Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of New Optometrist

Dean McGee Eye Institute Announces Appointment of New Optometrist

OKLAHOMA CITY— The Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) today announced the appointment of optometrist Dr. Jamie Rodriguez, who is now seeing patients at the Institute’s Oklahoma Health Center facility in Oklahoma City. Her clinical focus will be on same-day and short-term appointment needs as well as contact lens services.

Dr. Rodriguez conducted her graduate work at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Doctor of Optometry degree. In addition, she completed training in external and anterior segment disease at the Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Muskogee. She pursued her undergraduate education at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas, and earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry (summa cum laude).

“Dr. Rodriguez already has established a very special personal and professional relationship with the Dean McGee Eye Institute. She is a second-generation member of the DMEI family as her father, Jaime Rodriguez, has worked with us for 39 of the Institute’s 40 years. Dr. Jamie Rodriguez previously served the Eye Institute in a number of roles as she completed her optometric education,” said Gregory L. Skuta, MD, DMEI President and CEO and Edward L. Gaylord Professor and Chair of the OU Department of Ophthalmology.

About the Dean McGee Eye Institute
The Dean McGee Eye Institute is dedicated to serving all Oklahomans and the global community through excellence and leadership in patient care, education and vision research. It is one of the largest and most respected centers for medical and surgical eye care in the United States and houses the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Its research and training programs are among the most highly regarded in the country. Twenty-two of the Institute’s ophthalmologists are listed in the Best Doctors in America and/or Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors; its Director of Vision Research is a Past President of the International Society for Eye Research, Past Vice President of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and a recipient of ARVO’s prestigious Proctor Medal; two members of the faculty are recent or current directors of the American Board of Ophthalmology; three serve or have recently served on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology; one is Vice Chair of the Residency Review Committee in Ophthalmology for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education; and one is the Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a Past President of the American Glaucoma Society. For more information, visit www.dmei.org.
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