William Wirostko, MD

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Dr. William Wirostko earned his medical degree in 1994 from the University of Virginia after completing his bachelor’s degree at Colgate University in New York. After his transitional internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado, he came to the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute in 1995, where he did his residency in ophthalmology and a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery. Upon graduation in 2000, Dr. Wirostko became a full-time faculty member at MCW. Since then, he has been actively involved in patient care, research and education of medical students, ophthalmology residents and vitreoretinal surgical fellows. He is recognized in “Best Doctors in America,” and his clinical practice in combination with his research efforts has allowed him to publish more than 45 peer-reviewed articles and 14 book chapters on ophthalmology.


Diseases & Conditions

Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular Degeneration
Macular Holes and Epiretinal Membranes
Ocular Injuries Involving the Retina and Vitreous
Posterior Uveitis
Retina and Vitreous Diseases
Retinal Tears and Detachments
Retinal Vascular Disease
Vitreoretinal Complications of Cataract Surgery

Treatment & Services

Advanced Retinal Imaging and Ultrasound
Clinical Trials in Retinal Disease
Ocular Oncology
Pharmacologic Treatment of Retinal Disease
Photodynamic Therapy for AMD
Retinal Electrophysiology
Retinal Laser Therapy
Vitreoretinal Surgery of Common and Complex Retinal Disorders

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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Westbrook Health Center
2315 E. Moreland Blvd.
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 532-5700
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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 Virginia School of Medicine - Charlottesville - Doctor of Medicine - (1994)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Residency - (1998)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery-Eye Institute - (2000)

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Patient Reviews

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Learn more about our survey.

