Dr. Joseph Carroll Named Richard O. Schultz, MD/Ruth Works Professor of Ophthalmology

Nov. 12, 2013

Joseph J. Carroll, PhD, associate professor of ophthalmology, biophysics, and of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been named the Richard O. Schultz, MD/Ruth Works Professor in Ophthalmology. Dr. Carroll, who is also the co-director of the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program at MCW, is a pioneer in the use of adaptive optics to study the eye at a cellular level.

Dr. Richard O. Schultz served as chairman of the ophthalmology department at MCW for 33 years, beginning in 1964. Under his leadership, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute was built; it continues to serve as a regional center of excellence for eye care, physician training, and vision research. Former residents, fellows, and patients of Dr. Schultz, along with foundations and corporations, contributed more than $250,000 towards the research professorship. Ruth Works, who was a patient of the Eye Institute, designated a large portion of her estate to establish the $1 million professorship.

Dr. Carroll takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the human visual system and is interested in developing a better understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the visual system in both healthy and diseased eyes. His primary focus is on applying high-resolution imaging tools (adaptive optics and optical coherence tomography) to the study of the human retina.

Dr. Carroll has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and is currently funded by the National Eye Institute. In addition, he is the course director for two graduate neuroscience courses and has mentored dozens of undergraduate and medical students. He is a current board member of the MCW/Marquette Alumni Association.

Dr. Carroll received his PhD in Cell & Developmental Biology from MCW in 2002. He served as a postdoctoral fellow in Cell & Developmental Biology at MCW and at the Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Carroll joined the MCW faculty in 2006; he also serves as adjunct associate professor in the department of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University. In 2009, Dr. Carroll was appointed director of the Core Image Analysis Module, department of ophthalmology, and co-director of the Advanced Ocular Imaging Program.

Community Watch

» Wauwatosa's 22nd Secret Garden Tour scheduled for July 9 6/30

» Wauwatosa Village businesses remain upbeat amid ongoing reconstruction Updated:  6/30

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A look ahead to US Open 2017, look back at Champions Tour event in Madison Updated:  6/29

» Seventh-inning rally sparks Wauwatosa East over West, 5-4 6/29

» Tosa police investigating armed robbery at North Shore Bank Wednesday 6/29

» Wauwatosa East baseball team stays hot 6/29

» Wauwatosa East's Bueckers nabs all-state honors for girls soccer 6/29

» Wauwatosa West baseball snaps skid with wins over Eisenhower 6/29

» Irish Fest gears up for week of classes at Tosa's CelticMKE Center 6/28

» Tosa Skateboarders United hosts first event since opening of new park 6/28

» Friends of Center Street Park will launch new barbecue event July 3 6/28

» Long-tenured sports writer Sky Skibosh heads into retirement, sort of 6/26

» Family, friends of man killed by Wauwatosa officer want answers 6/25

» Tosa man with gun trove to plead guilty of illegal dealing 6/24

» Wauwatosa endorses bus rapid transit route, more approvals needed Updated:  6/23

» Video: Tosa Top 5: Five things you need to know about in Wauwatosa this week 6/23

» Wauwatosa officer fatally shoots man at Madison Park 6/23

» Wauwatosa Public Library announces list of summer events 6/22

» Blood drives scheduled for Milwaukee County during month of July 6/22

» Two lanes on Wauwatosa's Harmonee Bridge to close Thursday 6/22

» Milwaukee Co. Zoo welcomes baby harbor seal, bonobo 6/22

» Teens accused of trying to rob Tosa resident with BB gun Updated:  6/22

» Hidden Tosa: Inside the Wauwatosa Police Department 6/22

» Offense holding back Wauwatosa West baseball team 6/21

» Wauwatosa East baseball wins four conference games 6/21

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where our Wauwatosa reporter explores the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.

Advertisement

CONNECT