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John Baker, OD, MSEd

Associate Professor; Associate Dean for Education

Phone: 312-949-7173
Office: 2109


After completing a residency in primary care at the Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Dr. Baker joined the faculty of the Illinois College of Optometry in 1985. He has held various roles at the college including Chief of a Primary Care Module, Primary Care Residency Coordinator, Director of Residency Programs and Chairperson for Clinical Education. In his current role as Assistant Dean for Patient Care Education, he works to provide students the best clinical experience possible during each stage of their didactic and clinical education.

Special Interests

Primary care


1999  Northern Illinois University, MSEd
1985  The Eye Institute at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Primary Care Residency
1984  Pennsylvania College of Optometry, OD
1979  Binghamton University, BS


1985-2011, 2012-present  Illinois College of Optometry
2011-2012  Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Professional Organizations

American Optometric Association
Illinois Optometric Association