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Dr. Susan Ksiazek, ophthalmologist at Wausau Center, was born into the health care profession. Her father owned a pharmacy and her mother was a nurse, which influenced her to become a physician.

“It has been a good fit,” she said. “I also liked to fix things and surgery was a natural choice for me. The precision of cataract surgery is appealing to me, and the ability to restore vision after surgery is very rewarding.”

Dr. Ksiazek can treat patients who are experiencing vision loss. This includes blurred vision while reading or driving at night, as well as glare. Her focus is to listen to her patient’s issue and care for their individualized needs.

“Patients are my priority,” she said. “The personal interaction with patients has always brought me enjoyment with my profession.”

Dr. Ksiazek received her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York.

Through the years, Dr. Ksiazek is most proud of her patient-centered awards – Making a Difference in 2015, and Senior Faculty Scholar in Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence in October 2016.

Outside of work, Dr. Ksiazek loves to cook and there is no cuisine she won’t try. She enjoys exercising at the gym, swimming and biking. She also loves gardening and has her own vegetable garden and fruit trees. Her husband is a civil engineer, and the couple has one daughter and one son. The family enjoys time spent together.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Rush University - Rush Medical College Chicago, IL, United States, M.D. 1983

    Internship
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia, PA, United States, Medicine 1984

    Residency
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY, United States Ophthalmology 1994

    University of Michigan - Medical Center Ann Arbor, MI, United States Neurology 1987

    Fellowship
    Wills Eye Hospital Philadelphia, PA, United States, Neuro-Ophthalmology 1988

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Ophthalmology North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society

