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CURRICULUM VITAE

Alexander Joseph Khammar MD
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Eye Institute
925 N 87 St
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
08/1988 - 05/1992 B.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
08/1992 - 12/1996 M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/01/1996 - 06/30/1997 Intern, Department of Internal Medicine, Mercy Medical Center, 345 St Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
07/01/1997 - 06/30/2000 Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Southern California, Doheny Eye Institute, 1450 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
07/06/2000 - 06/30/2001 Department of Ophthalmology, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, 1675 Aurora Ct, Aurora CO 80045

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
07/2000 - 07/2001 Clinical Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 13001 E 17th Place, Aurora CO 80045
07/2001 - 07/2002 Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 13001 E 17th Place, Aurora CO 80045
08/2002 - 02/2015 The Eye Specialists Center LLC, Partner, 10436 SW Hwy, Chicago Ridge IL 60415
04/2004 - 03/2015 Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois, 1853 W Polk St, Chicago IL 60612
03/2015 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee WI 53226
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2015 - Present Director, Ophthalmology Medical Student Education, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
05/2019 - Present Faculty Advisor, Student Ophthalmology Medical Association (SOMA), Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
01/2011 - 12/2014 Operating Room Utilization Committee, Department of Surgery, Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4400 W 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
01/2011 - 12/2014 Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4400 W 95th Street, Oak Lawn IL 60453
01/2011 - 12/2014 Surgical Performance Improvement (PI) Committee, Department of Surgery, Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4400 W 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
01/2011 - 12/2014 Surgical Executive Committee, Department of Surgery, Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4400 W 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
01/2011 - 12/2014 Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois
01/2011 - 12/2014 Operating Room Efficiency Committee, Department of Surgery, Advocate Christ Medical Center, 4400 W 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
03/01/2015 - Present Section Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 8915 W Connell Ct, Milwaukee WI 53226
07/01/2019 - Present Medical Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 8915 W Connell Ct, Milwaukee, WI 53226

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2005 - 01/2015 Investigator, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Jaeb Center for Health Research, 15310 Amberly Drive, Suite 350, Tampa FL 33647
04/2015 - Present Principal Investigator, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Jaeb Center for Health Research, 15310 Amberly Drive, Suite 350, Tampa FL 33647

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
2002 - 2015 Advocate Southwest/Tinley Woods Surgical Center, Tinley Park, Illinois
2002 - 2015 Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park, Illinois
2002 - 2015 Ingalls Hospital, Harvey, Illinois
2002 - 2015 Advocate Southwest/Tinley Woods Surgical Center, Tinley Park, Illinois
2002 - 2015 Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois
2004 - 2015 University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital System, Chicago, Illinois
2005 - 2015 Saint Margaret Mercy Hospital System, Dyer and Hammond, Indiana
2005 - 2015 The Community Hospital, Munster, Indiana
2015 - Present Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI
2015 - Present Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
2015 - Present Columbia St. Mary Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
2015 - Present Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee WI
2015 - Present Franciscan St. Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee WI
2015 - Present Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
American Board of Ophthalmology
12/2004
12/2024
 
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Indiana License
01058559A
01/12/2004
10/31/2019
Wisconsin License
63552
01/29/2015
10/31/2020
 

AWARDS AND HONORS:
05/1986 - Present Phi Beta Kappa
05/1992 - Present High Honors, Rutgers University
08/2015 - Present Top Doctors Milwaukee Magazine
08/2016 - Present Top Doctors Milwaukee Magazine

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
07/1997 - Present American Academy of Ophthalmology
07/2000 - Present American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
04/2012 - Present American Academy of Pediatrics
01/2013 - 12/2014 Illinois Eye Society of Physicians and Surgeons (Board of Directors)
03/2015 - Present Milwaukee Ophthalmologic Society
01/2016 - Present Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Editorial Board
10/2015 - 07/2016 American Academy of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
06/2015 - Present Member, Professional Review Committee (PRC), Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
06/2015 - Present Section Chief, Division of Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
07/2016 - 05/2017 Member, MCW Leadership Academy, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2017 - Present Member, Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee (DIAC), Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2017 - Present Member, Residency Education Committee, Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin
03/2018 - 04/2019 Chair, Professional Review Committee (PRC), Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
08/2018 - 04/2019 Member, Credentials Committee, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
06/2019 - Present Member, Credentials Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
07/2014 - 07/2017 Member, Public Information Committee, American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
07/2016 - Present Oral Examiner, American Board of Ophthalmology
07/2018 - Present Member, Professional Education Committee (PEC), American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Khammar, Alexander J, Update from the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 10/07/2017
Khammar, Alexander J, Beyond the 'E' - Pediatric Visual Acuity Testing, Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 10/07/2017
Khammar, Alexander J, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Monthly Nursing Education Conference, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, 06/20/2019 - Present
Khammar AJ. Retinopathy of Prematurity. Waukesha Memorial Hospital Department of Neonatology, Waukesha, WI, September 2015.
 
