Course Overview


Stephanie Adams, OD, PhD

Denise Alexopoulos, OD, FAAO

Christine Allison, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

John Baker, OD, MSEd

Barclay W. Bakkum, DC, PhD

Tahira Bedgood, BS

Raman Bhakhri, OD

Chelsea Bradley, OD

Brittney Brady, OD

Elyse L. Chaglasian, OD, FAAO

Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO

Robert Donati, PhD

Katie Foreman, OD, FAAO

Kelly A. Frantz, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

Stephanie Fromstein, OD, FAAO

Helen M. Gabriel, OD, FAAO

Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD, FAAO

Greta Gregg, OD

Jennifer S. Harthan, OD, FAAO

Kathryn Hohs, OD

Erica Ittner, OD

Valerie Kattouf, OD

Darren Koenig, OD, PhD

Katherine Lynch, OD, FAAO

Michelle K. Man, OD, FAAO

Tracy Matchinski, OD, FAAO

Mallory McLaughlin, OD

Heather McLeod, OD, FAAO

Janice McMahon, OD, FAAO

Leonard Messner, OD, FAAO

Stephanie Messner, OD, FAAO

Christina Morettin, OD, FAAO

Tricia L. Newman, OD, FAAO

Dominick L. Opitz, OD, FAAO

Yi Pang, MD, OD, PhD, FAAO

Jaymeni Patel, OD, FAAO

Andria Pihos, OD, FAAO

Danielle Piser, OD

Harneet Randhawa, OD, FAAO

Daniel K. Roberts, OD, PhD

Anne Rozwat, OD, FAAO

Patricia Salazar, OD

Navjit K. Sanghera, OD, FAAO

Darrell G. Schlange, OD, DOS, FAAO

Lindsay Sicks, OD, FAAO

Ashley Speilburg, OD, FAAO

Wendy J. Stone, OD, FAAO

Bruce Teitelbaum, OD, FAAO

Christine Weber, MLS

Janis E. Winters, OD, FAAO

Elizabeth Wyles, OD, FAAO

Xiaohua Zhuang, PhD

Rebecca K. Zoltoski, PhD

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Academic Calendar


Patricia Salazar, OD

Assistant Professor of Optometry




Why ICO?

ICO provides an exceptional didactic and clinical experience for students. Faculty are dedicated to serving a diverse patient population and shape students into well-rounded clinicians. ICO’s reputable history in iconic Chicago make it an ideal location to live in and learn optometry.


Dr. Salazar graduated from the University of California – Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Biology and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 2010. 

Dr. Salazar served as an active duty optometrist in the United States Navy from 2010 to 2014 and remains an active member of the United States Navy Reserve where she holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander. 

She began her career at ICO as a staff optometrist within the Diabetic Eye Center and transitioned to the role of Assistant Professor in 2020. She spends most of her time working with second, third, and fourth year students and residents in their clinical rotations within Primary Care, Advanced Care, and the Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging.

Special Interests

Ocular Disease, Primary Care


2010 New England College of Optometry, OD

2005 University of California – Davis, BS


2015-present Illinois College of Optometry

2014-2015 Spex Optical, Inc.

2010-2014 United States Navy

Awards & Honors

2014, 2017, 2019 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals

Professional Organizations

Member, American Academy of Optometry

Member, American Optometric Association

Member, Illinois Optometric Association

Member, Armed Forces Optometric Society

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