Faculty

  • Morgan, John, MD

    Dr. Morgan headshot webAssistant Professor 

    Areas of Interest
    comprehensive ophthalmology

  • Owen, John, MD

    John OwenAssistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    comprehensive ophthalmology

  • Owsley, Cynthia, PhD, MSPH

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    Nathan E. Miles Chair of Ophthalmology; Director, Clinical Research Unit; Professor

    Areas of Interest
    aging-related vision impairment and eye disease; vision and driving; improving eye care access and quality for underserved populations

  • Patel, Krupa, MD

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    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus

  • Racette, Lyne, PhD

    racette web1Associate Professor

    Areas of Interest
    early detection of glaucoma progression, structure-function relationship and racial differences in glaucoma, adherence to glaucoma treatment



  • Rains, James, MD

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    Clinical Instructor

    Areas of Interest
    comprehensive ophthalmology

  • Read, Russell W., MD, PhD

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    Vice Chair of Education; Max and Lorayne Cooper Professor in Ophthalmology Residency Training; Residency Program Director; Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology

    Areas of Interest
    ocular inflammatory diseases, including uveitis, iritis, and scleritis

  • Register, Shilpa, OD

    register web1Clinical Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    contact lenses, ocular disease, primary eye care

  • Rosenstiel, Carol, OD, FAAO

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    Director, Contact Lens Service; Professor of Ophthalmology

    Areas of Interest
    contact lenses; primary eye care

  • Samuels, Brian C., MD, PhD

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    Interim Chair and Associate Professor; Dennis Endowed Professor in Glaucoma Research

    Areas of Interest
    medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma including laser therapy; comprehensive ophthalmology including cataract surgery; research and development of glaucoma devices; role of the central nervous system in the development and progression of glaucoma

  • Smith, Carrie, OD

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    Clinical Instructor

    Areas of Interest
    comprehensive and primary eye care

  • Sputh, Eric, MD

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    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    comprehensive ophthalmology, complex cataracts

  • Swanner, Jason C., MD, FACS

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    Professor

    Areas of Interest
    glaucoma, anterior segment surgery, cataract surgery

  • Tauscher, Rob, MD

    TauscherAssistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus

  • Thomason, Kayla, L., OD

    Clinical Instructor thomason web

    Areas of Interest
    primary eye care, ocular disease, contact lenses 



  • Thompson, Timothy, OD

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    Assistant Professor

    Areas of Interest
    comprehensive optometry

  • Vaphiades, Michael S., DO

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    Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Electrophysiology Services; Professor

    Area of Interest
    neuro-ophthalmology

  • Witherspoon, C. Douglas, MD, FACS

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    Professor Emeritus

    Areas of Interest
    vitreoretinal surgery, ocular trauma, microsurgical instrument development and translational research/retinal gene therapy