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Greg R. Waldorf, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Associate Dean of Clinical Programs, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BS, Northeastern State University
OD, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma College of Optometry
Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Residency, Illinois College of Optometry

Phone: 508.373.5812
Email:
greg.waldorf@mcphs.edu

Dr. Greg Waldorf, Associate Dean of Clinical ProgramsDr. Greg Waldorf joined the faculty at the School of Optometry at MCPHS in 2015. Dr. Waldorf graduated from the Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in 1996 with both his undergraduate and optometry degrees. He completed a residency in pediatrics and binocular vision at the Illinois College of Optometry in 1997. Dr. Waldorf was in private practice for 18 years before becoming board certified by the American Board of Optometry in 2013. In 2014, Dr. Waldorf became a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Waldorf has been a member of the American Optometric Associate for 20 years. Dr. Waldorf’s clinical specialties include pediatrics, vision therapy, pediatric low vision, and special populations.


Louis A. Frank, OD, FAAO

Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Associate Professor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

OD, Massachusetts College of Optometry

Email: louis.frank@mcphs.edu
Phone:
774.243.3471

Dr. Louis FrankLouis Frank, OD, FAAO, was appointed associate professor of optometry at MCPHS in Worcester, MA, in September 2015. He previously served as an adjunct assistant professor of ophthalmology at Boston University Medical School, where his responsibilities included clinical low vision care as well as medical contact lens care. In this role, he taught optometry interns and ophthalmology residents. Dr. Frank also previously served as an associate professor of optometry at the New England College of Optometry for 25 years, and he continues to see patients at his private optometry practice in Massachusetts.

Dr. Frank has held various honorary offices in the American Academy of Optometry for more than 15 years. He is a past chairman of both the Academy of Optometry Low Vision Section and the Academy of Optometry Low Vision Diplomate Program. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. Dr. Frank holds Diplomate certification in both low vision and contact lens / refractive technologies, a distinction held by fewer than 50 optometrists in the United States. He is a veteran of the United States Army.


Joseph Stamm, OD, FAAO

Diplomate, American Academy of Optometry
Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Associate Professor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BS, State University of New York at Binghamton
OD, State University of New York College of Optometry

Email: joseph.stamm@mcphs.edu

Joseph Stamm, a faculty member of the School of Optometry and Eye and Vision Center.Dr. Joseph Stamm was appointed Associate Professor of Optometry at MCPHS in July 2018. Dr. Stamm is a 1982 graduate of the SUNY College of Optometry. After spending 19 years in private practice in Rochester, New York, he joined the full time faculty of the University of Rochester Medical Center's Flaum Eye Institute where he coordinated patient care in the Institute's refractive surgery center and was involved in the didactic and clinical education of the Institute's ophthalmology residents and fellows. In 2011, he returned to the SUNY College of Optometry in New York City as an Associate Clinical Professor and Chief of the Advanced Care Service of the College's University Eye Center. In that position, he oversaw daily operations of the Eye Center's ocular disease and contact lens clinics as well as precepting interns in the dry eye, cataract peri-operative care and contact lens clinics.

Dr. Stamm is a Fellow the American Academy of Optometry and was the first Refractive Technology Diplomate of the Academy's Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies. He is a Past-President of the New York State Optometric Association and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. Dr. Stamm's clinical interests include contact lenses, dry eye and anterior segment disease.


Leonard Contardo, OD

Assistant Professor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

OD, New England College of Optometry

Email: leonard.contardo@mcphs.edu
Phone: 508.373.5801

Dr. Leonard ContardoLeonard Contardo, OD, joined the School of Optometry at MCPHS in 2014. He teaches clinical skills at the Family Community Health Center to second-, third-, and fourth-year students. He is passionate about the education and well-being of his students and serves as faculty advisor to the Gold Key Club and the National Optometric Student Association. He was proud to attend the commencement ceremonies of the first graduating class of the School of Optometry at MCPHS.

A 1980 graduate of the New England College of Optometry, Dr. Contardo has been practicing optometry for more than 35 years. He began his career in private practice in both Worcester and Boston, MA, and served on the Massachusetts Board of Registration from 1988 through 1994. He was also a member of the Worcester County Medical Society’s Committee for the Underserved and provided care for underserved community members through his private practice. He is especially proud of his service on the board of directors of the North End Health Center from 1985 through 2000.

After discovering his passion for work in community health centers, Dr. Contardo left private practice to work full time at Great Brook Valley Health Center.