4.8 out of 5. 283 ratings, 62 reviews
Dec. 27, 2019
He is amazing with my minor child. he speaks directly to him and not around him or as if he's not even in the room like some providers in the past. I like the fact that he allows my child to be informed and somewhat in charge of his health.
Dec. 26, 2019
I came to this provider after having seen two other Doctors, before him. This provider appears to be the doctor to whom I will be following up with, and I am very grateful for that. The process which I was following with my condition had been to see several other specialists first. It appears that my follow-up visits will be with this provider, and for that I am grateful.
Dec. 21, 2019
very good eye specialist and wonderful caring staff
Dec. 17, 2019
The entire staff is very competent and does their jobs quite well.
Dec. 11, 2019
Always pleased with my care.
Nov. 15, 2019
Everyone was very professional!
Nov. 9, 2019
Everyone was perfect
Oct. 26, 2019
I waited 2 hours to see Dr. Wirostko and then felt he was in a hurry when he met with me for less than 10 minutes. He does not seem to want to listen to my experiences and give advice tailored to my symptoms. He was an excellent surgeon and has many good qualities, but seems lacking in empathy during follow-up care.
Oct. 14, 2019
Always takes the time to address any questions. I do not feel my exam is rushed.
Oct. 12, 2019
grateful he got me in as an emergency patient that morning and provided treatment for my eye
Oct. 6, 2019
When my appointment is at a certain time, they call my name AT THAT TIME. ALWAYS. That's something I've never experienced in the medical services, anywhere. Respect for patients time is very valued. Francesca, was absolutely the best and really seems to like her job. And the doctor is very thorough, professional to the nth degree and really cares for his patient. I have received nothing less that the best, first-class care from Dr. Wirostko and his team. I wish I encountered more medical care like this in different areas of medicine.
Oct. 4, 2019
an earlier question asked if someone called me with results of tests and I said "no" because we get results immediately and talk with Dr W about it at that time.
Oct. 4, 2019
he's thorough, professional, and very honest about my condition. I have a serious eye problem and through his care the tumor is shrinking. this is fabulous news
Sept. 29, 2019
I did not see Dr W within 15 minutes of appointment time - but I did see the nurse/tech within 15 minutes who prepared my eyes for Dr w's examination. No long waits
Sept. 27, 2019
I was extremely happy with the care I received from Dr. Wirostko and his nurse. I was treated ok by the two receptionists the day of my visit, but when I initially called for an appointment, the person I spoke with was very difficult and antagonistic and did not really help me at all. She was very unprofessional.
Sept. 18, 2019
since going to this provider, I've felt well taken care of,as well any other provider he has sent me to. I've still have my sight and I'm very grateful !
Sept. 12, 2019
I LOVED this visit. I have never been treated better, and am considering making this my primary office for eye care. All of the staff were wonderful from reception to nurses to techs to the doctors. Thank you!
Aug. 15, 2019
As many times my husband and myself have seen the eye clinic doctors, we have always been seen on time and with courteousness. We have gotten to know these doctors very well and as a result, trusted their opinions and treatments.
Aug. 14, 2019
everyone was efficient polite and caring. Everything was explained to me before they did the procedures And all the results were explained to me and all my questions were answered.
Aug. 9, 2019
The wait time at the Eye Institute is very long.
July 27, 2019
My treatment was required due to a tear in the retina which needed prompt treatment. The staff did their best to treat me in a reasonable amount of time given the volume of patients needing attention. The process was a bit grueling; as I was seen by two other physicians in training, all doing the same examination and evaluation. I wish this particular process could have been shortened, but I recognize the nature of this facility is for education/experience. The laser procedure used during my treatment was significantly different than the procedure I had 11 years ago on my other eye. This treatment was quite harsh compared to my other experience. The physician made me as comfortable as possible. I hope I never have to have this procedure done again in this same way. I appreciate the care and concern I received by everyone I encountered on this visit.
July 20, 2019
The Dr. listened to my request to use gel for deadening.
July 18, 2019
Didn't seem concerned about my overall current health which is a result of my current problems. Very short, uninformative until I asked several questions. unusual.
July 7, 2019
I was treated excellent!
July 6, 2019
The provider did a poor jub of explaining his diagnosis to me, and why he made the diagnosis he did. He did not do a good job in explaining the positives and negatives of my two treatment options. I asked for a copy of his report, and he said he would send it to the referring physician. Overall, I felt that my concerns about this very alarming diagnosis were not dealt with in a very comprehensive way.
July 6, 2019
Dr. Wirostko is an excellent eye oncologist who has treated me for the past 15 years. He is an irreplaceable member of your Ophthalmology staff.
July 1, 2019
Dr. Wirostko can be very brusque at times, but was very nice and more helpful than other visits.
June 20, 2019
Dr. Wirostko is an experienced surgeon and knows a lot about the prognosis of my cancer, but seems less knowledgeable about the related vision problems and how to cope with them.
June 16, 2019
wait time to see him 45 minutes after scheduled appointment.
June 16, 2019
none very pleased
June 11, 2019
Dr. Wirostko, MD has always been & is a concern and caring doctor.
May 27, 2019
The staff administered several tests before I met with the doctor. They worked together, so that when one was done, I immediately went to another test. It was a very short wait to see the doctor. Everyone there was very professional and friendly. They made me feel at ease through the whole process, and I really appreciated that.
May 23, 2019
He llistened and addressed my comments. I was not rushed but was given time.
May 17, 2019
always on time. staff respectful
May 16, 2019
all staff that cared for my needs at the eye Institute yesterday were pleasant and showed concerned for my welfare. I was impressed by the knowledge and efficiency the staff worked with on my behalf.
May 16, 2019
Prompt, friendly and interested in what I was saying
May 14, 2019
Dr. very respectful. Answered all questions. A very timely visit. Also, very knowledgeable.
May 13, 2019
I was referred by another doctor who I would have given a poor rating. Dr. W made me feel at ease, calmed my emotional nerves and explained in a way I could understand. staff were all very kind and helpful.
May 10, 2019
consdr Wirostko is consistently excellent in his approach, explanation of details & a course of action to what's next!
May 9, 2019
Nothing in particular. Everything was great. Appointment was precisely on time, the staff was great, the doctor is excellent. I wish every practice, or even every business was run that well.
May 3, 2019
Service from doctor, staff and technicians was prompt and professional.
May 1, 2019
Dr. Wirostko is a very professional, knowledgeable, personable and kind doctor. I have a sincere respect for him as a doctor for my issue. I would highly recommend him to anyone who would require the care that he provides.
April 26, 2019
I was very lucky to have Dr Wirostko and felt well cared for.
April 25, 2019
Dr Wirosko listened so very carefully to my concerns and worked to get me thru them!
April 18, 2019
Excellent doctor very professional, very nice, and a great guy very impressed!
April 15, 2019
For this diagnosis I only saw a fellow for the 1st 2 visits - the 3rd visit was a retinologist.
April 10, 2019
This was a re-check on an existing condition and the provider is a specialist. So I didn't really review my general medical history or meds with him. His treatment of me was very professional and very helpful. Results of the ultrasound were given right away and were very clear.
April 6, 2019
Care is outstanding and genuine care for your well being.
March 30, 2019
very little discussion, question answer, rather hurried.
March 22, 2019
all the women that saw me were very informative with what they were doing and if I had a question they took the time to answer until I understood. I told them that also and thanked them
March 21, 2019
My last eye dr. used to show my test results on a computer screen and here they just tell you.
March 14, 2019
Outstanding compared to others I have had - same place same discipline.
Feb. 20, 2019
I received first class treatment.
Feb. 18, 2019
I wish Dr. Wirostko would have shown me the photos that were taken of my eye so I could see the progress since my surgery (or lack thereof).
Feb. 17, 2019
A high level of team spirit!!
Feb. 16, 2019
please revise the bright ceiling lights so the fluorescent lights do not shine into pt eyes.
Feb. 12, 2019
Acted quickly on a specific issue.
Feb. 12, 2019
Knowledgeable, approachable, competent.
Feb. 11, 2019
There were several tests done, and one was repeated just to be absolutely sure of the results. I was very pleased with the doctor, the entire staff and how I was treated. They were very thorough, and I appreciated that.
Jan. 31, 2019
he was the least painful of anyone i saw for the whole event of my retinal tear. such a relief to find that.
Jan. 28, 2019
Everyone - very patient friendly.
Jan. 27, 2019
Yes, keep to time slots, waiting close to one hour to see doctor is unacceptable! My time is important also!!