Dennis P. Han, MD

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As a grade schooler in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, I bought a book about the science of vision and have been interested in eyes ever since. I have always been good working with my hands, building and driving soapbox derby cars as a boy. And I have always wanted to help people in some way. Long story short, it seemed right that I became an ophthalmologist and a vitreoretinal surgeon. I joined the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty in 1988 and have been doing patient care, research and teaching since then. My biggest peeve is when patients wait too long. I’ve worked hard to keep that from happening and even wrote a book about it. But taking care of people’s retinal problems is my personal passion and number one priority.


Dr. Dennis P. Han is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and his fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee. He is the Jack A. and Elaine D. Klieger Professor of Ophthalmology at MCW, where he has served on the faculty since 1988, as well as chief of the vitreoretinal service at MCW, medical director of clinical imaging services at the Froedtert & MCW Eye Institute and a member of the board of directors of Prevent Blindness Wisconsin.

Dr. Han has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles, 25 book chapters and two books,  Cataract Surgery and Retinal Disease: Optimizing Visual Outcome and Make Your Clinics Flow With Synchrony: A Practical and Innovative Guide for Physicians, Managers, and Staff. In addition, he has served as associate editor of the Archives of Ophthalmology/JAMA Ophthalmology and is currently on its editorial board. He also has served on the writing committees of several multicenter clinical trials, including the National Eye Institute-sponsored Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study, Silicone Oil Study, and Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network.

Dr. Han is the recipient of the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Senior Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists. He is also a member of the Macula Society, Retina Society, American Ophthalmological Society and the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Han has also received Lean Healthcare certification by the University of Michigan College of Engineering. He has served as a consultant to both private and academic clinical practices on the topic of improving healthcare efficiency and has lectured at prominent venues such as the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives, the Leadership Academy at the University of Wisconsin Lubar School of Business in Milwaukee and the American Society of Retina Specialists Practice Management Symposia.

Dr. Han has also served as principal investigator or sub-investigator for various NEI- and industry-sponsored clinical trials. His academic interests include treatment of macular disease, endophthalmitis prevention and management, vitreoretinal surgery, ocular imaging and application of lean efficiency principles to improve the patient experience.



Diseases & Conditions

Macular Degeneration
Macular Disease
Macular Holes and Epiretinal Membranes

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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Moorland Reserve Health Center
4805 S. Moorland Road
New Berlin, WI 53151
(262) 798-7200
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Eye Institute - Froedtert Hospital
925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-2020
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Education & Training

University of Michigan Medical School - Ann Arbor - Doctor of Medicine - (1981)

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City - Residency - (1983-1986)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery - (1986-1987)

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4.9 out of 5. 56 ratings, 14 reviews
Dec. 14, 2019
I had seen Dr. Han previously for [post operative problems with my left eye, (he was not the surgeon). When potential problems with an upcoming surgery were noted, I came to him because I completely trust his evaluation and I knew he would be frank with his advice. He completely met my expectations and I am most appreciative.
Aug. 29, 2019
Solid 10. Dr. Han is an outstanding professional, from A to Z.
Aug. 19, 2019
dr. Han is the BEST!
Aug. 15, 2019
Doctor Han is one of the best doctors. he is respectful and listens well.
June 28, 2019
Very caring & professional.
June 18, 2019
I called the next day because my eye was giving me trouble, if you're sending me to THE CLINIC please have the person be SPECIFIC when saying which CLINIC they are sending you to. I went out to the clinic where I get my shots from *Dr. Han but the clinic I was suppose to go to was Froedtert, which is about 10 blocks from my house. I do NOT have a car, needless to say, I was upset!
May 20, 2019
My high rating provide you with all answers - excellent care!
May 20, 2019
*Dr. Han is one of the best doctors I have he's great.
April 9, 2019
Very professional treatment.
April 9, 2019
*Dr. Han is the absolute best!
April 4, 2019
I needed to see *Dr. Han ASAP - He totally accommodated my needs for eye scan and injection.
April 4, 2019
Very professional, friendly provider & staff!
March 5, 2019
*Dr. Han always greets me with a smile and asks how I'm doing. The staff is just as friendly.
Feb. 11, 2019
Felt very comfortable talking to him and telling him exactly how injury happened.
#4. Med asst. brought it to "4".