In 2006, he joined the faculty of the New England College of Optometry. During his time there, he served as director of vision care services at the Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center, where he was also a preceptor for second-, third-, and fourth-year students and was twice voted “Preceptor of the Year.”

One of his proudest accomplishments came in 2013, when he undertook a short-term contract to provide vision services to active and retired members of the military at the 66th Medical Squadron Family Health Clinic at Hanscom Air Force Base in Lexington, MA.

Dr. Contardo is known to share this anecdote with his students at MCPHS: “My career started 37 years ago on Pleasant Street in Worcester, and my optometric journey has brought me back to Worcester to finish my career. In Italian, we have a saying: ‘La forza del destino’ or ‘the force of destiny.’ I’m back and loving every minute of this journey!”


Kathryn Deliso, OD

Assistant Professor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BA, Wheaton College
OD, New England College of Optometry

Email: kathryn.deliso@mcphs.edu
Phone: 774.243.3476

Originally from the mountains of Colorado, Kathryn Deliso, OD, moved to Massachusetts to study at Wheaton College in Norton. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she completed her optometric education at the New England College of Optometry, where she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. She then completed specialty training and gained low vision experience at the Inova Fairfax Hospital Low Vision Center in Annandale, VA.

Dr. Deliso brings extensive knowledge to the School of Optometry at MCPHS, including expertise in vision rehabilitation for patients experiencing vision loss due to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and neurologic and genetic conditions. In addition to providing clinical preceptorship, she is a lecturer and lab instructor for the Low Vision and Geriatrics course. Her research interests include posterior segment ocular disease, retinal dystrophies, and neurorehabilitation.

Dr. Deliso is passionate about the benefits of a comprehensive low vision program and is committed to promoting a collaborative approach to best address the needs of the visually impaired.


Alia N. Khalaf, OD

Assistant Professor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BS Biology, Northeastern University,
OD, The New England College of Optometry
Residency in Community Health Optometry - Dorchester House Community Health Center, Dorchester, MA

Phone: 508.373.582
Email: alia.khalaf@mcphs.edu

Dr. Alia KhalafDr. Alia Khalaf was appointed Assistant Professor of Optometry at MCPHS in Worcester, Massachusetts in January 2016. She previously worked at a number of different community health centers across the state, treating patients in underserved communities. She continues her work at community health centers, but now in the capacity of clinical preceptor at the School of Optometry at MCPHS. Dr. Khalaf currently teaches the optometric theory and methods course, focusing on clinical laboratory procedures. Dr. Khalaf enjoys all aspects of teaching and aspires to conduct research in the areas of community health.

Dr. Khalaf was a member of the beta sigma kappa honor society and has received awards for academic and clinical excellence. Dr. Khalaf was an active member of VOSH and has also been involved in the Special Olympics Opening Eyes program, which provides free eye exams to participants of the Special Olympics. She has published a poster for the American Academy of Optometry on Sector Retinitis Pigmentosa.


Kathleen O’Leary, OD, FAAO

Assistant Professor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BS Biology, Juniata College
OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Pediatrics and Binocular Vision Residency, Illinois College of Optometry

Phone: 508.373.5760
Email:
kathleen.oleary@mcphs.edu

Dr. Kathleen O'LearyDr. Kathleen O’Leary was appointed Assistant Professor of Optometry at MCPHS in January of 2014. Dr. O’Leary teaches the Pediatric Optometry and Clinical Binocular Vision Courses at MCPHS University. She serves as a clinical preceptor in pediatrics at both the Eye and Vision Center and affiliated community health centers. She is also actively involved in providing vison screenings at local schools. Dr. O’Leary enjoys working with the underserved pediatric population.

Knowing she wanted to be an optometrist from an early age, Dr. O’Leary was able to complete her undergraduate degree in three years from Juniata College. She then went on to attend the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, where she graduated in 2011. Upon graduation, she completed a residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision at the Illinois College of Optometry.

Dr. O’Leary is the faculty advisor for the American Optometric Student Association and Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity. She travels to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua on mission trips with students to provide optometric care. Dr. O’Leary is a member of the American Optometric Association and College of Optometrists in Vision Development and is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. O’Leary is also an InfantSee provider.


