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 Alabama

Bessemer, AL CBOC
(VISN: 7  station: 521GG)
975 9th Avenue SW, Suite 400
Bessemer, AL 35220
Low Vision Clinic
 
Dr. Bethany S. Martinez
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (205) 428-3495
Fax: (205) 428-9240
Email:  Bethany.Martinezat signva.gov
Faculty:  UABSO (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Fellowship Trained: Visual Impairment and Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Birmingham VAMC
(VISN: 7  station: 521)
Optometry (112C)
700 South 19th Street
Birmingham, AL 35233
Low Vision Clinic
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Geriatric Optometry/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Bethany Martinez, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  UABSO  
Research Fellowship Training Program
Fellowship Program Coordinator: Lyman Norden, OD
Number of 1st year fellows/year: 1
Number of 2nd year fellows/year: 1
Fellowship training areas: Geriatrics, Health Services Research and Development, Ocular Disease, Visual Impairment and Low Vision Rehabilitation
Affiliated Institution: UAB
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Lisa S. Bowerman, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UAB 4 9 weeks 20
 
Dr. Lisa S. Bowerman
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.875 FTEE)
Phone: (205) 933-8101 x 3265
Email:  lisa.bowermanat signva.gov
Faculty:  UAB (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. John A. Essinger
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MS
Part-time (5hr/wk)
Phone: (205) 933-8101 x 3265
Email:  john.essingerat signva.gov
Faculty:  UAB (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Patti W. Fuhr
Job Title: Director, Low Vision Optometry
Degree(s): OD, PhD
Full-time
Phone: (205) 933-8101 x 5105
             (205) 933-8101 x 3266
Fax: (205) 558-7060
Email:  patti.fuhrat signva.gov
Faculty:  UAB (Adjunct associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 ARVO
                 NAVAO
                 VOSH
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry, Low Vision Rehabilitation)
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Research: Principal Investigator , Co-principal Investigator
 
Dr. Lyman C. Norden
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (205) 933-8101 x 3253
Fax: (205) 558-7026
Email:  lyman.nordenat signva.gov
Faculty:  UAB (Adjunct associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
 
Dr. Eric Tidmore
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Phone: 205-933-8101 x 5123
Email:  eric.tidmoreat signva.gov
Member:  NAVAO
                
 
Huntsville CBOC
VA Birmingham Healthcare System
(VISN: 7  station: 521GA)
VA CBOC
301 Governors Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801-2747
Low Vision Clinic
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Stephen Boyer, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UAB 1-2 12 weeks 4-8
 
Dr. Stephen P. Boyer
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (205) 933-8101 x 7471
Fax: (256) 534-1580
Email:  stephen.boyerat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                UAB (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: National
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
 
Dr. Michael Dwayne Brown
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (256) 535-3100 x 6
Fax: (256) 534-1580
Email:  michael.browndat signva.gov
Faculty:  UAB (Clinical associate professor)
                Dept of Family Med
                UA School of Medicine (Instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Montgomery CAVHCS West campus
Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System
(VISN: 7  station: 619)
Eye Clinic
215 Perry Hill Road
Montgomery, AL 36109
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) program
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Stephen Bordlee, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UAB 1 10 weeks 5
NECO 1 10 weeks 5
 
Dr. Johnny Bannister
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BS, BA, MA, OD
Full-time
Phone: (334) 272-4670 x 4337
Fax: (334) 273-6254
Email:  johnny.bannisterat signva.gov
 
Dr. Stephen J. Bordlee
Job Title: Director of CA VHCS Optometry Externship Programs
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (334) 272-4670 x 4800
Fax: (334) 273-6254
Email:  stephen.bordleeat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Tuscaloosa VAMC
(VISN: 7  station: 679)
Optometry (123)
3701 East Loop Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Hospital-Based Optometry/Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Nathan Whitaker, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  UABSO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Nathan Whitaker, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UAB 2 10 weeks 12
ICO 1 10 weeks 12
 
Dr. Roy Thompson
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (205) 554-2847
Fax: (205) 554-4628
Email:  roy.thompsonat signva.gov
Member of the VA Optometry Professional Standards Board
Faculty:  UAB (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Nathan Allen Whitaker
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (205) 554-2847
Fax: (205) 554-4628
Email:  nathan.whitakerat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct associate professor)
                UAB (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Tuskegee CAVHCS East Campus
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System
(VISN: 7  station: 619A4)
Eye Clinic (3-230)
2400 Hospital Road
Tuskegee, AL 36083
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Stephen Bordlee, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UAB 1 10 weeks 5
NECO 1 10 weeks 5
 
Dr. Stephen J. Bordlee
Job Title: Director of CA VHCS Optometry Externship Programs
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (334) 272-4670 x 4800
Fax: (334) 273-6254
Email:  stephen.bordleeat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Mark Patrick McGuire
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (334) 727-0550 x 3346
Fax: (334) 725-2549
Email:  mark.mcguireat signmed.va.gov
Member:  AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 APHA
                 NAVAO
                
 

 Alaska

No Optometrists found.

 Arizona

Casa Grande Community Based Outpatient Clinic
(VISN: 18  station: 678)
1876 East Sabin Drive
Building A
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
Low Vision Clinic
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Matthew Rhodes, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UCB 1-2 9 weeks 4-8
 
Dr. Matthew Alan Rhodes
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): O.D.
Full-time
Phone: 520-792-1450 x 3735
Fax: 520-876-5794
Email:  Matthew.Rhodesat signva.gov
Member:  AFOS
                 NAVAO
                
Fellowship Trained: TBI/Polytrauma Clinical Optometry
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Northwest Tucson VA CBOC
(VISN: 18  station: 678GF)
2945 W. Ina Road (Mail Code 0-002A6)
Tucson, AZ 85741
Student Program:
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
SCCO MBKU 1 12 weeks 4
SUNY 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Robert D. Spruance
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (520) 219-2418 x 3336
Email:  robert.spruanceat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
                TOSU (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
 
Phoenix - Carl Hayden VAMC
(VISN: 18  station: 644)
650 E. Indian School Rd. (112C)
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Low Vision Clinic
 
Dr. Julie S. Hwang
Job Title: Low Vision Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (20h/w)
Phone: (602) 277-5551 x 7592
Email:  julie.hwang2at signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
 
Prescott VAMC
Northern Arizona VA Healthcare System
(VISN: 18  station: 649)
Eye Clinic
500 N. Highway 89
Prescott, AZ 86313
 
Dr. Frank V. Mellblom
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (520) 445-4860 x 6675
Fax: (520) 776-6158
Email:  frank.mellblomat signmed.va.gov
Member:  NAVAO
                 AOA
                 AFOS
                
 
Dr. Sheila M. Willems
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, BS
Full-time
Phone: (928) 445-4860
Fax: (928) 717-7553
Email:  sheila.willemsat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
 
Sierra Vista VA CBOC
(VISN: 18  station: )
101 N. Coronado Drive
Suite A
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Ocular Disease
Residency Coordinator: Danielle Weiler, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCCO MBKU  
 
Dr. Danielle L. Weiler
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (520) 459-1529 x 3489
             (520) 459-3654
Fax: (520) 459-3654
Email:  danielle.weilerat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Southeast Tucson CBOC
(VISN: 18  station: )
7395 S Houghton Road
Suite 125
Tucson, AZ 85747
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Jason R. Powell, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
SCCO MBKU 1 12 weeks 4
SUNY 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Amanda Mendez Roberts
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (520) 664-1831 x 3428
Email:  amanda.mendezrobertsat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Jason R. Powell
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (520) 792-1450
Fax: (520) 664-1842
Email:  jason.powell1at signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
                TOSU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
ACMO certified
 
Tucson VA
Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System
(VISN: 18  station: 678)
SWBRC (3-124)
3601 S. 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85723
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Gregory S. Wolfe, OD, MPH
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCCO MBKU  
 
Dr. Timothy I. Messer
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (520) 792-1450 x 5659
Fax: (520) 629-4643
Email:  timothy.messerat signva.gov
Faculty:  TOSU (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct associate clinical professor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assoc professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
 
Tucson VAMC
Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System
(VISN: 18  station: 678)
Optometry (2-112A)
3601 S. 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85723
Low Vision Clinic
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Polytrauma Rehabilitation Network Site
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Gregory S. Wolfe, OD, MPH
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCCO MBKU  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Alyon Wasik, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
SCCO MBKU 2 12 weeks 8
SUNY 2 12 weeks 8
TOSU 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Carla Engelke
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (520) 792-1450 x 5419
Fax: (520) 838-5636
Email:  carla.engelkeat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant clinical professor)
                TOSU (Assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Amy Lyn Grimes
Job Title: Program Director
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (520) 792-1450 x 2955
Fax: (520) 838-3656
Email:  amy.grimesat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct clinical professor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
                TOSU (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Amanda Mendez Roberts
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (520) 664-1831 x 3428
Email:  amanda.mendezrobertsat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Dawn Messer
Degree(s): OD
Consultant (C&P)
Phone: (520) 792-5190
Email:  Dawnat signeyes.az.edu
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
 
Dr. Huey-Fen Song
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (5/8 FTEE)
Phone: (520) 792-1450 x 6551
Fax: (520) 629-4712
Email:  huey-fen.songat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct clinical professor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
                TOSU (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Alyon J. Wasik
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (520) 792-1450 x 2954
Fax: (520) 838-3656
Email:  alyon.wasikat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant professor)
                TOSU (Adjunct assistant professor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Optometry VISN Mentor
Research: Other
 
Dr. Gregory S. Wolfe
Job Title: Staff Optometrist, Residency Coordinator
Degree(s): OD, MPH
Full-time
Phone: (520) 792-1450 x 5419
Fax: (520) 838-3656
Email:  gregory.wolfeat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
                OSU (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 APHA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 

 Arkansas

Central Arkansas VA - McClellan
(VISN: 16  station: 598)
Eye Clinic 112LR
4300 West Seventh Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Low Vision Clinic
 
Dr. Mollie Saxon
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BA, OD
Full-time
Phone: (501) 257-3396
Fax: (501) 257-6606
Email:  mollie.saxonat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
ACMO certified
 
Central Arkansas VA - Towbin
(VISN: 16  station: 598)
Low Vision Clinic 112LV/NLR
2200 Fort Roots Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Low Vision Clinic
 
Dr. Mollie Saxon
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BA, OD
Full-time
Phone: (501) 257-3396
Fax: (501) 257-6606
Email:  mollie.saxonat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
ACMO certified
 
Conway VA CBOC
(VISN: 16  station: 598)
1520 E. Dave Ward Drive
Conway, AR 72032
 
Dr. Kelsey B. Livengood
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-Time
Phone: (501) 548-0593
Fax: (501) 548-0678
Email:  kelsey.livengoodat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Fayetteville AR VAMC
(VISN: 16  station: 564)
Eye Clinic
180 E. Sunbridge
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease
Residency Coordinator: Kelly Shaon, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NSUCO  
 
Dr. Mary Jo Horn
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (479) 443-4301 x 5393
Fax: (479) 587-5921
Email:  mary.hornat signva.gov
Faculty:  NSUCO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
ACMO certified
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry VISN Mentor
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
 
Dr. Lisa M. Rotan
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (479) 443-4301
Fax: (479) 587-5921
Email:  lisa.rotanat signva.gov
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Kelli Shaon
Job Title: Residency Program Supervisor
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (479) 443-4301 x 5393
Fax: (479) 587-5921
Email:  kelli.shaonat signva.gov
Faculty:  NSUCO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Derek Urban
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (479) 443-4301 x 5771
Fax: (479) 587-5921
Email:  derek.urbanat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
North Little Rock - Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
(VISN: 16  station: 598A0)
Eye clinic (112EY/NLR)
2200 Fort Roots Dr.
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Frederic L. Hammond, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
SCO 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Jonathan Goodwin
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (870) 612-9202
Email:  jonathan.goodwinat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Frederic L. Hammond
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (501) 257-2277
Fax: (501) 257-2022
Email:  frederic.hammondat signmed.va.gov
            hammond.frederic_lat signlittle-rock.va.gov
Member:  AOA
                
 
Dr. Shannon R. Stone
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (501) 257-3177
Fax: (501) 257-2122
Email:  shannon.stoneat signva.gov
 
North Little Rock Teleretinal Reading Center
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
(VISN: 16  station: )
2200 Fort Roots Dr. (16L/NLR)
North Little Rock, AR 72114
 
Dr. James J. Dudley
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (479) 981-9843
Fax: (479) 253-9479
Email:  james.dudleyat signva.gov
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: VISN
 
Dr. Karla A. Hefty
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (501) 257-3717
             (501) 658-4571
Fax: (501) 257-3186
Email:  karla.heftyat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Glenn Saxon
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (501) 257-3719
Fax: (501) 257-3707
Email:  glenn.saxonat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Family Practice Optometry)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Shannon R. Stone
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (501) 257-3177
Fax: (501) 257-2122
Email:  shannon.stoneat signva.gov
 

 California

Bakersfield VA CBOC
Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
(VISN: 22  station: )
Eye Clinic
1801 Westwind Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Anh-Tuan H. Nguyen, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
SCCO MBKU 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Anh-Tuan Hoang Nguyen
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (661) 632-1840
Fax: (661) 632-1830
Email:  anh-tuan.nguyenat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Chula Vista VA CBOC (South Bay)
VA San Diego Healthcare System
(VISN: 22  station: 664GC)
Optometry
835 Third Avenue, Suite B
Chula Vista, CA 91910
 
Dr. Minna Huang
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (619) 476-6032
             (858) 552-8585 x 6777
Fax: (619) 409-6030
        (858) 642-3342
Email:  minna.huangat signmed.va.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Fresno VA Medical Center
Central California Health Care System
(VISN: 21  station: 570)
Optometry Section (112-Opt)
2615 E. Clinton Avenue
Fresno, CA 93703
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Deana Lum, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  UCB  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Drew Aldrich, OD, MS
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UCB 2 10 weeks 10
NECO 1 12 weeks 4
PUCO 2 12 weeks 8
 
Dr. Drew Aldrich
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (559) 225-6100 x 5101
Email:  drew.aldrichat signva.gov
Pager: (559) 279-7272
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                PUCO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Alvaro J. Castillo
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (559)225-6100 x 5101
Fax: (559) 771-6206
Email:  alvaro.castilloat signva.gov
Pager: (559) 771-6206
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                PUCO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Nicholas T. Chan
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time
Phone: 559-225-6100 x 5101
Fax: 559-228-5309
Email:  nicholas.chanat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                PUCO (Adjunct faculty)
                UCB (Adjunct faculty)
               
 
Dr. James Esposito
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (559) 225-6100 x 5101
Fax: (559) 228-5309
Email:  james.espositoat signva.gov
Pager: (559) 771-3812
Faculty:  PUCO (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Deana E. Lum
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (599) 225-6100 x 5101
Fax: (559) 228-5309
Email:  deana.lum2at signva.gov
Pager: (559)771-3629
Faculty:  PUCO (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                UCB (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Livermore VA Division
VA Palo Alto Healthcare System
(VISN: 21  station: 640A4)
Eye Clinic
4951 Arroyo Road Opt 118
Livermore, CA 94550
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Low Vision Clinic
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Dr. Jones (coordinator), Dr. Yang (Director)
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UCB 1 10 weeks 5
 
Dr. Marge Geronimo
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (M @ PAD, T @ LIV)
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 64377
Fax: (650) 849-0145
Email:  marge.geronimoat signva.gov
            geronimo.margarita_aat signpalo-alto.va.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Heather N. Jones
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): O.D.
Full-time
Phone: (650)493-5000 x 66727
Email:  heather.jones3at signva.gov
Faculty:  UCB (Clinical instructor)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Joanna Leong
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.58 FTEE)
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 62026
Email:  joanna.leongat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Clinical preceptor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Katherine Portugal
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (Mon.-Th. and every
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 62026
Fax: (650) 849-0145
Email:  katherine.portugalat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Jeremy Walz
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 67277
Email:  jeremy.walzat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
Fellowship Trained: TBI/Polytrauma Clinical Optometry
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. David Yang
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, FAAO
Full-time
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 62026
Fax: (650) 849-0145
Email:  david.yangat signva.gov
Faculty:  UCB (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 ACOE
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry, Hospital-Based Optometry)
ACMO certified
 
Loma Linda - Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VAMC
(VISN: 22  station: 605)
Eye Clinic (112F)
11201 Benton St.
Loma Linda, CA 92357
 
Dr. Richard J. Kamiyama
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Fee-basis
Phone: (909) 422-3076 x 3015
             (800) 422-3076 x 3015
Fax: (909) 777-3291
Email:  richard.kamiyamaat signva.gov
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Amy M Miller
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Full-time
Phone: 800-741-8387 x 2113
Fax: 909-777-3291
Email:  amy.miller2at signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Dana Rawlings
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (4 days/week)
Phone: (800) 741-8387 x 6015
Fax: (909) 583-6719
Email:  dana.rawlingsat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 ARVO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease)
 
Long Beach VA Healthcare System
(VISN: 22  station: 600)
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90822
Low Vision Clinic
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Sally H. Dang, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCCO MBKU  
 
Dr. Edward Chu
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 562-826-8000 x 3025
Email:  edward.chuat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
                Western University (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Sally H. Dang
Job Title: Chief of Optometry Service
Degree(s): OD
Full-Time
Phone: (562) 826-8000 x 4943
Email:  sally.dangat signva.gov
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                
 
Dr. Paula Matsuno
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 526-826-8000 x 5561
Email:  paula.matsunoat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Geriatic Optometry)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Grace Tran
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 562-826-8000 x 3025
Email:  Grace.Tranat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center
Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLAHS)
(VISN: 22  station: 691GE)
Optometry (112-C)
351 E. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 1
Speciality: Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Chang H. Kim, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCCO MBKU  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Chang H. Kim, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
SCCO MBKU 4 12 weeks 16
 
