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Kristin Anderson, OD, FAAO

Dr. Kristin Anderson is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. She completed her residency in hospital-based/rehabilitative optometry at Jesse Brown VAMC/Hines VA Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Following her residency, Dr. Anderson served three years as a Captain in the United States Air Force and was an associate in private practice in Maryland. Prior to joining the SCO faculty in 2000, she served as Chief of Optometry Service at the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home in Washington D.C. Dr. Anderson holds the rank of Professor and currently serves as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Southern College of Optometry (SCO). In this role, her responsibilities include overseeing the college’s alumni relations, fundraising, marketing and communications programs, Continuing Education and the Hayes Center for Practice Excellence. Additionally, she has held administrative appointments as the College's Director of Continuing Education, Primary Care Residency Supervisor and as the Chief of Low Vision and Rehabilitation Services in The Eye Center. Dr. Anderson has been active in the optometric community throughout her career serving in a number of volunteer leadership positions including: Chair of the Development Directors and CE Directors Special Interest Groups for the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO). She has also been SCO's lead investigator for the National Institute of Health (NIH) funded Amblyopia Treatment Study site at SCO and Chief Examiner for the development of the injections assessment for the National Board of Examinations in Optometry (NBEO). She is a member of many professional organizations, both locally and nationally.

 

Christopher Borgman, OD, FAAO

Dr. Chris Borgman is currently a clinical instructor and faculty member at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology at Central College in Pella, Iowa and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry. Following graduation, Dr. Borgman completed a one-year residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, Illinois.

Prior to joining the faculty at SCO, Dr. Borgman spent three years in a multi-doctor, private ophthalmology practice in Des Moines, Iowa which specialized in primary care, ocular disease, cataract surgery, and laser refractive surgery. He is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Tennessee Association of Optometry Physicians (TAOP), West Tennessee Optometric Physicians Society, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He has authored many journal articles published on the topics of various ocular disease conditions, and has lectured in multiple continuing education venues on the topics of optometric billing/coding and other primary care ocular diseases.

Dr. Borgman currently supervises students in a clinical setting at The Eye Center at SCO and is also a course instructor in the classroom for the Ocular Pharmacology, Integrative Analysis, and Systemic Pathology courses at SCO. His areas of professional interest include: didactic and clinical education of students as well as primary care, ocular disease, ocular manifestations of systemic disease, neuro-optometry, and billing/coding.

Dr. Borgman enjoys spending time with his wife and little daughter, and is a slow-pitch softball and baseball enthusiast.

 

Patricia M. Cisarik, OD, PhD

Dr. Cisarik is a 1987 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.  She practiced optometry for 2 years in a large group practice and 9 years with an ophthalmologist in the mountains of southwest Virginia.  Dr. Cisarik returned to school and received her PhD in Vision Science from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2005.  She has teaching experience at the University of Houston College of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, and has been at Southern College of Optometry for the last 7 years.  Dr. Cisarik teaches visual perception to first year students, basic concepts of binocular vision to second year students, and neuro eye disease to third year students.  Additionally, Dr. Cisarik works with students in the Summer Research Program at Southern College of Optometry, helping them to develop small projects that investigate aspects of perception and their relationship to clinical measures.

 

Daniel Fuller, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Daniel G. Fuller, OD, FAAO, FSLS is a 1984 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He began his career in a hospital-based setting in the US Navy.  He spent 15 years in private practice as owner of a multi-site solo practice emphasizing medical eye and specialty contact lens services. His academic career began in 1987 and currently holds the rank of associate professor. Present duties include Chief, Cornea Contact Lens Service/Tear Well Advanced Dry Eye Treatment and Supervisor of the Cornea Contact Lens Refractive Surgery residency at The Eye Center, Southern College of Optometry. He lectures nationally, has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers, posters and performed numerous original clinical research as well as clinical trials. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society.

 

Christopher Lievens, OD, MS, FAAO

Chris Lievens is the Chief of Staff and Professor at Southern College of Optometry.  Dr. Lievens has been employed in private practice, an ophthalmology referral center and he served in the United States Air Force.  Dr. Lievens is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a Region Chair of the Academy’s Admittance Committee.  He is currently on the Part III Council of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and has a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration.  Dr. Lievens conducts research in glaucoma, dry eye, uveitis and contact lens care.  Dr. Lievens is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Association for Vision and Research in Ophthalmology.