Jami B. Parsons Malloy, OD

Assistant Professor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BS Biology, University of Hawaii at Hilo
OD, Illinois College of Optometry
Ocular Disease and Surgical Co-Management, Eye Care Associates of Nevada, Pacific University College of Optometry

Phone: 508.373.5764
Email:
jami.parsonsmalloy@mcphs.edu

Dr. Jami Parsons-MalloyDr. Jami Parsons Malloy was appointed Assistant Professor of Optometry at MCPHS in Worcester, Massachusetts in July 2015. After completing her residency in ocular disease and surgical co-management, Dr. Malloy moved to California where she practiced and managed an Eyexam of California, a licensed vision health care service plan, and provided comprehensive eye exams. She relocated to Massachusetts with her husband where she joined a high volume, multi-specialty clinic in the Boston area providing routine eye exams, co-management of surgical patients, emergency exams, and specialty contact lens fittings. Her desire to work in an academic setting and enrich the next generation of optometrists sparked her move to join the School of Optometry at MCPHS.

Dr. Malloy currently teaches Anterior Segment Ocular Disease I and II, Microbiology, and within the Optometric Theory and Methods tract. She also serves as a clinical preceptor, providing care in the Cornea and Contact Lens Clinic at the Eye and Vision Center. Her research interests include ocular rosacea, meibomian gland dysfunction, and dry eye.

Dr. Malloy is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, and is a candidate for Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry.


Joseph V. Papandrea, OD

Primary Care Clinical Preceptor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Phone: 508.852.1805
Email: joseph.papandrea@mcphs.edu

Joseph V. Papandrea, OD Primary Care Clinical Preceptor, School of Optometry at MCPHSDr. Joseph V. Papandrea joined the faculty at the School of Optometry at MCPHS in 2013, and has worked as a clinical preceptor at the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester, MA since the beginning of its collaboration with the University in 2015. His more than 30 years of experience in primary care includes work with private ophthalmology, commercial practice, in nursing homes, correctional facilities, and private practice. He is a graduate of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA and New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA. Outside of the optometry field, Dr. Papandrea enjoys playing classical and jazz accordion and has been a member of the American Federation of Musicians since high school. He lives in greater Worcester area with his wife and is the father of two graduate students.


Kristie Behrens, OD

Adjunct Instructor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BA, Wheaton College
OD, New England School of Optometry

Email: kristie.behrens@mcphs.edu

Dr. Kristie BehrensDr. Behrens joined the faculty at School of Optometry at MCPHS in 2014. She completed her undergraduate education at Wheaton College in Massachusetts and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry. She has been working in community health centers in Massachusetts since 2013. Her clinical interests include primary eye care and ocular disease.

 


Kathryn M. Chehade, OD

Adjunct Instructor (Clinical), School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BA, Boston University
OD, New England College of Optometry
Primary Care and Ocular Disease Residency, New England College of Optometry

Email: kathryn.chehade@mcphs.edu

Kathryn M. Chehade, OD Adjunct Instructor (Clinical), School of Optometry at MCPHSKathryn Chehade, O D joined the faculty at School of Optometry at MCPHS as an adjunct instructor in 2015. Dr. Chehade graduated from Boston University in 2009 with her undergraduate degree and from the New England College of Optometry in 2013 with her optometry degree. She completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the VA Boston Healthcare System - Brockton Campus through the New England College of Optometry in 2014. She has been working with optometry students in various settings since finishing her residency. Dr. Chehade’s clinical specialties include primary care and ocular disease.


Andrew J. Di Mattina, OD, FAAO

Adjunct Instructor (Clinical), School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BS Biology, SUNY Geneseo
OD SUNY College of Optometry
Ocular Disease Residency, Baltimore VAMC

Email: andrew.dimattina@mcphs.edu

Dr. Andrew J. Di MattinaAndrew J. Di Mattina, OD, FAAO, joined the School of Optometry at MCPHS in 2014 as an adjunct clinical instructor. He is a 2005 graduate of the SUNY College of Optometry and completed a residency in ocular disease at the Baltimore VAMC in 2006. Dr. Di Mattina is the chief of Optometry at the Manchester VAMC in Manchester, New Hampshire. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the academy’s lectures and workshop committee. He has lectured nationally and internationally, published peer-reviewed articles, and authored a book chapter on the topic of ocular disease.