Regional
Khammar AJ. Duane Syndrome in Adults, Panel Discussion, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary Adult Strabismus Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, September 2002.
Khammar AJ. Causes and Treatment of Amblyopia. Joint Commission on Allied Personnel in Ophthalmology. Illinois Regional Education Program. Chicago, Illinois, May 2005.
Khammar AJ. Shaken Baby Syndrome. Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Lecture Series. Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center. Oak Lawn, Illinois, August 2005.
Khammar AJ. Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) Update. Update in Pediatric Ophthalmology. University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Chicago, Illinois, September 2006.
Khammar AJ. Department of Pediatrics Residency Lecture Series. Advocate Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois. 2008 - Present
Khammar AJ. Fundamentals of Strabismus. Illinois Eye Review, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, Illinois. March 2008 - 2012.
Khammar AJ. Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction in Children; Retinopathy of Prematurity. Pediatric Ophthalmology for the Non-Ophthalmologist, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, Illinois, September 2010.
 
National
Khammar AJ. The ABCs of ROP. Joint Commission on Allied Personnel in Ophthalmology. American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2006
Khammar AJ. Keratoconus. Platform Presentation, The Doheny Eye Institute All-Day
Clinical Conference, Los Angeles, California, January 1998.
Khammar AJ. Scleritis. Platform Presentation, The Doheny Eye Institute All-Day
Clinical Conference, Los Angeles, California, January 1998.
Khammar AJ, vanBoemel G, Lim J. Clinical progression of retinitis puntata albescens. Platform Presentation, The Doheny Eye Institute Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, June 1998.
Khammar AJ. Pediatric penetrating keratoplasty and corneal ulcers. Platform Presentation, The Doheny Eye Institute All-Day Clinical Conference, Los Angeles, California, January 1999.
Khammar AJ. Read R, Chung M, Rao NA. Fungal Iridocyclitis. Platform Presentation, The Doheny Eye Institute Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, June 1999.
Khammar AJ. Discovering the Performance Improvement Team of the Los Angeles Hospital General Eye Service. Platform Presentation, The Doheny Eye Institute Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, June 2000.
Khammar AJ. The ABCs of ET, XT and HT- The Ocular Motility Examination. Presentation, Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology. 18th Annual Scientific Session, Anaheim, California, November 2004
Khammar AJ. Shea C, Mackenzie T, Bateman JB. Accuracy of Undilated and Cycloplegic Automated Refraction in Children. Paper Presentation, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute Research Day, Aurora, Colorado, June 2001.
Khammar AJ. Lens Subluxation and Dislocation. Platform Presentation, The Doheny Eye Institute Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, June 2000.
Khammar AJ. Shea C, Mackenzie T, Bateman JB. Accuracy of Undilated and Cycloplegic Automated Refraction in Children. Paper Presentation, The Doheny Eye Institute Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, June 2001.
 
International
Khammar AJ. Management of Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction; The Pediatric Ocular Examination. Eighth International Symposium of Ophthalmology - Hong Kong. December 2012
Khammar AJ. Shaken Baby Syndrome. Tenth International Symposium of Ophthalmology - Hong Kong. September 2014
Khammar AJ. Update on Research from the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) - Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2015
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
None
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College
2016 - Present Member, Compensation Committee, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin
2016 - Present Member, Residency Selection Committee, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin
2016 - Present Member, Residency Steering Committee, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin
2018 - Present Member, Grand Rounds Committee, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical College of Wisconsin
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
07/2015 - Present Director of Medical Student Education, Department of Ophthalmology
02/2016 - Present M1 Bench to Bedside
03/2016 - Present M2 Introduction to Ophthalmology Lecture Series
09/2018 - Present Annual Diversity in Medicine Dinner and Meeting
 
Resident and Fellow Education
03/2015 - Present Resident Lecture Series - Pediatric Ophthalmology
06/2016 - Present MCWAH New Housestaff Orientation, Case-Based Discussion Session Leader
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Medical Student Education
07/2018 - Present Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured (SCU), Staff Physician
 
Resident and Fellow Education
08/2001 - 07/2002 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Assistant Professor
04/2004 - 12/2014 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Assistant Clinical Professor
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Student
10/2015 - Present Meet the Surgeons Social Hour, Medical College of Wisconsin
10/2015 - Present Student Ophthalmology Medical Association (SOMA), Welcome to Ophthalmology, Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin
Resident
11/2015 - Present Resident Clincal Conference : PEDIG Trials
01/2016 - Present Resident Clinical Conference - Special Forms of Strabismus (Part 1)
02/2016 - Present Resident Clinical Conference - Retinopathy of Prematurity
12/2016 - Present Resident Clincal Conference : Special Forms of Strabismus (Part 2)
05/2017 - Present Resident Clincal Conference : PEDIG Trials (Part 1)
02/2018 - Present Resident Clinical Conference: Exotropia
Faculty: None
Fellow: None
Ophthalmology
 
