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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Michael M. Altaweel, MD earned his medical degree at Dalhousie University, where he completed his residency as well. He also completed a fellowship at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

Specialties

Eye Care Services (Ophthalmology)

Adult and Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery

Diabetic Retinopathy

Evaluation and Treatment of Vitreoretinal Disease

Intravitreal Injections

Macular Hole/Epiretinal Membrane

Ocular Tumor (including Choroidal Melanoma)

Photocoagulation/Laser

Repair Detached Retina

Retina, Macula and Vitreous Diseases

Surgery for Diabetic Eye Disease

Clinics

Freeport Memorial Hospital
(815) 599-6290 | | Map
Janesville Medical Center - Mercyhealth East
(608) 756-7110 | | Map
University Station Clinic
(608) 263-7171 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Ophthalmology
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Internship Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Medical School Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Kempen JH Van Natta ML Friedman DS Altaweel MM Ansari H Dunn JP Elner SG Holbrook JT Lim LL Sugar EA Jabs DA Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial and Follow-up Study Research Group. Incidence and Outcome of Uveitic Glaucoma in Eyes With Intermediate, Posterior, or Panuveitis Followed up to 10 Years After Randomization to Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant or Systemic Therapy. Am J Ophthalmol . 2020 Nov;219:303-316
[PubMed ID: 32628922]
Tomkins-Netzer O Lightman SL Burke AE Sugar EA Lim LL Jaffe GJ Altaweel MM Kempen JH Holbrook JT Jabs DA Multicenter Steroid Treatment Trial and Follow-up Study Research Group. Seven-Year Outcomes of Uveitic Macular Edema: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial and Follow-up Study Results. Ophthalmology . 2020 Sep 10;
[PubMed ID: 32918964]
Regan KA Gottlieb JL Altaweel MM Mititelu M Blodi BA Nork TM Stepien KE Chang JS Alcohol Pads and Nonsterile Gloves in Preparation of Aflibercept. Ophthalmol Retina . 2020 Aug;4(8):853-854
[PubMed ID: 32768034]
Pistilli M Joffe MM Gangaputra SS Pujari SS Jabs DA Levy-Clarke GA Nussenblatt RB Rosenbaum JT Sen HN Suhler EB Thorne JE Bhatt NP Foster CS Begum H Fitzgerald TD Dreger KA Altaweel MM Holbrook JT Kempen JH Systemic Immunosuppressive Therapy for Eye Diseases (SITE) Research Group. Visual Acuity Outcome over Time in Non-Infectious Uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm . 2019 Dec 10;:1-8
[PubMed ID: 31821051]
Weinlander EJ Wang AL Jaru-Ampornpan P Altaweel MM Nork TM TWO CASES OF ACUTE RETINAL NECROSIS DUE TO VARICELLA ZOSTER DESPITE PRIOR SHINGLES VACCINATION. Retin Cases Brief Rep . 2019 Summer;13(3):241-243
[PubMed ID: 28291069]
Boeke PS Altaweel MM Reservoir Technique: A Novel Method for Pressure-Controlled Silicone Oil Infusion Using the Constellation Vitrectomy System. Retina . 2019 Apr 24;
[PubMed ID: 30681642]
Thorne JE Sugar EA Holbrook JT Burke AE Altaweel MM Vitale AT Acharya NR Kempen JH Jabs DA Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial Research Group. Periocular Triamcinolone vs. Intravitreal Triamcinolone vs. Intravitreal Dexamethasone Implant for the Treatment of Uveitic Macular Edema: The PeriOcular vs. INTravitreal corticosteroids for uveitic macular edema (POINT) Trial. Ophthalmology . 2019 Feb;126(2):283-295
[PubMed ID: 30269924]
Holmen IC Oakey Z Altaweel MM Von Hippel-Lindau Incidentally Diagnosed in Evaluation of Sporadic Aniridia. Ophthalmology . 2018 May;125(5):663
[PubMed ID: 29681293]
Scott IU VanVeldhuisen PC Ip MS Blodi BA Oden NL Altaweel M Berinstein DM SCORE2 Investigator Group. Comparison of Monthly vs Treat-and-Extend Regimens for Individuals With Macular Edema Who Respond Well to Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Medications: Secondary Outcomes From the SCORE2 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Ophthalmol . 2018 Apr 1;136(4):337-345
[PubMed ID: 29476687]
Writing Committee for the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial and Follow-up Study Research Group. Kempen JH Altaweel MM Holbrook JT Sugar EA Thorne JE Jabs DA Association Between Long-Lasting Intravitreous Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant vs Systemic Anti-inflammatory Therapy and Visual Acuity at 7 Years Among Patients With Intermediate, Posterior, or Panuveitis. JAMA . 2017 May 16;317(19):1993-2005
[PubMed ID: 28477440]
Kurup SK McClintic JI Allen JC Baartman BJ Altaweel MM Garg SJ Quiroz-Mercado H VISCOELASTIC ASSISTED DRAINAGE OF SUPRACHOROIDAL HEMORRHAGE ASSOCIATED WITH SETON DEVICE IN GLAUCOMA FILTERING SURGERY. Retina . 2017 Feb;37(2):396-399
[PubMed ID: 28118286]
Altaweel MM Gangaputra SS Thorne JE Dunn JP Elner SG Jaffe GJ Kim RY Rao PK Reed SB Kempen JH MUST Research Group. Morphological assessment of the retina in uveitis. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect . 2016 Dec;6(1):33
[PubMed ID: 27613274]
Sen HN Abreu FM Louis TA Sugar EA Altaweel MM Elner SG Holbrook JT Jabs DA Kim RY Kempen JH Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial and Follow-up Study Research Group. Cataract Surgery Outcomes in Uveitis: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment Trial. Ophthalmology . 2016 Jan;123(1):183-90
[PubMed ID: 26499920]
Kempen JH Van Natta ML Altaweel MM Dunn JP Jabs DA Lightman SL Thorne JE Holbrook JT Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial Research Group. Factors Predicting Visual Acuity Outcome in Intermediate, Posterior, and Panuveitis: The Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial. Am J Ophthalmol . 2015 Dec;160(6):1133-1141.e9
[PubMed ID: 26386159]
Altaweel MM Daniel E Martin DF Mittra RA Grunwald JE Lai MM Melamud A Morse LS Huang J Ferris FL 3rd Fine SL Maguire MG Comparison of Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT) Research Group. Comparison of Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials CATT Research Group. Outcomes of eyes with lesions composed of >50% blood in the Comparison of Age-related Macular Degeneration Treatments Trials (CATT). Ophthalmology . 2015 Feb;122(2):391-398.e5
[PubMed ID: 25307130]
Tran AQ Eadie JA Altaweel MM Shaggy photoreceptors with subfoveal fluid associated with a distant choroidal melanoma. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med . 2015;2015:187542
[PubMed ID: 25713741]
Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) Trial Research Group. Sugar EA Holbrook JT Kempen JH Burke AE Drye LT Thorne JE Louis TA Jabs DA Altaweel MM Frick KD Cost-effectiveness of fluocinolone acetonide implant versus systemic therapy for noninfectious intermediate, posterior, and panuveitis. Ophthalmology . 2014 Oct;121(10):1855-62
[PubMed ID: 24908205]
Eadie JA Gottlieb JL Ip MS Blodi BA Danis RP Chandra SR Nork TM Altaweel MM Stern-Hogan BS Response to aflibercept in patients with persistent exudation despite prior treatment with bevacizumab or ranibizumab for age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina . 2014 Sep-Oct;45(5):394-7
[PubMed ID: 25230402]
Domalpally A Altaweel MM Kempen JH Myers D Davis JL Foster CS Latkany P Srivastava SK Stawell RJ Holbrook JT MUST Trial Research Group. Optical coherence tomography evaluation in the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) trial. Ocul Immunol Inflamm . 2012 Dec;20(6):443-7
[PubMed ID: 23163490]
Gangaputra SS Altaweel MM Peng Q Friedman DS Rao PK Foster CS Kim RY Reed SB Srivastava SK Wong IG Kempen JH MUST Trial Research Group. Morphologic assessment for glaucoma in the Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Treatment (MUST) trial. Ocul Immunol Inflamm . 2011 Aug;19(4):267-74
[PubMed ID: 21770805]