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.

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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


Dr. Suresh Viswanathan
Suresh Viswanathan

Associate Professor

Department Faculty

AlonsoJoseManuel
Jose-Manuel Alonso

Distinguished Professor
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Ann Beaton

Associate Professor
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Kenneth Ciuffreda

Disting. Teaching Professor
DulMitchell
Mitchell Dul

Professor
KrugerPhilip
Philip Kruger

Professor
KrumholzDavid
David Krumholz

Associate Professor
McPeekRob
Robert McPeek

Professor
PolaJordan
Jordan Pola

Disting. Teaching Professor
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Jerry Rapp

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
Dr. Xiaoying Zhu
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

Dr. Richard Madonna
Richard Madonna

Professor

Department Faculty

AppelJulia
Julia Appel

Associate Clinical Professor
BenaventePerezAlexandra
Alexandra Benavente-Perez

Associate 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

Associate Clinical Professor
Dr. Tracy Nguyen
Tracy Nguyen

Associate Clinical Professor
PortelloJoan
Joan Portello

Associate Professor
SchuettenbergSusan
Susan Schuettenberg

Associate Clinical Professor
ShermanJerome
Jerome Sherman

Disting. Teach. Professor
SorokaMort
Mort Soroka

Professor
Thomas Wong
Thomas Wong

Associate Clinical Professor

UEC Faculty Appointments

Adult and Pediatric Primary Eye Care

Service Chief: Diane Calderon, OD

Asima Barik Cuevas, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Daria Borah, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Matthew Bovenzi, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Doreen Carter, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Christine Chen, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Gregory DiSanto, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Lloyd Haskes, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Jennifer Hue, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Danielle Iacono, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Marlene Jurman, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Evan Kaplan, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Nancy Kirsch, Optician Assistant Clinical Professor
Ira Krumholtz, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Anupam Laul, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Shelby Leach, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Scott Morrison, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Rochelle Mozlin, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Tammy Ngo, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Tamara Petrosyan, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Amanda Polacco, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Mark Sherstinsky, OD Academic Adjunct
Delaram Shirazian, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Matthew Vaughn, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Marilyn Vricella, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Sarah Zuckerman, OD Assistant Clinical Professor

Secondary Appointments:

Julia Appel, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Danielle Iacono, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
David Krumholz, OD Associate Professor
Teresa Lowe, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Tracy Nguyen, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Joan Portello, OD Associate Professor
Susan Schuettenberg, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Amy Steinway, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Thomas Wong, OD Assosciate Clinical Professor

Advanced Care

Service Chief: Jennifer Gould, OD

Sherry Bass, OD Distinguished Teaching Full Professor
Eva Duchnowski, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Irene Frantzis, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Evan Kaplan, OD Associate Clinical Professor
David Libassi, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Sharon Keh, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Andrea Yang, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Azinda Morrow, OD Assistant Clinical Professor

Secondary Appointments:

Diane Adamczyk, OD Professor
Harriette Canellos, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Mitchell Dul, OD Professor
Sharon P. Keh, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Richard Madonna, OD Professor
Patricia Modica, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Kimberly Poirier-Schmidt, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Jerome Sherman, OD Distinguished Teaching Professor
Matthew Vaughn, OD Distinguished Teaching Professor

Vision Rehabilitation

Service Chief: Daniella Rutner, OD

Allen Cohen, OD Clinical Professor
Myoung-Hee Han, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Steven Larson, OD, PsyD Assistant Clinical Professor
Sander Levine, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Rebecca Marinoff, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Rochelle Mozlin, OD Associate Clinical Professor
William O’Connell, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Steven Ritter, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Erica Schulman, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Christy Sell, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Audra Steiner, OD Associate Clinical Professor

Secondary Appointments:

Erica Schulman, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Rochelle Mozlin, OD Assistant Clinical Professor

External Clinics

Site Supervisor: Richard Soden, OD

Andrea Antonelli, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Margarita Bauman, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Jack Chen, OD Adjunct Instructor
Joanna Chu, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Andrea Cotler, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Richae Dehaney, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Christine Dumestre, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Ali Freese, OD Adjunct Instructor
Paul Galstian, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Veronique Germaine, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Joel Goldberg, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Lloyd Haskes, OD Associate Clinical Professor
David Horn, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Kristopher Kile, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Kaira Kwong, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Steven Levy, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Marilyn Mann, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Maria Miranda, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Divya Nandwani, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Ann Nolan, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Yasmine Pilz, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Jenna Salner, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Elsa Sheerer, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Munaswar Shiv, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Arlene Schwartz, OD Associate Clinical Professor
Laura Tujak, OD Assistant Clinical Professor
Susan Weinstein, OD Assistant Clinical Professor

Secondary Appointments:

Sander Levine, OD Assistant Clinical Professor

Emeritus Faculty