Dr. Brandon Menke is a graduate of University of Iowa, where he attended the Carver College of Medicine for medical school. He completed a Doris Duke Clinical Research fellowship in retinal regeneration which resulted in the development of a potentially curative therapeutic technique for blindness shown to regenerate retinal tissue. His work also drove him to study molecular signaling and the pathogenesis of Type II Diabetes and University of Iowa’s Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Menke’s findings have been featured in numerous publications, and he has received a number of awards and accolades for his vision and innovation. After completing his surgical residency at UnityPoint in Iowa, he headed to South Carolina to complete an Ophthalmology residency at Palmetto Health. After 3 years in Columbia, SC, he has finally arrived here in Omaha to join the team at ilumin, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him.
When Dr. Menke isn’t working or researching, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Psychologist Kristen Menke, their beautiful newborn daughter, Sloane Adelaide Menke, and cat, Flanagan.
Education + Training
College: University of Iowa
Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Externships: Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship – Retinal Regeneration
Internship: Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Residency: Palmetto Health – Univ. of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC
Board Certification: Board Eligible
Academic Appointments: University of Nebraska Medical Center - Adjunct Assistant Professor for Oculoplastic Surgery
Hospital Appointments: Nebraska Methodist and University of Nebraska Medical Center
Nebraska Medical Society
Iowa Medical Society
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association