    Board Certifications
    Neurology: 1989 Ophthalmology: 1998, recertified 2018

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.5
out of 5 (243 ratings, 30 comments)
4.5
Provider explanations of my problem
4.6
Provider concern for my questions
4.5
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.5
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.6
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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April 24, 2021
I felt very confident and assured
May 5, 2021
Dr. Ksiazek was very nice to me and very concerned of my questions and also very interested in some concerns I had. She assured me of my eye health.
May 10, 2021
This was my first time with Dr. Ksiazek, and she was excellent.
June 14, 2021
Very thorough.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Ksiazek did my husbands cataract surgery and we both were so pleased with every step of the way. Dr. K. is very thorough, kind, considerate, knowledgeable, and caring. I have recommended her to over 5 people
June 21, 2021
The Dr was good
July 6, 2021
I was given a variety of samples to help with my dry eyes. My provider was generous and concerned about this problem.
July 13, 2021
Very pleased, assured of the dr. discussion to have cataract removed.
July 16, 2021
I have routinely recommended the ophthalmology/eye care center of MFC - Wausau Center to others
August 24, 2021
Dr. Susan Ksiazek did an excellent job! I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone needed, a ophthalmologist surgeon.
September 13, 2021
Dr. Ksiazek is great! I have recommend her to others & will continue to do so.
September 20, 2021
Very good.
October 5, 2021
So glad that Dr Ksiazek is seeing patients in Minocqua. Excellent at explaining and putting me at ease.
November 4, 2021
Very friendly and understanding. Included me in decision making.
November 10, 2021
The dr. was very thorough. She made me feel more comfortable about my upcoming surgery.
November 22, 2021
Dr. Sue is a real good dr.
December 13, 2021
Did not presume that my knowledge of pediatrics could be extrapolated to knowledge of the eye--much appreciated.
January 12, 2022
I would recommend Dr. Ksiazek to anyone needing cataract surgery. She is very good at what she does. Able to drive my car the next day.
February 11, 2022
Very caring.
March 24, 2022
Very pleased with my experience and all the people I came into contact with.
December 4, 2021
Wasn't as much in a hurry then last time I saw doctor.
March 4, 2022
Dr. K. reviewed my stated concerns & questions and gave me answers I could understand.
March 2, 2022
Already told someone I know about getting his eyes done there. Gave him the doctors card.
April 26, 2021
Doctor seemed a bit too much in a hurry.
September 7, 2021
Showed concern & understanding.
October 28, 2021
Very "straight forward", not very sociable, but felt she was very competent. Felt like my diagnosis was very quickly made & really liked the written steps for my treatment. Also am happy she's accepted me as a new patient.
December 6, 2021
I won't be recommending this Dr. to anyone. She was very indifferent towards me. I felt as though I was upsetting her day by being there.
July 30, 2021
In my opinion, she was more focused on lecturing me about COVID vaccines.
March 9, 2022
I was advised I had "mild" cataracts and was told to come back in a month for further treatment. I had questions on bad the cataracts were, what procedure would be used for removal etc. Never got to ask - I was either left alone or rushed thru things.
November 16, 2021
The Dr was rude - plain and simple. Curt, sharp responses - did not feel comfortable with her at all. At the being of the exam she told me "no talking - I am behind and I need to type." I was not speaking before she said this.
November 16, 2021
The Dr was rude - plain and simple. Curt, sharp responses - did not feel comfortable with her at all. At the being of the exam she told me "no talking - I am behind and I need to type." I was not speaking before she said this.
March 9, 2022
I was advised I had "mild" cataracts and was told to come back in a month for further treatment. I had questions on bad the cataracts were, what procedure would be used for removal etc. Never got to ask - I was either left alone or rushed thru things.
July 30, 2021
In my opinion, she was more focused on lecturing me about COVID vaccines.
December 6, 2021
I won't be recommending this Dr. to anyone. She was very indifferent towards me. I felt as though I was upsetting her day by being there.
October 28, 2021
Very "straight forward", not very sociable, but felt she was very competent. Felt like my diagnosis was very quickly made & really liked the written steps for my treatment. Also am happy she's accepted me as a new patient.
April 26, 2021
Doctor seemed a bit too much in a hurry.
September 7, 2021
Showed concern & understanding.
March 2, 2022
Already told someone I know about getting his eyes done there. Gave him the doctors card.
March 4, 2022
Dr. K. reviewed my stated concerns & questions and gave me answers I could understand.
December 4, 2021
Wasn't as much in a hurry then last time I saw doctor.
April 24, 2021
I felt very confident and assured
May 5, 2021
Dr. Ksiazek was very nice to me and very concerned of my questions and also very interested in some concerns I had. She assured me of my eye health.
May 10, 2021
This was my first time with Dr. Ksiazek, and she was excellent.
June 14, 2021
Very thorough.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Ksiazek did my husbands cataract surgery and we both were so pleased with every step of the way. Dr. K. is very thorough, kind, considerate, knowledgeable, and caring. I have recommended her to over 5 people
June 21, 2021
The Dr was good
July 6, 2021
I was given a variety of samples to help with my dry eyes. My provider was generous and concerned about this problem.
July 13, 2021
Very pleased, assured of the dr. discussion to have cataract removed.
July 16, 2021
I have routinely recommended the ophthalmology/eye care center of MFC - Wausau Center to others
August 24, 2021
Dr. Susan Ksiazek did an excellent job! I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone needed, a ophthalmologist surgeon.
September 13, 2021
Dr. Ksiazek is great! I have recommend her to others & will continue to do so.
September 20, 2021
Very good.
October 5, 2021
So glad that Dr Ksiazek is seeing patients in Minocqua. Excellent at explaining and putting me at ease.
November 4, 2021
Very friendly and understanding. Included me in decision making.
November 10, 2021
The dr. was very thorough. She made me feel more comfortable about my upcoming surgery.
November 22, 2021
Dr. Sue is a real good dr.
December 13, 2021
Did not presume that my knowledge of pediatrics could be extrapolated to knowledge of the eye--much appreciated.
January 12, 2022
