Faculty

Full Time Faculty

Andrés Pagán, O.D., M.P.H.

Andrés Pagán, O.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor/ Dean of the School of Optometry

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTEREST Contact Lens Public Health in Optometry Ocular Pharmacology Primary Eyecare Procedures EDUCATION Master’s in Public Health (MPH), Medical...

Angel F. Romero, O.D.

Angel F. Romero, O.D.

Associate Professor/ Dean of Academic Affairs

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Developmental Vision Vision Therapy Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation EDUCATION 1985 – 1989 University of Puerto Rico: Rio Piedras Campus 1989...

Damaris Pagán, O.D., M.P.H.

Damaris Pagán, O.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor/ Dean of Clinical Affairs

TEACHING/ RESEARCH INTEREST Public Health Optometry Epidemiology Social aspects influencing health status EDUCATION                       MPH University of Puerto Rico, RCM-...

Dick Robles, B.S.

Dick Robles, B.S.

Instructor/ Chief of Optical Dispenser

TEACHING Ophthalmic Optics Lab APO 3 EDUCATION Bachelor’s degree, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (1985) Optical Diploma in...

Héctor C. Santiago, O.D., PhD

Héctor C. Santiago, O.D., PhD

Full Professor/ Director of Research

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Teaching Interests Cultural Competence Visual Perception Pediatric Optometry Research Interests Refractive, visual and perceptual characteristics of children and...

Iris R. Cabello, O.D.

Iris R. Cabello, O.D.

Assistant Professor/ Dean of Students Affairs

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Primary Care Clinic Cornea and Contact Lenses EDUCATION Doctor of Optometry Inter American University of P.R., School of...

Jacqueline Deval, O.D.

Jacqueline Deval, O.D.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/RESERCH INTERES Primary care lab 1,2 &3 EDUCATION Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus...

John Mordi, O.D.

John Mordi, O.D.

Full Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTEREST Electro-diagnostics Visual Function Clinic Current Research Interests Selective studies of eye movement and clinical electrophysiology characteristics in TBI,...

José Díaz Nazario, M.D.

José Díaz Nazario, M.D.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTEREST Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Human Genetics EDUCATION Residents Training Program in Clinical Cytogenetics at Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota...

Juan D. Morales, O.D.

Juan D. Morales, O.D.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Ophthalmic optical innovations in the area of progressive addition lenses Photochromic advances in lenses Optical advances in contact...

Karen Gil, M.D., M.H.S.N.

Karen Gil, M.D., M.H.S.N.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTEREST Ocular Anatomy and Physiology Anterior/Posterior Ocular Diseases Systemic Biomedical Science General Health, Nutrition, Vitamin D Surgery Procedures EDUCATION...

Luis A. Lugo, O.D.

Luis A. Lugo, O.D.

Assistant Professor/ Chief COSSMA Cidra Clinic

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS  Primary eyecare optometry in a multidisciplinary setting.   EDUCATION  Fellowship, Primary Care Optometry, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School...

Luis R. Ruíz, O.D.

Luis R. Ruíz, O.D.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/ RESEARCH INTERESTS    Sports Vision Vision Therapy Community Service Prosthetic Eye Clinic EDUCATION Doctorate Degree in Optometry from Inter...

Manuel A. Conde, O.D.

Manuel A. Conde, O.D.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/ RESEARCH INTERESTS Cornea and Contact Lenses Primary Eye Care EDUCATION Fellowship, Primary Eye Care IAU of PR School of...

Marta N. Rivera, O.D.

Marta N. Rivera, O.D.

Assistant Professor/ Director of the Externship Program

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Pediatric Low Vision Research pathological conditions RESC Study Central Corneal Thickness in the Hispanic Population Association between Alzheimer’s...

Mayra Rullán, O.D.

Mayra Rullán, O.D.

Full Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Neuro Eye disease and Ocular Disease EDUCATION Residency in Hospital Based Optometry at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Hospital,...

