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Erik Mothersbaugh, OD, FAAO


Email: emothersbaugh@ico.edu
Phone: 312-949-7754

Assistant Professor; Primary Care Educational Coordinator

Biography

Since I first arrived at ICO for my admissions interview over ten years ago, I felt a strong sense of connection to the campus culture and surrounding community. The students are collaborative rather than competitive, the faculty are personally invested in students’ growth, and the administration is committed to supporting and adapting the academic program to help students succeed.

Special Interests
Physician/Industry Relationships, Clinical Teaching, Optics
Education

2013  Illinois College of Optometry, Primary Care and Ocular Disease Residency
2012  Illinois College of Optometry, OD
2008  Augustana College, BA

Experience

2013-present  KMK Educational Services
2013-present
  Illinois College of Optometry
2012-2014 Hawthorn Woods Family Eye Care

Awards and Honors

2012  Faculty Scholarship, Illinois College of Optometry
2012  Alumni Association Scholarship, Illinois College of Optometry
2012  Richard J. O’Brien II Memorial Award, Illinois College of Optometry
2012  Vistakon Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care
2012  “Best in Class,” Vision Monday
2010, 2012 Wildermuth Foundation Scholarship, Illinois College of Optometry
2009, 2011  Cribb Leadership & Service Award, Illinois College of Optometry
2009  Colleague of the Year Award, Illinois College of Optometry
Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society
Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society
Tomb and Key Optometric Honor Fraternity

Professional Organizations

Fellow, American Academy of Optometry
Member, American Optometric Association
Member, Illinois Optometric Association
Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

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