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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

David Gamm, PhD, MD, is both a clinician and a researcher. His clinical practice is in pediatric ophthalmology and his research interests focus on human retinal development and disease.

Dr. Gamm earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and completed his residency at UW Hospital and Clinics.


Pediatric Ophthalmology


Lacrimal (Tear Duct) Surgery

Pediatric Eyelid Surgery

Strabismus Evaluation (Adults)

Strabismus Evaluation (Children)

Strabismus Surgery

Visual Evoked Potential Testing


University Station Clinic
(608) 263-6414 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Ophthalmology
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship Spectrum Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI
Medical School University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Udry F Decembrini S Gamm DM Déglon N Kostic C Arsenijevic Y Lentiviral mediated RPE65 gene transfer in healthy hiPSCs-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells markedly increased RPE65 mRNA, but modestly protein level. Sci Rep . 2020 Jun 1;10(1):8890
[PubMed ID: 32483256]
Bronstein R Capowski EE Mehrotra S Jansen AD Navarro-Gomez D Maher M Place E Sangermano R Bujakowska KM Gamm DM Pierce EA A combined RNA-seq and whole genome sequencing approach for identification of non-coding pathogenic variants in single families. Hum Mol Genet . 2020 Apr 15;29(6):967-979
[PubMed ID: 32011687]
Kallman A Capowski EE Wang J Kaushik AM Jansen AD Edwards KL Chen L Berlinicke CA Joseph Phillips M Pierce EA Qian J Wang TH Gamm DM Zack DJ Investigating cone photoreceptor development using patient-derived NRL null retinal organoids. Commun Biol . 2020 Feb 21;3(1):82
[PubMed ID: 32081919]
Gamm DM Clark E Capowski EE Singh R The Role of FGF9 in the Production of Neural Retina and RPE in a Pluripotent Stem Cell Model of Early Human Retinal Development. Am J Ophthalmol . 2019 Oct;206:113-131
[PubMed ID: 31078532]
Shahi PK Hermans D Sinha D Brar S Moulton H Stulo S Borys KD Capowski E Pillers DM Gamm DM Pattnaik BR Gene Augmentation and Readthrough Rescue Channelopathy in an iPSC-RPE Model of Congenital Blindness. Am J Hum Genet . 2019 Feb 7;104(2):310-318
[PubMed ID: 30686507]
Capowski EE Samimi K Mayerl SJ Phillips MJ Pinilla I Howden SE Saha J Jansen AD Edwards KL Jager LD Barlow K Valiauga R Erlichman Z Hagstrom A Sinha D Sluch VM Chamling X Zack DJ Skala MC Gamm DM Reproducibility and staging of 3D human retinal organoids across multiple pluripotent stem cell lines. Development . 2019 Jan 9;146(1)
[PubMed ID: 30567931]
Jung YH Phillips MJ Lee J Xie R Ludwig AL Chen G Zheng Q Kim TJ Zhang H Barney P Min J Barlow K Gong S Gamm DM Ma Z 3D Microstructured Scaffolds to Support Photoreceptor Polarization and Maturation. Adv Mater . 2018 Sep;30(39):e1803550
[PubMed ID: 30109736]
Galloway CA Dalvi S Shadforth AMA Suzuki S Wilson M Kuai D Hashim A MacDonald LA Gamm DM Harkin DG Singh R Characterization of Human iPSC-RPE on a Prosthetic Bruch's Membrane Manufactured From Silk Fibroin. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci . 2018 Jun 1;59(7):2792-2800
[PubMed ID: 30025113]
Lakowski J Welby E Budinger D Di Marco F Di Foggia V Bainbridge JWB Wallace K Gamm DM Ali RR Sowden JC Isolation of Human Photoreceptor Precursors via a Cell Surface Marker Panel from Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Organoids and Fetal Retinae. Stem Cells . 2018 May;36(5):709-722
[PubMed ID: 29327488]
Langer KB Ohlemacher SK Phillips MJ Fligor CM Jiang P Gamm DM Meyer JS Retinal Ganglion Cell Diversity and Subtype Specification from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. Stem Cell Reports . 2018 Apr 10;10(4):1282-1293
[PubMed ID: 29576537]
Phillips MJ Jiang P Howden S Barney P Min J York NW Chu LF Capowski EE Cash A Jain S Barlow K Tabassum T Stewart R Pattnaik BR Thomson JA Gamm DM A Novel Approach to Single Cell RNA-Sequence Analysis Facilitates In Silico Gene Reporting of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Cell Types. Stem Cells . 2018 Mar;36(3):313-324
[PubMed ID: 29230913]
Steyer B Bu Q Cory E Jiang K Duong S Sinha D Steltzer S Gamm D Chang Q Saha K Scarless Genome Editing of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells via Transient Puromycin Selection. Stem Cell Reports . 2018 Feb 13;10(2):642-654
[PubMed ID: 29307579]
Phillips MJ Capowski EE Petersen A Jansen AD Barlow K Edwards KL Gamm DM Generation of a rod-specific NRL reporter line in human pluripotent stem cells. Sci Rep . 2018 Feb 5;8(1):2370
[PubMed ID: 29402929]
Wang AL Weinlander E Metcalf BM Barney NP Gamm DM Nehls SM Struck MC Use of Topical Insulin to Treat Refractory Neurotrophic Corneal Ulcers. Cornea . 2017 Nov;36(11):1426-1428
[PubMed ID: 28742619]
Galloway CA Dalvi S Hung SSC MacDonald LA Latchney LR Wong RCB Guymer RH Mackey DA Williams DS Chung MM Gamm DM Pébay A Hewitt AW Singh R Drusen in patient-derived hiPSC-RPE models of macular dystrophies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A . 2017 Sep 26;114(39):E8214-E8223
[PubMed ID: 28878022]
Guziewicz KE Sinha D Gómez NM Zorych K Dutrow EV Dhingra A Mullins RF Stone EM Gamm DM Boesze-Battaglia K Aguirre GD Bestrophinopathy: An RPE-photoreceptor interface disease. Prog Retin Eye Res . 2017 May;58:70-88
[PubMed ID: 28111324]
Lavine JA Farnoodian M Wang S Darjatmoko SR Wright LS Gamm DM Ip MS Sorenson CM Sheibani N β2-Adrenergic Receptor Antagonism Attenuates CNV Through Inhibition of VEGF and IL-6 Expression. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci . 2017 Jan 1;58(1):299-308
[PubMed ID: 28114591]
George A Zand DJ Hufnagel RB Sharma R Sergeev YV Legare JM Rice GM Scott Schwoerer JA Rius M Tetri L Gamm DM Bharti K Brooks BP Biallelic Mutations in MITF Cause Coloboma, Osteopetrosis, Microphthalmia, Macrocephaly, Albinism, and Deafness. Am J Hum Genet . 2016 Dec 1;99(6):1388-1394
[PubMed ID: 27889061]
Capowski EE Wright LS Liang K Phillips MJ Wallace K Petelinsek A Hagstrom A Pinilla I Borys K Lien J Min JH Keles S Thomson JA Gamm DM Regulation of WNT Signaling by VSX2 During Optic Vesicle Patterning in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. Stem Cells . 2016 Nov;34(11):2625-2634
[PubMed ID: 27301076]
Leach LL Croze RH Hu Q Nadar VP Clevenger TN Pennington BO Gamm DM Clegg DO Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Pigmented Epithelium: A Comparative Study Between Cell Lines and Differentiation Methods. J Ocul Pharmacol Ther . 2016 Jun;32(5):317-30
[PubMed ID: 27182743]
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