Neisha M. Rodríguez, O.D., M.P.H.-G

Neisha M. Rodríguez, O.D., M.P.H.-G

Associate Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTEREST Low Vision and Blindness Geriatrics Visual Rehabilitation Epidemiology Visual manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease. Teaching Experience Taught classes in...

Nilda Lorente, O.D.

Nilda Lorente, O.D.

Assistant Professor/ Chief Caguas Clinic

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Clinical instructor Clinical Ground Rounds Research interests Incidence of retinal disease in PR’s pediatric population Exophthalmometry values in PR’s...

Vassilios Boulougoris, O.D.

Vassilios Boulougoris, O.D.

Associate Professor

TEACHING/ RESEARCH INTERESTS Teaching interests Ocular Disease and specifically Retinal Disease and Glaucoma  Refractive Surgery and Corneal Disease  Infectious Diseases...

Yvette Mercado, O.D.

Yvette Mercado, O.D.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Primary Care Optometry and Ocular Diseases with emphasis on Anterior Segment disorders EDUCATION Doctor of Optometry- Inter American...

Zulmaris Torres, O.D.

Zulmaris Torres, O.D.

Assistant Professor/ Chief San Cristobal Health Center Satellite Optometry Clinic

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Neuroscience Glaucoma Ocular Pharmacology Ocular disease EDUCATION Residency in Primary Eye Care from Inter American University of PR School...

Part Time Faculty

  • Ariette AcevedoO.D.
  • Doris Antúnez, O.D.
  • Lourdes A. Díaz, O.D.
  • Pedro J. Gorbea, O.D.
  • María A. Hernández, O.D.
  • Magda Matos, O.D.
  • Margaret Matos, O.D.
  • Mónica Nieves, O.D.
  • Rosa Ojeda, O.D.
  • Salvador L. Pérez, O.D.
  • José Piña, O.D.
  • Paloma Purcell, Ph.D.
  • Walter Ramírez, O.D.
  • Katherine Rivera, O.D.
  • María L. Robles, O.D.
  • Rubén Román, O.D.
  • Adriana Santiago, M.A.
  • Heriberto Vazquez, O.D.

Affiliate Professors

  • Paul Ajamian Omni, OD
  • Gary Berman, OD
  • Eugenio Bird, MD
  • John Brand, OD
  • Aristides Carcamo, OD
  • Wilfredo Cruz, OD
  • Manuel Del Toro, MDHieu Do, OD
  • Omar El- Houchaimi, OD
  • Charles Domínguez, OD
  • Michael W. Foote, MD
  • Christopher Frey, OD
  • Mark Gottlieb, OD
  • Jeannine Gutierrez, OD
  • Steven Gutierrez, OD
  • Melinda Gruszka, OD
  • Harry Hamburger, MD
  • Tarek Hatoum, OD
  • Michael L. Haynes, OD
  • Reyna Hernández, OD
  • Stacy Hinkemeyer Colatrella, OD
  • Rizwan Jaffer, OD
  • Cody Kidd, OD
  • Ray Kim, OD
  • Eric Lee, OD
  • Carlos Manrique, MD
  • Margaret Matos, OD
  • Michele Miranda, OD
  • Amanda Miskewicz Zastrow, OD
  • Joseph Myers, OD
  • Leonora Orloff, OD
  • Rolando Ortiz, OD
  • Stefania Paniccia, OD
  • Regina Portocarrero, OD
  • James Powers, OD
  • Kristina Rhodes, OD
  • Matthew Rodríguez, OD
  • Saras Rustagi, OD
  • Pankaj Shah, OD
  • Tom Spetalnick, OD
  • Julia Terry, OD
  • James Thimons, OD
  • Toan Tran, OD
  • Thanh Truong, OD
  • Claude Valenti, OD
  • Catherine Vicci, OD
  • Brian Wadman, OD
  • Jan Weitz, OD
  • Pamela Wise, OD
  • Christine Wisecarver, OD
Marta N. Rivera, O.D.