Dr. Chang H. Kim
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (213) 253-2677 x 4624
Fax: (213) 253-5123
Email:  chang.kimat signva.gov
Pager: (310) 362-0179 55567
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease)
 
Martinez VA
(VISN: 21  station: 612GF)
Eye Clinic (112I)
150 Muir Road
Martinez, CA 94553
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Low Vision Clinic
 
Dr. Rita Hannum
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (925) 372-2600 x 5954
Fax: (925) 372-2993
Email:  rita.hannumat signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  UCB (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
McClellan Park VA Outpatient Clinic
Sacramento VAMC
(VISN: 21  station: 612A4)
5342 Dudley Blvd, Bldg 98
McClellan Park, CA 95652
 
Dr. Frederick M. Meyer
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (916) 561-7533 x 7534
             (916) 561-7534
Email:  frederick.meyerat signmed.va.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                
 
Mission Valley VA CBOC
VA San Diego Healthcare System
(VISN: 22  station: 664BY)
Eye Clinic (112GZ)
8810 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego, CA 92108
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Dawn Pewitt, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCCO MBKU  
 
Dr. Michael An-Hsing Huang
Job Title: Chief of Optometry
Degree(s): MS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (858) 552-8585 x 6753
             (619) 400-5260
Fax: (858) 642-3342
        (619) 400-5263
Email:  michael.huangat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Univ of California San Diego
                School of Medicine (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Susie L. Lim
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 619-400-5262
Fax: 619-400-5263
Email:  susie.limat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Therese Anne Vy-Phuc T. Nguyen
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Fulll-time
Phone: (858) 552-8585 x 2534
Email:  thereseanne.nguyenat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Monterey VA
VA Palo Alto Healthcare System
(VISN: 21  station: )
3401 Engineering Lane
Seaside, CA 93955
 
Dr. Kimberly Pham
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): O.D.
Full-time
Phone: (408)482-8804
Email:  Kimberly.Pham3at signva.gov
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Lee Vien
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 62026
             (650) 493-5000 x 43659
Fax: (650) 849-0145
Email:  lee.vienat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
                UCB (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Jeremy Walz
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 67277
Email:  jeremy.walzat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
Fellowship Trained: TBI/Polytrauma Clinical Optometry
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Research: Co-investigator
 
Oakland Outpatient Clinic
VA Northern California Health Care System
(VISN: 21  station: 612BY)
Eye Clinic (112I)
2221 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Oakland, CA 94612
 
Dr. Tammy C. Hong
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (Wed, Th)
Phone: (510) 267-7873
Email:  tammy.hongat signva.gov
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Pamela J. Tong
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.4 Mon & Tues)
Phone: (510) 267-7872
Email:  tong.pamelaat signva.gov
 
Oceanside VA Outpatient Clinic
VA San Diego Healthcare System
(VISN: 22  station: 664GB)
Optometry 118Y
1300 Rancho Del Oro Road
Oceanside, CA 92056
 
Dr. Catherine H. Egusa
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (619) 400-5260
             (858) 552-8585
Fax: (619) 400-5263
Email:  catherine.egusaat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                 AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Katherine (Kathy) Li-Wei Wang
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (760) 643-4553
             (760) 643-2089
Fax: (760) 643-4550
Email:  katherine.wangat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Palo Alto VA Healthcare System
VA Palo Alto Healthcare System
(VISN: 21  station: 640)
Optometry (112/OP)
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Low Vision Clinic
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Brain Injury Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: David Yang, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  UCB  
Research Fellowship Training Program
Fellowship Program Coordinator: Gregory Goodrich, PhD
Number of 1st year fellows/year: 1
Number of 2nd year fellows/year: 1
Fellowship training areas: Dual Sensory Impairment, Gerontology, Rehabilitation Research and Development, Telemedicine, Visual Impairment and Low Vision Rehabilitation
Affiliated Institution: UCB
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Katherine Portugal, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UCB 2 10 weeks 5-10*
ICO 2 12 weeks 0-4*
SCCO MBKU 1 12 weeks 0-4*
Salus University 1 12 weeks 0-4*
 
Dr. Heidi Flyg
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 69906
Fax: (650) 496-2529
Email:  heidi.flygat signva.gov
Fellowship Trained: Visual Impairment and Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Marge Geronimo
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (M @ PAD, T @ LIV)
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 64377
Fax: (650) 849-0145
Email:  marge.geronimoat signva.gov
            geronimo.margarita_aat signpalo-alto.va.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Shanida P. Ingalla
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 62020
Fax: (650) 849-0145
Email:  shanida.ingallaat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Heather N. Jones
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): O.D.
Full-time
Phone: (650)493-5000 x 66727
Email:  heather.jones3at signva.gov
Faculty:  UCB (Clinical instructor)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Jennine Kirby
Job Title: Acting Chief, Optometry
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (4 days)
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 64377
Fax: (650) 496-2529
Email:  jennine.kirbyat signva.gov
Faculty:  UCB (Clinical instructor)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Katherine Portugal
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (Mon.-Th. and every
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 62026
Fax: (650) 849-0145
Email:  katherine.portugalat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Lee Vien
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 62026
             (650) 493-5000 x 43659
Fax: (650) 849-0145
Email:  lee.vienat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
                UCB (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Jeremy Walz
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 67277
Email:  jeremy.walzat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
Fellowship Trained: TBI/Polytrauma Clinical Optometry
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. David Yang
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, FAAO
Full-time
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 62026
Fax: (650) 849-0145
Email:  david.yangat signva.gov
Faculty:  UCB (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 ACOE
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry, Hospital-Based Optometry)
ACMO certified
 
Redding VA
(VISN: 21  station: )
Eye Clinic
351 Hartnell Ave.
Redding, CA 96002
 
Dr. William H. Howell
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (530) 226-7639
Email:  william.howell2at signmed.va.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Sacramento VAMC
(VISN: 21  station: 612A4)
Optometry (MAT 112/I)
10535 Hospital Way
Mather, CA 95655-1200
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Wesley Ota, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UCB 2 10 weeks 8
 
Dr. Wesley T. Ota
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time
Phone: (916) 366-5466
Fax: (916) 364-0187
Email:  wesley.otaat signva.gov
Faculty:  UCB (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
 
Dr. Gina G. Wong
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (3d/w)
Phone: (916) 366-5463
             (916) 843-7287
Fax: (916) 364-0187
Email:  gina.wongat signva.gov
Pager: (832) 843-7287
Member:  NAVAO
                
 
San Diego VAMC
VA San Diego Healthcare System
(VISN: 22  station: 664)
Eye Clinic (112G)
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 5
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Dawn Pewitt, OD and Katherine Wang, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCCO MBKU  
 
Dr. Catherine H. Egusa
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (619) 400-5260
             (858) 552-8585
Fax: (619) 400-5263
Email:  catherine.egusaat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                 AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Michael An-Hsing Huang
Job Title: Chief of Optometry
Degree(s): MS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (858) 552-8585 x 6753
             (619) 400-5260
Fax: (858) 642-3342
        (619) 400-5263
Email:  michael.huangat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Univ of California San Diego
                School of Medicine (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Minna Huang
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (619) 476-6032
             (858) 552-8585 x 6777
Fax: (619) 409-6030
        (858) 642-3342
Email:  minna.huangat signmed.va.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Susie L. Lim
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 619-400-5262
Fax: 619-400-5263
Email:  susie.limat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Therese Anne Vy-Phuc T. Nguyen
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Fulll-time
Phone: (858) 552-8585 x 2534
Email:  thereseanne.nguyenat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Dawn R. Pewitt
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (858) 552-8585 x 2205
             (858) 552-8585 x 6777
Fax: (858) 642-3342
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Erin F. Swift
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (858) 552-8585 x 2205
Email:  erin.swiftat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Denise Wong
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (858) 552-8585 x 6743
Email:  denise.wongat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Brenda S Yeh
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (858) 552-8585 x 2205
Fax: (858) 642-3342
Email:  brenda.yehat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Geriatic Optometry)
ACMO certified
 
San Francisco VAMC
(VISN: 21  station: 662)
Eye Clinic (112A)
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Andrew Mick, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  UCB  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Andrew Mick, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UCB 2 10 weeks 10
 
Dr. Bernard J. Dolan
Job Title: Staff Optometrist / residency coordinator
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (415) 221-4810 x 2683
Fax: (415) 750-2181
Email:  bernard.dolanat signva.gov
Faculty:  UCB (Clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Hospital-Based Optometry, Rehabilitative Optometry)
 
Dr. Andrew Mick
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (415) 221-4810 x 4606
Fax: (415) 750-2181
Email:  andrew.mickat signmed.va.gov
Pager: (415) 708-9442
Faculty:  UCB (Clinical assistant professor)
                UCSF Department of Ophthalmology (Lecturer)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Research: Co-principal Investigator
 
San Jose VA Clinic
(VISN: 21  station: 640BY)
Optometry (112)
80 Great Oaks Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95119
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Katherine Portugal, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UCB 2 10 weeks 5-10*
SCCO MBKU 1 12 weeks 0-4*
Salus University 2 12 weeks 0-4*
ICO 1 12 weeks 0-4*
UH 1 16 weeks 0-4*
 
Dr. Heather N. Jones
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): O.D.
Full-time
Phone: (650)493-5000 x 66727
Email:  heather.jones3at signva.gov
Faculty:  UCB (Clinical instructor)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Katherine Portugal
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (Mon.-Th. and every
Phone: (650) 493-5000 x 62026
Fax: (650) 849-0145
Email:  katherine.portugalat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Jon Wada
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (2 days)
Phone: (408) 363-3000 x 72023
Fax: (408) 363-3049
Email:  jon.wadaat signva.gov
Pager: (408) 231-1511
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Santa Ana CBOC
(VISN: 22  station: )
1806 Brookhollow Dr. Suite 118
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Dr. Sally Dang
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCCO MBKU  
 
Dr. Edward Chu
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 562-826-8000 x 3025
Email:  edward.chuat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
                Western University (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Grace Tran
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 562-826-8000 x 3025
Email:  Grace.Tranat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Santa Maria CBOC
(VISN: 22  station: )
1550 E. Main Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Krista Martin, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UCB 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Krista Martin
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (805) 354-6038
Fax: (805) 349-9542
Email:  krista.martinat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry, Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
 
Santa Rosa VA
(VISN: 22  station: )
3841 Brickway Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
 
Dr. Juliane Flettner
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (707) 569-2300
Fax: (707) 569-2383
Email:  juliane.flettnerat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Barnie Y Lim
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 707-569-2337
Fax: 707-569-2383
Email:  barnie.lim2at signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 
Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center and Nursing Home
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
(VISN: 22  station: 691A4)
Optometry (112E)
16111 Plummer St.
Sepulveda, CA 91343
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) program
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Geriatic Optometry
Residency Coordinator: Steven Ferrucci, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCCO MBKU  
 
Dr. Steven Ferrucci
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (818) 891-7711 x 7744
Fax: (818) 895-9597
Email:  steven.ferrucciat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Assoc professor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                 AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Teresa Lim
Job Title: Staff Optometrist/Low Vision Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 310-478-3711 x 40324
Fax: 310-268-4918
Email:  teresa.limat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Ukiah CBOC
(VISN: 21  station: )
630 Kings Court
Ukiah, CA 95482
 
Dr. Marilyn K. Gilbreath
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.5FTEE)
Phone: (707) 468-7759
Fax: (707) 468-7744
Email:  marilyn.gilbreathat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Diplomate Low Vision
                 AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center
Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLAHS)
(VISN: 22  station: 691)
Optometry Dept. (123) / Eye Care Center, Bldg. 304
11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) program
Low Vision Clinic
Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Geriatic Optometry
Residency Coordinator: Pauline F. Ilsen, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCCO MBKU  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Pauline F. Ilsen, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
SCCO MBKU 4 12 weeks 16
 
Dr. David C. Bright
Job Title: Chief, Optometry GLAHS
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (310) 268-3332
Fax: (310) 268-3780
Email:  david.brightat signva.gov
Pager: 5951
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Pauline F. Ilsen
Job Title: Associate Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (310) 478-3711 x 42356
Fax: (310) 268-3780
Email:  pauline.ilsenat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Assoc professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry)
ACMO certified
Optometry VISN Mentor
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
 
Dr. Teresa Lim
Job Title: Staff Optometrist/Low Vision Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 310-478-3711 x 40324
Fax: 310-268-4918
Email:  teresa.limat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 

 Colorado

Colorado Springs VA Out Patient Clinic
(VISN: 19  station: )
3141 Centennial Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Student Program:
 
Dr. Jennifer Jo Henry
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (719) 227-4020
Email:  jennifer.henry4at signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Terri L. Steddum
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (719) 533-1010
Fax: (719) 533-1088
Email:  terri.steddumat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Melissa M. Walters
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (719) 866-6229
Fax: (719) 866-6238
Email:  melissa.waltersat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 NAVAO
                
Fellowship Trained: Ocular Disease
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Denver VAMC
(VISN: 19  station: 554)
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO 80220
 
Dr. Shannon Kessler
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (303) 399-8020 x 6407
Fax: (303) 751-0171
Email:  shannon.kesslerat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Pueblo VA CBOC
Southern Colorado Healthcare System
(VISN: 19  station: 567GA)
4112 Outlook Blvd.
Pueblo, CO 81008
Low Vision Clinic
 
Dr. Terri L. Steddum
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (719) 533-1010
Fax: (719) 533-1088
Email:  terri.steddumat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 

 Connecticut

Newington Campus
VA Connecticut Health Care System
(VISN: 1  station: 689A4)
Optometry Section (182)
555 Willard Ave.
Newington, CT 06111
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Sharon Bisighini, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NECO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Leonard Oshinskie, OD, (ICO and Salus) and Richard Sui, OD (NECO and SUNY)
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Salus University 2 12 weeks 12
NECO 2 12 weeks 8
ICO 2 12 weeks 8
SUNY 2 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Sharon Bisighini
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (860) 667-6742
Fax: (860) 667-6833
Email:  sharon.bisighiniat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Christine Burke
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (203) 932-5711 x 2760
Fax: (203) 937-4739
Email:  christine.burke2at signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                
 
Dr. Cheryl B. Haskes
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.8 FTEE)
Phone: (860) 667-6742
             (203) 932-5711 x 2760
Fax: (860) 667-6833
Email:  cheryl.haskesat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. David Imondi
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (8hrs/week)
Phone: (860) 667-6742
Fax: (860) 667-6833
Email:  david.imondiat signva.gov
            imondi.david_mat signwest-haven.va.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
 
Dr. Leonard J. Oshinskie
Job Title: Chief, Optometry Section
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (860) 667-6742
Fax: (860) 667-6833
Email:  leonard.oshinskieat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Joseph Petitti
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (5hrs/week)
Phone: (860) 667-6742
Fax: (860) 667-6833
Email:  joseph.petittiat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
 
Dr. Michael D. Rickels
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (860) 667-6742
Email:  michael.rickelsat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Julie Sheen
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time
Phone: (510) 585-5164
Email:  julie.sheenat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Richard Sui
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (860) 667-6742
Fax: (860) 667-6833
Email:  richard.suiat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
West Haven Campus
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
(VISN: 1  station: 689)
Eye Clinic (112D)
950 Campbell Ave.
West Haven, CT 06516
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Nancy Shenouda-Awad, OD and Theresa Zerilli, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NECO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Jordan Zinn, OD (PC) & Kara Gagnon, OD (LV)
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NECO 1 12 weeks 4
SUNY 1 12 weeks 4
Salus University 1 12 weeks 4
ICO 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Sharon Bisighini
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (860) 667-6742
Fax: (860) 667-6833
Email:  sharon.bisighiniat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Christine Burke
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (203) 932-5711 x 2760
Fax: (203) 937-4739
Email:  christine.burke2at signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                
 
Dr. Kara C. Gagnon
Job Title: Director of Low Vision Optometry VA CT
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (203) 932-5711 x 4141
             (203) 932-5711 x 4142
Fax: (203) 937-3806
Email:  kara.gagnonat signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Charles Haskes
Job Title: Assistant Chief
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (203) 932-5711 x 2758
             (203) 932-5711 x 2760
Fax: (203) 937-3845
Email:  charles.haskesat signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Cheryl B. Haskes
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.8 FTEE)
Phone: (860) 667-6742
             (203) 932-5711 x 2760
Fax: (860) 667-6833
Email:  cheryl.haskesat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Tam Nguyen
Job Title: Attending/Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (203) 932-5711 x 4554
             (203) 932-5711 x 2760
Fax: (203) 937-3845
Email:  tam.nguyen5at signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Leonard J. Oshinskie
Job Title: Chief, Optometry Section
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (860) 667-6742
Fax: (860) 667-6833
Email:  leonard.oshinskieat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Nancy Shenouda-Awad
Job Title: Attending Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (203) 932-5711 x 2760
Fax: (203) 937-4985
Email:  nancy.shenouda-awadat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                 AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Kamaljit Singh
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (Friday)
Phone: (203) 932-5711 x 5954
Email:  kamaljit.singhat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Theresa Zerilli
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (845) 306-8389
Fax: (203) 937-4739
Email:  theresa.zerilliat signva.gov
Pager: (845) 300-2604
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Jordan Zinn
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (646) 284-8591
Fax: (203) 937-4739
Email:  jordan.zinnat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
 

 Delaware

Wilmington VAMC
(VISN: 4  station: 460)
1601 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19805
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Ocular Disease
Residency Coordinator: Brian P. Mahoney, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  Salus University  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Lisa Stottlemyer, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Salus University 2 3/6 months 8
NOVA 1 3/6 months 4
ICO 1 12 weeks 4
SUNY 1 12 weeks 1
 
