Residency Faculty - WJB Dorn VAMC | SCO
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Richard Gardner, OD, FAAO
Chief of Optometry and Residency Supervisor

Dr. Gardner received his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He has worked with the Veterans Administration since 2003 following the completion of his residency training at the Dorn VA Medical Center. Two of these years were spent at a VA outpatient clinic in Oregon.

Dr. Gardner currently holds adjunct faculty status with three colleges and has previously served as the student program supervisor. Dr. Gardner is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and has completed the NBEO's Advanced Competency in Medical Optometry. He has submitted numerous posters to regional CE meetings and is actively involved in publishing.


W. Jeff McGill, OD, FAAO
Staff Optometrist

Dr. McGill graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. After varied private practice experiences in rural and urban areas of North Carolina, Dr. McGill served as a commissioned officer with the Indian Health Service (IHS). Experiences with the IHS involved full scope primary eye care to the Navajo population, serving as adjunct faculty for optometry students, and lectures to fellow OD’s as well as hospital physicians. He joined the Dorn VAMC in 1994.

Dr. McGill previously served as Chief of Optometry for the Dorn VAMC. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and has several published works in refereed journals. Dr. McGill has also submitted many posters on ocular disease topics with SECO International. He has lectured to the Columbia area (Midlands) Optometric Society and SC Optometric Summer Conference on various eye care topics. Dr. McGill regularly participates in weekly Grand Rounds eye conferences at Dorn VAMC, lecturing to optometry staff, residents, and students on various eye-related topics. Dr. McGill has twice traveled to Haiti for eye care mission trips.


Anthony Van Alstine OD, MS, FAAO
Residency/Externship Supervisor


JulieAnne M. Roper, OD, MS
Chief, Low Vision/Contact Lens Specialty Clinic


Michelle E. Brown, OD
Externship Co-Supervisor


Sarah R. Wilson, OD
Externship Co-Supervisor