantation (DSAEK and DMEK) and no-stitch cataract surgery. (learn more on his website)


He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, has received the Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was elected to the Cornea Society, a distinguished professional society of corneal surgeons. Dr. Koenig has served as a scientific referee for all the major ophthalmology journals and has served as an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has been at the forefront of new corneal transplantation techniques such as DSAEK and DMEK and has written extensively in this area, with more than 100 articles published in the scientific literature.  Dr. Koenig has participated in the training of a number of ophthalmologists and corneal surgeons and has been repeatedly selected by his peers as one of the “Best Doctors in America” and “Best Doctors in Milwaukee.”

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - Cornell University Medical College - New York, NY (1977)
Residency - Northwestern University - Evanston, IL (1978-1981)
Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery - Louisiana State University Eye Center - New Orleans, LA (1981-1983)