Dr. Mira Silbert Aumiller
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.75 FTEE)
Phone: (800) 461-8262 x 4014
Fax: (302) 633-5358
Email:  mira.aumillerat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
                ICO (Assistant faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Brian P. Mahoney
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (302) 994-2511 x 4199
Fax: (302) 633-5358
Email:  brian.mahoneyat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct associate professor)
                NOVA (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                Salus University (Associate clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
 
Dr. Jason Rinehart
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (302) 994-2511 x 4014
Fax: (302) 633-5358
Email:  jason.rinehartat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Lisa Stottlemyer
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (302) 994-2511 x 4014
             (800) 461-8262
Fax: (302) 633-5358
Email:  lisa.stottlemyerat signva.gov
Pager: (302) 433-4429
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct associate professor)
                NOVA (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                ICO (Adjunct clinical preceptor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Francis A. Tarantino
Job Title: Senior Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (910) 343-5300
Fax: (910) 482-5290
Email:  francis.tarantinoat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
 

 District of Columbia

VA Central Office
(VISN: 5  station: )
Office of Academic Affiliations (10A2D)
1800 G Street, NW, Suite 870
Washington, DC 20006
 
Dr. Debbie Lynn Hettler
Job Title: Clinical Director, Associated Health Education, Office of Academic Affiliations
Degree(s): OD, MPH
Full-time
Phone: (202) 461-9499
Fax: (202) 461-9855
Email:  debbie.hettlerat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Diplomate Public Health
                 AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 APHA
                 NAVAO
                
ACMO certified
 
Washington DC VAMC
(VISN: 5  station: 688)
50 Irving Street #112, NW
Washington, DC 20422
 
Dr. Gemini Aurillo
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time
Phone: (202) 745-8344
Email:  gemini.aurilloat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Samuel S. Belkin
Job Title: Chief, Optometry
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (202) 745-8347
Fax: (202) 745-8116
Email:  samuel.belkinat signva.gov
Faculty:  Georgetown University
                Washington DC (Instructor)
               
Residency Trained: VA
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility, VISN, National
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Dr. Ellen Kwon
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (202) 745-8344
Email:  ellen.kwonat signva.gov
Faculty:  Georgetown University Medical School (Instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 

 Florida

Bay Pines VAMC
(VISN: 8  station: 516)
Optometry Clinic (3-A-130-132), Bldg 100
PO Box 5005
Bay Pines, FL 33744
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Joseph Miller, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NOVA  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Paul Gruosso, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NECO 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Linda J. Bass
Job Title: Chief, Optometry
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (727) 398-6661 x 5225
Fax: (727) 319-1089
Email:  linda.bassat signva.gov
Pager: (727) 257-1581
Faculty:  NOVA (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Jenette L. Cantrell
Job Title: Residency Director
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (727) 398-6661 x 4981
Fax: (727) 319-1089
Email:  jenette.cantrellat signva.gov
Pager: (727) 257-1584
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                NSUCO (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Paul J. Gruosso
Job Title: Low Vision Clinic Director, Student Extern Program Director
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Email:  paul.gruossoat signva.gov
Pager: (727) 627-1128
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                NOVA (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Joseph A. Miller
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (727) 398-6661 x 5431
Email:  joseph.miller3at signva.gov
Pager: (727) 257-1368
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Bradenton CBOC
(VISN: 8  station: )
5520 STATE ROAD 64
BRADENTON, FL 34208
Low Vision Clinic
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Elizabeth Garland, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Western University 2 12 weeks 8
 
Dr. Elizabeth M. Garland
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (941) 721-0649 x 6862
Fax: (941) 721-6080
Email:  elizabeth.garlandat signva.gov
Faculty:  Western University (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease)
 
Broward County VA Outpatient Clinic
(VISN: 8  station: )
9800 W Commercial Blvd.
Sunrise, FL 33351
Low Vision Clinic
 
Dr. Katherine Brauss
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (T,W,Th)
Phone: (954) 475-5500 x 5616
Email:  katherine.braussat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
ACMO certified
 
Daytona Beach - William Chappel OPC
(VISN: 8  station: 573BZ)
Optometry
551 National Health Care Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1495
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Ian D. Raden, OD, MBA
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NOVA  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Ian Raden, OD, MBA
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
ICO 3 12 weeks 12
SCO 0-1 12 weeks 3
 
Dr. Dianne Kowing
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): MS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (386) 323-7500 x 30155
Fax: (386) 323-7564
Email:  dianne.kowingat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical preceptor)
                SCO (Adjunct clinical preceptor)
                NOVA (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry VISN Mentor
 
Dr. Ian D. Raden
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD. MBA
Full-time
Phone: (386) 323-7500 x 30207
Fax: (386) 323-7564
Email:  ian.radenat signva.gov
Pager: (407) 510-7027
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                NOVA (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                SCO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry VISN Mentor
 
Fort Myers VA OPC
(VISN: 8  station: )
Eye clinic
3033 Winkler Ext.
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Low Vision Clinic
 
Dr. Susan H. Shin-Harris
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (239) 939-3939 x 6285
Fax: (239) 931-6136
Email:  susan.shinat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Gainesville - Malcom Randall VAMC
(VISN: 8  station: 573)
Optometry Clinic
5533 SW 64th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
Low Vision Clinic
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Susannah Marcus-Freeman, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NOVA  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Regina Portocarrero, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NOVA 2 12 weeks 8*
SCO 2 12 weeks 8*
Puerto Rico 1 12 weeks 4*
 
Dr. Carrie Heller
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (352) 271-5967
Email:  carrie.hellerat signva.gov
Faculty:  Midwestern University (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                SCO (Adjunct faculty)
                Puerto Rico (Affiliated Clinical Professor)
                Rosenberg School of Optometry (Assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Susannah B. Marcus-Freeman
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (33 hrs/week)
Phone: (352) 271-5967
             (352) 262-4360
Fax: (352) 271-5968
Email:  susannah.marcusat signva.gov
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct associate clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Eva Manousakis Page
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (352) 271-5967
Fax: (352) 271-5968
Email:  eva.pageat signva.gov
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                
 
Dr. Mischelle L. Pearcy-Baluyot
Job Title: Chief, Optometry
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.85 FTEE)
Phone: (352) 271-5967
Fax: (352) 271-5968
Email:  mischelle.pearcy-baluyotat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
                NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                NOVA (Adjunct faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
Optometry VISN Mentor
 
Dr. Regina L. Portocarrero
Job Title: Staff Optometrist, Optometry Externship Coordinator
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (352) 271-6005
Fax: (352) 271-5968
Email:  regina.portocarreroat signva.gov
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. John Tierney
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (352) 271-6002
Fax: (352) 271-5968
Email:  john.tierneyat signva.gov
Member of the VA Optometry Professional Standards Board
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct clinical professor)
                ICO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                
Optometry VISN Mentor
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
Research: Other
 
Dr. Anna Wong
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MA
Part-time (22 hours)
Phone: (352) 376-1611 x 4908
Fax: (352) 271-4543
Email:  anna.wongat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                ICO (Assoc professor)
                NOVA (Assoc professor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry VISN Mentor
 
Lake City VAMC
(VISN: 8  station: 573A4)
Optometry Clinic (112)
619 S. Marion Avenue
Lake City, FL 32025
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Low Vision Clinic
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Wendy McGonigal, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NOVA  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Melissa Nichols, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
ICO 1 12 weeks 2*
Salus University 1 12 weeks 2*
NECO 1 12 weeks 2*
NOVA 1 12 weeks 2*
 
Dr. Amy Huddleston
Job Title: Low Vision Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (386) 755-3016
             (386) 365-1691
Email:  amy.huddlestonat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Wendy M. McGonigal
Job Title: Associate Chief, Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (386) 755-3016 x 7500
             (800) 308-8387 x 7500
Fax: (386) 755-3016
Email:  wendy.mcgonigalat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical preceptor)
                TOSU (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Melissa R. Nichols
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (386) 755-3016 x 2373
Fax: (386) 754-6423
Email:  melissa.nicholsat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease)
Research: Co-investigator
 
Lee County VAHC
(VISN: 8  station: )
2489 Diplomat Parkway East
Caoe Coral, FL 33909
 
Dr. Stephanie Cali
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): O.D.
Full-time
Phone: (239)652-1800 x 20740
Email:  Stephanie.caliat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
 
Miami VAMC
(VISN: 8  station: )
Eye Clinic
1201 NW 16th Street
Miami, FL 33125
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 1
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease
Residency Coordinator: Kasey Zann, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NOVA  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Kasey Zann, OD, FAAO
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UCB 1 10 weeks 5
 
Dr. James A. Fabian
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (305) 575-7000 x 6717
Email:  james.fabianat signva.gov
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Allison Louise McClellan
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (305) 575-7000 x 6131
Fax: (305) 515-3312
Email:  allison.mcclellanat signva.gov
Faculty:  Berkeley (Adjunct faculty)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care)
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. William J. Prunty
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (305) 575-7000 x 6131
Email:  william.pruntyat signva.gov
Pager: (305) 346-4671
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Robert Sherrin
Phone: (305) 324-4455
Email:  robert.sherrinat signva.gov
 
Dr. Kasey Zann
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (305) 575-7000 x 3910
Email:  kasey.zannat signva.gov
Faculty:  UCB (Adjunct faculty)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease)
 
New Port Richey VAOPC
(VISN: 8  station: 673BZ)
9912 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Low Vision Clinic
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Christopher L. Suhr, OD, and James A. Rakes, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Indiana University 1 12 weeks 4
UAB 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. James A. Rakes
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (727) 863-1035
Fax: (727) 863-1027
Email:  james.rakes2at signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Assistant professor)
                Indiana University (Assistant professor)
                TOSU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Christopher Lee Suhr
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MPH
Full-time
Phone: (727) 869-4253
             (727) 869-4225
Fax: (727) 869-4226
Email:  christopher.suhr1at signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                UAB (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Hospital-Based Optometry)
 
Oakland Park VAOPC
(VISN: 8  station: )
Eye Clinic
5599 N. Dixie Hwy
Oakland Park, FL 33334
 
Dr. Donald McCoy
Phone: (954) 771-2101 x 2239
Email:  donald.mccoyat signmed.va.gov
 
Ocala VA
(VISN: 8  station: )
3307 SW 26th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34471
Low Vision Clinic
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Sarah Cordes, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Western University 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Sarah V. Cordes
Job Title: Staff Optometrist; Student Externship Supervisor
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (352) 861-3940 x 1216
Email:  sarah.cordesat signva.gov
Faculty:  Western University (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Michelle Chen Lynch
Job Title: Residency Coordinator
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (859) 233-4511 x 3610
Fax: (859) 281-3934
Email:  michelle.lynchat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct assistant professor)
                PUCO (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Sanjeet K. Shahi
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (352) 861-3940 x 1221
Fax: (352) 861-3941
Email:  sanjeet.shahiat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
 
Orlando VA Healthcare Center
(VISN: 8  station: 675)
Eye Clinic
5201 Raymond Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Hospital-Based Optometry/Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: John M. Spalding, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NOVA  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: John M. Spalding, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NOVA 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. David N. Lynne
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (407) 629-1599 x 6210
Fax: (407) 599-1340
Email:  david.lynneat signva.gov
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. John M. Spalding
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (407) 629-1599 x 1725
Fax: (407) 599-1340
Email:  john.spaldingat signva.gov
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 Optometric Glaucoma Society
                
Residency Trained: VA
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Erica J. Walker
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (407) 629-1599 x 1080
Fax: (407) 599-1340
Email:  erica.walkerat signva.gov
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Pensacola VA OPC
VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
(VISN: 16  station: 0)
Joint Ambulatory Care Center
790 Veterans Way
Pensacola, FL 32507
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: T. Michael Goen, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Indiana University 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. T. Michael Goen
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (850) 912-2556
Fax: (850) 912-2439
Email:  michael.goenat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct associate professor)
               
Member:  AMSUS
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Andrew S. Kim
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MBA
Full-time
Phone: (850)912-2557
Fax: (850)912-2439
Email:  andrew.kim2at signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
                NECO (Adjunct faculty)
               
 
Port Charlotte VA CBOC
(VISN: 8  station: )
4161 Tamiami Trail Suite 401
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
 
Dr. L. Philip Baier
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (914) 235-2710 x 6716
Fax: (914) 235-2712
Email:  louis.baierat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Alice Higgins
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): O.D.
Full-time
Phone: (941)235-2710 x 22040
Email:  alice.higginsat signva.gov
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Tallahassee Outpatient Clinic
(VISN: 8  station: 573GF)
1607 St. James Court
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 1
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Brady Hanlon, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NOVA  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Angel Rivera, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Puerto Rico 1 6 weeks 1
Indiana University 1 12 weeks 4
ICO 1-2 11 weeks 7
 
Dr. Joseph F. Molinari
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD, M.Ed.
Full-time
Phone: (850) 878-0191 x 2169
Fax: (850) 878-8900
Email:  joseph.molinariat signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct professor)
                UAB (Adjunct professor)
                Waterloo (Adjunct professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 ARVO
                
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Angel L. Rivera
Job Title: Director of Optometry Externship Program
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (850) 878-0191 x 2174
Fax: (850) 878-8900
Email:  angel.rivera1at signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
                Indiana University (Adjunct faculty)
                Puerto Rico (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 NAVAO
                
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Dr. Joni Scott-Weideman
Job Title: Residency Coordinator/Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (850) 878-0191 x 2176
Fax: (850) 878-8900
Email:  joni.scott-weidemanat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                Indiana University (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                NOVA (Adjunct clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Tampa - James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
(VISN: 8  station: 673)
Eye Clinic
10770 N 46th Street
Tampa, FL 33617
Low Vision Clinic
Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
 
Dr. Fernando "Fred" Barja, Jr.
Job Title: Chief, Optometry Services
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (813) 972-2000 x 4959
Fax: (813) 978-5817
Email:  fernando.barjaat signva.gov
Member:  AFOS
                
 
Dr. Susan H. Payne
Job Title: Staff Optometrist, Director AALVC
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (813) 903-2465
Fax: (813) 978-5817
Email:  susan.payne1at signva.gov
Pager: (813) 610-1708
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Chrystyna Rakoczy
Job Title: Staff TBI Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (813) 903-2474
Email:  chrystyna.rakoczyat signva.gov
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Tampa VA (C&P)
(VISN: 8  station: )
JAHVA Compensation & Pension
14020 N. 46th Street
Tampa, FL 33613
 
Dr. Brian LeStrange
Job Title: Optometrist, Compensation & Pension
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (813) 972-2000 x 5192
Fax: (813) 972-7605
Email:  brian.lestrangeat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 NAVAO
                
ACMO certified
 
The Villages VA Outpatient Clinic
(VISN: 6  station: )
8900 SE 165th Mulberry Lane
The Villages, FL 32162
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Matthew G. Cordes, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Indiana University 0-1 12 weeks 4
Western University 4 12 weeks 16
 
Dr. Matthew G. Cordes
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (352) 674-5130
Fax: (352) 674-5027
Email:  Matthew.Cordesat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
                Indiana University (Adjunct faculty)
                Western University (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Austin R. Lifferth
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (352) 674-5130 x 1940
Fax: (352) 674-5027
Email:  austin.lifferthat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Viera VA OPC
(VISN: 8  station: 675GA)
Eye Clinic
2900 Veterans Way
Viera, FL 32940
Low Vision Clinic
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Robert Hillsgrove, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UAB 1 12 weeks 2
Salus University 1 12 weeks 2
 
Dr. Robert W. Hillsgrove
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (321) 637-3646
Fax: (321) 637-3509
Email:  robert.hillsgroveat signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  UAB (Assoc professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                 AFOS
                
 
Villages VA Outpatient Clinic
(VISN: 8  station: 573GI)
8900 SE 165th Mulberry Lane
The Villages, FL 32162
 
Dr. Trina Perkins
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (352) 674-5027
Fax: (352) 674-5027
Email:  trina.perkinsat signva.gov
Member:  AFOS
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
West Palm Beach VAMC
(VISN: 8  station: 548)
7305 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33410
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) program
Low Vision Clinic
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Cliff Stephens, OD and Amy Pikal, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
ICO 2 12 weeks 8
 
Dr. Robert D. Barr
Job Title: Chief, Optometry Services
Degree(s): MBA, OD
Full-time
Phone: (561) 422-7636
             (561) 422-8262
Fax: (561) 422-8362
Email:  robert.barrat signva.gov
Pager: (561) 230-1089
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
 
Dr. Diana Cajamarca
Job Title: Low Vision Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (561) 422-8262 x 7198
Fax: (561) 422-5349
Email:  diana.cajamarcaat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
 
Dr. Phillip K. Haiman
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (516) 422-8538
Fax: (516) 422-8362
Email:  phillip.haimanat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Kirsten J. Knowles
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Email:  kirsten.knowlesat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Jenny Lee
Job Title: Low Vision Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (561) 422-8335
Fax: (561) 422-5349
Email:  jenny.leeat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 NAVAO
                 AOA
                 FOA
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Amy J. Pikal
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (561) 422-8262 x 6443
Fax: (561) 422-8362
Email:  amy.pikalat signva.gov
Pager: (561) 604-0273
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Peter S. Siedman
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (561) 442-8262 x 2982
Fax: (561) 442-8362
Email:  peter.siedmanat signva.gov
Pager: (561) 604-0249
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Clifton Curtis Stephens
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (561) 422-6442
Fax: (561) 422-8362
Email:  clifton.stephensat signva.gov
Pager: (561) 604-0283
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 FOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
 
William Bill Kling VA Clinic
(VISN: 8  station: )
9800 W Commercial Blvd
Sunrise, FL 33351
 
Dr. Andrew Jensen
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time
Phone: 954-475-5500 x 5616
Email:  Andrew.jensen3at signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
 

