We are excited to introduce everyone to Grin Eye Care's new pediatric ophthalmologist, Dr. Emily Broxterman. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in pediatric ophthalmology & strabismus. She grew up in Overland Park, KS and obtained her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She has always had a great love for children and desire to serve others. After finishing college, she moved to Peru for three years where she dedicated herself to providing medical, nutritional and educational support for children in underserved communities.  Her experiences in Peru inspired her to continue her service work by pursuing a career in medicine at the University of Kansas. During her time in medical school, she was elected to the Gold Humanism Honors Society in recognition of her altruism and compassion in patient care. Dr. Broxterman completed her internship and ophthalmology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center where she served as chief resident. Due to her love for children, she chose to pursue additional fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO. 

Dr. Broxterman is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Prior to joining Grin Eye Care, she served for four years as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO where she was responsible for training both residents and fellows in the field of pediatric ophthalmology.

Dr. Broxterman joined Grin Eye Care in 2020 to continue serving the eye care needs of children across the Kansas City metro area at our Paola and Lawrence locations. She understands how eye disorders can impact a child’s confidence, development and overall interaction with the world. Dr. Broxterman has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of complex pediatric eye conditions. She specializes in comprehensive pediatric eye care including surgical and clinical management of pediatric strabismus (misalignment of the eyes), amblyopia (“lazy eye”), lacrimal system disorders (including surgical treatment for blocked tear duct), chalazion, retinopathy of prematurity, eye muscle disorders and other pediatric medical eye conditions.

Outside of work, Dr. Broxterman spends her free time with her husband and 2 little girls. She continues her service work in Peru through her nonprofit. Her family loves to travel, spend time outdoors and cheer on the KU Jayhawks!

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