William Freitas, OD

Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Adjunct Instructor (Ocular Disease), School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BS, University of Miami
OD, Nova Southeastern University

Phone: 508.373.5830
Email: william.freitas@mcphs.edu

Dr. William FreitasDr. William Freitas joined the faculty at the School of Optometry at MCPHS in 2012. Dr. Freitas graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Biology in 1996, and went on to complete his Doctor of Optometry degree at Nova Southeastern University in 2000. He became board certified by the American Board of Optometry in 2013 in anterior and posterior segment ocular disease. He has been in private practice since 2000 with a sub-specialty in treatment of Glaucoma. Dr. Freitas has hospital privileges and is on staff at Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Center of Rhode Island. He is the past president of the Rhode Island Optometric Association, and has served as Clinical Examiner for the National Boards of Examiners in Optometry. Dr. Freitas clinical specialties are glaucoma, ocular disease, and primary care optometry.


Angela Imperioli, OD

Adjunct Instructor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BS, University of Waterloo
OD, New England College of Optometry

Email: angela.imperioli@mcphs.edu

Dr. Angela ImperioliAngela Imperioli, OD received her Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from the University of Waterloo and her Doctor of Optometry from the New England College of Optometry. Dr. Imperioli has been in private practice for 24 years. She joined the School of Optometry at MCPHS in January 2013. Dr. Imperioli teaches optometric clinical skills in the laboratory and instructs students in the school’s primary care clinic.

 


Brian P Kiley, OD

Diplomate, American Board of Optometry
Adjunct Instructor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BS, University of Rhode Island
OD, Nova Southeastern University, Miami, Florida

Email: brian.kiley@mcphs.edu

Dr. Brian P. KileyBrian P. Kiley OD is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Optometry at MCPHS. He is on the medical staff and has hospital privileges at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island and Landmark Medical Center, and serves as the president of the Rhode Island Optometric Association. In the past, he has served as an examiner for the National Board of examiners in Optometry. Dr. Kiley has been featured on "Health News," a nationally broadcast radio series of medical topics, and has served as an examiner for the National Hockey League referees. Dr. Kiley was born and raised in Tiverton, Rhode Island. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island and his Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Miami, Florida.


Cynthia Normandie, OD

Adjunct Instructor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BA, Clark University
BS, Illinois College of Optometry
OD, Illinois College of Optometry

Email: cynthia.normandie@mcphs.edu

Dr. Cynthia Normandie received her bachelor of arts degree from Clark University and bachelor of science and doctor of optometry degrees from Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Normandie has been in private practice for almost thirty years and joined the School of Optometry at MCPHS in 2014. She is an adjunct instructor at the Family Community Health Center, which mainly serves Worcester's under-insured and refugee population.


Dr. David Pugliese, OD

Adjunct Instructor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BS, Biology, Providence College
OD, New England College of Optometry

Email: david.pugliese@mcphs.edu

David Pugliese, OD Adjunct Instructor, School of Optometry at MCPHSDr. Pugliese joined MCPHS University School of Optometry as a clinical instructor at the Edward M. Kennedy Health Center in Framingham, Massachusetts in early 2017. He is a 2013 graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He studied as an undergraduate at Providence College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with pre-optometry concentration.

His clinical experience includes the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts, Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Centro Boston de Optometria in Madrid, Spain, where he learned Spanish at a clinical proficiency. Dr. Pugliese also spent a year working at Harlem Hospital in New York City where he worked closely with some of the best ophthalmologists in the city, treating a wide range of ocular disease. Currently, he splits his time between working in Framingham and at his father's private practice in Smithfield, Rhode Island.


Jayasree Seshadri, PhD, OD, FAAO

Adjunct Instructor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BS, Elite school of Optometry, Chennai, India
MS, Physiological Optics - University of Missouri – St Louis
PhD, Physiological Optics – University of Missouri – St Louis
OD, New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA

Phone: 508.852.1805
Email: jayasree.seshadri@mcphs.edu

Jayasree Seshadri, PhD, OD, FAAO Adjunct Instructor, School of Optometry at MCPHS

Dr. Seshadri joined School of Optometry at MCPHS as an adjunct faculty in 2014. She earned bachelor's degree in optometry from Elite school of Optometry in Chennai, India. She completed her MS and PhD in physiological optics at the University of Missouri-St Louis. Dr.Seshadri graduated with honors from New England College of Optometry in 2009. She has also worked in a private practice in Rhode Island since 2009. Dr. Seshadri became a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 2012 and has been a member of the Academy for ten years. She is also currently a member of American Diabetes Association. She specializes in primary care, contact lenses, and the detection and treatment of eye diseases.

 


 

Richard C. Martino, OD

Adjunct-Clinical Instructor, Eye and Vision Center, Worcester
MCPHS School of Optometry

Education

AA (Pre-Optometry) Worcester Junior College
BS New England College of Optometry
OD New England College of Optometry

Phone: 508.373.5830
Email: richard.martino@mcphs.edu

Dr. Richard C. MartinoDr. Richard Martino joined the faculty at the MCPHS University School of Optometry in February of 2015. He graduated from New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA (formally Massachusetts College of Optometry) in 1972 with both his undergraduate and optometry degrees. He was commissioned in the United States Navy in September of 1971 and retired in 1998 with the rank of CAPTAIN, Medical Service Corps with Naval Officer Billet Codes of Optometry and Administration. He was in private practice from 1975 until his retirement in 2013 in the Town of Northborough MA. Dr. Martino was ordained a Permanent Deacon in Archdiocese of Boston MA in 2000, and now serves in the Diocese of Worcester, MA. with faculties also in the Diocese of Providence, RI. He serves the Town of Northborough, MA as Fire Chaplain to the Northborough Fire Department. Dr. Martino’s specialty is Primary Optometric Care, and serves as an Instructor in the “Worcester Eyes” School Screening Program at MCPHS University.


Caroline J. Toomey-Gitto, OD

Adjunct Clinic Faculty-Low Vision Service, MCPHS School of Optometry

Education

BA College of the Holy Cross- Worcester, MA
OD New England College of Optometry - Boston, MA

Phone: 508.373.5830

Email: caroline.toomey-gitto@mcphs.edu

Dr. Caroline J. Toomey-GittoDr. Caroline Toomey-Gitto specializes in low vision and vision rehabilitation, and has served the low vision community of Central Massachusetts for thirty years. She graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 1987 after completing her undergraduate studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Before joining MCPHS as adjunct clinic faculty in 2017, Dr. Toomey-Gitto was in private practice. She served as adjunct clinic faculty at the New England College of Optometry in Boston from 2008 – 2017. She is currently on the board of directors of Audio Journal located in Worcester.


Lori Duquette, OD

Adjunct Clinic Faculty, MCPHS School of Optometry

Education

OD New England College of Optometry - Boston, MA

Dr. Lori DuquetteDr. Duquette became adjunct professor in January, 2017, at MCPHS Eye and Vision Center teaching primary care optometry. She completed her optometry degree in 1998 at the New England College of Optometry with clinical honors. For the first half of her career, she practiced in a large multi-disciplinary office in Rhode Island gaining expertise in co-managing cataract and refractive surgery patients. Dr. Duquette has a thriving private practice in Northern RI where she provides state-of-the-art eye care to her patients in a family friendly environment. She is also the clinical director for the RI Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes Program which provides free eye screenings and eye wear to Special Athletes. Dr. Duquette is a member of the Rhode Island Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and the Burrillville Lions Club.


Alana M. Santaro, OD, FAAO

Adjunct Instructor (Clinical), School of Optometry at MCPHS

Education

BS Biology, Union College
OD Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
Ocular Disease Residency, Manchester VAMC

Email: alana.santaro@mcphs.edu

Dr. Alana SantaroAlana M. Santaro, OD, FAAO, joined the School of Optometry at MCPHS in 2014 as an adjunct clinical instructor. She is a 2011 graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and completed a residency in ocular disease at the Manchester VAMC in 2012. Dr. Santaro is a staff Optometrist and the Student Program Director in the eye clinic at the Manchester VAMC in Manchester, New Hampshire. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She has lectured for the New Hampshire Optometric Association and the Rhode Island Optometric Association. She has published peer-reviewed articles, and recently authored a book chapter on the topic of ocular disease. Dr. Santaro's clinical specialties are glaucoma, ocular disease, and primary care optometry.


Mengli Han, OD

Assistant Professor, School of Optometry at MCPHS University

Education

BS, University of Victoria
OD, Illinois College of Optometry

Email: mengli.han@mcphs.edu

Dr. Lina HanDr. Han joined the faculty in July 2017. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, she graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. She completed her Residency at the University of California, Berkeley and specialized in Binocular Vision. Her clinical interests include Pediatric and Adult Strabismus, Amblyopia, and Developmental Disability.


 


Appointments


Eye & Vision Center
MCPHS University
Worcester Campus
10 Lincoln Square
Worcester, MA

Open Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Appointments: 508.373.5830