Catherine T. Thuruthumaly, MD

Assistant Professor
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Eye Institute 414-955-2020
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My goal is to provide excellent clinical and surgical care for uveitis and glaucoma patients. Both of these conditions are chronic and I value the relationship that I am fortunate to build with my patients. I believe that open communication is at the core of good medical care. I want my patients to fully understand their condition as well as all the treatment options available, so that they may make the best decisions for their care.

My goal is to provide excellent clinical and surgical care for uveitis and glaucoma patients. Both of these conditions are chronic and I value the relationship that I am fortunate to build with my…
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Dr. Catherine Thuruthumaly received her BA in Philosophy from Saint Louis University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She received her MD from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and was elected to be a junior member of Alpha Omega Alpha. She then completed her internship at St. Mary’s Hospital in Saint Louis and an ophthalmology residency at Washington University in Saint Louis. Following this, she completed a glaucoma fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL and went on to complete a uveitis fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.


Diseases & Conditions

Adolescent Glaucoma
Adult Glaucoma
Angle-Closure Glaucomas
Complex Glaucoma
Glaucoma Surgical Complications
Glaucoma Suspect
Inflammatory Eye Disease
Ocular Hypertension
Pediatric Glaucoma

Treatment & Services

Combined Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery
Complex Cataract Surgery
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Glaucoma Drainage Implants
Glaucoma Laser Surgery
Glaucoma Surgery
Management of Glaucoma and Related Eye Diseases
Uveitis Therapies

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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Eye Institute - Froedtert Hospital

Education & Training

St. Louis University School of Medicine - MO - Doctor of Medicine - (2012)

Northwestern University - Chicago - IL - Fellowship in Uveitis - (2017-2018)

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute - Miami - FL - Fellowship in Glaucoma - (2016-2017)

Washington University - St. Louis - MO - Residency in Ophthalmology - (2013-2016)

Patient Reviews

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Dr T was extremely accommodating for timing, interested in understanding medical history (which prior MD had not yet provided) and making decisions which were accommodating to my life circumstances and ease. She gave thorough explanations and her staff was willing to clarify questions when the Dr was not in the room. Dr T gave me great hope for possible improvement of my condition. It was a highly professional intervention.
Dr. T is a very good doctor with a very personable demeanor.
I was early for my appointment, and was seen early.
I had a great experience as usual when I saw Dr. T. She is always so pleasant and helpful. She explains everything in a way I understand it. Her staff is friendly and just great!
I know I have an excellent doctor, and grateful to have her care for me.
Dr T explained things very clearly. She showed me graphs of my test results that were informative. She explained my options for treatment and what kind of improvement I might expect from each kind. She worked around my travel schedule for future appointments.
Eye Clinic Staff and Dr. Thuruthumaly are great. Thanks for the great medical care.
Keep up the good work
Very thorough and interested in identifying cause and treatment plan for my issue
DrT and her staff were thoughtful, kind, and highly professional.
Dr. T's team is The Best. They are friendly, thorough, patient, and make me feel like they care about my health. I feel very blessed and thankful that when I was diagnosed with my eye condition, I was put under Dr. T's care. She is wonderful and her staff goes the extra mile.
Very helpful with explaining treatment
Always very good, but seemed particularly "rushed" this visit. Was able to speak with intern prior so that helped.
Always a great experience at the Eye Institute with Dr. T and all staff!!
The field test tech was very nice.,puts you at ease,explains everything. Dr. T. Is awesome. Very caring and takes time to discuss my issues.
I have been treated at the eye institute for nearly 30 years, the drs and support staff have always been very good. The team I work with now has been exceptional Dr. T. And her tech are informative, kind and I feel I am getting better care from them than I have from the other drs I e seen there.
Very professional and knowledgeable.
Very good
It was nice for Dr. T to have more doctors review my case.
Keep up the good work
Waited an hour in room for doctor. Seemed excessive. I was on time. Absolutely love Dr Thuruthamaly
It is a privilege to have Dr T as my ophthalmologist
Dr T and her team are fabulous. I moved out of Wisconsin over 2 years ago. I make special trips to see her for my eyes. Dr T is a caring doctor and person. I feel safe with her and appreciate her level of medical expertise. You are very very lucky to have such a doctor in your organization.
Excellent. Only issue was having to wait a month to get in to see Dr. T.
The entire visit went Very Well.
Best care in the world so happy I could come here for help
Dr. T and her staff have always been exemplary!
I felt the visit was informative. The staff was cheerful and helpful.
Dr. T is the best. Trust her completely!
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