Faculty

The professional degree program is overseen by two academic departments: the Department of Biological and Vision Sciences, and the Department of Clinical Education. Clinical faculty in the University Eye Center supervise and oversee basic and advanced clinical training.

Departments


Biological and Vision Sciences

The Department of Biological and Vision Sciences oversees all didactic courses covering the basic sciences forming the foundation for optometry education. Courses include materials on system anatomy and physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, ocular anatomy and physiology, immunology, pharmacology, ocular disease, optics and contact lenses, oculomotor and binocular vision, visual system development and visual perception. All faculty conducting basic and translational research are also appointed to the Department of Biological and Vision Sciences. All faculty eligible for graduate faculty appointments are also appointed to the college’s Graduate Center for Vision Research, which administers the college’s MS and PhD programs and various research support programs.

Department Chair


Suresh Viswanathan
Associate Professor

Department Faculty

AlonsoJoseManuel
Jose-Manuel Alonso
Distinguished Professor
BackusBen
Benjamin Backus
Associate Professor

Ann Beaton
Associate Professor
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Kenneth Ciuffreda
Disting. Teaching Professor
DulMitchell
Mitchell Dul
Professor
GundelRalph
Ralph Gundel
Associate Professor
KrugerPhilip
Philip Kruger
Professor
KrumholzDavid
David Krumholz
Associate Professor
McPeekRob
Robert McPeek
Associate Professor
PolaJordan
Jordan Pola
Disting. Teaching Professor
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Jerry Rapp
Professor
KathrynRichdale
Kathryn Richdale
Assistant Professor
RosenfieldMark
Mark Rosenfield
Professor
SchwartzSteven
Steven Schwartz
Professor
SedgwickHarold
Harold Sedgwick
Associate Professor
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Miduturu Srinivas
Associate Professor
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Qasim Zaidi
Distinguished Professor
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Xiaoying Zhu
Assistant Clinical Professor

Clinical Education

The Department of Clinical Education oversees courses on pre-clinical optometric procedures, epidemiology, public health, practice management, the integrative seminar series, the third and fourth year clinical internships and the fourth year externships. All faculty conducting clinical research are appointed to the Department of Clinical Education. All faculty eligible for graduate faculty appointments are also appointed to the college’s Graduate Center for Vision Research, which administers the college’s MS and PhD programs and various research support programs.

Department Chair

Department Faculty

AppelJulia
Julia Appel
Assoc. Clinical Professor
BenaventePerezAlexandra
Alexandra Benavente-Perez
Assistant Clinical Professor
BovenziMatthew
Matthew Bovenzi
Assistant Clinical Professor
CanellosHarriette
Harriette Canellos
Assoc. Clinical Professor
GouldJennifer
Jennifer Gould
Assistant Clinical Professor
IaconoDanielle
Danielle Iacono
Assistant Clinical Professor
LoweTeresa
Teresa Lowe
Assistant Clinical Professor
ModicaPatricia
Patricia Modica
Assistant Professor

Tracy Nguyen
Assistant Clinical Professor
PortelloJoan
Joan Portello
Associate Professor
SchuettenbergSusan
Susan Schuettenberg
Associate Clinical Professor
ShermanJerome
Jerome Sherman
Disting. Teach. Professor
SorokaMort
Mort Soroka
Professor

UEC Faculty Appointments

Adult and Pediatric Primary Eye Care

Interim Service Chief: Catherine Pace-Watson, OD

Service Faculty:

Rosine Alianakian OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Asima Barik OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Tanya Carter OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Brian Cho OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Gregory DiSanto OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Changmin Duan OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Lloyd Haskes OD Associate Clinical Professor
David Horn OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Danielle Iacono OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Marlene Jurman OD Associate Clinical Professor
Kristopher Kile OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Nancy Kirsch Optician Assistant Clinical Professor
Ira Krumholz OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Kenneth Landesman OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Teresa Lowe OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Scott Morrison OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Rochelle Mozlin OD Associate Clinical Professor
Tam Ngo OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Arlene Schwartz OD Associate Clinical Professor
Mark Sherstinsky OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Andre Stanberry OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Andrea Thau OD Associate Clinical Professor
Marilyn Vricella OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Joel Warshowsky OD Associate Clinical Professor
Thomas Wong OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Michael Yellen OD Associate Clinical Professor
Kristine Zabala OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Steven Zalaznick OD Assistant Clinical Professor

Secondary Appointments:

Julia Appel OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Robert Duckman OD Professor
Joan Portello OD Associate Professor
Susan Schuettenberg OD Associate Clinical Professor
Erica Schulman OD Assistant Clinical Professor

Advanced Care

Service Chief: Joseph Stamm, OD

Service Faculty:

Sherry Bass OD Distinguished Teaching Professor
Eva Duchnowski OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Harriet Canellos OD Associate Clinical Professor
Evan Kaplan OD Associate Clinical Professor
David Libassi OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Scott Richter OD Associate Professor
Joseph Stamm OD Associate Clinical Professor
Andrea Yang OD Assistant Clinical Professor

Secondary Appointments:

Diane Adamczyk OD Associate Professor
Mitchell Dul OD Professor
Ralph Gundel OD Associate Professor
Marlene Jurman OD Associate Clinical Professor
Kathryn Richdale OD, PhD Assistant Clinical Professor
Jerome Sherman OD Distinguished Teaching Professor

Vision Rehabilitation

Interim Service Chief: Daniella Rutner, OD

Service Faculty:

Doreen Carter-Meehan OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Jay Cohen OD Professor
Allen Cohen OD Clinical Professor
Harold Friedman OD Associate Clinical Professor
Myoung-Hee Han OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Neera Kapoor OD Associate Clinical Professor
Steven Larson OD, PsyD Assistant Clinical Professor
Sander Levine OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Rebecca Marinoff OD Assistant Clinical Professor
William O’Connell OD Associate Clinical Professor
Steven Ritter OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Hadassa Rutman OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Erica Schulman OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Arnold Sherman OD Associate Clinical Professor
Audra Steiner OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Barry Tannen OD Associate Clinical Professor

External Clinics

TBD
Service Faculty:

Andrea Antonelli OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Margarita Bauman OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Christine Dumestre OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Benjamin Freed OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Paul Galstian OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Ilana Gelfond-Polnariev OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Veronique Germaine OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Brian Hall OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Steven Levy OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Ann Nolan OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Gary Oliver OD Associate Clinical Professor
Tamara Petroysan OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Daniella Rutner OD Associate Clinical Professor
Susan Weinstein OD Assistant Clinical Professor