Stephen Burwell, CO, COT won the 2016 Richard G. Scobee Memorial Award. This national recognition
is given to the orthoptist, and training program, who received the highest written and oral scores on that year’s board certification.
Stephen joined Children’s Eye Care in 2012 as an ophthalmic tech-trainee two years after completing her BS in neuroscience at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. In 2014, he became a student of Children’s Eye Care’s orthoptic training program. This training program consists of didactic and clinical instruction by staff orthoptists and pediatric ophthalmologists. After completing a two year internship, the student is then eligible to take the AACO national certification written and practical examinations.
Children’s Eye Care’s training program is led by certified orthoptists Judy Petrunak, CO, COT and Mary DeYoung-Smith, CO, COMT with the assistance of pediatric ophthalmologists Alexandra O. Apkarian, MD, John D. Baker, MD, Lisa Bohra, MD, Elena M. Gianfermi, MD, Rajesh C. Rao, MD, John D. Roarty, MD and Leemor B. Rotberg, MD.
During his training, he worked extremely hard learning this field. He is now working with us as a staff orthoptist. Stephen is the third student of Children’s Eye Care’s training program and our second student to win the Richard G. Scobee Memorial Award.
We are proud to announce that our orthoptic student has successful completed our two year orthoptic training program. Stephen Burwell, BS, COT has completed the intensive program as well as passed his written and oral boards with the American Orthoptic Council to become a board-certified orthoptist. He will then join Children’s Eye Care as a staff orthoptist.
Congratulations to Stephen and his fabulous teachers and mentors at Children’s Eye Care.
Dr. Baker was honored today with the Marshall M. Parks, MD Medal for excellence for the monumental contributions in the field of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.
Dr. Baker has dedicated his career to fighting for patients, enhancing his field and training the next generation. He is incredibly deserving of every accolade bestowed upon him. He is our mentor, our peer and our motivator
Student graduates from orthoptic training program.
We are proud to announce that our orthoptic student has successful completed our two year orthoptic training program. Nina Palomba, BS, COA has completed the intensive program as well as passed her written boards.
This fall she will take her oral boards with the American Orthoptic Council to become a board-certified orthoptist. She will then join the Department of Ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital as a staff orthoptist.
Congratulations to Nina and her fabulous teachers and mentors at Children’s Eye Care. At her graduation party, her mentors celebrated her success with a rendition of one of her favorite songs from Frozen. Check out the video of the humorous and touching song. Do You Want to Work in Orthoptics
And, if you’re interested in learning more about orthoptics, visit http://childrenseyecaremich.com/academics/orthoptics.