Susan Vierling, MD

Retina Specialist


  • Undergraduate: Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
  • Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Internship: MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn, IL
  • Ophthalmology Residency:  University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship: Louisiana State University

Academic appointments

  • Hines VA Hospital, Attending Physician: 2008-present
  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology, Clinical Assistant Professor: 2010-present


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists
  • Chicago Ophthalmologic Society
  • Illinois Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association

Dr. Vierling has been providing retinal care to patients in the Chicagoland area since 1995, after she completed her fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Dr. Vierling is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and provides state of the art care to patients with diseases of the retina and vitreous. She serves as a clinical assistant professor at Loyola University and is active in teaching medical and surgical retina to ophthalmology residents from Loyola University. She resides in Elmhurst, with her husband, Tim, a physician with the Women’s Center for Health in Naperville, and their two sons.