Lynn W. Sun, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine


Dr. Sun grew up in San Diego, California, and received her Bachelor's from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. With the goal of applying scientific innovation to patient care, she subsequently pursued a medical degree at Loyola University Chicago, where her fascination with neural connectivity and love of microsurgery led her to Ophthalmology. After a residency in Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, she completed a subspecialty fellowship in Glaucoma at the University of Michigan. She focuses on the medical and interventional management of glaucoma, and her surgical repertoire include both traditional, time-tested methods as well as the most promising novel minimally-invasive techniques.

In her free time, Dr. Sun enjoys piano, skiing, and iaido. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and loves boba and dim sum.

Education and training

    • Ph.D., 2011, Stanford University
    • M.D., 2015, Loyola University Chicago
  • Internship

    • Transitional Internship, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
  • Residency

    • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Fellowship

    • Glaucoma Clinical Fellowship, University of Michigan
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Advanced Ocular Imaging Program, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Ophthalmology

Memberships and associations:

  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Women in Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Areas of interest

  • Medical and procedural management of glaucoma
  • minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS)
  • Combined cataract and glaucoma procedures
  • Novel imaging methodologies


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