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Peter Veldman, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Director, Residency Program

Peter Veldman, MD, specializes in vision-saving lamellar (partial thickness) corneal transplantation via descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) and penetrating keratoplasty (PK). 

Dr. Veldman focuses on the preservation of existing healthy eye tissue to promote faster healing and visual recovery. His contributions to his field include the development of the S-stamp for DMEK, a widely adopted procedure that has reduced graft failures.

Dr Veldman has worked closely with department chair Kathryn Colby, MD, in investigations of degenerative eye diseases at Harvard and at the University of Chicago.

Practice Locations

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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University of Pennsylvania


Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia


Harvard Medical School, Boston


Devers Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon


American Academy of Ophthalmology
The Cornea Society   
Eye Bank Association of America
Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology  
Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society

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Peter Veldman, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2114
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy
  • Cornea and external eye diseases
  • Partial thickness corneal transplantation: DMEK, DSAEK, DALK
  • Cataract surgery

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Veldman's publications through the National Library of Medicine's Pubmed online database.