Alexander J. Khammar, MD

Alex Khammar, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Section Chief, Division of Ophthalmology, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Director, Medical Student Education

(414) 955-2020
(414) 955-6300 (fax)

The Eye Institute            
925 N. 87th St.               
Milwaukee, WI 53226 

As a board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Khammar is committed to providing the best in medical and surgical care for children’s eyes because they affect not only how a child sees, but also how he or she learns and lives.  Dr. Khammar attended medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and pursued ophthalmology training at the Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles.  Following his training in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado, he worked both in private practice and academics in Chicago, Illinois.  He is a published author and regularly gives lectures in his field.


Patient Care Emphasis

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Strabismus
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Amblyopia
  • Congenital Eye Disease

Clinical Practice

  • Patient Age:  All
  • Joined MCW: 2015


  • Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 1996

Post Graduate Training 

  • Internship, Transitional Medicine, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 1997
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 2000
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Ophthalmology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 2001

Recent Publications

Primary treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction with nasolacrimal duct intubation in children younger than 4 years of age.
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Repka MX, Melia BM, Beck RW, Atkinson CS, Chandler DL, Holmes JM, Khammar A, Morrison D, Quinn GE, Silbert DI, Ticho BH, Wallace DK, Weakley DR Jr.
J AAPOS. 2008 Oct;12(5):445-50.