 Georgia

Atlanta VAMC
(VISN: 7  station: )
1670 Clairmont Rd, 112E
Decatur, GA 30033
Low Vision Clinic
 
Dr. Dolly Rajamannar-Kakarala
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MPH
Full-time
Phone: (404) 321-6111 x 7422
Fax: (404) 327-4918
Email:  dolly.rajamannar-kakaralaat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care)
 
Augusta VA Downtown Division
Augusta VA Medical Center
(VISN: 7  station: )
1 Freedom Way
Augusta, GA 30904
 
Dr. Alejandro Diaz
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (706) 733-0188 x 2375
Fax: (706) 823-3939
Email:  alejandro.diaz2at signva.gov
Member:  Colegio de Optometras de PR
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Arnold Martin Huskins
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (706) 733-0188 x 2318
Fax: (706) 823-3939
Email:  arnold.huskinsat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                
 
Dr. Mark Petrelli
Degree(s): OD
Email:  mark.petrelliat signva.gov
 
Augusta VA Uptown Division
Augusta VA Medical Center
(VISN: 7  station: 509)
Blind Rehabilitation Center (324)
1 Freedom Way
Augusta, GA 30904
Low Vision Clinic
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Diane Lindsay, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Salus University 1 6 months 2
 
Dr. Diane M. Lindsay
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (706) 733-0188 x 6686
Fax: (706) 481-6703
Email:  diane.lindsayat signva.gov
            lindsay.dianeat signaugusta.va.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dublin VAMC
(VISN: 7  station: )
1862 Veterans Blvd.
Dublin, GA 31021
 
Dr. Billie McKay
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (478) 272-1210
Email:  billie.mckayat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Charles J. Paullisky
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (478) 272-1210 x 3341
Email:  charles.paulliskyat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
 
Savannah VA Clinic
(VISN: 7  station: )
325 W. Montgomery Crossroads
Savannah, GA 31406
 
Dr. John R. Latch
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full Time
Phone: (912) 920-0214 x 2046
Fax: (912) 921-2000
Email:  john.latchat signva.gov
 

 Hawaii

Hilo VA CBOC (PCC03)
(VISN: 21  station: )
1285 Waianuenue Ave., Ste 211
Hilo, HI 96720
 
Dr. Jon M. Sakuda
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (808) 433-7642
Fax: (808) 433-7744
Email:  jon.sakudaat signva.gov
Pager: (808) 299-3611
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                PUCO (Assistant clinical professor)
                UCB (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry)
ACMO certified
 
Honolulu - Spark Matsunaga Medical Center
Pacific Islands Health Care System
(VISN: 21  station: 459)
Eye Clinic (111E)
459 Patterson Road
Honolulu, HI 96819
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Jon M. Sakuda, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UCB 1 10 weeks 4
PUCO 1 12 weeks 3
SCCO MBKU 1 12 weeks 2
 
Dr. Alan Riezman
Job Title: Chief, Optometry
Degree(s): BA, BS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (808) 433-7640
Fax: (808) 433-7744
Email:  alan.riezman2at signva.gov
Faculty:  PUCO (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                UCB (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Jon M. Sakuda
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (808) 433-7642
Fax: (808) 433-7744
Email:  jon.sakudaat signva.gov
Pager: (808) 299-3611
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                PUCO (Assistant clinical professor)
                UCB (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Lynn H. Ueshiro
Job Title: Consulting and Attending Optometrist
Fee-basis
Phone: (503) 220-8262 x 56860
Fax: (503) 402-2943
Email:  lynn.ueshiroat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Family Practice Optometry)
ACMO certified
 
Kahului VA CBOC (PCC02)
(VISN: 21  station: )
203 Ho'ohana Street, Suite 303
Kahului, HI 96732
 
Dr. Alan Riezman
Job Title: Chief, Optometry
Degree(s): BA, BS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (808) 433-7640
Fax: (808) 433-7744
Email:  alan.riezman2at signva.gov
Faculty:  PUCO (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                UCB (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Jon M. Sakuda
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (808) 433-7642
Fax: (808) 433-7744
Email:  jon.sakudaat signva.gov
Pager: (808) 299-3611
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                PUCO (Assistant clinical professor)
                UCB (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry)
ACMO certified
 
Kona VA CBOC (PCC04)
(VISN: 21  station: )
75-5995 Kuakini Hwy, Ste 413
Kailuna-Kona, HI 96740
 
Dr. Jon M. Sakuda
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (808) 433-7642
Fax: (808) 433-7744
Email:  jon.sakudaat signva.gov
Pager: (808) 299-3611
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                PUCO (Assistant clinical professor)
                UCB (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry)
ACMO certified
 
Lihue VA CBOC (PCC01)
VAMROC Honolulu
(VISN: 21  station: 459GB)
3367 Kuhio Hwy, Suite 102
Lihue, HI 96766
 
Dr. Alan Riezman
Job Title: Chief, Optometry
Degree(s): BA, BS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (808) 433-7640
Fax: (808) 433-7744
Email:  alan.riezman2at signva.gov
Faculty:  PUCO (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                UCB (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Jon M. Sakuda
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (808) 433-7642
Fax: (808) 433-7744
Email:  jon.sakudaat signva.gov
Pager: (808) 299-3611
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                PUCO (Assistant clinical professor)
                UCB (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry)
ACMO certified
 

 Idaho

Boise VAMC
(VISN: 20  station: 531)
500 West Ft. Street
Boise, ID 83702
 
Dr. Timothy Ellis
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (208) 422-1072
Fax: (208) 422-1080
Email:  timothy.ellisat signva.gov
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
ACMO certified
 

 Illinois

Danville VAMC
Illiana Health Care System
(VISN: 11  station: 550)
Eye Clinic (112E)
1900 East Main St.
Danville, IL 61832
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 1
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Gurjit Singh, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  Indiana University  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Stephen Boyer, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Salus University 1 12 weeks 4
Indiana University 1 12 weeks 4
SCO 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Guadalupe A. Mejia
Job Title: Chief of Optometry Section
Degree(s): O.D.
Full-time
Phone: (217)554-5321
             (502)287-2451
Fax: (217)554-4861
Email:  Guadalupe.mejiaat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 NAVAO
                 Neuro-Optometric Rehab Assoc
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Gurjit Singh
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (217) 554-5163
Email:  gurjit.singhat signva.gov
Pager: (217) 554-3000 x747
Faculty:  SCO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Research: Co-principal Investigator
 
Decatur VA CBOC
(VISN: 11  station: )
3035 E. Mound Rd
Decatur, IL 62526
 
Dr. Jessica M. Johnson
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (217) 554-3000 x 47647
Fax: (217) 875-2604
Email:  jessica.johnson11at signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Edward Hines, Jr. VAMC
(VISN: 12  station: 578)
Eye Clinic, Bldg 200
5th and Rooselvelt Road
Hines, IL 60141
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Joan Stelmack, OD, MPH
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
ICO 2 12 weeks 8
 
Dr. Eileen Margaret Gable
Job Title: Attending Staff
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (5/8 FTEE)
Phone: (708) 202-3784
Fax: (708) 202-2175
Pager: (708) 216-8777 17153
Faculty:  LUMC (Assistant professor of ophthalmology)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 APHA
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
Research: Other
 
Dr. Bruce I. Gaynes
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, PharmD
Part-time (5/8 FTE)
Phone: (708) 202-2061
Email:  bruce.gaynesat signva.gov
Faculty:  Loyola University Chicago
                Stritch School of Med (Assistant clinical professor)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Peter A. Russo
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (6/8 FTE)
Phone: (708) 202-2061
Fax: (708) 202-2175
Email:  peter.russo2at signva.gov
Pager: (708) 216-8777x15165
Faculty:  LUMC (Assoc professor of ophthalmology)
               
Member:  AAO Diplomate Cornea
                 AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
ACMO certified
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Edward Hines, Jr. VAMC - BRC
(VISN: 12  station: 578)
Bldg #113 Hines Blind Center, Bldg 13 (124)
5th and Roosevelt Road
Hines, IL 60141
Low Vision Clinic
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Charles W. Kinnaird, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  ICO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Joan Stelmack, OD, MPH
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
ICO 2 12 weeks 8
 
Dr. Joan Stelmack
Job Title: Chief, Low Vision Optometry
Degree(s): OD, MPH
Full-time
Phone: (708) 202-2124
Fax: (708) 202-7949
Email:  joan.stelmackat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Assoc professor)
                U. of IL
                Dept of Ophth and Visual Sci (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Diplomate Public Health
                 AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 ARVO
                 NAVAO
                
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Jesse Brown (West Side) VAMC
Chicago VA Healthcare System
(VISN: 12  station: 537)
Eye Clinic (MC 170-F)
820 S. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Charles W. Kinnaird, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  ICO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Michelle Marciniak, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Salus University 1 6 months variable
SCO 1 12 weeks variable
Indiana University 1 12 weeks 4
ICO 2 12 weeks 8
Waterloo 1 12 weeks variable
 
Dr. Victoria M. Butcko
Job Title: Attending Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (312) 569-7539
Fax: (312) 569-7547
Email:  victoria.butckoat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
                Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
                College of Medicine (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Fellowship Trained: Contact Lens
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Kristina T. Gabrenya
Job Title: Attending Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (.4 to .8)
Phone: (312) 569-7501
Fax: (312) 569-7547
Email:  kristina.gabrenyalat signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Megan A. Hunter
Job Title: Optometry Attending
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (312) 569-7509
Fax: (312) 569-7547
Email:  megan.hunterat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Charles W. Kinnaird
Job Title: Attending
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (312) 569-7507
             (773) 464-4183
Fax: (312) 569-6147
Email:  charles.kinnardat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct assistant professor)
                ICO (Assoc professor)
                U. of IL
                Dept of Ophth and Visual Sci (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 ARVO
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Michelle M. Marciniak
Job Title: Attending optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.6)
Phone: (312) 569-7501
             (312) 569-7539
Fax: (312) 569-7547
Email:  michelle.marciniakat signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                ICO (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Lauren Ristin
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.4 FTEE)
Phone: (312) 569-7509
Fax: (312) 569-7547
Email:  lauren.maloneyat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Thomas R. Stelmack
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (312) 569-7505
Fax: (312) 569-7547
Email:  thomas.stelmackat signva.gov
Pager: (847) 404-4752 cp
Faculty:  U. of IL
                Dept of Ophth and Visual Sci (Assistant professor)
                ICO (Assoc professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 ARVO
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility, VISN
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
 
Lakeside VA
(VISN: 12  station: 537a)
Eye Clinic
333 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
 
Dr. Margaret M. Mannion
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (219) 662-5081
Email:  margaret.mannionat signmed.va.gov
Residency Trained: VA
ACMO certified
 
Marion IL VA Medical Center
(VISN: 15  station: 609)
Eye Clinic
2401 West Main Street
Marion, IL 62959
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Linda Lucas, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  UMSL  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Linda Lucas, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UMSL 1 12 weeks 3
 
Dr. Mary A. Bigelow
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (618) 977-5311 x 54334
Fax: (618) 988-5651
Email:  mary.bigelowat signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA
 
Dr. Nicole Klein
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (2d/w)
Phone: (715) 252-1849
Email:  Nicole.klein2at signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Linda J. H. Lucas
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (618) 997-5311 x 54334
Fax: (618) 998-5651
Email:  linda.lucas2at signva.gov
Pager: (618) 333-6381
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Melissa Wisniewski
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (618) 997-5311 x 54334
Fax: (618) 998-5651
Email:  melissa.wisniewskiat signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct professor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
North Chicago, IL DVA
Great Lakes Health Care System
(VISN: 12  station: 556)
Eye Clinic (112e)
3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064-3095
Low Vision Clinic
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Stuart Richer, OD, PhD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
ICO 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Gary I. Bekritsky
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): MA, OD
Full-time
Phone: (847) 688-1900 x 85440
             (224) 610-5440
Fax: (224) 610-2909
Email:  gary.bekritskyat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Fellowship Trained: Contact Lens
 
Dr. Stuart Richer
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD, MS, PhD
Full-time
Phone: (224) 610-5440
Fax: (224) 610-2924
Email:  stuart.richer1at signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct associate professor)
                ICO (Adjunct professor)
                Chicago Medical School (Assoc professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 ARVO
                 National Academies of Practice
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
Optometry VISN Mentor
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Peoria Campus - Bob Michel VA OPC
VA Illiana Healthcare System
(VISN: 11  station: 550BY)
Optometry (11P1)
7717 N Orange Prairie Road
Peoria, IL 61615-9323
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Lara Pedretti, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NECO 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Lara K. Pedretti
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (309) 589-6800 x 47212
             (309) 589-6800 x 47118
Fax: (309) 589-6994
Email:  lara.pedrettiat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Sarah Gerdes Vanway
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (309) 497-0790
Email:  sarah.vanwayat signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 

 Indiana

Crown Point - Adam Benjamin Jr. VA OPC
(VISN: 12  station: 537)
Eye Clinic
9330 So. Broadway
Crown Point, IN 46307
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: David Storer, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
ICO 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Treacy M. Adamo
Job Title: Staff Optometrist/Attending Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (312) 569-5257
Fax: (312) 569-5201
Email:  treacy.adamo2at signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Margaret M. Mannion
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (219) 662-5081
Email:  margaret.mannionat signmed.va.gov
Residency Trained: VA
ACMO certified
 
Dr. David G. Storer
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (312) 569-5252
Fax: (312) 569-5201
Email:  david.storerat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 
Dearborn County CBOC
(VISN: 10  station: )
1600 Flossie Drive
Greendale, IN 47025
 
Dr. Matt Horton
Job Title: Staff optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (513)559-3600
Fax: (513)475-6944
Email:  Matthew.horton3at signva.gov
Faculty:  OSU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease)
 
Evansville VAOPC
(VISN: 15  station: 609BY)
Eye Clinic
500 E. Walnut St.
Evansville, IN 47713
 
Dr. Gordon C. Green
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (812) 465-5631
Fax: (812) 465-6287
Email:  gordon.greenat signva.gov
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Ricardo R. Salvat
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (812) 465-5631
Fax: (812) 465-6287
Email:  ricardo.salvatat signva.gov
Member:  AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
ACMO certified
Research: Co-investigator
 
Fort Wayne Division, Northern Indiana Health Care System
VA Northern Indiana Health Care System
(VISN: 11  station: )
Eye Clinic, 112B
2121 Lake Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Sara L. Schamerloh, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  MCO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Traci Seng, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Indiana University 1 12 weeks 4
MCO 1 16 weeks 3
 
Dr. Aaron Case
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (260) 460-1442
Email:  aaron.caseat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct faculty)
                Michigan College of Optometry (Assistant professor)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Brady Hanlon
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.2)
Phone: 260-460-1442
Fax: 260-421-1823
Email:  Brady.Hanlonat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Wendy E. Moyle
Job Title: Staff Attending
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (260) 460-1442
Fax: (260) 460-1823
Email:  wendy.moyleat signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Michigan College of Optometry (Adjunct associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry VISN Mentor
 
Dr. Sara L. Schamerloh
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (260) 460-1442
Fax: (260) 421-1823
Email:  sara.schamerlohat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct faculty)
                MCO (Assoc professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Traci L. (Thielen) Seng
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (260) 460-1442
Fax: (260) 421-1823
Email:  traci.sengat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct faculty)
                Michigan College of Optometry (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility, VISN
 
Indianapolis - Roudebush VAMC
(VISN: 11  station: 583)
1481 W. 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Steve Petkovich, OD
 
Dr. Piper Groppel
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (317) 988-2563
Fax: (317) 988-2970
Email:  piper.groppelat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct faculty)
                IU School of Medicine (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Steve Petkovich
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (317) 554-0053
Email:  steve.petkovichat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct assistant professor)
                IU School of Medicine (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
 
Marion VA - South Campus
Northern Indiana Health Care System
(VISN: 11  station: )
1700 East 38th Street
Marion, IN 46953
 
Dr. Ron Brackenbury
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (765) 674-3321 x 3911
Fax: (765) 677-5137
Email:  ronald.brackenbury2at signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Sevgi E. Diedrich
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (3 days)
Phone: (765) 674-3321 x 73571
Fax: (765) 677-5137
Email:  sevgi.diedrichat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry, Primary Eye Care)
 
Richmond CBOC
(VISN: 10  station: 552GC)
4351 South A Street
Richmond, IN 47374
 
Dr. Dennis J. Light
Job Title: Staff Optometrist/Director of Externship
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (937) 268-6511 x 1415
             (937) 268-6511 x 5460
Fax: (937) 267-5395
Email:  dennis.lightat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Clinical assistant professor)
                Indiana University (Clinical assistant professor)
                TOSU (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 

 Iowa

Des Moines Division - VA Central Iowa Health Care System
VA Central Iowa
(VISN: 23  station: )
3600 30th Street (112B)
DesMoines, IA 50310
Low Vision Clinic
 
Dr. Kimberly A. Geren
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time
Phone: (515) 699-5815
Fax: (515) 599-5906
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility, VISN, National
 
Dr. Lincoln Geren
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (515) 699-5815
 
Dr. Justin J. Meeks
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (515) 699-5999 x 5815
Email:  justin.meeks2at signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Iowa City VAMC
(VISN: 23  station: 584)
Eye Clinic
601 Hwy 6 West
Iowa City, IA 52246
 
Dr. Brian M. Colander
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full Time
Phone: (319) 338-0581 x 7844
Fax: (319) 887-4926
Email:  brian.colander2at signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Brian Richard Kirschling
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (12h/w)
Phone: (319) 338-0581 x 5844
Fax: (319) 887-4926
Faculty:  University of Iowa College of Medicine (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 CLAO
                
 

