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Dr. Paul L. Kaufman (2004-2014)

Oct 02 2020

In 2004, Dr. Paul L. Kaufman, a glaucoma specialist and researcher who joined the Department in 1975, becomes Chair after a national search. During his…

2002-2004: Thomas S. Stevens Serves as Interim Chair

Oct 02 2020

Thomas S. Stevens, MD Thomas S. Stevens, MD, a Retina specialist who had served as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs since 1990, becomes Interim Chair…

1997-2001: Dr. Daniel M. Albert

Oct 02 2020

In 1998 At the Retina Research Foundation of Houston, TX—founded by the first woman to graduate as a resident of the UW ophthalmology program, Alice…

1992-1996: Dr. Daniel M. Albert

Oct 02 2020

In 1992, Dr. Daniel M. Albert, MD, an internationally recognized ophthalmic pathologist, becomes the first chair without previous ties to Wisconsin or the University. Within…

Dr. John Chandler and Dr. George Bresnick, 1986-1990

Oct 02 2020

Dr. John Chandler and Dr. George Bresnick, 1986-1990 In 1986, Dr. John Chandler, MD becomes the chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology. A 1965 graduate,…

1970-1986: Dr. Matthew Dinsdale (Dinny) Davis

Oct 02 2020

1970-1986: Dr. Matthew Dinsdale (Dinny) Davis In 1969, Dr. Matthew D. Davis takes the helm as full-time Chairman of the Section of Ophthalmology. Dr. Davis,…

The World War II Years and the End of F.A. Davis’s Chairship (1939-1954)

Oct 02 2020

In 1945, Ophthalmology formally separates from EENT at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, becoming its own division. In 1946, Dr. George Kambara, MD completes…

Frederick A. Davis’s Chairship Continues (1930-1938)

Oct 02 2020

Frederick A. Davis’s Chairship Continues (1930-1938) In 1927, nineteen men and six women become the graduates of the University of Wisconsin Medical School’s four-year program,…

“Something New in Medical Education”: The Medical School Distinguishes Itself (1907-1924)

Oct 02 2020

The Medical School Distinguishes Itself (1907-1924) Charles Bardeen In 1907, Charles Bardeen is appointed dean of the newly created two-year College of Medicine, creating departments…

The Seeds of the Wisconsin Idea: Foundations & Early Beginnings (1849-1924)

Oct 02 2020

The Seeds of the Wisconsin Idea: Foundations & Early Beginnings (1849-1924) In 1848, Governor Nelson Dewey includes a medical school in the newly created University…