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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

T. Michael Nork, MD, MS, earned his medical degree from the University of Texas in San Antonio and completed his residency at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. His medical interests include diabetic retinopathy, laser photocoagulation, retina and vitreous surgery, retinal vascular disease, age-related macular degeneration and electrophysiologic testing of the visual system.



Eye Care Services (Ophthalmology)

Adult and Pediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery

Diabetic Retinopathy

Epiretinal Membrane

Evaluation and Treatment of Vitreoretinal Disease

Intravitreal Injections

Macular Hole/Epiretinal Membrane

Melanoma Cancer

Ophthalmic Oncology and Pathology


Repair Detached Retina

Retina, Macula and Vitreous Diseases

Surgery for Diabetic Eye Disease

Visual Evoked Potential Testing


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

Retina/Vitreous, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

Residency Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX
Internship Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Medical School University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX

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
[PubMed ID: 31436674]
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]
Bantseev V Miller PE Nork TM Rasmussen CA McKenzie A Christian BJ Booler H Thackaberry EA Determination of a No Observable Effect Level for Endotoxin Following a Single Intravitreal Administration to Cynomolgus Monkeys. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther . 2019 May;35(4):245-253
[PubMed ID: 30964386]
Raghunathan V Eaton JS Christian BJ Morgan JT Ver Hoeve JN Yang CC Gong H Rasmussen CA Miller PE Russell P Nork TM Murphy CJ Biomechanical, ultrastructural, and electrophysiological characterization of the non-human primate experimental glaucoma model. Sci Rep . 2017 Oct 30;7(1):14329
[PubMed ID: 29085025]
Singaravelu J Zhao L Fariss RN Nork TM Wong WT Microglia in the primate macula: specializations in microglial distribution and morphology with retinal position and with aging. Brain Struct Funct . 2017 Aug;222(6):2759-2771
[PubMed ID: 28213784]
Siegfried CJ Shui YB Tian B Nork TM Heatley GA Kaufman PL Effects of Vitrectomy and Lensectomy on Older Rhesus Macaques: Oxygen Distribution, Antioxidant Status, and Aqueous Humor Dynamics. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci . 2017 Aug 1;58(10):4003-4014
[PubMed ID: 28800647]
Adamson P Wilde T Dobrzynski E Sychterz C Polsky R Kurali E Haworth R Tang CM Korczynska J Cook F Papanicolaou I Tsikna L Roberts C Hughes-Thomas Z Walford J Gibson D Warrack J Smal J Verrijk R Miller PE Nork TM Prusakiewicz J Streit T Sorden S Struble C Christian B Catchpole IR Single ocular injection of a sustained-release anti-VEGF delivers 6months pharmacokinetics and efficacy in a primate laser CNV model. J Control Release . 2016 Dec 28;244(Pt A):1-13
[PubMed ID: 27810558]
Ye GJ Budzynski E Sonnentag P Nork TM Miller PE Sharma AK Ver Hoeve JN Smith LM Arndt T Calcedo R Gaskin C Robinson PM Knop DR Hauswirth WW Chulay JD Safety and Biodistribution Evaluation in Cynomolgus Macaques of rAAV2tYF-PR1.7-hCNGB3, a Recombinant AAV Vector for Treatment of Achromatopsia. Hum Gene Ther Clin Dev . 2016 Mar;27(1):37-48
[PubMed ID: 27003753]
Ye GJ Budzynski E Sonnentag P Nork TM Miller PE McPherson L Ver Hoeve JN Smith LM Arndt T Mandapati S Robinson PM Calcedo R Knop DR Hauswirth WW Chulay JD Safety and Biodistribution Evaluation in CNGB3-Deficient Mice of rAAV2tYF-PR1.7-hCNGB3, a Recombinant AAV Vector for Treatment of Achromatopsia. Hum Gene Ther Clin Dev . 2016 Mar;27(1):27-36
[PubMed ID: 27003752]
Boyes WK Bercegeay M Degn L Beasley TE Evansky PA Mwanza JC Geller AM Pinckney C Nork TM Bushnell PJ Toluene inhalation exposure for 13 weeks causes persistent changes in electroretinograms of Long-Evans rats. Neurotoxicology . 2016 Mar;53:257-270
[PubMed ID: 26899397]
Ye GJ Budzynski E Sonnentag P Nork TM Sheibani N Gurel Z Boye SL Peterson JJ Boye SE Hauswirth WW Chulay JD Cone-Specific Promoters for Gene Therapy of Achromatopsia and Other Retinal Diseases. Hum Gene Ther . 2016 Jan;27(1):72-82
[PubMed ID: 26603570]
Nork TM Kim CB Munsey KM Dashek RJ Hoeve JN Regional choroidal blood flow and multifocal electroretinography in experimental glaucoma in rhesus macaques. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci . 2014 Nov 4;55(12):7786-98
[PubMed ID: 25370515]
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]
Teixeira LB Buhr KA Bowie O Duke FD Nork TM Dubielzig RR McLellan GJ Quantifying optic nerve axons in a cat glaucoma model by a semi-automated targeted counting method. Mol Vis . 2014;20:376-85
[PubMed ID: 24715755]
Croft MA Nork TM McDonald JP Katz A Lütjen-Drecoll E Kaufman PL Accommodative movements of the vitreous membrane, choroid, and sclera in young and presbyopic human and nonhuman primate eyes. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci . 2013 Jul 26;54(7):5049-58
[PubMed ID: 23745005]
Dashek RJ Kim CB Rasmussen CA Hennes-Beean EA Ver Hoeve JN Nork TM Structural and functional effects of hemiretinal endodiathermy axotomy in cynomolgus macaques. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci . 2013 May 17;54(5):3479-92
[PubMed ID: 23620427]
Gabelt BT Rasmussen CA Tektas OY Kim CB Peterson JC Nork TM Ver Hoeve JN Lütjen-Drecoll E Kaufman PL Structure/function studies and the effects of memantine in monkeys with experimental glaucoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci . 2012 Apr 30;53(4):2368-76
[PubMed ID: 22427549]
Nguyen HN Nork TM Massive spontaneous suprachoroidal hemorrhage in a young woman with cystic fibrosis and diabetes mellitus on anticoagulants. Retin Cases Brief Rep . 2012 Spring;6(2):216-8
[PubMed ID: 22685615]
Kim CB Ver Hoeve JN Nork TM The effect of pentobarbital sodium and propofol anesthesia on multifocal electroretinograms in rhesus macaques. Doc Ophthalmol . 2012 Feb;124(1):59-72
[PubMed ID: 22200766]
Nork TM Dubielzig RR Christian BJ Miller PE Miller JM Cao J Zimmer EP Wiegand SJ Prevention of experimental choroidal neovascularization and resolution of active lesions by VEGF trap in nonhuman primates. Arch Ophthalmol . 2011 Aug;129(8):1042-52
[PubMed ID: 21825187]