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Alphabetical Listing


Full-Time Faculty

Carl Bassi, Ph.D.

Edward Bennett, O.D., M.S.Ed.

Kathleen Boland, O.D.

Erin Brooks, O.D., M.S.

Larry Davis, O.D.

Julie DeKinder, O.D.

Keshia Elder, O.D., M.S.

Aaron Franzel, O.D.

Christine Gavett, O.D.

Vinita Henry, O.D.

Edward Jarka, O.D., M.S. 

Thomas Landgraf, O.D.

Linda Marks, O.D.

Angel Novel-Simmons, O.D.

Mary Beth Rhomberg, O.D.

Erwin Wong, O.D., Ph.D.


Founders Faculty

Ralph Garzia, O.D.


Part-Time Faculty

Javeria Azhar, O.D.

Utham Balachandran, O.D.

Brian Brunig, O.D.

Jamal Fox, O.D.

Beth Henderson, O.D.

Deborah Iadevito, M.Ed.

Chantel Jacques, O.D.

Jordan Jones, O.D.

Catherine Kerr-Niermann, O.D.

Lisa Klein, O.D.

Thomas LaRosa, Ph.D.

Tareq Nabhan, O.D.

Neelima Nallapaneni, M.D.

Emily Pike, O.D.

Eric Polk, O.D.

Sonia Salas, O.D.

Patrick Stark, O.D.

Gary Vogel, O.D.

Jeff Weaver, O.D., M.B.A., M.S.


Emeritus Faculty

Gary Bachman, O.D., M.S.

Jerry L. Christensen, O.D., Ph.D.

G. A. Franzel, O.D.

William F. Long, Ph.D., O.D.

W. Howard McAlister, O.D.

Raymond Myers, O.D

Carol K. Peck, Ph.D.

Timothy A. Wingert, O.D.


Residents 2016-17

Cornea/Contact Lens Resident (UMSL)
Jaclyn Leonhardt, O.D.

Pediatric/Binocular Vision Resident (UMSL)
Alicia Chacon, O.D.

Children's Mercy Hospitals Pediatric Optometry (KC,MO)
Jamie Weiser, O.D.

St. Louis VA Medical Center
Allison Schafers, O.D.
Hirangi Patel, O.D.

Kansas City VA Medical Center
Deli Shirazian, O.D.
Elizabeth Phillips, O.D.
Claire Fisher, O.D.

Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Wichita, KS
Ashley Zodrow, O.D.

Marion VA Medical Center, Marion, IL
Alyssa Harris, O.D.
Ammar Jawdi, O.D.