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Brandon Menke, MD

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.

When Dr. Menke isn’t working or researching, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Psychologist Kristen Menke, their two beautiful daughters, Sloane Adelaide and Blaire Isabelle, and cat, Flanagan.

Dr. Menke is also a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve.

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: American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Appointments:
University of Nebraska Medical Center – Adjunct Assistant Professor for Oculoplastic Surgery
Staff Ophthalmologist, VA Hospital

Hospital Appointments:
Nebraska Methodist
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Audubon County Memorial Hospital
Falls City Community Medical Center
VA Nebraska-Western Iowa

Nebraska Medical Society
Iowa Medical Society
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association

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