Thomas J. Whittaker, JD, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology

Vice-Chairman, Ophthalmology

Director, Ophthalmology Residency Program


  • Neuro-Ophthalmology


  • BA (Biology), Rice University
  • MS (Biomedical Engineering), Marquette University

Graduate Education

  • JD with Distinction, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Post Graduate Education

  • Internship (Internal Medicine), University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Residency (Ophthalmology), University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Fellowship (Neuro-Ophthalmology), Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


American Board of Ophthalmology, Diplomate

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Kansas Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
    • Board of Directors, 2005-Present
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons,
    • Director, Board of Directors, 1994-1998
    • Secretary-Treasurer, 1997-1998
    • President-Elect, 1998-1999
    • President, 1999-2000
Last modified: Nov 20, 2014


Thomas J. Whittaker, JD, MD