Dennis P. Han, MD

Dennis Han, MD

Jack A. & Elaine Klieger Professor of Ophthalmology

Chief, Retina Service


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

Moorland Reserve Health Center
4805 S. Moorland Road
New Berlin, WI 53151

Maps and Directions

Central Scheduling: (414) 955-2020

Best Doctors 2017-2018


"As a grade schooler in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I bought a book about the science of vision and have been interested in eyes ever since. I have always been good working with my hands, building and driving soapbox derby cars as a boy. And I have always wanted to help people in some way. Long story short, it seemed right that I became an ophthalmologist and a vitreoretinal surgeon. I joined the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty in 1988 and have been doing patient care, research and teaching since then. My biggest peeve is when patients wait too long. I’ve worked hard to keep that from happening and even wrote a book about it. But taking care of people’s retinal problems is my personal passion and number one priority. "


Patient Care Emphasis

  • Diseases of the Macula, Retina and Uvea
  • Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Laser Surgery

Current Research Interests

  • Endophthalmitis
  • Macular Disease and Function
  • Process Improvement in Health Care

Honors and Society Memberships

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America: 1996-Present
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1980
  • Member, Honor Award Recipient, and Senior Achievement Award Recipient, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Ophthalmological Society
  • Member and Honor Award Recipient, American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Editorial Board, JAMA Ophthalmology
  • Member, Aspen Retinal Detachment Society
  • Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Member, Macula Society
  • Member, Milwaukee Ophthalmologic Society
  • Board Member, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin
  • Member, Retina Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1978


  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Postgraduate Training

  • Research Fellowship, Neuro-Ophthalmology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Internship, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Berlin, VT
  • Residency, University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology, Iowa City, IA
  • Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute, Milwaukee, WI

Recent Publications


Revised Nov. 2017