EDUCATION AND HONORS/AWARDS
O.D., Pennsylvania College of Optometry,
Multidisciplinary Externship, received Honors;
Contact Lens Externship, : received Honors.
Masters, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA.
Area of Concentration: Health Care Services and Administration.
B.S. Zoology/Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Graduated with Honors;
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Private practice optometrist in Bethesda, Maryland;
Quality Assurance at Clifton-Perkins Hospital (peer reviewer of optometric records).
1997 - 1999: President, Maryland Optometric Association;
2006: test site for new astigmatic one-day disposable contact lens.
2006: test site for new contact lens for those just starting to need bifocal correction.
2006: participated in comparative contact lens study of major brands of astigmatic soft contact lenses for large pharmaceutical.
2006: performed contact lens study for new bifocal astigmatic soft contact lens.
2004: appeared on talk show on Montgomery County television discussing the latest innovations in laser vision correction, contact lenses, and eyeglass lenses.
2004: lectured to military optometrists and ophthalmologists on the benefits and use of silicon hydrogel lenses.
2003: lectured to optometric colleagues on multifocal soft contact lenses for two hours of continuing education.
2002: launched Public Service Announcement campaign for bifocal soft lenses on number 1 radio station in Washington – WASH-FM.
2000: appeared on Channel 7 reviewing laser vision correction and bifocal contact lenses.
1999: published in Health Section of The Washington Post on laser vision correction.
1998: appeared on Channel 7 discussing new techniques to combat computer eyestrain. This story was picked up by three national ABC affiliates.
1998: testified before the state senate for a consumer bill for contact lens user rights.
1997: became a test site for a new design in corneal topography developed by Euclid Systems.
1997: appeared on Channel 21 on a talk show discussing all aspects of eyecare.
1997: testified before the state house of representatives to increase optometric scope of practice.
1997: appeared on Channel 9 and Channel 7 warning viewers about watching a solar eclipse.
1996: quoted in the Health Section of The Washington Post regarding contact lenses and sports.
1996: appeared on national television in The Consumer Reports TV segment relating to quality of care in different modes of practice.
1996: appeared on national television in The Consumer Reports TV segment relating to ultra-violet protection in sunglasses.
1996: co-founded first laser vision correction company in Maryland.
1995: performed research for FDA approval of new types of contact lenses. From this research, multi-media coverage ensued: front page of The Washington Business Journal, coverage in all local newspapers, and coverage by the Health Reporter on Channel 9.
2004 - present: board member of Low Vision Information Center.
1995 - present: member and Past-President, Bethesda Lions Club.
1995 - present: performer, Potomac Community Theatre.
1995 - present: supplied eye exams and eyeglasses to immigrants and homeless.