University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Kimberly Stepien, MD, is a medical retina specialist and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison). She is the Director of the Adult Inherited Retinal Disease Clinic and Co-director of the Ocular Genetics Service. She also serves as Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for her department. Dr. Stepien completed her residency at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, and medical retina fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.
Her research interests focus on the diagnosis and treatments of inherited retinal disease and advanced retinal imaging. She leads UW–Madison’s clinical research efforts centered around inherited retinal disease and serves as PI on several IRD clinical trials. She also is an investigator at the Fundus Photography Reading Center at UW-Madison. Her imaging research is focused on exploring cellular retinal pathology by applying high-resolution imaging modalities such as adaptive optics and optical coherence tomography to investigate mechanisms of pathogenesis and explore better ways to detect cellular changes over time. She is a founding member and on the leadership committee of the Wisconsin Advanced Imaging of Visual Systems (WAIVS) Lab.