Caroline Beesley Pate, O.D., F.A.A.O.

DEPARTMENT OF OPTOMETRY
 

 Caroline Beesley Pate, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Associate Professor, Optometry

Contact Information:
Academic Office - (205) 996-6635
Patient Services/Appointments:
UAB Eye Care - (205) 975-2020
cbeesley@uab.edu

Physical Address:
521 Henry Peters Building
1716 University Boulevard

Mailing Address:
HPB 521
1530 Third Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0010


Biographical Sketch:

Education:
B.S. (Biology) - Gettysburg College
B.S. (Visual Science) - Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus University)
O.D. - Pennsylvania College of Optometry (Salus University)
Residency (Family Practice Optometry) - University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

Administrative Responsibilities:

Supervisor, Residency in Family Practice Optometry

Personal:

Dr. Caroline Pate is originally from Saint Michaels, Maryland and graduated from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.  She received a second Bachelor of Science Degree in 2001 in visual science from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and her Doctorate of Optometry with high honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2004.  Dr. Pate completed her residency training in family practice optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, then joined the UAB School of Optometry faculty in July of 2005. 

Dr. Pate serves as supervisor of the Family Practice Residency Program at UABSO and is the faculty advisor for the UABSO chapter of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society.  She is also a member of the UABSO Honor Council, Student-Faculty Liaison Committee, and Residency and Fellowship Programs Advisory Committee. 

Actively involved in organized optometry, Dr. Pate serves on the executive board of the Birmingham Area Optometric Society, and is a member of the Educational Program Committee for the Alabama Optometric Association.  Dr. Pate serves as a clinical skills examiner for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and is a consultant for the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.  Dr. Pate has lectured and presented posters nationally and was the recipient of the AOSA Teaching Award for Excellence in Clinical Science Instruction at UABSO for 2007-2008.

Scholarly Activity:

Teaching:
OPT 151 - Clinical Evaluation of the Visual System I
OPT 211 - Clinical Evaluation of the Visual System II
OPT 221 - Clinical Evaluation of the Visual System III
OPT 231 - Clinical Evaluation of the Visual System IV
OPT 343 - Clinical Case Conference)
OPT 334 - Advanced Clinical Procedures II
Clinical attending in the Primary Eye Care service

Research:
Scholarly interests include primary care optometry and ocular disease.

Recent Publications:

Beesley CA, Editor:  Gurwood AS.  "A painful expression".  Diagnostic Quiz.  Review of Optometry 2009; 146(5):  110.

Pate CB, Steele EA.  "Initial experiences with an audience response system in the optometric classroom".  Optometric Education 2009; 34(2):  71-77. 

Pate CB, Editor:  Gurwood AS.  "Handshake, cataracts are clues".  Diagnostic Quiz.  Review of Optometry 2007; 144(10):  138.

Gurwood AS, Beesley CA.  "Contact dermatitis:  diagnosis of ocular and adnexal manifestations".  Optometry Today 2003; 43(11):  38-40.