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William A. Godfrey, MD

Professional Background

Dr. Godfrey received his BS in Mathematics and MD from the University of Kansas. He completed an externship in cardiology from St. Luke's Hospital, as an internship in internal medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. While in the Air Force, he served as a General Medical Officer, Flight Surgeon and Director of the Outpatient Clinic and Hospital Pharmacy in Libya and received clinical training in Dermatology and Flight Surgeon Medicine at the USAF Hospital in Weisbaden, Germany. He joined KU Eye/Department of Ophthalmology faculty in 1973 and is currently Professor of Ophthalmology.

Education and Training
  • BA, Mathematics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • MD, Ophthalmology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • Other, Cardiology, St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
  • USAF Hospital, Weisbaden, Germany
  • USAF Hospital, Wheelus AFB, Libya, North Africa
  • Residency, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Intense Course Basic and Advance Immunology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Intraocular Inflammatory Disease, University of California, San Diego, CA
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Medical Doctor, Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • Medical Doctor, Missouri Board of Registration for the Professional Registration
  • Medical Doctor, State of California
Professional Affiliations
  • American Ophthalmology Society, Member, 1987 - Present
  • American Uveitis Society, Member, 1975 - Present
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow, 1974 - Present
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member, 1974 - Present
  • Kansas City Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Society, Member, 1971 - Present
  • American Medical Association, Member, 1965 - Present



Dr. Godfrey is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in uveitis, which is eye inflammation affecting the iris and other parts of the uvea. His research interests include choroidal mast cell and its effect on local vascular regulation and relation to age related macular degeneration, confocal microscopy of inflammatory corneal precipitates and confocal microscopy of uveitis.