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Optometrist: Ocular Disease Retina Cornea Trauma Glaucoma Expert Witness

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Optometry, Ocular Disease, Retina, Cornea, Ocular Trauma, Glaucoma

Expert Witness No.268

EDUCATION

Certified, American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry
Diplomate, American Board of Optometry, 2011.
Fellow, Optometric Retina Society, 2011
Air University: United States Air Force, Squadron Officer School, 2010.
Fellow, American Academy of Optometry, November 2009.
Air University: United States Air Force, Officer Training School, 2008.
Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL. Residency in Hospital-Based Optometry with emphasis in Ocular Disease, affiliated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Optometry, July 2006 - June 2007.
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Master of Public Health, May 2006.
Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.   Doctor of Optometry, May 2006.
Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.   Bachelor of Science in Vision Science, May 2004.
Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL.  (2000 - 2002)
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. (1998 - 2001)

DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS

Competency Development for Leaders in the 21st Century (Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN8)     2011 – 2012
Leadership Foundations for Emerging Leaders (Department of Veterans Affairs, 2012)


BOARD EXAMINATIONS

Advanced Competency in Medical Optometry, June 2011.
American Board of Optometry, June 2011.
National Board of Examiners in Optometry, Parts I, II, III, and the Therapeutic Management of Ocular Disease Examination, Completed, May 2006.
Florida State Board Examination, July 2006.
Alabama State Board Examination, July 2006.
   

LICENSURES

Florida (Diagnostic and Therapeutic, 2006 - present)
Alabama (Diagnostic and Therapeutic, 2006 - present)

CLINICAL PRIVLEGES

Dannelly Field, Montgomery Alabama, Alabama Air National Guard, Diagnostic privileges  (September 2012 - present)
New Port Richey Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic (through James A. Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tampa, FL). Therapeutic and diagnostic privileges. (August 2007 - present)
MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa FL. Therapeutic and diagnostic privileges. (April 2008 -  2012)
Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL. Therapeutic and Diagnostic privileges through attending optometrists (July 2007 - June 2006)


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry, Certified
Optometric Retina Society: Member, Fellow, Board Member
Examiner and Consultant, Florida Board of Optometry, 2009-present
American Academy of Optometry, Member and Fellow.
Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Optometry, Board Member
Armed Forces Optometric Association, Member.
American Optometric Association, Cornea and Contact Lens Section, Member.
American Optometric Association, Member.
National Glaucoma Society, Member
Reserve Officer’s Association, Member
National Association of VA Optometrists, Member.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Residency:
Residency at Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 3701 Loop Rd East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 (July 2006 - June 2007). Hospital based optometry. Utilizing topical and systemic diagnostic and therapeutic agent in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular disease. Four-month rotation with retina/vitreous surgeons. Daily examinations of bedridden patients from the VA nursing homes. Consultation with various other health professionals including ophthalmologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and internal medicine physicians. Supervision of fourth-year optometry students.

Employment

Chief of Optometry:
Alabama Air National Guard, 187th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Dannely Field, Montgomery Municipal Airport, Montgomery Alabama. (September 2012 - present). Provide and maintain care for over 1000 reserve military personnel assigned to Dannelly Field and Maxwell AFB. Coordinate care with civilian providers for those members that have ocular health issues. As Chief of Optometry; provide guidance and education to technicians and administratively ensure that all regulations are adhered to.

Adjunct Faculty Member:
Pasco Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, FL 34654. Lecture, educate, test and perform administrative duties associated with classroom based coursework in human biology.

Attending Optometric Physician:
New Port Richey Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, 9912 Little Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34654
(August 2007 - present). Provide primary and secondary eye care. Provide low vision services in my own dedicated low vision clinic. Consultation with other health professionals including ophthalmologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and internal medicine physicians. Active disease management including, but not limited to, glaucoma, diabetes, hypertension and other systemic diseases that have ocular manifestations.

Chief of Optometry:
United States Air Force Reserve, 927th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, 2410 Administrative Avenue, Bldg 250, MacDill AFB.
(April 2008 - December 2011). Provide and maintain care for over 1000 reserve military personnel assigned to MacDill AFB. Coordinate care with civilian providers for those members that have ocular health issues. As Chief of Optometry; provide guidance and education to technicians and administratively ensure that all regulations are adhered to.

Clinical

Indiana University School of Optometry - Externship site educator (2009 – 2013)
Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry - Externship site educator and coordinator (2011-2013)
University of Alabama at Birmingham, College of Optometry - Affiliation agreement in place to be an externship site educator (2009 – present


INTERNSHIP

Pinellas County (Florida) Health Department (2005 - 2006). Worked with, and performed needs assessments, for a mobile medical unit providing care for uninsured residents.
Diabetes and Macular Degeneration Honors Clinic at the Nova Southeastern University Eye Institute (2005)

EXTERNSHIP

MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida (2005-2006) - Optometry Clinic. Performed eye exams on geriatric, pediatric, active duty military, contact lens, and pre-operative patients.


OPTICAL EXPERIENCE

VisionWorks Inc. (1997-2002) - Regional computer manager. Assistant store manager. Performed duties comparable to that of a dispensing optician. Performed patient assessments as an optometric technician. Fabricated spectacles as a lead laboratory technician.

LECTURE INVITATIONS: Upon Request

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS: Upon Request


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