Heather Stiff, MD

Assistant Professor


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


  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology

Eye Institute

Being an ophthalmologist allows me the great pleasure of making significant differences in the quality of life of my patients. Whether it be performing surgery to correct double vision and eye misalignment, or prescribing glasses and patching therapy for a child with amblyopia, I feel honored to care for each and every one of my patients. I highly value communication and make it a priority to educate and thoroughly discuss a diagnosis so that the patient can be an active participant in the treatment plan. I enjoy forming strong relationships with my patients as we go through the journey of their care together, as a team.


Diseases and Conditions

  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Crossed Eye
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Pediatric Cataracts
  • Adult Strabismus

Treatments and Services

  • Botox Injections
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Pediatric Cataract Surgery
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Probing and Stenting

Patients Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
  • Children's Wisconsin - Milwaukee – Milwaukee
  • Surgicenter of Greater Milwaukee – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Clinic Locations


Dr. Heather A. Stiff is a board-certified ophthalmologist who completed fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the University of Iowa. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and received her undergraduate degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She then returned to Columbus for her medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She went on to complete her internship, residency, and fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Stiff is excited to continue her career at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. She will be actively involved in patient care, as well as education and research within the department of ophthalmology.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - The Ohio State University - Columbus, OH (2016)
Integrated Internship - Department of Internal Medicine - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City, IA (2016-2017)
Residency in Ophthalmology - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City, IA (2017-2020)
Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City, IA (2020-2021)