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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


Eye Institute - Froedtert Hospital
925 North 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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Westbrook Health Center
2315 E. Moreland Blvd.
Waukesha, WI 53186
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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

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4.8 out of 5. 311 ratings, 38 reviews
Jan. 22, 2021
Takes time to discuss any questions or concerns. The care received is outstanding.
Jan. 8, 2021
Very happy with my care.
Jan. 8, 2021
I would have liked to have my explanation of what was wrong with my eye written down so I could read it later.
Dec. 16, 2020
dr returned follow up phone call to repeat and answer additional questions. encouraged call back for any additional questions before next appointment.
Dec. 11, 2020
excellence in all respects
Dec. 7, 2020
The Dr. always listens to me and has taken time for the deadening to take effect so as to limit the discomfort during the injection...I appreciate his time!
Dec. 5, 2020
Dr Wirostko is caring and kind and an excellent doctor. would recommend him to anyone! Thank you!
Nov. 23, 2020
I have been seeing my Dr over 20 years and he has always remain the same professional and ethical.
Nov. 15, 2020
Excellent Doctor.
Oct. 31, 2020
I always get excellent care when I go for my appt and I am also treated with kindness and respect.
Oct. 30, 2020
My provider saved my sight and my life and has all ways explained everything clearly.
Oct. 22, 2020
Awesome and efficient! informative and polite !
Oct. 16, 2020
He shared appropriate information, asked appropriate questions and explained his plan, also seeking input from myself, as the patient.
Oct. 9, 2020
immediate feedback of my condition was easy to understand. answered all questions
Oct. 8, 2020
kind, knowledgeable and compassionate doctor and staff
Sept. 25, 2020
I believe the doctor is genuinely interested in my well being.
Sept. 20, 2020
The service was professional, fast (very little waiting) and doctor was very knowledgeable.
Sept. 12, 2020
I am thankful for a physician I can trust in helping me with the health of my vision.
Sept. 7, 2020
Took the time to answer questions and explained so I could understand.
Sept. 3, 2020
Listened well, was not rushed, cared about my problem, answered all of my questions.
Aug. 29, 2020
extra-above and beyond required care-It was an emergency laser procedure- was last "fit in" patient of day-I use a cane to walk and I asked Dr. to arrange for an aide to wheel me to the front door after the procedure-when done EVERYONE was gone and the doctor got a wheelchair and wheeled me himself to the front door for my pick up ride that was there waiting there for me--Doctor did all with grace and a smile
Aug. 26, 2020
Extremely through, prompt and professional.
Aug. 18, 2020
he was great in explaining and took the time for me to understand
Aug. 8, 2020
well organized outpatient experience
July 24, 2020
I see Dr Wirostko a few times a year and always feel like I receive the BEST care! he always makes me feel comfortable and I trust him with the treatments he suggests/performs. I'd highly recommend him!!
July 17, 2020
Dr. Wirostko's clinical skills and compassion
July 2, 2020
I came here for a second opinion after seeing a specialist with another group outside Froedert. Dr. Wirostko was incredibly patient and explained in detail what was going on with my retinal tear and the complications I was now experiencing.
July 2, 2020
He's a kind, knowledgeable doctor
May 18, 2020
Everyone that took care of were very nice and friendly and looked like they liked their jobs and were interested in what they had to do and very prompt. You have a great staff.
May 15, 2020
very professional and competent
May 10, 2020
He really talked directly to me and my wife on our visits
May 1, 2020
I have a very serious eye pressure condition in my left eye which was discovered about 6 months ago by my routine eye doctor. The condition has been treated since by two of the best PHD doctors in the area. I have been very happy with the outcome to date and look forward to rountine monitoring by these same doctors.
May 1, 2020
he is always very thorough and helpful. I never feel rushed.
March 23, 2020
he is very focused on my care and his treatment is excellent
March 20, 2020
he was on top of what I needed an was getting it done. he cared where others that I called could have cared less. everyone I seen this day was very friendly an cared about how things where going an what I had to say.
March 14, 2020
Dr. Wirostko treated with exceptional care & compassion! His expertise & communication of my specific Opthamology need was greatly reassuring as he completely explained the findings & therefore he eased my concerns! Dr Wirostko is an excellent physician & his team that assisted me also serve with excellence. I am most grateful for the compassionate & thorough care I received from Dr.Wirotsko & his staff!
March 7, 2020
Dr Wirostko very informative, answered our questions thoroughly
March 7, 2020
just seamed a bit rushed, but was very nice as and seamed knowledge
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