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July 25, 2012

New Department Chair Named at SUNY College of Optometry

Suresh ViswanathanAfter an extensive national search, Suresh Viswanathan, BSc Optom, MS, PhD  has been appointed  Chair of the Department of Biological and Vision Sciences at the SUNY College of Optometry. He will begin January, 2013. 

Dr. Viswanathan is currently a tenured Associate Professor at the Indiana University School of Optometry. He received a BS degree in Optometry from the Elite School of Optometry in Madras, India; a MS degree from Pacific University College of Optometry and a PhD from the University of Houston.

 His research uses electrophysiological in vivo imaging and histology to examine the events contributing to neuronal cell death in glaucoma.

"Dr. Viswanathan has had extensive teaching and administrative experience in biomedical and vision sciences providing an outstanding frame of reference to oversee the department’s curriculum. His teaching experience includes anatomy, systems physiology, general pathology, neuroanatomy, and neurophysiology of the visual system." said Dr. David Troilo, Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs.