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Chirag Patel, OD, FAAO

Chirag Patel, OD, FAAO

Chirag Patel, OD, FAAO, joined the clinical staff of BostonSight in February 2014. Dr. Patel earned his Doctor of Optometry from Nova Southeastern University in 2011, where he was a Dean's List student. He holds two Bachelor of Science degrees - one in Biology from Creighton University, and one in Vision Science from Nova Southeastern University. 

Prior to coming to BostonSight, Dr. Patel completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cornea and contact lens at the University of Houston College of Optometry. During his fellowship, Dr. Patel specialized in complex contact lens design and routinely managed patients with a wide variety of corneal conditions. In addition, he was involved in clinical research as an investigator for the Texas Eye Research and Technology center. Dr. Patel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a member of numerous professional groups, including the American Optometric Association.

Cirriculum Vitae

Positions Held

2013 - present - Clinical Associate
BostonSight, Needham, MA

2011 - 2012 · Therapeutic Optometrist
Wal-Mart Vision Center ( Dr. Julie T Nguyen PLLC.), Lake Jackson, TX

2010 - 2011 · Optometric Externships
• The Eye Centers of Drs. Davis and Morris, Pembroke Pines, FL
• Eye Centers of South Florida, Miami, FL

Education

June 2013 · Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry

2012 - 2013 · Post - Doctoral Cornea & Contact Lens Fellowship
Texas Eye Research and Technology Center & University of Houston, Houston, TX

May 2011 · Doctor of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University · Davie, FL

May 2011 · Bachelor of Science in Vision Science Nova Southeastern University · Davie, FL

May 2007 · Bachelor of Science in Biology Creighton University · Omaha, NE

Relevant Course Work

2010 · Clinical rotations in Primary Care, Contact Lenses, Pediatrics, and Low Vision

Certifications

2012 · Orthokeratology - Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT): Paragon Vision Sciences, Vision Shaping Treatment (VST) BE Retainer: Bausch & Lomb

2012 · Kerasoft IC - Soft lens designed for irregular corneal astigmatism: Bausch & Lomb

2012 · Injections: intramuscular, subcutaneous, and intra-dermal - Nova Southeastern University

Research

2013 · Non-Infectious Corneal and Conjunctival Pathology Optical and Anterior Segment Assessment - Texas Eye Research and Technology Center, University of Houston - College of Optometry

Publications

1. Patel, C, Asaria, S. "An Overview of Contemporary Contact Lens Practice." Advanced Ocular Care 4.1 (2013): 45-46. Print.

2. Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy Management with Penetrating Keratoplasty and Contact Lenses, American Academy of Optometry 2012

3. An Unusual Case of Early Onset Acute Corneal Hydrops, SECO 2013

Scholarly Activities

2015 · Management of a Persistent Corneal Epithelial Defect following Penetrating Keratoplasty. Presented at the American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

2013 · Case Presentations at the UH/GPLI Specialty Lens Practice Seminar in Dallas, Texas 2013 · Participation in The Academy for Eye Care Excellence in Fort Worth, Texas
2013 · Case Presentation at Southeastern Council of Optometry Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia

2012 · Participation in the Gas Permeable Lens Institute Resident Program in Memphis, Tennessee

Awards and Grants

2013 · Travel Grant, Cornea and Contact Lens Section, American Optometric Association

2012 · Travel Fellowship, Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Section, American Academy of Optometry

2008 & 2009 · Deans List, College of Optometry, Nova Southeastern University

Organizations and Volunteer Experience

2008 - 2013 · American Academy of Optometry

2008 - 2013 · American Optometric Association

2008 - 2011 · Beta Sigma Kappa: Optometric Honor Society

2004 - 2007 · Alpha Phi Omega: National Service Fraternity

2005 - 2006 · Habitat for Humanity, Creighton University

2001 - 2003 · Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Sheridan, WY

Licenses

2011 - Current · Optometric Glaucoma Specialist · Texas Optometry Board

Senior Staff

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Gene Guselli, President and CEO
Gene Guselli, President and CEO

Gene P. Guselli
President and CEO

Manoel Carvalho, Manager of Lab Operations
Manoel Carvalho, Manager of Lab Operations

Manoel Carvalho
Lab Manager

Melinda Kimball, Human Resources and Payroll Manager
Melinda Kimball, Human Resources and Payroll Manager

Melinda Kimball
Human Resources and Payroll Manager

Ilene Knopping, Director of the BostonSight® Network
Ilene Knopping, Director of the BostonSight® Network

Ilene Knopping
Director of the BostonSight® Network

Darlene Riordan, Clinical Manager
Darlene Riordan, Clinical Manager

Darlene Riordan
Clinical Operations Manager

Tara Stepanian, Manager of Annual Giving Progrmas
Tara Stepanian, Manager of Annual Giving Progrmas

Tara Stepanian
Manager of Annual Giving Programs

Olga Tomashevaskaya, Director of Engineering
Olga Tomashevaskaya, Director of Engineering

Olga Tomashevskaya
Director of Engineering

Sara Yost, Chief Financial Officer
Sara Yost, Chief Financial Officer

Sara Yost
Chief Financial Officer

Staff

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Pedro Araujo
Pedro Araujo

Pedro Araujo
Lab Technician

Artur Barbosa
Artur Barbosa

Artur Barbosa
Lab Technician

Lynn Carter
Lynn Carter

Lynn Carter
Senior Patient Claims Representative

Kerri Cruz
Kerri Cruz
Rita DeFlaminis
Rita DeFlaminis

Rita DeFlaminis
Returning Patient Affairs Coordinator

Elizabeth Gibson
Elizabeth Gibson

Elizabeth Gibson
Clinic Technician

Daniel Gosselin
Daniel Gosselin

Daniel Gosselin
Lab Technician

Sabrina Grankewicz
Sabrina Grankewicz

Sabrina Grankewicz

Durable Medical Equipment Coordinator

Yudit Guzman
Yudit Guzman

Yudit Guzman
Lead Ophthalmic Technician

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Kim Levin
Kim Levin

Klimenty Levin
Software/Systems Engineer

Nancy Lemist
Nancy Lemist

Nancy Lemist
Clinical Support Manager

Isabell Ofgant
Isabell Ofgant

Isabell Ofgant
Patient Claims Representative

 

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Sue Sharer
Sue Sharer

Sue Sharer

Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Loren Stead
Loren Stead

Loren Stead
Patient Insurance Coordinator

Heidi Wolfe
Heidi Wolfe

Heidi Wolfe
Clinic Technician