Dr.Simone

ilumin is Omaha’s premier provider of medical and surgical eye care offering next-generation technology. ilumin was born out of a shared vision that looks beyond the care of eyes, but to the overall well-being of each patient. Our board-certified ophthalmologists are completely dedicated to providing expert care for your health in a compassionate, respectful, and nurturing environment.

Dr. Peter Simone is a graduate of Rockhurst University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry; and the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he was a member of the MD-PhD Scholars Program and graduated with a PhD in cancer research and MD with distinction. He completed his internal medicine residency at Florida Atlantic University, and is currently completing his residency in ophthalmology at the University of South Carolina. He served as Academic Chief Resident during his final year.

His academic writing and research has been widely published, and he regularly presents research. During his PhD, he studied the molecular nano-structure of several proteins, including the mutation of an enzyme that removes certain toxic chemicals from cells. The mutation has been implicated in adverse reactions to several medications.

When Dr. Simone isn’t working or researching, he enjoys listening to, playing and composing music; literature; film; mathematics, home repair; spending time with his wife, two daughters and dog; and travel.

We couldn’t be more excited to have him at illumin.

Specialty: Ophthalmology

Dr.Menke

ilumin is Omaha’s premier provider of medical and surgical eye care offering next-generation technology. ilumin was born out of a shared vision that looks beyond the care of eyes, but to the overall well-being of each patient. Our board-certified ophthalmologists are completely dedicated to providing expert care for your health in a compassionate, respectful, and nurturing environment.

Dr. Brandon Menke is a graduate of University of Iowa, where he attended the Carver College of Medicine for medical school. He completed a Doris Duke Clinical Research fellowship in retinal regeneration which resulted in the development of a potentially curative therapeutic technique for blindness shown to regenerate retinal tissue. His work also drove him to study molecular signaling and the pathogenesis of Type II Diabetes and University of Iowa’s Department of Pediatrics.

Dr. Menke’s findings have been featured in numerous publications, and he has received a number of awards and accolades for his vision and innovation. After completing his surgical residency at UnityPoint in Iowa, he headed to South Carolina to complete an Ophthalmology residency at Palmetto Health. After 3  years in Columbia, SC, he arrived here in Omaha to join the team at ilumin.

In his free time, Dr. Menke enjoys spending time with his wife, Psychologist Kristen Menke, their beautiful newborn daughter, Sloane Adelaide Menke, and cat, Flanagan.

Specialty: Ophthalmology