I would recommend Dr. Ksiazek to anyone needing cataract surgery. She is very good at what she does. Able to drive my car the next day.
February 11, 2022
Very caring.
March 24, 2022
Very pleased with my experience and all the people I came into contact with.
April 24, 2021
I felt very confident and assured
April 26, 2021
Doctor seemed a bit too much in a hurry.
May 5, 2021
Dr. Ksiazek was very nice to me and very concerned of my questions and also very interested in some concerns I had. She assured me of my eye health.
May 10, 2021
This was my first time with Dr. Ksiazek, and she was excellent.
June 14, 2021
Very thorough.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Ksiazek did my husbands cataract surgery and we both were so pleased with every step of the way. Dr. K. is very thorough, kind, considerate, knowledgeable, and caring. I have recommended her to over 5 people
June 21, 2021
The Dr was good
July 6, 2021
I was given a variety of samples to help with my dry eyes. My provider was generous and concerned about this problem.
July 13, 2021
Very pleased, assured of the dr. discussion to have cataract removed.
July 16, 2021
I have routinely recommended the ophthalmology/eye care center of MFC - Wausau Center to others
July 30, 2021
In my opinion, she was more focused on lecturing me about COVID vaccines.
August 24, 2021
Dr. Susan Ksiazek did an excellent job! I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone needed, a ophthalmologist surgeon.
September 7, 2021
Showed concern & understanding.
September 13, 2021
Dr. Ksiazek is great! I have recommend her to others & will continue to do so.
September 20, 2021
Very good.
October 5, 2021
So glad that Dr Ksiazek is seeing patients in Minocqua. Excellent at explaining and putting me at ease.
October 28, 2021
Very "straight forward", not very sociable, but felt she was very competent. Felt like my diagnosis was very quickly made & really liked the written steps for my treatment. Also am happy she's accepted me as a new patient.
November 4, 2021
Very friendly and understanding. Included me in decision making.
November 10, 2021
The dr. was very thorough. She made me feel more comfortable about my upcoming surgery.
November 16, 2021
The Dr was rude - plain and simple. Curt, sharp responses - did not feel comfortable with her at all. At the being of the exam she told me "no talking - I am behind and I need to type." I was not speaking before she said this.
November 22, 2021
Dr. Sue is a real good dr.
December 4, 2021
Wasn't as much in a hurry then last time I saw doctor.
December 6, 2021
I won't be recommending this Dr. to anyone. She was very indifferent towards me. I felt as though I was upsetting her day by being there.
December 13, 2021
Did not presume that my knowledge of pediatrics could be extrapolated to knowledge of the eye--much appreciated.
January 12, 2022
I would recommend Dr. Ksiazek to anyone needing cataract surgery. She is very good at what she does. Able to drive my car the next day.
February 11, 2022
Very caring.
March 2, 2022
Already told someone I know about getting his eyes done there. Gave him the doctors card.
March 4, 2022
Dr. K. reviewed my stated concerns & questions and gave me answers I could understand.
March 9, 2022
I was advised I had "mild" cataracts and was told to come back in a month for further treatment. I had questions on bad the cataracts were, what procedure would be used for removal etc. Never got to ask - I was either left alone or rushed thru things.
March 24, 2022
Very pleased with my experience and all the people I came into contact with.
March 24, 2022
Very pleased with my experience and all the people I came into contact with.
March 9, 2022
I was advised I had "mild" cataracts and was told to come back in a month for further treatment. I had questions on bad the cataracts were, what procedure would be used for removal etc. Never got to ask - I was either left alone or rushed thru things.
March 4, 2022
Dr. K. reviewed my stated concerns & questions and gave me answers I could understand.
March 2, 2022
Already told someone I know about getting his eyes done there. Gave him the doctors card.
February 11, 2022
Very caring.
January 12, 2022
I would recommend Dr. Ksiazek to anyone needing cataract surgery. She is very good at what she does. Able to drive my car the next day.
December 13, 2021
Did not presume that my knowledge of pediatrics could be extrapolated to knowledge of the eye--much appreciated.
December 6, 2021
I won't be recommending this Dr. to anyone. She was very indifferent towards me. I felt as though I was upsetting her day by being there.
December 4, 2021
Wasn't as much in a hurry then last time I saw doctor.
November 22, 2021
Dr. Sue is a real good dr.
November 16, 2021
The Dr was rude - plain and simple. Curt, sharp responses - did not feel comfortable with her at all. At the being of the exam she told me "no talking - I am behind and I need to type." I was not speaking before she said this.
November 10, 2021
The dr. was very thorough. She made me feel more comfortable about my upcoming surgery.
November 4, 2021
Very friendly and understanding. Included me in decision making.
October 28, 2021
Very "straight forward", not very sociable, but felt she was very competent. Felt like my diagnosis was very quickly made & really liked the written steps for my treatment. Also am happy she's accepted me as a new patient.
October 5, 2021
So glad that Dr Ksiazek is seeing patients in Minocqua. Excellent at explaining and putting me at ease.
September 20, 2021
Very good.
September 13, 2021
Dr. Ksiazek is great! I have recommend her to others & will continue to do so.
September 7, 2021
Showed concern & understanding.
August 24, 2021
Dr. Susan Ksiazek did an excellent job! I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone needed, a ophthalmologist surgeon.
July 30, 2021
In my opinion, she was more focused on lecturing me about COVID vaccines.
July 16, 2021
I have routinely recommended the ophthalmology/eye care center of MFC - Wausau Center to others
July 13, 2021
Very pleased, assured of the dr. discussion to have cataract removed.
July 6, 2021
I was given a variety of samples to help with my dry eyes. My provider was generous and concerned about this problem.
June 21, 2021
The Dr was good
June 21, 2021
Dr. Ksiazek did my husbands cataract surgery and we both were so pleased with every step of the way. Dr. K. is very thorough, kind, considerate, knowledgeable, and caring. I have recommended her to over 5 people
June 14, 2021
Very thorough.
May 10, 2021
This was my first time with Dr. Ksiazek, and she was excellent.
May 5, 2021
Dr. Ksiazek was very nice to me and very concerned of my questions and also very interested in some concerns I had. She assured me of my eye health.
April 26, 2021
Doctor seemed a bit too much in a hurry.
April 24, 2021
I felt very confident and assured

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