News - Appointment of New Clinic Director

Berkeley—The UC Berkeley School of Optometry is very pleased to announce the appointment of Christina Wilmer, OD, FAAO as Clinic Director and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

NAMEDr. Christina Wilmer, OD, FAAO has accepted the appointment of Clinic Director and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Wilmer is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Optometry, as well as Chief of the Tang Eye Center (University Health Services), Director of Affiliated Residency Programs, and Chief Mentor of the on-campus Primary Care Residency.

Dr. Wilmer was the unanimous choice of the Search Committee. Among the many positive attributes that Dr. Wilmer will bring to the position are:

  • A clear vision of the future direction of the profession and the role of optometric residencies in pointing toward that vision of the future.
  • Fifteen years of experience managing a very successful clinical enterprise at the University's Student Health Service (Tang Center).
  • Programmatic administrative experience as Residency Director.
  • A clear understanding of the role, contribution, and importance of staff effort.
  • An excellent background in optometric education and a consultative administrative style.

In order to ensure a smooth transition and provide for overlap with Dr. Edward Revelli, our current director, Dr. Wilmer will become the Assistant Clinic Director effective March 10, 2014, and take over as Director and Associate Dean when Dr. Revelli retires on July 1.

"Over the last 20 years," said Dean Dennis Levi, "Dr. Ed. Revelli has done an incredible job in building our clinical programs. Today the clinical training program employs about 80 full- and part-time clinical faculty at the Berkeley Campus clinics in Minor Addition and Tang Center, plus many others off-campus. We are confident that under Chris's leadership, the Berkeley Optometry Clinics will continue to thrive, providing world-class clinical education and experience for our students and superb service to our community."

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