 Kansas

Leavenworth VAMC
(VISN: 15  station: 686)
4101 S. 4th St. Trafficway
Leavenworth, KS 66048
 
Dr. Melanie J. Bolinger
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (913) 682-2000 x 52996
Fax: (913) 758-4137
Email:  melanie.bolingerat signva.gov
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Topeka - Colmery O'Neil VAMC
Eastern Kansas VA Healthcare System
(VISN: 15  station: 677)
Eye clinic (#11-0)
2200 Gage Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66622
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Ralph Herring, OD (UH); Richard Goodson, OD (SCO)
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UH 2 12 weeks 6
SCO 1 12 weeks 3
 
Dr. John Katzer
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (785) 350-3111
Fax: (785) 350-4460
Email:  john.katzerat signva.gov
 
Dr. Thomas A. Lutz
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (785) 350-3111 x 52719
Fax: (785) 350-4460
Email:  thomas.lutzat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                UH (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Wichita, Kansas - Robert J. Dole VAMC
(VISN: 15  station: 579)
5500 E. Kellogg
Wichita, KS 67218
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Michelle L. Dent, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  UMSL  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Michelle Dent, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UMSL 2 8 weeks 3-4
SCO 2 12 weeks 3-4
Salus University 1-2 12 weeks 3-4
 
Dr. Janet Boschert
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, BS
Full-time
Phone: (316) 685-2221 x 57100
Fax: (316) 239-2747
Faculty:  SCO (Adjunct faculty)
                UMSL (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Michelle Lee Dent
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full Time
Phone: (316) 685-2221 x 57100
Fax: (316) 239-2747
Faculty:  KU Med - Family Practice residency program (Adjunct faculty)
                Rosenberg School of Optometry (Adjunct faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                SCO (Adjunct faculty)
                UMSL (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Sean C. Knaak
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (316) 685-2221
Fax: (316) 239-2747
Email:  sean.knaakat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCO (Adjunct faculty)
                UMSL (Adjunct faculty)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease)
 

 Kentucky

Florence CBOC
(VISN: 10  station: 539)
7711 Ewing
Florence , KY 41042
 
Dr. Jesse J. Hamilton
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (513) 861-3100 x 6996
Email:  jesse.hamiltonat signva.gov
Pager: 220
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Lexington VAMC
(VISN: 9  station: 596)
Optometry Clinic (112-S)
1101 Veterans Drive
Lexington, KY 40502
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Ashley Rone, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  Indiana University  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Breyne Middleton, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
PUCO 1-2 12 weeks 4-8
Indiana University 1-2 12 weeks 4-8
ICO 1 12 weeks 1-2
Waterloo 2 13 weeks 8
 
Dr. Drew Anderson
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (859) 233-4511 x 3687
Email:  drew.anderson2at signva.gov
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Candice O. Elam
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (859) 233-4511 x 3649
Fax: (859) 281-3934
Email:  candice.elamat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct assistant professor)
                PUCO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                ICO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Fellowship Trained: TBI/Polytrauma Clinical Optometry
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Tara Foltz
Job Title: Optometry Section Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (859) 233-4511 x 3652
Fax: (859) 281-3934
Email:  tara.foltzat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct assistant professor)
                PUCO (Adjunct associate professor)
                SCO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Breyne Middleton
Job Title: Staff Optometrist, Student Coordinator
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (859) 233-4511 x 3687
Email:  breyne.middleton2at signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct assistant professor)
                PUCO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                ICO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Ashley Rone
Job Title: Staff Optometrist, Residency Coordinator
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (859) 233-4511 x 3635
Fax: (859) 281-3934
Email:  ashley.roneat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct assistant professor)
                PUCO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                SCO (Adjunct faculty)
                Waterloo (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease)
 

 Louisiana

Alexandria VA Medical Center
(VISN: 16  station: 502)
2495 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360
 
Dr. Mark Bowen
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Contract
Phone: (318) 473-2535
Email:  mark.bowen2at signva.gov
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                
 
Dr. Alyssa Fasano
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Email:  alyssa.fasanoat signva.gov
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
New Orleans VA
(VISN: 16  station: )
1601 Perdido Street
9th Floor, 9G #108
New Orleans, LA 70112
 
Dr. Steve D. Gill
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (5/8)
Phone: (504) 412-3700
Email:  steve.gillat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Jean Hendricks
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (4/8)
Phone: (504) 412-3700 x 5603
Fax: (504) 553-2113
Email:  jean.hendricksat signva.gov
 

 Maine

Bangor CBOC
Maine VA Medical Center
(VISN: 1  station: )
35 State Hospital Street
Bangor, ME 04401
 
Dr. Kyla Smith
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Email:  kyla.smithat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Togus VA - Maine Health Care System
(VISN: 1  station: )
Medical and Regional Office Center
1 VA Center
Augusta, ME 04330
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) program
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: James P. Smith, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NECO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: James P. Smith, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NECO 1 12 weeks 1
 
Dr. James Patrick Smith
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (207) 623-8411 x 4126
Fax: (207) 621-4853
Email:  james.smith402at signva.gov
Pager: (207) 580-5166
Faculty:  NECO (Clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Research: Principal Investigator
 

 Maryland

Baltimore VAMC
VA Maryland Health Care System
(VISN: 5  station: 512)
Eye Clinic (112/OPT), rm 2d-168
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Low Vision Clinic
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 6
Speciality: Ocular Disease
Residency Coordinator: Anthony B. Litwak, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  Salus University  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Anthony B. Litwak, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Salus University 3 6 months 6
SUNY 1 6 months 2
NECO 3 6 months 6
 
Dr. Sheila F. Anderson
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (.3 FTEE)
Phone: (410) 605-7230
Fax: (410) 605-7232
Email:  sheila.anderson5at signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Rex Ballinger
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (410) 605-7230
Fax: (410) 605-7232
Email:  rex.ballingerat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                 Optometric Retina Society
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Optometry VISN Mentor
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Kelliann Dignam
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (3 days/week)
Phone: (410) 605-7000 x 5607
Fax: (410) 605-7232
Email:  kelliann.dignamat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Fellowship Trained: Ocular Disease
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Peter A. Lalle
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (410) 605-7230
Fax: (410) 605-7232
Email:  peter.lalleat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 Optometric Glaucoma Society
                
Residency Trained: VA
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry VISN Mentor
Research: Other
 
Dr. Zoe Kalimeras Lazarou
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (410) 605-7000 x 7230
Fax: (410) 605-7232
Email:  zoe.lazarouat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct associate clinical professor)
                Waterloo (Adjunct associate clinical professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct instructor)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Anthony B. Litwak
Job Title: Residency Program Director
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (4 days)
Phone: (410) 605-7230
Fax: (410) 605-7232
Email:  anthony.litwakat signva.gov
            litwak.anthonyat signbaltimore.va.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Research: Co-principal Investigator
 
Dr. Amy Jill Quan
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (410) 642-2411 x 5080
Fax: (410) 642-1048
Email:  amy.quanat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                ICO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Indiana University (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                NECO (Affiliated Clinical Professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease)
 
Glen Burnie Outpatient Clinic
VA Maryland Health Care System
(VISN: 5  station: 512GC)
Eye Clinic
808 Landmark Drive, Suite 128
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
 
Dr. Andrew J. Doyle
Job Title: staff optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (410) 590-4140 x 4211
Fax: (410) 590-4159
Email:  andrew.doyleat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Zoe Kalimeras Lazarou
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (410) 605-7000 x 7230
Fax: (410) 605-7232
Email:  zoe.lazarouat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct associate clinical professor)
                Waterloo (Adjunct associate clinical professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct instructor)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Loch Raven Outpatient Clinic
VA Maryland Health Care System
(VISN: 5  station: 512GD)
3901 The Alameda
Baltimore, MD 21218
 
Dr. Rex Ballinger
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (410) 605-7230
Fax: (410) 605-7232
Email:  rex.ballingerat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                 Optometric Retina Society
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Optometry VISN Mentor
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Kelliann Dignam
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (3 days/week)
Phone: (410) 605-7000 x 5607
Fax: (410) 605-7232
Email:  kelliann.dignamat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Fellowship Trained: Ocular Disease
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Andrew J. Doyle
Job Title: staff optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (410) 590-4140 x 4211
Fax: (410) 590-4159
Email:  andrew.doyleat signva.gov
Faculty:  Indiana University (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Peter A. Lalle
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (410) 605-7230
Fax: (410) 605-7232
Email:  peter.lalleat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 Optometric Glaucoma Society
                
Residency Trained: VA
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry VISN Mentor
Research: Other
 
Dr. Zoe Kalimeras Lazarou
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (410) 605-7000 x 7230
Fax: (410) 605-7232
Email:  zoe.lazarouat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct associate clinical professor)
                Waterloo (Adjunct associate clinical professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct instructor)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Anthony B. Litwak
Job Title: Residency Program Director
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (4 days)
Phone: (410) 605-7230
Fax: (410) 605-7232
Email:  anthony.litwakat signva.gov
            litwak.anthonyat signbaltimore.va.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Research: Co-principal Investigator
 
Dr. Olga Whitman
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.5 FTEE)
Phone: (410) 605-7000 x 4692
Fax: (410) 605-7685
Email:  olga.whitmanat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
Research: Other
 
Perry Point VAMC
VA Maryland Healthcare System
(VISN: 5  station: 512A5)
Optometry Clinic (11CI)
Perry Point, MD 21902
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 1
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease
Residency Coordinator: Amy J. Quan, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  Salus University  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Amy J. Quan, OD, FAAO
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Indiana University 1-2 12 weeks 8*
ICO 1-2 12 weeks 8*
SUNY 1-2 12 weeks 8*
 
Dr. Amy Jill Quan
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (410) 642-2411 x 5080
Fax: (410) 642-1048
Email:  amy.quanat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                ICO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Indiana University (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                NECO (Affiliated Clinical Professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease)
 
VA Maryland Healthcare System
George H. Fallon Federal Building
(VISN: 5  station: 512)
Director, Optometry Service (10P4E), VHA
31 Hopkins Plaza, Room 1250
Baltimore, MD 21201-2896
 
Dr. Olga Whitman
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.5 FTEE)
Phone: (410) 605-7000 x 4692
Fax: (410) 605-7685
Email:  olga.whitmanat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
Research: Other
 
Veterans Health Administration
George H. Fallon Federal Building
(VISN: 5  station: 512)
Director, Optometry Service(10P4E), Patient Care Services
31 Hopkins Plaza, Room 1250
Baltimore, MD 21201-2896
 
Dr. John C. Townsend
Job Title: Director, Optometry Service
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (410) 637-4754
Fax: (410) 637-4751
Email:  john.townsendat signva.gov
Pager: (888) 241-6316
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 APHA
                 National Academies of Practice
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
ACMO certified
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: National
 

 Massachusetts

Bedford VAMC - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial
(VISN: 1  station: 518)
Eye Clinic (518-11A)
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Geriatic Optometry
Residency Coordinator: Anna DeNardo, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NECO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Anna DeNardo, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NECO 3 12 weeks 12
 
Dr. Anna DeNardo
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (781) 687-2538
Fax: (781) 687-2753
Email:  anna.denardoat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Donee L. Wong
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (781) 687-2538
Fax: (781) 687-2753
Email:  donee.wongat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Boston VA OPC
VA Boston Healthcare System
(VISN: 1  station: 523BZ)
Eye Clinic (112A)
251 Causeway St., Ste. 226
Boston, MA 02114
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Ralph J. Levoy
 
Dr. Ralph J. Levoy
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (617) 248-1239
Fax: (617) 248-1014
Email:  ralph.levoyat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
 
Brockton Division
VA Boston Healthcare System
(VISN: 1  station: 523A5)
Optometry Clinic (112B)
940 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Low Vision Clinic
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Kevin Toolin,OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NECO  
Research Fellowship Training Program
Fellowship Program Coordinator: Barry Fisch, OD
Number of 1st year fellows/year: 1
Number of 2nd year fellows/year: 1
Fellowship training areas: Clinical Trials, Dual Sensory Impairment, Epidemiology, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Health Services Research and Development, Ocular Disease, Optometric Research, Rehabilitation Research and Development, Telemedicine, Vision Therapy COVD, Visual Impairment and Low Vision Rehabilitation
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: KevinToolin, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NECO 2-3 3/6 months 6
NECO 3-4 3/6 months 4-6
 
Dr. Nyssa Connell
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (857) 364-6063
Fax: (857) 364-6092
Email:  nyssa.connellat signva.gov
Pager: (617) 705-5374
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Fellowship Trained: Optometric Research
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Dr. Robert J. Parks
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Part-time (3 days)
Phone: (774) 826-1106
Fax: (774) 826-2606
Email:  robert.parks2at signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Kevin C. Toolin
Job Title: Co-Director of Optometric Residencies
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (508) 583-4500 x 61106
Fax: (774) 826-2606
Email:  kevin.toolinat signva.gov
Pager: (617) 705-9714
Faculty:  NECO (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 
Jamaica Plain Campus
VA Boston Healthcare System
(VISN: 1  station: 523)
Eye Clinic (112-0)
150 South Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02130
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) program
Low Vision Clinic
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Tak Chau, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NECO  
Research Fellowship Training Program
Fellowship Program Coordinator: Baharak Asefzadeh, OD
Number of 1st year fellows/year: 1
Number of 2nd year fellows/year: 1
Fellowship training areas: Clinical Trials, Epidemiology, Gerontology, Telemedicine, Visual Impairment and Low Vision Rehabilitation
Affiliated Institution: NECO
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Susan Haesaert, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NECO 2-3 12 weeks 10
Salus University 1 12 weeks 2
ICO 1 12 weeks 4
SUNY 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Baharak Asefzadeh
Job Title: Attending Optometrist, Director, VA Boston Optometric Research Fellowship
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (857) 364-4211
Fax: (857) 364-6092
Email:  baharak.asefzadehat signva.gov
Pager: (617) 705-1679
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Fellowship Trained: Ocular Disease
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Dr. Anthony Cavallerano
Job Title: Director, Store & Forward Boston Training Center
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (857) 364-2281
Fax: (857) 364-6092
Email:  anthony.cavalleranoat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                 Optometric Retina Society
                
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: , National
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Dr. Tak Chau
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (857) 364-6508
Fax: (857) 364-6538
Email:  tak.chauat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                ICO (Adjunct clinical instructor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Hospital-Based Optometry, Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Nyssa Connell
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (857) 364-6063
Fax: (857) 364-6092
Email:  nyssa.connellat signva.gov
Pager: (617) 705-5374
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Fellowship Trained: Optometric Research
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Dr. Robert W. Dunphy
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (857) 364-5120
Fax: (857) 363-6538
Email:  robert.dunphyat signva.gov
Pager: (617) 705-5807
Faculty:  NECO (Clinical professor)
                ICO (Instructor)
                Salus University (Instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 American Telemedicine Assoc
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
ACMO certified
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Research: Principal Investigator , Co-investigator
 
Dr. Susan P. Haesaert
Job Title: Attending Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (617) 232-9500 x 46669
Fax: (857) 364-6648
Email:  susan.haesaertat signva.gov
Pager: (617) 705-7698
Faculty:  NECO (Assoc professor)
                Tufts Medical School (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Paul Marescalchi
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full Time
Phone: (617) 323-7700 x 35438
Email:  paul.marescalchiat signmed.va.gov
Member:  NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Wendy Newman-Evans
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (1 day/week) and con
Phone: (857) 364-4293
Fax: (857) 364-4407
Email:  wendy.newmanat signva.gov
 
Dr. Douglas Rett
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (617) 323-7700 x 35440
Fax: (857) 203-5706
Email:  douglas.rett2at signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
                NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Susan Rodgin
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.25 FTEE)
Phone: (617) 232-9500 x 46669
Fax: (857) 364-6648
Email:  susan.rodginat signva.gov
Pager: (508) 492-0222
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Gerald J. Selvin
Job Title: Associate Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (857) 364-6041
Fax: (857) 364-6648
Email:  gerald.selvinat signva.gov
Pager: (617) 705-8796
Member of the VA Optometry Professional Standards Board
Faculty:  NECO (Professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 American Telemedicine Assoc
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility, VISN, National
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Sarah Dougherty Wood
Job Title: Optometry Clinical Research Fellow
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (857) 364-6589
Email:  sarah.woodat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease)
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Lowell VA-OPC
VA Boston Healthcare System
(VISN: 1  station: 523BY)
130 Marshall Road
Lowell, MA 01852
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Elaine Diamond-Ford, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NECO 4 12 weeks 16
 
Dr. Elaine Diamond-Ford
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (978) 671-9126
Fax: (978) 671-9104
Email:  elaine.diamond-fordat signva.gov
            diamond-ford.elaine_oat signboston.va.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AMSUS
                 AOA
                 APHA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Paul Marescalchi
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full Time
Phone: (617) 323-7700 x 35438
Email:  paul.marescalchiat signmed.va.gov
Member:  NAVAO
                
 
Northampton VAMC
(VISN: 1  station: 631)
Optometry Clinic
421 North Main St.
Leeds, MA 01053-9764
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Michele Miranda, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NECO 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Terrence P. Donnelly
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): MS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (413) 584-4040 x 3010
Fax: (413) 582-3185
Email:  terrence.donnelly1at signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Kathryn Skarbez
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (413) 584-4040
Fax: (413) 582-3185
Email:  kathryn.skarbezat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
West Roxbury VAMC
VA Boston Healthcare System
(VISN: 1  station: 523)
1400 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Lisa Fanciullo, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NECO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Lisa Fanciullo, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NECO 1 12 weeks 4 - 4th year students
NECO 1-2 20 weeks 3-6 - 3rd year students
 
