SUNY Alum Named Dean of the Michigan College of Optometry
Dr. David Damari, (SUNY class of 1988), was recently been appointed dean of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University (MCO), effective on March 28. Damari had previously served as chair of the Department of Assessment and professor at Southern College of Optometry (SCO) in Memphis, TN. Since 1995, he has been a national consultant on visual disabilities. He is the former chair of the Department of Optometry at SCO where he received the President’s Special Recognition Award.
Prior to joining SCO, Damari worked in private practice in New York and served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY. He also completed a residency at SUNY in 1989.
“Dr.Damari has passion for the profession of optometry and a keen awareness of the changes that will occur in heathcare and healthcare education over the next few decades,” said Fritz Erickson, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at MCO.
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