Kenneth B. Simons, MD

Kenneth Simons, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Executive Director and Designated Institutional Official, MCWAH
Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Accreditation, MCW


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

Maps and Directions

Central Scheduling: (414) 955-2020

"For me, being an ophthalmologist goes back to what Dr. Francis Peabody stated: 'The secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.' My practice philosophy is not to just diagnose and treat patients but rather to partner with them through understanding and respecting their needs such that together we achieve the best outcomes. A patient-doctor relationship is a privilege, and it is incumbent upon me to always remember that and, further, to remember that each patient is an individual with family and friends who care about them and therefore to show them the proper respect as well as provide the best possible care."


Patient Care Emphasis

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Cataracts
  • Ophthalmic Pathology
  • Ocular Oncology

Current Research Interests

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome

Honors and Society Memberships

  • Past President, Association of Veterans Affairs Ophthalmologists
  • Member, Milwaukee Academy of Medicine
  • Member, Georgeanna Dvorak Theobold Pathology Society
  • Member, Michael Hogan Ophthalmic Pathology Society
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Chair, Central Group on Educational Affairs, Graduate Medical Education Section
  • Chair, State of Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board
  • Treasurer, National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Board of Directors
  • Member, Federation of State Medical Boards


  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship, Framingham Union Hospital, Framingham, MA
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,NC
  • Fellowship, Ophthalmic Pathology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Recent Publications


Updated Feb. 2018