Dr. Lisa Fanciullo
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BA, OD
Full-time
Phone: (617) 323-7700 x 35438
Fax: (857) 203-5706
Email:  lisa.fanciulloat signva.gov
Pager: (617) 705-5204
Faculty:  NECO (Affiliated Clinical Professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Paul Marescalchi
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full Time
Phone: (617) 323-7700 x 35438
Email:  paul.marescalchiat signmed.va.gov
Member:  NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Douglas Rett
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (617) 323-7700 x 35440
Fax: (857) 203-5706
Email:  douglas.rett2at signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
                NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Sarah Dougherty Wood
Job Title: Optometry Clinical Research Fellow
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (857) 364-6589
Email:  sarah.woodat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease)
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Worcester Outpatient Clinic
VA Boston Healthcare System
(VISN: 1  station: 523GB)
Optometry Clinic (112B)
605 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 1
Speciality: Ocular Disease
Residency Coordinator: James M. Aylward, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NECO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: James Aylward, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NECO 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. James M. Aylward
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (508) 856-0104 x 17025
Fax: (508) 853-4961
Email:  james.aylwardat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Douglas Rett
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (617) 323-7700 x 35440
Fax: (857) 203-5706
Email:  douglas.rett2at signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
                NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
Research: Co-investigator
 

 Michigan

Ann Arbor VAMC
(VISN: 11  station: 506)
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
 
Dr. Amy Lagina
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (3d/w)
Phone: (734) 769-7100 x 55575
Fax: (734) 843-3273
Email:  amy.laginaat signva.gov
Faculty:  U of Michigan
                Kellogg Eye Center (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
 
Dr. Sara Weidmayer
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (734) 796-7100 x 55575
Email:  sara.weidmayerat signva.gov
Faculty:  U of Michigan
                Kellogg Eye Center (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 
Battle Creek VA - Blind Rehabilitation Service
(VISN: 11  station: 515)
Blind Rehabilitation Service (117B)
5500 Armstrong Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
 
Dr. Matthew A. Johnson
Job Title: Acting Chief-Blind Rehab Services
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (269) 223-5192
Fax: (269) 223-5095
Email:  matthew.johnson6at signva.gov
Pager: (269) 417-2405
Faculty:  Michigan College of Optometry (Adjunct associate clinical professor)
                ICO (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                Western Michigan University (Adjunct Professor (Blindness & Low Vision Studies))
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Battle Creek VAMC
(VISN: 11  station: 515)
Eye Clinic (123)
5500 Armstrong Road
Battle Creek, MI 49015
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Ocular Disease
Residency Coordinator: Molly McGinty-Tauren, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  Michigan College of Optometry  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Molly McGinty-Tauren, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Michigan College of Optometry 2 16 weeks 6
ICO 1 14 weeks 4
NECO 1 occasional 14 weeks 2
 
Dr. Molly B. McGinty-Tauren
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (269) 966-5600 x 32451
Email:  molly.mcginty-taurenat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                MCO (Adjunct faculty)
                NECO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Michael R. Vandeveer
Job Title: Chief, Blind Rehab and Optometry Service
Degree(s): OD, MPA
Full-time
Phone: (269) 966-5600 x 35190
Fax: (269) 223-5095
Email:  michael.vandeveerat signva.gov
Pager: (269) 417-2578
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct associate clinical professor)
                NECO (Adjunct associate clinical professor)
                Michigan College of Optometry (Adjunct clinical professor)
                Western University (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry VISN Mentor
 
Detroit - John Dingell VAMC
(VISN: 11  station: 553)
4646 John R. Street
Optometry Clinic (112S)
Detroit, MI 48201
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) program
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Phillip Elston, OD and Jeanette Carbone Varanelli OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  Michigan College of Optometry  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Phillip Elston, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
ICO 0-2 12 weeks 0-8
Michigan College of Optometry 2 16 weeks 6
Salus University 0-2 16 weeks 0-6
Waterloo 2 16 weeks 6
NECO 2 16 weeks 4
 
Dr. Luciana M. Coscione
Job Title: Staff Optometrist, Low Vision Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.8 FTEE)
Phone: (313) 576-5742
Fax: (313) 576-1002
Email:  luciana.coscioneat signva.gov
Pager: (313) 250-0230
Faculty:  Michigan College of Optometry (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Phillip R. Elston
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time
Phone: (313) 576-1000 x 65742
Email:  phillip.elstonat signva.gov
Pager: (313) 250-0280
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Chad R. Gallatin
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.7 FTE)
Phone: (313) 576-1000 x 65742
Fax: (313) 576-1002
Email:  chad.gallatinat signmed.va.gov
Pager: (313) 250-0074
Faculty:  Michigan College of Optometry (Clinical associate professor)
                Waterloo (Clinical associate professor)
                ICO (Clinical professor)
                Salus University (Clinical professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
 
Dr. Arlene Gold
Job Title: Chief, Optometry
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (313) 576-1000 x 65742
Fax: (313) 576-1002
Email:  arlene.goldat signmed.va.gov
Pager: (313) 250-3043
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                ICO (Assoc professor)
                Michigan College of Optometry (Assoc professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Craig R. Swanson
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (1day/week)
Email:  craig.swansonat signva.gov
Pager: (248) 367-0377
Faculty:  Michigan College of Optometry (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Jeanette Carbone Varanelli
Job Title: Chief of Optometry
Degree(s): OD
Full Time
Phone: 313-576-1000 x 65742
Fax: 313-576-1002
Email:  Jeanette.Varanelliat signva.gov
Pager: 313-250-0513
Faculty:  Michigan College of Optometry (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                ICO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Waterloo (Adjunct associate clinical professor)
                NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility, VISN
 
Dr. Jaime B. Zadoff
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (313) 576-1000 x 65742
Fax: (313) 576-1002
Email:  jaime.zadoffat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                Waterloo (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                Michigan College of Optometry (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Saginaw - Aleda E. Lutz VAMC
(VISN: 11  station: 655)
Optometry (123)
1500 Weiss Street
Saginaw, MI 48602
Low Vision Clinic
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Kathy Lewis, OD (MCO) and Jason Fliegel, OD (ICO)
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
ICO 1 10 weeks 4
MCO 2 16 weeks 6
 
Dr. Brent L. Beldyga
Job Title: Staff Optometrist/Low Vision Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-Time
Phone: (989) 479-2500 x 11849
Fax: (989) 321-4926
Email:  brent.beldyga2at signva.gov
Faculty:  Michigan College of Optometry (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Jason J. Fliegel
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (989) 497-2500 x 11845
Fax: (989) 791-2421
Email:  jason.fliegelat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Michigan College of Optometry (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Veronica Hrywnak
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (989) 497-2500 x 11851
Fax: (989) 321-4926
Email:  veronica.hrywnakat signva.gov
Pager: 16-658
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Michigan College of Optometry (Adjunct associate clinical professor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Kathy J. Lewis
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (989) 497-2500 x 11846
Fax: (989) 321-4926
Email:  kathy.lewisat signva.gov
Pager: (989) 222-4246
Faculty:  MCO (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
 
Dr. Jung Ha Park
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (989) 497-2500 x 11842
Fax: (989) 321-4926
Email:  jung.parkat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                Michigan College of Optometry (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Wyoming VA Health Care Center
VAMC Battle Creek
(VISN: 11  station: 515BY)
Eye Clinic
5835 Metro Way
Wyoming, MI 49519
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) program
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 1
Speciality: Ocular Disease
Residency Coordinator: Douglas Coon, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  Michigan College of Optometry  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Douglas Coon, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
ICO 1 12 weeks 4
MCO 2 16 weeks 6
 
Dr. Douglas A. Coon
Job Title: Chief Optometrist, Residency Director
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (616) 365-9575 x 37585
Fax: (616) 365-7509
Email:  douglas.coonat signva.gov
Pager: (269) 417-2465
Faculty:  ICO (Clinical assistant professor)
                Western Michigan University (Clinical assistant professor)
                MCO (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Joy A. Kerns
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (616) 365-9462
Fax: (616) 365-9471
Email:  joy.kernsat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Clinical assistant professor)
                Western Michigan University (Clinical assistant professor)
                Michigan College of Optometry (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Jordan N. Kuipers
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (616) 365-9462
Fax: (616) 365-9471
Email:  jordan.kuipers2at signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Clinical assistant professor)
                MCO (Clinical assistant professor)
                Western Michigan University (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 

 Minnesota

Minneapolis VA Health Care System
(VISN: 23  station: 618)
One Veteran Drive (100-77)
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) program
Low Vision Clinic
Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center
Polytrauma Rehabilitation Network Site
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Joseph Pruitt, OD, MBA
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  ICO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Joseph Pruitt, OD, FAAO
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UMSL 1-2 6 weeks 4-8*
UIWRSO 1-2 12 weeks 4-8*
SCO 1-2 12 weeks 4-8*
 
Dr. Amy Garbo
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (4d/w)
Phone: (612) 467-1877
Fax: (612) 727-5972
Email:  amy.garboat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Joseph A. Pruitt
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (612) 629-7578
Fax: (612) 629-7702
Email:  joseph.pruitt3at signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Cornea and Contact Lenses, Geriatric Optometry, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
St. Cloud VA
(VISN: 23  station: 656)
Eye Clinic
4801 Veterans Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
 
Dr. Stacy M. Hinkemeyer-Colatrella
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (2 days per week)
Phone: (320) 255-6370
Fax: (320) 255-6434
Email:  stacy.hinkemeyerat signmed.va.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Carl Moon
Part-time
Phone: (302) 255-6429
Email:  carl.moonat signmed.va.gov
 
Dr. Amber R. Scharnweber
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.8 FTEE)
Email:  amber.scharnweber2at signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 

 Mississippi

Biloxi VA Medical Center
VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
(VISN: 16  station: 520)
Optometry (112E)
400 Veterans Blvd
Biloxi, MS 39531
 
Dr. David M. Bourgeois
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (228) 523-4905
Email:  david.bourgeoisat signva.gov
 
Dr. John L. Murphy
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (2 days/week)
Phone: (316) 650-3314
Email:  john.murphy2at signva.gov
 

 Missouri

Branson VA CBOC
(VISN: 16  station: )
5571 North Gretna Road
Branson, MO 65616
 
Dr. Kendra N. Cunegin
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (866) 951-8387 x 62313
Fax: (417) 243-2380
Email:  kendra.cuneginat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Ryan Heady
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (866) 951-8387 x 62312
Fax: (417) 243-2380
Email:  ryan.heady2at signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. David M. Werner
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (417) 243-2344 x 62312
Fax: (417) 243-2380
Email:  david.wernerat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Hospital-Based Optometry)
ACMO certified
 
Columbia - Harry S. Truman Memorial VAMC
VA Heartland-West
(VISN: 15  station: 543)
589A4 SC/Surg Clinic
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65201
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 1-2
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Christine C. Tran, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  UMSL  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Richard Zimbalist, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UMSL 1 16 weeks 3
 
Dr. Robert L. Bernskoetter
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.2 FTE - Tuesdays)
Phone: (573) 466-4473
Email:  robert.bernskoetterat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical preceptor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
 
Dr. Christine C. Tran
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, FAAO
Full-time
Phone: (573) 814-6394
Fax: (573) 814-6340
Email:  christine.tranat signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Richard Zimbalist
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (573) 814-6000 x 53120
Fax: (573) 814-6340
Email:  richard.zimbalistat signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Kansas City VA Medical Center
VA Heartland-West
(VISN: 15  station: 589)
Eye/Victors Clinic (112G)
4801 Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64128
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Timothy Harkins, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  UMSL  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Timothy Harkins, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UMSL 3 16 weeks 12
 
Dr. Bob E. Carty
Degree(s): OD
Contract (C&P 2xmonth)
Phone: (816) 861-4700
Email:  robert.cartyat signva.gov
 
Dr. Anthony DeWilde
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (816) 861-4700 x 57411
Fax: (816) 922-3382
Email:  anthony.dewildeat signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility, VISN
 
Dr. Timothy J. Harkins
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (816) 861-4700 x 57434
Fax: (816) 922-3382
Email:  timothy.harkinsat signmed.va.gov
            harkins.timothyat signkansas-city.med.va.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Assoc professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
 
Dr. Candice A. Law
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (816) 861-4700 x 57906
Email:  candice.lawat signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct professor)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Joseph H. Maino
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (816) 861-4700 x 67401
Fax: (816) 922-3382
Email:  joe.mainoat signva.gov
            KCPhotoEyeat signyahoo.com
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct professor)
                U of KS Med Center
                Ophthalmology Dept (Clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility, VISN
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility, VISN
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
Research: Co-principal Investigator
 
Dr. Kristen Moyer
Job Title: Chief of Optometry
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (816) 861-4700 x 57402
Fax: 816-922-3382
Email:  kristen.moyerat signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
 
Mt. Vernon VA OPC (Gene Taylor)
(VISN: 16  station: 564BY)
600 N. Main (112MV)
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 1
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Bethany Whitesell, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NSUCO  
 
Dr. Anne F. Polasek
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (417) 466-0119
Fax: (417) 466-0126
Email:  anne.polasekat signva.gov
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Family Practice Optometry)
 
Dr. Bethany J. Whitesell
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (417) 466-0182
Fax: (417) 466-0126
Email:  bethany.whitesellat signva.gov
Faculty:  NSUCO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Poplar Bluff VAMC
(VISN: 15  station: 647)
1500 N.Westwood Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
 
Dr. Nannette Gunn
Phone: (573) 778-4303
Email:  nanette.gunnat signmed.va.gov
 
Dr. Tyler Tinsley Kramer
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (2 days)
Phone: (573) 727-0011
Email:  tyler.kramerat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
Research: Other
 
Dr. Paul Varner
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Email:  paul.varnerat signva.gov
 
St. Louis VA - John Cochran Division
St. Louis VA Medical Center
(VISN: 15  station: 657)
Eye Clinic (11F JC)
915 N. Grand Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63106-1621
Low Vision Clinic
Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center
Polytrauma Rehabilitation Network Site
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Steven J. Grondalski, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  UMSL  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Dwayne Young, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
UMSL 2 8 weeks 12
 
Dr. Julia A Dombek
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (314) 652-4100 x 53429
Fax: (314) 289-6581
Email:  julia.dombekat signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct faculty)
               
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Geriatic Optometry)
 
Dr. Steven J. Grondalski
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (314) 652-4100
Fax: (314) 289-6581
Email:  steven.grondalskiat signmed.va.gov
Pager: (314) 905-0363
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct faculty)
                Washington University Department of Ophthalmology (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Theresa Nguyen
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 314-652-4100 x 53038
Email:  Theresa.Nguyen2at signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Jane Shea
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (314) 652-4100 x 53619
Fax: (314) 289-6581
Email:  jane.sheaat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Donald E. Simpson
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (314) 652-4100 x 53038
             (314) 652-4100 x 56409
Email:  donald.simpsonat signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Dwayne Douglas Young
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (314) 652-4100 x 63495
             (314) 652-4100 x 53619
Fax: (314) 894-5775
Email:  dwayne.youngat signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
ACMO certified
 
St. Louis VA - Jefferson Barracks
St. Louis VA Medical Center
(VISN: 15  station: 657A0)
Eye Clinic (11F JC)
1 Jefferson Barracks Road
St. Louis, MO 63125-4181
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 1
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Steven Grondalski, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  UMSL  
 
Dr. Steven J. Grondalski
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (314) 652-4100
Fax: (314) 289-6581
Email:  steven.grondalskiat signmed.va.gov
Pager: (314) 905-0363
Faculty:  UMSL (Adjunct faculty)
                Washington University Department of Ophthalmology (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Jane Shea
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (314) 652-4100 x 53619
Fax: (314) 289-6581
Email:  jane.sheaat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Dwayne Douglas Young
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (314) 652-4100 x 63495
             (314) 652-4100 x 53619
Fax: (314) 894-5775
Email:  dwayne.youngat signva.gov
Faculty:  UMSL (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
ACMO certified
 

 Montana

Fort Harrison VA
(VISN: 19  station: )
3687 Veterans Drive
Fort Harrison, MT 59636-1500
Low Vision Clinic
 
Dr. Aaron D. Anderson
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (406) 447-7848
Fax: (406) 447-7104
Email:  aaron.anderson5at signva.gov
Member:  AFOS
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 

 Nebraska

Grand Island Division
(VISN: 23  station: )
2201 N. Broadwell Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
 
Dr. Dustin Suminski
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (308) 382-3660 x 2061
Fax: (308) 389-5156
Email:  dustin.suminskiat signva.gov
Pager: (308) 864-2061
Member:  AOA
                
 
Lincoln Division - VA Nebraska Western Iowa Health Care System
(VISN: 23  station: 636A5)
Eye Clinic 11AC
600 S. 70th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
 
Dr. Crystal DeLuca
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 402-489-3802
Fax: 402-486-7851
Email:  crystal.deluca2at signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 

 Nevada

Reno VAMC
Sierra Nevada Healthcare System
(VISN: 21  station: )
Eye clinic (11AC-E)
975 Kirman Street
Reno, NV 89502
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Marla Plecha, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  UCB  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Kristin Rutherford, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Berkeley 1 10 weeks 5
PUCO 1 16 weeks 4
NECO 0+ 16 weeks variable
 
Dr. Marla Plecha
Job Title: Eye clinic supervisor/VISTA Coordinator
Degree(s): BS,OD
Full-time
Phone: (775) 786-7200 x 6050
             (775) 786-7200 x 6073
Fax: (775) 326-5743
Email:  marla.plechaat signva.gov
Pager: (775) 689-0374
Faculty:  Berkeley (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Kristin Rutherford
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (775) 786-7200 x 6057
Fax: (775) 326-5743
Email:  kristin.brennan2at signva.gov
Faculty:  PUCO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                UCB (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
 
