Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Service, Director of Retinopathy of Prematurity Service, Associate Ophthalmology Residency Program Director, West Virginia University Eye Institute I obtained my medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University- Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine in 1994. I currently serve as the Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the West Virginia University Eye Institute after being in academic medicine for over nineteen years. My other role in the ophthalmology department is improving our electronic medical record experience through the use of resident quality improvement projects. After graduating medical school, I obtained a Masterís Degree in Health Evaluation Science which provided me the knowledge to design/implement clinical trials. I have since participated in the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigative Group which has produced numerous studies which have changed our current approach to how we care for children with amblyopia or strabismus. My current research focus is studying the effects of Proparacaine on physiologic instability after retinopathy of prematurity eye exams in fragile premature infants. In addition to this, I am also studying the barriers to use of Proparacaine by providers of eye care to premature infants. My aim is to improve the quality of eye care provided to all premature infants worldwide.
Retinopathy of Prematurity, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Amblyopia, Strabismus.