Kimberly Stepien, MD

Position title: Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UW-Madison


Phone: 608-263-9338

Room 102
2870 University Ave
Madison, WI 53705

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BS 1997, Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
MD 2002, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Internship 2002-2003, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI
Ophthalmology Residency 2003-2006, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
Medical Retina Fellowship 2006-2007, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL


Dr. Stepien is a clinical scientist with research interests in inherited retinal degenerations and use of novel high-resolution retinal imaging to characterize the earliest retinal changes associated with retinal pathology.  She is currently PI or co-investigator for several clinical trials exploring novel therapies for inherited retinal degenerations and other retinal pathology, and she serves as an investigator at the Fundus Photography Reading Center at UW-Madison. She has significant interest in use of non-invasive high resolution retinal imaging to characterize cellular retinal findings in a variety of retinal pathologies including those with inherited retinal degenerations. As a medical retina specialist, she brings important clinical expertise and has a significant base of patients including those with age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, posterior uveitis, and inherited retinal degenerations.

Dr. Stepien also serves as Co-Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Director of the Adult Inherited Retinal Degenerations Clinic, UW-Madison; and C0-director of the Ocular Genetics Service, UW-Madison.

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