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System
(VISN: 22  station: 593)
North Las Vegas VA Medical Center Eye Clinic (123)
6900 North Pecos Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89086
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Ocular Disease
Residency Coordinator: Lane Fujimoto, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCCO MBKU  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Paul Vejabul, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
ICO 2 12 weeks 8
SCCO MBKU 5 12 weeks 16
 
Dr. Geoffrey F. Chiara
Job Title: Chief, Optometry Section
Degree(s): BS, BS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (702) 791-9125
Fax: (702) 791-9376
Email:  geoffrey.chiaraat signva.gov
Member of the VA Optometry Professional Standards Board; ABCMO Certification
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct associate professor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Hospital-Based Optometry)
ACMO certified
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Theresa Chong
Job Title: Staff Optometrist/Low Vision Optometrist
Degree(s): BS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (702) 791-9125
Fax: (702) 791-9376
Email:  theresa.chong2at signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct instructor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Lane T. Fujimoto
Job Title: Assistant Chief, Optometry Section
Degree(s): BS,OD
Full-time
Phone: (702) 791-9125
Fax: (702) 791-9376
Email:  lane.fujimotoat signva.gov
ABCMO Certification
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Russell L. Jew
Job Title: Senior Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (702) 791-9125
Fax: (702) 791-9376
Email:  russell.jew2at signva.gov
ABCMO certification
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct associate professor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Geriatric Optometry, Primary Eye Care)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Dr. Brian S. Kawasaki
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BS, OD, MBA
Full-time
Phone: (702) 791-9125
Fax: (702) 791-9376
Email:  brian.kawasakiat signva.gov
ABCMO Certification
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct associate professor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
 
Dr. Michelle E. Matson
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (702) 791-9125
Fax: (702) 791-9376
Email:  michelle.matson3at signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct instructor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. David J. Mietzner
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BA, OD, MA
Full-time
Phone: 702-791-9125
Fax: 702-791-9376
Email:  david.mietznerat signva.gov
ABCMO certification
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Jennifer L. Monarrez
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BS,OD
Full-time
Phone: 702-791-9125
Fax: 702-791-9376
Email:  jennifer.monarrezat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct instructor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Nina T. Tran
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BS, OD
Full-time
Phone: 702-791-9125
Fax: 702-791-9376
Email:  nina.tranat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct instructor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care/Geriatic Optometry)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Paul A. Vejabul
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (702) 791-9125
Fax: (702) 791-9376
Email:  paul.vejabulat signva.gov
ABCMO certification
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                SCCO MBKU (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Optometry VISN Mentor
 

 New Hampshire

Manchester VAMC
(VISN: 1  station: 608)
Eye Clinic (112)
718 Smyth Rd
Manchester, NH 03104
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Ocular Disease
Residency Coordinator: Nadia Zalatimo, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  NECO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Jessica Potter, OD, FAAO
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Salus University 1-2 12 weeks 4-8
NECO 3 12 weeks 12
 
Dr. Raymond Y. Chew
Job Title: Chief of Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (603) 624-4366 x 6894
Fax: (603) 629-3217
Email:  raymond.chewat signva.gov
Pager: (603) 666-1014
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct associate professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct associate professor)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Andrew J Di Mattina
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (603) 624-4366 x 6900
Fax: (603) 629-3217
Email:  andrew.dimattinaat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Jessica L. Potter
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (3 d/w)
Phone: (603) 624-4366 x 6732
Fax: (603) 629-3217
Email:  jessica.potterat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Salus University (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Nadia Zalatimo
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.5FTEE)
Phone: (603) 624-4366 x 6675
Fax: (603) 629-3217
Email:  nadia.zalatimoat signva.gov
Pager: (603) 666-1775
Faculty:  NECO (Assistant professor)
                Salus University (Assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 

 New Jersey

East Orange Campus - VA New Jersey Health Care System
VA New Jersey Health Care System
(VISN: 3  station: 561)
112/Eye
385 Tremont Avenue
East Orange, NJ 07018
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) program
Low Vision Clinic
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3*
Speciality: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Cathy Marques, OD and Malinda Cafiero, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SUNY  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Joseph Cercone, OD and Mayur Bhavsar, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Salus University 2-3 12 weeks 8-12
SUNY 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Mayur Bhavsar
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (908) 647-0180 x 4590
             (973) 676-1000 x 1138
Fax: 973-395-7188
Email:  mayur.bhavsarat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Malinda A. Cafiero
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (5/8 FTE)
Phone: (908) 647-0180 x 4590
Fax: (908) 604-5844
Email:  malinda.cafieroat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Clinical associate professor)
                SUNY (Clinical associate professor)
                UH (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Catherine Chiu
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (M,W,F)
Phone: (973) 676-1000 x 3914
             (908) 647-0180 x 4590
Fax: (973( 395-7188
Email:  catherine.chiu2at signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Michael E Chocky
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 973-676-1000 x 1138
             908-647-0180 x 4590
Fax: 973-395-7188
Email:  Michael.chockyat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Cathy Marques
Job Title: Staff Optometrist, Residency Program Supervisor
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.5 FTEE)
Phone: (973) 676-1000 x 3917
Fax: (973) 395-7188
Email:  cathy.marquesat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Optometry VISN Mentor
 
Dr. Angela Tardanico
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (973) 676-1000
Email:  angela.tardanicoat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Assistant clinical professor)
               
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Bruce D. Walker
Job Title: Associate Chief
Degree(s): BS, OD
Part-time (7/8)
Phone: (908) 657-0180 x 4590
Fax: (908) 604-5249
Email:  bruce.walker2at signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Clinical associate professor)
                SUNY (Clinical associate professor)
                UH (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Janis M. White
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD, PhD
Full-time
Phone: (973) 676-1000 x 1457
Fax: (973) 395-7188
Email:  janis.whiteat signva.gov
Member:  ARVO
                
 
Fort Dix Army Base
(VISN: 3  station: )
Soldier Readiness Center / Attn: Optometry
Bldg 5250 New Jersey Ave.
Fort Dix, NJ 08640
 
Dr. Janet M. Conway
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (609) 562-2627
Fax: (609) 562-4097
Email:  janet.conwayat signva.gov
 
Hackensack CBOC
VA NJ Healthcare System
(VISN: 3  station: 561)
385 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Residency Coordinator: Cathy Marques, OD and Malinda Cafiero, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SUNY  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Joseph Cercone and Mayur Bhavsar
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
SUNY 1 12 weeks 4
Salus University 2-3 12 weeks 8-12
 
Dr. Catherine Chiu
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (M,W,F)
Phone: (973) 676-1000 x 3914
             (908) 647-0180 x 4590
Fax: (973( 395-7188
Email:  catherine.chiu2at signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
 
James J. Howard Community Clinic
East Orange Campus of VA New Jersey Health Care System
(VISN: 3  station: )
970 Rt. 70
Brick, NJ 08724
 
Dr. Saurin Patel
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 732-206-8900 x 6127
Email:  Saurin.Patel2at signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
ACMO certified
 
Lyons Campus - VA New Jersey Health Care System
VA New Jersey Health Care System
(VISN: 3  station: 561A4)
Optometry Clinic
151 Knollcroft Road
Lyons, NJ 07939
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) program
Low Vision Clinic
Blind Rehabilitation Center
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Cathy Marques, OD and Malinda Cafiero, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SUNY  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Joseph Cercone, OD and Mayur Bhavsar, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
SUNY 1 12 weeks 2-3
Salus University 2-3 12 weeks 8-12
 
Dr. Mayur Bhavsar
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (908) 647-0180 x 4590
             (973) 676-1000 x 1138
Fax: 973-395-7188
Email:  mayur.bhavsarat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Malinda A. Cafiero
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (5/8 FTE)
Phone: (908) 647-0180 x 4590
Fax: (908) 604-5844
Email:  malinda.cafieroat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Clinical associate professor)
                SUNY (Clinical associate professor)
                UH (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Joseph Cercone
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (908) 647-0180 x 4590
Fax: (908) 604-5844
Email:  joseph.cerconeat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Clinical faculty)
                SUNY (Clinical faculty)
                UH (Clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AMSUS
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Hospital-Based Optometry)
 
Dr. Catherine Chiu
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (M,W,F)
Phone: (973) 676-1000 x 3914
             (908) 647-0180 x 4590
Fax: (973( 395-7188
Email:  catherine.chiu2at signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Angela Tardanico
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (973) 676-1000
Email:  angela.tardanicoat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Assistant clinical professor)
               
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Bruce D. Walker
Job Title: Associate Chief
Degree(s): BS, OD
Part-time (7/8)
Phone: (908) 657-0180 x 4590
Fax: (908) 604-5249
Email:  bruce.walker2at signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Clinical associate professor)
                SUNY (Clinical associate professor)
                UH (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 

 New Mexico

Albuquerque VAMC
New Mexico Veterans Healthcare System
(VISN: 18  station: 501)
Optometry (112A)
1501 San Pedro SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Michael Sullivan-Mee, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  UH  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Michael Sullivan-Mee, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
NSUCO 0-1 8 weeks 0-1
UCB 0-1 8 weeks 3-5
SCCO MBKU 0-1 8 weeks 1-4
UH 1-2 16 weeks 6
SCO 0-1 16 weeks 1-3
 
Dr. Brooks R. Alldredge
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (505) 265-1711 x 4132
Email:  brooks.alldredgeat signva.gov
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Robert J. Crammer
Job Title: Stroke & Rehab Svc - Low Vision
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.5 FTE)
Email:  robert.crammerat signva.gov
Pager: (505) 251-0274
Member:  NAVAO
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: VISN
 
Dr. Gretchen Ann Gerhardt
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (505) 265-1711 x 5847
Fax: (505) 256-5450
Email:  gretchen.gerhardtat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care)
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. C. Denise Pensyl
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (505) 265-1711 x 5194
Fax: (505) 256-5450
Email:  denise.pensylat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCCO MBKU (Adjunct faculty)
                TOSU (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Michael Sullivan-Mee
Job Title: Director, Optometric Education
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (505) 265-1711 x 5620
Fax: (505) 256-5743
Email:  michael.sullivan-meeat signva.gov
Faculty:  NSUCO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                SCCO MBKU (Adjunct assistant professor)
                SCO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                UCB (Adjunct assistant professor)
                UH (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 ARVO
                 NAVAO
                
Research: Principal Investigator
 

 New York

Albany VAMC - Samuel S. Stratton
(VISN: 2  station: 500)
Eye Clinic (112C)
113 Holland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Low Vision Clinic
 
Dr. Marc S. Hecker
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (518) 626-5850
Fax: (518) 626-5846
Email:  marc.heckerat signva.gov
Pager: (518) 229-6797
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
 
Dr. Robert J. Ruggiero
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (518) 626-5850
Fax: (518) 626-5846
Email:  robert.ruggiero2at signva.gov
Faculty:  Albany Medical College (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Batavia VAMC
(VISN: 2  station: 528A4)
222 Richmond Avenue
Eye Clinic
Batavia, NY 14020
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Julia Terry, OD
 
Dr. Julia Terry
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time
Phone: (585) 297-1079
Fax: (585) 297-1191
Email:  julia.terryat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Optometry VISN Mentor
 
Bronx VAMC
(VISN: 3  station: 526)
Eye Clinic (Area 2C)
130 W. Kingsbridge Rd.
Bronx, NY 10468
 
Dr. David M. Galeoto
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD,FAAO
Full-time
Phone: (718) 584-9000 x 6482
Fax: 718-741-4629
Email:  david.galeotoat signmed.va.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Steven Mordukowitz
Job Title: Senior Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (718) 584-9000 x 6496
Email:  steven.mordukowitzat signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  Mt. Sinai College of Medicine (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Brooklyn Campus - New York Harbor Health Care System
New York Harbor Health Care System
(VISN: 3  station: 630A4)
Surgery/Optometry (112)
800 Poly Place
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Evan Canellos, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SUNY  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Evan Canellos, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
SUNY 2 10 weeks 8*
Salus University 1 12 weeks 2-4*
ICO 1 12 weeks 2-4*
 
Dr. Evan C. Canellos
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (718) 836-6600 x 6497
Fax: (718) 567-4078
Email:  evan.canellosat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Assistant clinical professor)
                ICO (Clinical preceptor)
                Salus University (Clinical preceptor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 ARVO
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Lisa Chan-O'Connell
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.5 FTEE)
Phone: (718) 836-6600 x 8093
Email:  lisa.chan-oconnellat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct clinical professor)
                UMSL (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Murray Fingeret
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (718) 298-8498
Fax: (516) 569-3566
Email:  murray.fingeretat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 American Glaucoma Society
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 ARVO
                 Intn'l Perimetric Society
                 NAVAO
                 Optometric Glaucoma Society
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Buffalo VAMC
Upstate NY Healthcare System
(VISN: 2  station: 528)
3495 Bailey Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14215
Visual Impairment Services Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) program
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 1
Residency Coordinator: Richard Soden, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions: 
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Carolyn Ihrig, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Salus University 1 12 weeks 4
NECO 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Ing-Chyong Chen-Rawson
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (1d/w)
Phone: (716) 862-7843
Email:  ing-chyong.chen-rawsonat signva.gov
 
Dr. Jacquelyn M. Dougherty
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.80 FTEE)
Phone: (716) 862-7843
Email:  jacquelyn.doughertyat signva.gov
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Carolyn Ihrig
Job Title: Chief, Advanced (Hoptel) Outpatient Blind Rehabilitation
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (716) 862-7440
Fax: (716) 862-8664
Email:  Carolyn.ihrigat signva.gov
Faculty:  NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                University of Buffalo Ophthalmology (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Optometry VISN Mentor
 
Dr. Leslie A. Long
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (716) 862-5354
Email:  leslie.long3at signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Canandaigua VAMC
(VISN: 2  station: 532)
400 Ft. Hill Ave.
Canandaigua, NY 14424
 
Dr. Frederick C. Schamu
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (585) 463-2600 x 32418
Fax: (585) 473-3695
Email:  fredrick.schamuat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
 
Castle Point Campus
VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System
(VISN: 3  station: 620A4)
Optometry Service
Castle Point, NY 12511
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 2
Speciality: Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Dr. Nancy Wong
Resident Affiliated Institutions: 
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Jean Jung, MS, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Indiana University 2 12 weeks  
NECO 2 12 weeks  
ICO 2 12 weeks  
SUNY 2 12 weeks  
 
Dr. Felicia A. Fodera
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (2 day/week)
Phone: (845) 831-2000 x 5664
Fax: (845) 838-5267
Email:  felicia.foderaat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                ICO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                Indiana University (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
 
Dr. Shelly R. Hay
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (845) 831-2000 x 5664
             (845) 265-4388
Fax: (845) 838-5267
Email:  shelly.hayat signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
                Indiana University (Adjunct faculty)
                NECO (Adjunct faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 AFOS
                 AAO Fellow
                
 
Dr. Nicole L. Minutolo
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (2 days/wk)
Phone: (845) 831-2000 x 5663
Fax: (845) 838-5267
Email:  nicole.minutoloat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. William F. O'Connell
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.5 FTE)
Phone: (914) 737-4400 x 3158
Email:  william.oconnellat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Diplomate Low Vision
                 AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Miriam M. Rolf
Job Title: Staff Optometrist, supervisor of optometry
Degree(s): BA, MS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (845) 831-2000 x 5663
Fax: (845) 838-5267
Email:  miriam.rolfat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Kelly H. Thomann
Job Title: Program Manager, Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (914) 737-4400 x 2241
Fax: (914) 788-4373
Email:  kelly.thomanat signva.gov
Pager: (914) 760-6871
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct associate professor)
                NECO (Adjunct associate professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
 
Dr. Dawn N. Tomasini
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (4 days)
Phone: (845) 831-2000 x 5663
Fax: (845) 838-5267
Email:  tomasini.dawnat signmontrose.va.gov
            dawn.tomasiniat signmed.va.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
Optometry VISN Mentor
 
Manhattan VAMC
(VISN: 3  station: )
Optometry
423 E 23 St
New York, NY 10010
 
Dr. Katie Foreman
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (212) 686-7500 x 7161
Fax: (212) 951-3373
Email:  katie.foremanat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Aaron Schron
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): AAS, BS, OD
Part-time (0.5 FTEE)
Phone: (212) 686-7500 x 4518
Email:  aaron.schronat signva.gov
Faculty:  NYU Medical School (Clinical instructor)
               
 
Dr. Elliot Schwartz
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BA, OD
Full-time
Phone: (212) 686-7500 x 3084
Fax: (212) 951-6874
Email:  elliot.schwartzat signva.gov
Faculty:  NYU Medical School (Clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Montrose - FDR VA Hospital
VA Hudson Valley Health Care System
(VISN: 3  station: 620)
Optometry Service (620-123)
Montrose, NY 10548
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Nancy Wong, OD, PhD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SUNY  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Jean Jung, OD, MS
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Indiana University 2 12 weeks 8
NECO 2 12 weeks 8
ICO 1 12 weeks 4
SUNY 1 12 weeks 4
Salus University 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Jean Jung
Job Title: Staff Optometrist, Supervisor of Externs
Degree(s): OD, MS
Part-time (4 days)
Phone: (914) 737-4400 x 2214
Fax: (914) 788-4373
Email:  jean.jungat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                Indiana University (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                NECO (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                SUNY (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. William F. O'Connell
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.5 FTE)
Phone: (914) 737-4400 x 3158
Email:  william.oconnellat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Diplomate Low Vision
                 AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Kelly H. Thomann
Job Title: Program Manager, Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (914) 737-4400 x 2241
Fax: (914) 788-4373
Email:  kelly.thomanat signva.gov
Pager: (914) 760-6871
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct associate professor)
                NECO (Adjunct associate professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
 
