Angel Novel Simmons, O.D.
Dr. Angel Novel-Simmons, Assistant Clinical Professor, is a recent addition to the College of Optometry faculty. She completed undergraduate studies with honors at Xavier University of Louisiana with a bachelor of science degree in biology. Dr. Novel-Simmons obtained her Doctor of Optometry from UMSL-College of Optometry in 2003. During her time at UMSL, Dr. Novel-Simmons was involved in various student organizations. Upon graduation, Dr. Novel-Simmons pursued specialized training in Ocular Disease Management/Primary Care through an accredited residency program at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System in Montrose, NY. During her residency, Dr. Novel-Simmons was nationally recognized at the American Academy of Optometry and the American Optometric Association where she presented several invited posters. Post residency, she worked in a variety of practice modalities and received additional training in refractive management. Currently, Dr. Novel-Simmons precepts College of Optometry students at community based clinics in St. Louis and East St. Louis, and is involved in various didactic courses in the curriculum, as well as serving as faculty co-sponsor of the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA).
Dr. Angel Novel-Simmons