Research Programs
1 - Present Treatment of Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction in Children
2 - Present Effects of Moderate Hyperopia on Visual Development in Young Children
3 - Present Juvenile Cataract Registry
2009 - 2014 Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Screening, Tracking and Education Protocol Hospitals: Little Company of Mary Hospital, Evergreen Park, IL; Ingalls Hospital, Harvey, IL; Saint Margaret Mercy Hospital
2011 - 2014 Trauma Call Restructuring Hospital: Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn IL Redesign general and specialty ophthalmology on-call structure for high volume level on
Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG - National Eye Institute)
Extramural Educational Programs
Areas of Research:
Primary Investigator: Munster, IN
 
 
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
09/2018 - Present Saturday Clinic for the Insured, Medical College of Wisconsin. Mentor, 09/2018-present. Faculty Advisor, 5/2019-present.
- 2009 July 2009, August 2010 Lakeshore Public Television Immunization and Wellness Fair, Gary, Indiana Pediatric vision screening examinations
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Ruby, A; Shaikh, S; Khammar, A; Trese, M. Suprachoroidal Septic Effusion Leading to Panophthalmitis Following Strabismus Surgery. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2005; 42: 250-252.
2. Engel JM, Hichie-Schmidt C, Khammar A, Ostfeld BM, Vyas A, Ticho BH.Monocanalicular silastic intubation for the initial correction of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2007 Apr; 11(2): 183-6.
3. Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Repka MX, Melia BM, Beck RW, Atkinson CS, Chandler DL, Holmes JM, Khammar A, Morrison D, Quinn GE, Silbert DI, Ticho BH, Wallace DK, Weakley DR Jr. Primary treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction with nasolacrimal duct intubation in children less than four years old. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2008 Oct; 12(5): 445-50.
4. Horan LA, Ticho BH, Khammar AJ, Allen MS, Shah BA. Is The Convergence Insufficiency Symptom Survey Specific for Convergence Insufficiency? A Prospective, Randomized Study. Am Orthopt J. 2015;65:99-103.
5. Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. A randomized trial comparing the cost-effectiveness of 2 approaches for treating unilateral nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Dec;130(12):1525-33. PMCID: PMC3537230
6. Repka MX, Chandler DL, Holmes JM, Hoover DL, Morse CL, Schloff S, Silbert DI, Tien DR, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Balloon catheter dilation and nasolacrimal duct intubation for treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction after failed probing. Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 May;127(5):633-9. PMCID: PMC2682211
7. Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Bradfield YS, Melia BM, Repka MX, Kaminski BM, Davitt BV, Johnson DA, Kraker RT, Manny RE, Matta NS, Weise KK, Schloff S. Central corneal thickness in children. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep;129(9):1132-8. PMCID: PMC3253021
8. Weise KK, Kaminski B, Melia M, Repka MX, Bradfield YS, Davitt BV, Johnson DA, Kraker RT, Manny RE, Matta NS, Schloff S, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Intraobserver reliability of contact pachymetry in children. J AAPOS. 2013 Apr;17(2):144-8. PMCID: PMC3639436
9. Miller AM, Chandler DL, Repka MX, Hoover DL, Lee KA, Melia M, Rychwalski PJ, Silbert DI, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Beck RW, Crouch ER 3rd, Donahue S, Holmes JM, Quinn GE, Sala NA, Schloff S, Wallace DK, Foster NC, Frick KD, Golden RP, Lambert SR, Tien DR, Weakley DR Jr. Office probing for treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction in infants. J AAPOS. 2014 Feb;18(1):26-30. PMCID: PMC3936253
10. Leske DA, Holmes JM, Melia BM, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Evaluation of the Intermittent Exotropia Questionnaire using Rasch analysis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr;133(4):461-5. PMCID: PMC4393341
11. Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Christiansen SP, Chandler DL, Holmes JM, Arnold RW, Birch E, Dagi LR, Hoover DL, Klimek DL, Melia BM, Paysse E, Repka MX, Suh DW, Ticho BH, Wallace DK, Weaver RG Jr. Instability of ocular alignment in childhood esotropia. Ophthalmology. 2008 Dec;115(12):2266-2274.e4. PMCID: PMC2597336
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Physician's Guide to Eye Care, 4th Edition. J Trobe, editor. American Academy of Ophthalmology 2012. Editing on behalf of the Section of Ophthalmology of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
2. EDITORIALS, LETTERS TO EDITOR, OTHER: None
 
Abstracts
1. Costakos DM, Khammar AJ, Shea C, Bateman JB. Congenital Cataracts in Neu-Laxova Syndrome, Poster Presentation, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Kona, Hawaii, March 2003.
2. Khammar AJ. Shea C, Mackenzie T, Bateman JB. Accuracy of Undilated and Cycloplegic Automated Refraction in Children. Poster Presentation, The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Orlando, Florida, March 2001.
3. PEER REVIEWED EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS : None
4. NON-PEER REVIEWED EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS : None
5. DATABASE, VIDEO, OR OTHER RESEARCH/CLINICAL CONTRIBUTIONS : None
6. SOFTWARE, SOFTWARE MODULES : None
 

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