Dr. Ruth Trachimowicz completed her PhD in anatomy at the University of Michigan, a postdoctoral fellowship in retina research at Boston University School of Medicine, and upon completion of her post-doc she accepted a teaching position in anatomy at the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine. After four years, she decided to change career directions, completing her OD degree at the New England College of Optometry in 1987. Immediately after graduating from NECO, she joined the faculty at ICO. She teaches the human and ocular anatomy courses and also is actively involved in the first- and second-year optometry laboratories as well as the neuroanatomy labs. She has served on the NBEO Ocular/Visual Biology Subcommittee and has attended NBEO item writing conferences. She currently serves on Optometric Education's Editorial Review Board.
The desire to be able to combine my love of teaching & my clinical skills led me to choose a career at ICO, where a full-time anatomist was actively being sought. Twenty five years later, I still thoroughly enjoy working with the students and remarkably dedicated didactic & clinical faculty at ICO who are eager to share their knowledge and assist the students to become very competent clinicians well prepared for the National Board Examinations and well prepared to enter the field of optometry when they graduate from ICO.