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February 8, 2010

Dr. Richard Madonna Named College’s CE Director

Dr. Richard J. Madonna, well-known ocular disease specialist and lecturer, has recently been appointed Director of Continuing Professional Education for the SUNY College of Optometry. The announcement was made by David Troilo, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr Madonna, an Associate Professor, also serves as Chief of the Ocular Disease and Special Testing Service. He is the former Director of the Optometric Residency Program at the VA Hudson Valley Heath Care System and Chief of the Optometry Section of the VA Medical Center in Castle Point, NY.

"As the new Director, Dr. Madonna will begin overseeing the restructuring of the office and, in collaboration with the New York State Optometric Association, will expand our professional education role across the State," said Dr. Troilo.

Dr. Madonna has lectured in this country and abroad on topics related to ocular disease including glaucoma, therapeutic drugs and retinal vascular disease.  He is the co-author of several texts including Emergency Care in the Optometric Setting. He is also the recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.