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Michael P. Teske, MD

Board Certified OphthalmologistMacular & Retinal DiseaseVitreoretinal Surgeon

Dr. Teske specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. His primary surgical interests include retinal detachment, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, epiretinal membranes, macular holes and posterior segment trauma.

Academic Bio:

Michael P. Teske, MD is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Chief of the Division of Vitreoretinal Services as well as Medical Director of the John A. Moran Surgical Center. He joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 1987 after graduating from UCLA Medical School and completing internship and residency at the University of Utah and retina fellowship training at Wayne State University in Michigan. He is a nationally renowned vitreoretinal clinician and surgeon. He is also actively involved as principal and co-investigator in numerous clinical trials studying age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vascular diseases. He is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists and has been recognized as one of America’s top Ophthalmologists by the prestigious Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. He brings more than 25 years of medical experience to the Richens Eye Center.


  • Bachelor of Sciences: University of Notre Dame – South Bend, IN
  • Medical School: University of California – Los Angeles, CA
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Utah School of Medicine – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Fellowship: Fellow, Wayne State University, Kresge Eye Institute; Retina/Vitreous – Detroit, MI

Current Positions:

  • Director of Vitreoretinal Services and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center
  • Member, American Society of Retinal Specialists
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Utah Ophthalmology Society
  • Member, Utah State Medical Association


  • Selected for Best Doctors in America
  • Selected for Best Doctors in the West
  • Board-certified, American Board of Ophthalmology