Trimble Lecturer


Michael Brodsky

Professor of Ophthalmology

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, New York

Dr. Brodsky was born and raised in San Francisco, California.  He attended college at the University of California, San Diego, medical school at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio.  After completing his ophthalmology residency at the Wayne State University in Detroit, he took fellowship training in both Neuro-Ophthalmology (William F. Hoyt at UCSF) and Pediatric Ophthalmology (Edward G. Buckley, Duke University).  During his time at the University of Arkansas, he was the principal investigator for the Optic Neuritis Treatment Trial and the Longitudinal Optic Neuritis Study which were a multicenter studies funded by the National Eye Institute.


In 2007, he joined the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he is professor of ophthalmology and neurology, and the Knights Templar Chair in Ophthalmology Research at the Mayo Clinic.


For the past 20 years, Dr. Brodsky’s research work has focused on trying to define the neuroanatomical substrates of different forms of strabismus in children.  Dr. Brodsky has published over 200 scientific articles on pediatric neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus. He is currently using three-dimensional video-oculography to define the potential roles of different visual stimuli such as luminance in inducing different forms of strabismus.


He is married and has one 14-year-old son and two grown step-daughters.


British & Irish Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association