Brenda L. Bohnsack, MD, PhD

Brenda L. Bohnsack, MD, PhD

Division Head, Ophthalmology; Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical Foundation Lillian Sherman Cowen Reiger and Harold L. S. Cowen Research Professorship in Pediatric Ophthalmology; Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Pronouns: She, Her


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Clinical Interests: Childhood glaucomas; congenital eye diseases; pediatric cataracts; uveitis; strabismus; eye muscle disorders

Education & Training

Education: BA, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1999; PhD. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2004; MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, 2006

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, 2011-2012; Fellowship in Orbital and Ocular Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2010-2011; Residency in ophthalmology, Michigan Medicine University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007-2010

Board Certifications: Ophthalmology

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Ophthalmology; American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; International Society for Genetic Eye Disease; American Glaucoma Society

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Research Interests: Clinical outcomes of medical and surgical management of complex pediatric glaucomas and congenital eye diseases; genetics of pediatric glaucomas and congenital eye diseases; molecular regulation of neural crest migration and differentiation in the anterior segment of the eye; molecular markers for ocular neural crest cells and signals important for maintaining neural crest-derived structures in the adult eye

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