Posted: Fullerton, CA, January 28, 2013
Optometric Educator, Clinician and Administrator Stan Woo, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., has been appointed Dean of the Southern California College of Optometry (SCCO). Dr. Woo has been the Chief of the Vision Rehabilitation Service, Founding Director of the UEI Center for Sight Enhancement, and Director of the Residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation at the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO). He will begin his new duties at SCCO in July 2013.
"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Woo to the SCCO Community," said SCCO President Kevin L. Alexander, O.D., Ph.D. "He brings a wealth of diverse expertise to the position encompassing academic, clinical and organizational aspects of optometry and health care."
Dr. Woo received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master’s in Vision Science from UHCO.
|The Southern California College of Optometry has appointed Stan Woo, O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., as its new Dean of Optometry. He is pictured with SCCO President Kevin L. Alexander, O.D., Ph.D., on SCCO's Fullerton campus.|
He also completed a residency in Low Vision Rehabilitation at UHCO. He is a Diplomate in Low Vision, American Academy of Optometry, and a Diplomate in Optometry, American Board of Optometry. He will be completing an executive MBA with a concentration in medical and health care management from Rice University in May.
Dr. Woo has served as President of the Texas Optometric Association and has been a volunteer with many professional organizations including the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, Department of Veterans Administration, American Optometric Association, and American Academy of Optometry. He has lectured nationally and internationally on many topics including vision rehabilitation, retinal disease and pharmacology.
Dr. Woo is married to Lisa Woo, O.D., and they have three children ages 8, 5 and 4.
About the Southern California College of Optometry
Established in 1904, SCCO is a private, non-profit, educational institution dedicated to educating today's minds to provide tomorrow's eye, vision and health care. SCCO grants a four-year, professional degree, Doctor of Optometry (OD) and a Master of Science in Vision Science (MS). The College announced, in August 2011, its plan to start a two-year Master's level Physician Assistant program, the first step in the development on an interprofessional health care campus. The College's superior clinical education program provides patient care experiences in community optometric clinics; exposure to the delivery of optometric care in multi-disciplinary settings; and experiences in practices serving a wide variety of ethnic and socio-economic patient groups. SCCO owns and operates two premier eye and vision care centers – the Eye Care Center located on its campus in Fullerton, CA, and the Optometric Center of Los Angeles located in south-central LA.