Dept of Optometry & Vision Science

Academic Department

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People

Faculty Administrative Position

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    Adam Gordon, Department Chairperson

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    Adam Gordon, Contact Lens Service Director

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    Andrew Pucker, Director of Clinical Research and Myopia Control

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    Caroline Pate, Director

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    Janene Sims, Academic Integrity Coordinator

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    Janene Sims, Community Eye Care Director

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    Katherine Clore, UOG Faculty Practice Director

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    Katherine Weise OD, MBA, FAAO, Pediatric Services Director

    Weise is the director of UAB Eye Care Pediatric Optometry Services, as well as a leader within UAB Blazer Vision, a partnership between UAB Athletics, School of Optometry and Department of Ophthalmology. Through her research and clinical experience, Weise is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of concussions and other ocular related injuries.

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    Keshia Elder, Director

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    Keshia Elder, Diversity/ Equity/ and Inclusion Director

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    Keshia Elder, Externship Director

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    Mark Swanson, Director of Ocular Disease Service Director

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    Tamara Oechslin, Special Rotations Director

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    Timothy Kraft, Associate Dean of Research

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    Timothy Kraft, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

  • Faculty Position

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    Adam Gordon, Professor (P)

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    Alexia Vaughn, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Amanda Helton, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Ami Epstein, Associate Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Amy Logan, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Andrew Pucker, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Andrew Rothstein, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Brooke Kaplan, Assistant Professor - Clinical and Clinical Assistant Professor - Optometry (P)

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    Candice Turner, Associate Professor (P)

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    Caroline Pate, Professor (P)

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    Crystal MaHarrey, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Elizabeth Steele, Professor (P)

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    Emma Budraitis, Instructor (P)

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    Frank LaRussa, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Gerald Simon, Associate Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Janene Sims, Associate Professor (P)

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    Jennifer Alverson, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Jennifer Craig, Instructor (P)

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    Jennifer Pate, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Jessetta Nwagwu, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Jillian Ziemanski, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Jimmy Bartlett, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2021 -

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    John Classe, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    John Laurent, Assoc Prof 2021 -

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    Katherine Clore, Associate Professor (P)

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    Katherine Weise OD, MBA, FAAO, Professor (P)

    Weise is the director of UAB Eye Care Pediatric Optometry Services, as well as a leader within UAB Blazer Vision, a partnership between UAB Athletics, School of Optometry and Department of Ophthalmology. Through her research and clinical experience, Weise is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of concussions and other ocular related injuries.

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    Keisha Brown, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Keshia Elder, Associate Professor (P)

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    Kim Duong, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Kristine Hopkins, Professor (P)

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    Lawrence Sincich, Professor and Professor Vision Science (P)

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    Lei Liu, Associate Professor (P)

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    Leo Semes, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Marina Gorbatyuk, Professor (P)

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    Mark Swanson, Professor (P)

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    Marsha Snow, Associate Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Megan Mills, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P)

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    Michael Brown, Associate Professor - Adjunct (P)

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    Narayana Sthanam Ph.D., Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Natalie West, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Oleg Gorbatyuk, Associate Professor - Research (P)

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    Om Srivastava, Professor (P)

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    Paul Batson, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Rachel Harvey, Assistant Professor - Clinical and Clinical Assistant Professor Optometry (P)

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    Robert Kleinstein, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Robert Rutstein, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Ronald Hirn, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Safal Khanal, Assistant Professor (P)

    Safal Khanal, OD, PhD, FAAO is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his optometry and vision science training in Nepal and the Philippines and earned his Bachelor of Optometry and Doctor of Optometry degrees. Dr. Khanal then worked as a consultant in a conjoint optometry/ophthalmology practice in Nepal, before joining the University of Auckland School. During his time at the University of Auckland, Dr. Khanal also served as an educator in the Bachelor of...

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    Stephanie Cox, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Steven Pittler, Professor (P)

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    Suzanne Simms, Assistant Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Tamara Oechslin, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Terri Call, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Thomas Norton, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Timothy Gawne, Professor (P)

    I was originally trained as an electrical engineer, and worked in industry for a time, but then moved on to physiology. I am first and foremost a systems neuroscientist: I am interested in how information is processed and transmitted in the nervous system, not so much the details of specific genes and ion channels etc. I worked at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) before moving to the UAB School of Optometry in 1996, where I remain to this day. I have applied this interest to the v...

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    Timothy Kraft, Professor (P)

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    Trenton Cleghern, Assistant Professor (P)

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    William Horton, Associate Professor - Clinical (P)

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