Dr. Steward Wang
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (914) 737-4400 x 2241
Fax: (914) 788-4373
Email:  steward.wangat signva.gov
Pager: (914) 957-0440
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct assistant professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct associate professor)
                NECO (Adjunct clinical preceptor)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Nancy N. Wong
Job Title: Supervisor, Optometry Residency Program
Degree(s): OD, PhD
Full-time
Phone: (914) 737-4400 x 2014
Fax: (914) 788-4373
Email:  nancy.wongat signva.gov
Pager: (914) 957-0500
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                NECO (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
ACMO certified
 
Northport VA Medical Center
(VISN: 3  station: 632)
Optometry Service (123)
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY 11768
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4
Speciality: Primary Eye Care, Vision Therapy/Low Vision Rehabilitation
Residency Coordinator: Michael J. McGovern, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SUNY  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Gwen Gnadt, OD and Michael Fischer, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
SUNY 2 12 weeks 8
NECO 1 12 weeks 4
Salus University 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Keith Dworkin
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): BA, OD
Part-time (0.1)
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 2137
Fax: (631) 266-6056
Email:  keith.dworkinat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Harvey Estren
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.3)
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 2137
Fax: (631) 266-6056
Email:  harvey.estrenat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Lynn Finnegan
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.4)
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 2137
Fax: (631) 266-6056
Email:  lynn.finneganat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Clinical associate professor)
               
 
Dr. Michael Fischer
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.8 FTEE)
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 7165
Fax: (631) 266-6056
Email:  michael.fischer5at signva.gov
Pager: (631) 233-1946
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Fellowship Trained: Visual Impairment and Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease, Special Testing
 
Dr. Gwen R. Gnadt
Job Title: Coordinator, Student Intern Program
Degree(s): OD, MPH
Part-time (0.4 FTEE)
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 2137
Fax: (631) 266-6056
Email:  gwen.gnadtat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 APHA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Joseph Hallak
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, PhD, Optical Engineer
Part-time (.3 FTEE)
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 2137
Fax: (631) 266-6056
Email:  joseph.hallakat signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
                Nassaj University Medical Center (Director
                CL & LV Clinic)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Jill Marcus
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.1)
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 2137
Fax: (631) 266-6056
Email:  jill.marcusat signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
 
Dr. Michael McGovern
Job Title: Supervisor, Residency Program
Degree(s): BS, OD
Part-time (0.5 FTE)
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 2136
Fax: (631) 266-6056
Email:  michael.mcgovernat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 FCOVD
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Bradley R. Meltzer
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.4 FTEE)
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 2137
Email:  bradley.meltzerat signva.gov
Pager: (631) 233-5862
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Marina Epelman Meyerowitz
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.4 FTEE)
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 2137
Fax: (631) 266-6056
Email:  marina.meyerowitzat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care, Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Marc M. Silverman
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 2137
Fax: (631) 266-6056
Email:  marc.silvermanat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
 
Dr. Richard Soden
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Fee basis (1 day per week)
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 7165
Fax: (631) 266-6056
Email:  richard.soden2at signva.gov
            richoptat signeyevisionassociates.com
Faculty:  SUNY (Clinical professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Sonia Valle
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.2 FTE)
Phone: (631) 499-8811
Fax: (631) 499-8846
Email:  sonia.valleat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AOA
                
 
Dr. Mark S. Vogel
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.5)
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 2137
Fax: (631) 266-6056
Email:  mark.vogel2at signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct assistant clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
 
Dr. Brendal Waiss
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (0.4)
Phone: (631) 261-4400 x 2075
Fax: (631) 266-6056
Email:  brendal.waissat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
 
Pine Plains CBOC
VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System
(VISN: 3  station: )
Pine Plains, NY 12567
 
Dr. Kelly H. Thomann
Job Title: Program Manager, Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (914) 737-4400 x 2241
Fax: (914) 788-4373
Email:  kelly.thomanat signva.gov
Pager: (914) 760-6871
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct associate professor)
                NECO (Adjunct associate professor)
                SUNY (Adjunct associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
 
Rochester VA OPC
(VISN: 2  station: )
919 Westfall Rd
Rochester, NY 14618
 
Dr. Frederick C. Schamu
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (585) 463-2600 x 32418
Fax: (585) 473-3695
Email:  fredrick.schamuat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                
 
Rome OPC
(VISN: 3  station: 0)
125 Brookley Drive
Rome, NY 13440
 
Dr. Steven Ohlbaum
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Contract (2 days/week)
Phone: (315) 334-7100 x 57363
Fax: (315) 797-9124
Email:  steven.ohlbaumat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
 
St. Albans Campus - New York Harbor Health Care System
New York Harbor Health Care System
(VISN: 3  station: 630A5)
Optometry Section (112Z)
Linden Blvd and 179th Street
St. Albans, NY 11425
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 4*
Speciality: Ocular Disease/Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Evan Canellos, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SUNY  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Evan Canellos, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
ICO 1 12 weeks 4
SUNY 1 12 weeks 4
Salus University 1 12 weeks 4
Waterloo 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Evan C. Canellos
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (718) 836-6600 x 6497
Fax: (718) 567-4078
Email:  evan.canellosat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Assistant clinical professor)
                ICO (Clinical preceptor)
                Salus University (Clinical preceptor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 ARVO
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Murray Fingeret
Job Title: Chief
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (718) 298-8498
Fax: (516) 569-3566
Email:  murray.fingeretat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Clinical professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 American Glaucoma Society
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 ARVO
                 Intn'l Perimetric Society
                 NAVAO
                 Optometric Glaucoma Society
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Staten Island VA
New York Harbor Health Care System
(VISN: 2  station: )
Eye Clinic
21 Water Street
Staten Island, NY 10304
 
Dr. Victoria Bolbirer
Job Title: Staff optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (24 hours)
Phone: (718) 630-3550 x 1507
Fax: (718) 556-2102
Email:  victoria.bolbirerat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                
 
Syracuse VAMC
VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York
(VISN: 2  station: 670)
Eye Clinic (112E)
800 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Low Vision Clinic
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Gerald Abruzzese, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
SUNY   12 weeks  
University of Montreal 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Gerald P. Abruzzese
Job Title: Chief, Optometry
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (315) 425-4400 x 53281
Fax: (315) 425-4380
Email:  gerald.abruzzeseat signva.gov
Faculty:  SUNY (Adjunct faculty)
                University of Montreal (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Richard Krzyzak
Part-time contractor
Phone: (315) 476-7461 x 3639
Fax: (315) 477-4547
 

 North Carolina

Charlotte VA CBOC
W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center
(VISN: 6  station: 659GA)
8601 University East Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28213
Visual Impairment Center To Optimize Remaining Sight (VICTORS)
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 6
Speciality: Hospital-Based Optometry/Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Jeffrey Joy, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Joan Sears, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Salus University 3-5 3/6 months 8-16
TOSU 1-2 3/6 months 4-6
NOVA 1-3 3/6 months 4-9
ICO 0-1 12 weeks 3-4
SCO 1-3 16 weeks 3-7
 
Dr. Felix M. Barker, II
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MS
Full-time
Phone: (704) 597-3500 x 7607
Fax: (704) 597-3587
Email:  felix.barkerat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 ARVO
                
 
Dr. Elizabeth Cody
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (704) 597-3500 x 7600
Fax: (760) 597-3587
Email:  elizabeth.codyat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                TOSU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Kathy D. Halverson
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (704) 597-3500 x 7600
             (505) 265-1711 x 4143
Fax: (704) 597-3587
Email:  kathy.halversonat signva.gov
Faculty:  UH (Adjunct professor)
                UCB (Assoc professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Ania Hamp
Job Title: Staff optometrist
Degree(s): BGS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (704) 597-3500
Fax: (704) 597-3587
Email:  ania.hampat signva.gov
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                SCO (Adjunct faculty)
                TOSU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Shradaha Parikh
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (704) 597-3500 x 7600
Fax: (760) 597-3587
Email:  shradha.parikhat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease/Low Vision Rehabilitation)
 
Dr. Kristin Richwine
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (704) 597-3500
Fax: (704) 597-3587
Email:  kristin.richwine-elledgeat signva.gov
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct assistant professor)
                TOSU (Adjunct assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Durham VAMC
(VISN: 6  station: 558)
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC 27705
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center program
 
Dr. Joseph A. Halabis
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (919) 286-0411 x 5135
Fax: (919) 416-5815
Email:  joseph.halabisat signmed.va.gov
Pager: (919) 970-7100
Faculty:  Duke University (Asst consulting professor in ophthalmology)
                TOSU (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA
 
Dr. Reena Mehta
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (919) 286-0411 x 6372
Email:  reena.mehtaat signmed.va.gov
Pager: (919) 970-7122
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Advanced Clinic Access Coordinator: Local VA Facility
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility
 
Durham VAMC - Brier Creek
(VISN: 6  station: 558)
Blind Rehabilitation Outpatient Clinic - Brier Creek
8081 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 120
Raleigh , NC 27617
 
Dr. John A. Dziadul
Job Title: Low Vision Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (919) 286-5237
Fax: (919) 286-5223
Email:  john.dziadulat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct clinical instructor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
ACMO certified
 
Fayetteville NC VAMC
(VISN: 6  station: 565)
2300 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: James A. Porter, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Salus University 2 3/6 months variable
 
Dr. Paul E. Archambault
Job Title: Senior Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (910) 488-2120 x 5690
Email:  paul.archambaultat signmed.va.gov
Member:  AOA
                
 
Dr. James A. Porter, III
Job Title: Senior Optometrist
Degree(s): PA, OD
Full-time
Phone: (910) 488-2120 x 5169
             (910) 488-2120 x 5690
Fax: (910) 482-5290
Email:  james.porter3at signva.gov
Faculty:  UH (Assistant professor)
                Salus University (Clinical preceptor)
                SCO (Clinical preceptor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                
 
Dr. Francis A. Tarantino
Job Title: Senior Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (910) 343-5300
Fax: (910) 482-5290
Email:  francis.tarantinoat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                
 
Franklin, NC CBOC
(VISN: 6  station: )
647 Wayah Street
Franklin, NC 28734
 
Dr. Steve K. Davis
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (828) 369-1781
             (800) 932-6408
Fax: (828) 369-1809
Email:  steven.davis7at signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                
 
Hickory CBOC
(VISN: 6  station: 659)
2440 Century Place, SE
Hickory , NC 28602
 
Dr. Kevin J. Mercado
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (828) 431-5600
Fax: 828-431-5696
Email:  kevin.mercadoat signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
                SCO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
ACMO certified
 
Morehead City CBOC
(VISN: 6  station: )
Optometry Section
5420 Hwy 70
Morehead City , NC 28557
 
Dr. Dale F. Fath
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (252) 240-2349
Fax: (252) 240-1840
Email:  dale.fathat signva.gov
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AMSUS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Salisbury - W. G. Hefner VAMC
W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center
(VISN: 6  station: 659)
Optometry Service (11-I)
1601 Brenner Avenue
Salisbury, NC 28144
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 5
Speciality: Primary Eye Care/Ocular Disease
Residency Coordinator: Jeffrey Joy, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCO  
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Joan Sears, OD
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
Salus University 4 3/6 months varies
UAB 0-1 10 weeks varies
NOVA 1 12 weeks varies
TOSU 1 12 weeks varies
SCO 2 16 weeks varies
 
Dr. Carol L. Aycoth
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Part-time (2 days per week)
Phone: (800) 469-8262 x 2076
Fax: (704) 638-3868
Email:  carol.aycothat signva.gov
Faculty:  TOSU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AFOS
                
 
Dr. Justin M. Cole
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (704) 638-9000 x 4044
             (704) 638-9000 x 2076
Fax: (704) 645-6020
Email:  justin.coleat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct clinical faculty)
                TOSU (Adjunct clinical faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
 
Dr. Roger W. Cummings
Job Title: Chief, Advanced Low Vision Section
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (336) 768-3296 x 1534
Fax: (336) 760-5484
Email:  roger.cummingsat signva.gov
Pager: (704) 630-5571
Faculty:  TOSU (Adjunct faculty)
                Salus University (Assoc professor)
                SCO (Assoc professor)
               
Member:  AAO Diplomate Low Vision
                 AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Charles (Jack) N. Davis, Jr
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD, MA, MPH, MHA
Full-time
Phone: (704) 638-9000 x 3789
Fax: (704) 638-3868
Email:  charles.davis8at signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  NSUCO (Assoc professor)
                TOSU (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AFOS
                 AOA
                 Optometric Clin Research Group
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Hospital-Based Optometry)
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Dr. Ania Hamp
Job Title: Staff optometrist
Degree(s): BGS, OD
Full-time
Phone: (704) 597-3500
Fax: (704) 597-3587
Email:  ania.hampat signva.gov
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct faculty)
                Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                SCO (Adjunct faculty)
                TOSU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Jeffrey T. Joy
Job Title: Staff Optometrist/Residency Supervisor
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (704) 638-3825 x 3783
Fax: (704) 638-3868
Email:  jeffrey.joy1at signva.gov
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct clinical instructor)
                Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                SCO (Adjunct faculty)
                TOSU (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
 
Dr. Diana Mah
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (336) 768-3296 x 1541
Email:  diana.mahat signmed.va.gov
Pager: (704) 638-4808
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                TOSU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Dr. Gary L. Mancil
Job Title: Chief, Optometry Service
Degree(s): OD, Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
Full-time
Phone: (704) 638-9000 x 3295
Fax: (704) 638-3868
Email:  gary.mancilat signmed.va.gov
Pager: (704) 642-5355
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct professor)
                SCO (Adjunct professor)
                TOSU (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation)
Optometry VISN Consultant Member
Optometry Field Advisory Committee Member
Research: Principal Investigator , Co-principal Investigator , Co-investigator
 
Dr. Jarett Mazzarella
Job Title: Staff optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (704) 638-3825
Email:  jarett.mazzarellaat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 ARVO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Robert W. Morris
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (704) 638-9000 x 3773
Fax: (704) 645-6020
Email:  robert.morris2at signmed.va.gov
Pager: (704) 638-7889
Faculty:  NOVA (Adjunct professor)
                SCO (Adjunct professor)
                TOSU (Clinical assistant professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
Teleretinal Imaging Coordinator: Local VA Facility, VISN
 
Dr. Philip Roels
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (704) 597-3500 x 3836
Fax: (704) 597-3587
Email:  philip.roelsat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCO (Adjunct faculty)
                TOSU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Joan M. Sears
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (704) 638-9000 x 3836
             (704) 638-9000 x 3825
Fax: (704) 645-6020
Email:  joan.searsat signva.gov
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                SCO (Adjunct faculty)
                TOSU (Clinical associate professor)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: Non VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
Research: Co-investigator
 
Winston-Salem Outpatient Clinic
(VISN: 6  station: 659BY)
190 Kimel Park Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Low Vision Clinic
Residency Program:
Resident Per Year: 3
Speciality: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Ocular Disease, Primary Eye Care
Residency Coordinator: Jeff Joy, OD
Resident Affiliated Institutions:  SCO  
 
Dr. Roger W. Cummings
Job Title: Chief, Advanced Low Vision Section
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (336) 768-3296 x 1534
Fax: (336) 760-5484
Email:  roger.cummingsat signva.gov
Pager: (704) 630-5571
Faculty:  TOSU (Adjunct faculty)
                Salus University (Assoc professor)
                SCO (Assoc professor)
               
Member:  AAO Diplomate Low Vision
                 AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Research: Co-investigator
 
Dr. Diana Mah
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (336) 768-3296 x 1541
Email:  diana.mahat signmed.va.gov
Pager: (704) 638-4808
Faculty:  Salus University (Adjunct faculty)
                TOSU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AFOS
                 AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
ACMO certified
Research: Principal Investigator
 
Dr. Philip Roels
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (704) 597-3500 x 3836
Fax: (704) 597-3587
Email:  philip.roelsat signva.gov
Faculty:  SCO (Adjunct faculty)
                TOSU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation, Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Susan Yee
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): RN, OD
Full-time
Phone: (336) 768-1564
Email:  susan.yee2at signva.gov
Faculty:  ICO (Adjunct faculty)
                SCO (Adjunct faculty)
                TOSU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 AOA
                 APHA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)
 

 North Dakota

Fargo VAMROC
(VISN: 23  station: )
Eye Clinic (112E)
2101 Elm St. N
Fargo, ND 58102
Low Vision Clinic
 
Dr. James Engstrom
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (701) 239-3700 x 3991
Fax: (701) 237-2648
Email:  james.engstromat signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
 
Dr. Nathan L. Vetter
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: 701-261-4042
Email:  nathan.vetter2at signva.gov
Member:  AOA
                
 

 Ohio

Akron VA CBOC
(VISN: 10  station: )
Eye clinic
55 West Waterloo Road
Akron, OH 44319
Student Program:
Student Coordinator: Jennifer Goldberg, OD, FAAO
Student Affiliated Institution Student/Rotation Duration Total Student/Year
TOSU 1 12 weeks 4
 
Dr. Jennifer A. Goldberg
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (330) 724-7715 x 1223
Fax: (330) 724-1029
Email:  jennifer.goldbergat signmed.va.gov
Faculty:  TOSU (Adjunct associate professor)
                ICO (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AAO Fellow
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Ocular Disease)
 
Dr. Kathryn Gordon
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (330) 724-7715 x 1220
Fax: (330) 724-1029
Email:  kathryn.gordonat signva.gov
Faculty:  TOSU (Adjunct faculty)
               
Member:  AOA
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Hospital-Based Optometry/Primary Eye Care)
 
Dr. Michael Meyer
Job Title: Staff Optometrist
Degree(s): OD
Full-time
Phone: (904) 475-6310
Email:  michael.meyer4at signva.gov
Member:  AFOS
                 NAVAO
                
Residency Trained: VA (Residency Specialty: Primary Eye Care)