Norman D. Radtke, MD

Dr. Norman Radtke

Dr. Norman Radtke

Norman D. Radtke, M.D. is fully trained to care for all medical and surgical problems related to the retina and vitreous. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American college of Surgeons. Dr. Radtke is internationally recognized for his research, teaching, and lecturing on diabetes mellitus, age-related macular degeneration, retinal transplantation, and retina and vitreous surgery to ophthalmologists in the United States and abroad. He also serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of Louisville in the Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences. Dr. Radtke is a leading authority on diabetes of the eye.

Dr. Radtke is actively involved in clinical and basic science of diabetic research, with particular emphasis on problems relating to the eye.

“One of our focuses is to provide ways to continue with strong, well-directed research programs that accomplish ways to help our patients. We have launched a new research program which involves the transplantation of co-grafts of neural retinal and retinal pigment epithelial cells in patients with dry macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and retinal dystrophies.”



United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, Maryland – 1964
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, Michigan – 1974

Rotating Internship

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan – 1974-1978

Ophthalmology Residency

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida – 1975-1978

Vitreous and Retina Fellow

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa – 1978-1979
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina – 1979-1980

Assistant Professor Director, Vitreoretinal Service

University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky – 1980-1983

Clinical Professor

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky – February 1983 to December 2005

Adjunct Professor

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky – November 2008 to present


Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retinal Specialists
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
American Association for Ophthalmology
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Jefferson County Medical Center
Louisville Academy of Ophthalmology
Kentucky Medical Association
American Medical Association
Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
The Retina Society
Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology
Inter-American College of Physicians and Surgeons
Jordan Ophthalmological Society
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.
Association of Machemer Fellows

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