Christopher Croasdale, MD, Ophthalmology, Madison, WI, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital


Ophthalmology Madison, WI

Cataract Related, Cornea & External Disease, Refractive Surgery

Cornea, External Disease - Davis Duehr Dean ; Assoc. Medical Director Lions Eye Bank of Wis.; Volunteer Assoc. Clinical Prof., Dept. of Ophthalmology, Univ. of WI School of Medicine and Public Health

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Education & Training

  • University of Minnesota
    University of MinnesotaFellowship, Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery, 1996 - 1997
  • University of Wisconsin
    University of WisconsinResidency, Ophthalmology, 1992 - 1995
  • University of North Carolina School at Chapel Hill
    University of North Carolina School at Chapel HillInternship, Pediatrics, 1991 - 1992
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical SchoolClass of 1990
  • Brown University
    Brown UniversityB.A., 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 1997 - 2004
  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 1992 - 2021
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 1991 - 1992
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2011-2013
  • Achievement Award American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2009
  • 2006 Knight of Sight Fellowship Award Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin, 2006
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Clinical Trials

  • Cornea Preservation Time Study Start of enrollment: 2012 Mar 01Neda Shamie, MD, Anthony Aldave, MD, John Bokosky, MD, Bennie Jeng, MD, Sonia Yoo, MD, William Lahners, MD, Barry Lee, MD, Doyle Stulting, MD, Elmer Tu, MD, Marian Macsai, MD, Kenneth Goins, MD, Woodford ...
  • Cornea Donor Study Start of enrollment: 2002 Jul 01Croasdale, C.R.,Mifflin, M.D.

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Endothelial measures to predict endothelial graft failure after penetrating keratoplasty  
    Benetz BA, Lass JH, Gal RL, Sugar A, Menegay H, Dontchev M, Kollman C, Beck RW, Mannis MJ, Holland EJ, Gorovoy M, Hannush SB, Bokosky JE, Caudill JW for the Cornea Don..., JAMA Ophthalmol, 1/1/2013
  • A multi-center study to map genes for Fuchs’ Endothelial Cornea Dystrophy: Baseline Characteristics and Heritability  
    Louttit MD, Kopplin LJ, Igo, Jr RP, Fondran JR, Tagliaferri A, Bardenstein D, Aldave AJ, Croasdale CR, Price M, Rosenwasser GO, Lass JH, Iyengar SK, Cornea, 1/1/2012
  • The Postoperative Visual Acuity in Fuchs’ Dystrophy Patients Undergoing DSAEK Does Not Correlate with the Severity of Histologic Changes  
    Happ DM, Lewis DA, Eng KH, Potter HA, Neekhra A, Croasdale CR, Hardten DR, Nehls S, Rowe J, Khedr S, Albert DM, Archives of Ophthalmology, 1/1/2012
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Baseline Factors Related to Endothelial Cell Loss Following Penetrating Keratoplasty (Podium Presentation)
    Lass, JH, for the Cornea Donor Study Group [Croasdale CR], Editor’s Choice Symposium, AAO Annual Meeting, 10/1/2011
  • Lamination of Descemet’s Membrane without Embedded Guttae in Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy Patients is associated with Worse Visual Outcome following Dsek
    Lewis DA, Happ DM, Neekhra A, Eng KH, Potter HA, Croasdale CR, Hardten DR, Nehls S, Albert DM, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 5/1/2011
  • The Role of Corneal Thickness in Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy
    Kopplin LJ, Przepyszny K, Schmotzer B, Sharma L, Rudo K, Babineau D, Iyengar SK, Lass JH, FECD Genetics Multi-Center Study Group [Croasdale CR], Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 5/1/2011
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  • Tear of Post-LASIK Corneal Donor Tissue during Surgeon-Performed Donor Graft Preparation for DSAEK 
    Chicago, IL - 4/1/2012
  • The Role of a Medical Director 
    Tucson, AZ - 6/1/2011
  • Characterizing Keratoconus with Wavefront Analysis 
    Orlando, FL - 10/1/2010
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  • Book Review 
    Croasdale CR, Archives of Ophthalmology Vitamin A Deficiency: Health, Survival, and Vision

Press Mentions

  • Croasdale Putting Drops in Anane-Asane's Eye
    Croasdale Putting Drops in Anane-Asane's EyeMay 12th, 2017
  • Croasdale Looking into Machine
    Croasdale Looking into MachineMay 12th, 2017


  • Co-Chair, Accreditation Board, Eye Bank Association of America 2010 - 2012

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