Marta N. Rivera, O.D.

Assistant Professor/ Director of the Externship Program

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Pediatric Low Vision Research pathological conditions RESC Study Central Corneal Thickness in the Hispanic Population Association between Alzheimer’s...

Zulmaris Torres, O.D.

Zulmaris Torres, O.D.

Assistant Professor/ Chief San Cristobal Health Center Satellite Optometry Clinic

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Neuroscience Glaucoma Ocular Pharmacology Ocular disease EDUCATION Residency in Primary Eye Care from Inter American University of PR School...

Héctor C. Santiago, O.D., PhD

Héctor C. Santiago, O.D., PhD

Full Professor/ Director of Research

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Teaching Interests Cultural Competence Visual Perception Pediatric Optometry Research Interests Refractive, visual and perceptual characteristics of children and...

Mayra Rullán, O.D.

Mayra Rullán, O.D.

Full Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Neuro Eye disease and Ocular Disease EDUCATION Residency in Hospital Based Optometry at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Hospital,...

Luis R. Ruíz, O.D.

Luis R. Ruíz, O.D.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/ RESEARCH INTERESTS    Sports Vision Vision Therapy Community Service Prosthetic Eye Clinic EDUCATION Doctorate Degree in Optometry from Inter...

Karen Gil, M.D., M.H.S.N.

Karen Gil, M.D., M.H.S.N.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTEREST Ocular Anatomy and Physiology Anterior/Posterior Ocular Diseases Systemic Biomedical Science General Health, Nutrition, Vitamin D Surgery Procedures EDUCATION...

Angel F. Romero, O.D.

Angel F. Romero, O.D.

Associate Professor/ Dean of Academic Affairs

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Developmental Vision Vision Therapy Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation EDUCATION 1985 – 1989 University of Puerto Rico: Rio Piedras Campus 1989...

Neisha M. Rodríguez, O.D., M.P.H.-G

Neisha M. Rodríguez, O.D., M.P.H.-G

Associate Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTEREST Low Vision and Blindness Geriatrics Visual Rehabilitation Epidemiology Visual manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease. Teaching Experience Taught classes in...

Dick Robles, B.S.

Dick Robles, B.S.

Instructor/ Chief of Optical Dispenser

TEACHING Ophthalmic Optics Lab APO 3 EDUCATION Bachelor’s degree, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (1985) Optical Diploma in...

Damaris Pagán, O.D., M.P.H.

Damaris Pagán, O.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor/ Dean of Clinical Affairs

TEACHING/ RESEARCH INTEREST Public Health Optometry Epidemiology Social aspects influencing health status EDUCATION                       MPH University of Puerto Rico, RCM-...

Andrés Pagán, O.D., M.P.H.

Andrés Pagán, O.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor/ Dean of the School of Optometry

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTEREST Contact Lens Public Health in Optometry Ocular Pharmacology Primary Eyecare Procedures EDUCATION Master’s in Public Health (MPH), Medical...

John Mordi, O.D.

John Mordi, O.D.

Full Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTEREST Electro-diagnostics Visual Function Clinic Current Research Interests Selective studies of eye movement and clinical electrophysiology characteristics in TBI,...

Juan D. Morales, O.D.

Juan D. Morales, O.D.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Ophthalmic optical innovations in the area of progressive addition lenses Photochromic advances in lenses Optical advances in contact...

Yvette Mercado, O.D.

Yvette Mercado, O.D.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Primary Care Optometry and Ocular Diseases with emphasis on Anterior Segment disorders EDUCATION Doctor of Optometry- Inter American...

Luis A. Lugo, O.D.

Luis A. Lugo, O.D.

Assistant Professor/ Chief COSSMA Cidra Clinic

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS  Primary eyecare optometry in a multidisciplinary setting.   EDUCATION  Fellowship, Primary Care Optometry, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, School...

Nilda Lorente, O.D.

Nilda Lorente, O.D.

Assistant Professor/ Chief Caguas Clinic

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Clinical instructor Clinical Ground Rounds Research interests Incidence of retinal disease in PR’s pediatric population Exophthalmometry values in PR’s...

José Díaz Nazario, M.D.

José Díaz Nazario, M.D.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTEREST Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Human Genetics EDUCATION Residents Training Program in Clinical Cytogenetics at Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota...

Jacqueline Deval, O.D.

Jacqueline Deval, O.D.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/RESERCH INTERES Primary care lab 1,2 &3 EDUCATION Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus...

Manuel A. Conde, O.D.

Manuel A. Conde, O.D.

Assistant Professor

TEACHING/ RESEARCH INTERESTS Cornea and Contact Lenses Primary Eye Care EDUCATION Fellowship, Primary Eye Care IAU of PR School of...

Iris R. Cabello, O.D.

Iris R. Cabello, O.D.

Assistant Professor/ Dean of Students Affairs

TEACHING/RESEARCH INTERESTS Primary Care Clinic Cornea and Contact Lenses EDUCATION Doctor of Optometry Inter American University of P.R., School of...

Vassilios Boulougoris, O.D.

Vassilios Boulougoris, O.D.

Associate Professor

TEACHING/ RESEARCH INTERESTS Teaching interests Ocular Disease and specifically Retinal Disease and Glaucoma  Refractive Surgery and Corneal Disease  Infectious Diseases...

  • Ariette Acevedo, O.D.
  • Doris Antunez, O.D.
  • Lourdes A. Díaz, O.D.
  • Pedro J. Gorbea, O.D.
  • María A. Hernández, O.D.
  • Magda Matos, O.D.
  • Margaret Matos, O.D.
  • Mónica Nieves, O.D.
  • Rosa Ojeda, O.D.
  • Salvador L. Pérez, O.D.
  • José Piña, O.D.
  • Paloma Purcell, Ph.D.
  • Walter Ramírez, O.D.
  • Katherine Rivera, O.D.
  • María L. Robles, O.D.
  • Rubén Román, O.D.
  • Adriana Santiago, M.A.
  • Heriberto Vazquez, O.D.
  • Paul Ajamian Omni, OD
  • Gary Berman, OD
  • Eugenio Bird, MD
  • John Brand, OD
  • Aristides Carcamo, OD
  • Wilfredo Cruz, OD
  • Manuel Del Toro, MD
  • Hieu Do, OD
  • Omar El- Houchaimi, OD
  • Charles Domínguez, OD
  • Michael W. Foote, MD
  • Christopher Frey, OD
  • Mark Gottlieb, OD
  • Jeannine Gutierrez, OD
  • Steven Gutierrez, OD
  • Melinda Gruszka, OD
  • Harry Hamburger, MD
  • Tarek Hatoum, OD
  • Michael L. Haynes, OD
  • Reyna Hernández, OD
  • Stacy Hinkemeyer Colatrella, OD
  • Rizwan Jaffer, OD
  • Cody Kidd, OD
  • Ray Kim, OD
  • Eric Lee, OD
  • Carlos Manrique, MD
  • Margaret Matos, OD
  • Michele Miranda, OD
  • Amanda Miskewicz Zastrow, OD
  • Joseph Myers, OD
  • Leonora Orloff, OD
  • Rolando Ortiz, OD
  • Stefania Paniccia, OD
  • Regina Portocarrero, OD
  • James Powers, OD
  • Kristina Rhodes, OD
  • Matthew Rodríguez, OD
  • Saras Rustagi, OD
  • Pankaj Shah, OD
  • Tom Spetalnick, OD
  • Julia Terry, OD
  • James Thimons, OD
  • Toan Tran, OD
  • Thanh Truong, OD
  • Claude Valenti, OD
  • Catherine Vicci, OD
  • Brian Wadman, OD
  • Jan Weitz, OD
  • Pamela Wise, OD
  • Christine Wisecarver, OD