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Clinical Faculty

Frederick Fraunfelder

Frederick W. Fraunfelder, MD, MBA

Chairman
Medical Director
Roy E. Mason and 
Elizabeth Patee Mason Distinguished Professor

  • Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Residency: University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, July 2002

 

 

Raneat Cohen

Raneat Cohen, OD

Assistant Professional Practice Professor of Ophthalmology

  • Optometry School: Indiana University School of Optometry, Bloomington, IN
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William H. Bray, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

  • Medical School: Creighton University- Omaha, Nebraska
  • Residency: University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Additional Study: Glaucoma – Dean McGee Eye Institute, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1991
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John Cowden, MD

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

  • Medical School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Residency: Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, DC
  • Additional Study: Fellowship in cornea and external ocular diseases,University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, 1971
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Geetha Davis, MD

Assistant Professor
Residency Program Director

  • College: University of Akron, 2003
  • Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, 2007
  • Internship: Preliminary Internal Medicine - University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, 2012
Anthony Grillo, MD

Anthony Grillo, MD

Cornea fellow, specializes in cornea disease and refractive surgery

  • Residency:Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Internship: Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Los Angeles, CA
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Dean Hainsworth, MD

George L. and Melna A. Bolm Distinguished Faculty Scholar in Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology, Retina/Vitreous

  • Medical School: University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Residency: University of Kentucky
  • Additional Study: Fellowship in vitreo-retina, Duke University Eye Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, 1991
Nathan Hesemann

Nathan Hesemann, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
  • Residency: University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
John Jarstad

John S. Jarstad, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

  • Medical School: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Additional Study: American Board of Ophthalmology
Bokkwan Jun

Bokkwan Jun, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

  • Medical School: Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Residency: Ophthalmology - Hanyang University, Neurology - St. Louis University
  • Additional Study: Clinical fellow in Neuro-ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, 2001, Neurology 2014
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Kathy J. Lentz, MD, FACS

Clinical Instructor

  • College/Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Internship: Internal Medicine – St. Luke’s Hospital Kansas City
  • Outside Interests: MIZZOU sports; plein air painting; art history; travel
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Don Liu, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology, Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery

  • Medical School: State University of New York, Buffalo
  • Residency: Erie County Medical Center
  • Additional Study: University of Massachusetts, MS Physics, PhD Candidater
  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 1981
Carissa Petris, MD, PhD

Carisa Petris, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

  • Medical School: University of Missouri–Columbia, Columbia, MO
  • Internship and Residency: University of Missouri–Columbia
  • Doctor of Philosophy: University of Missouri, Division of Biological Sciences, Columbia, MO
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Kelli Y. Shaon, OD

Assistant Professional Practice Professor of Ophthalmology

  • Optometry School: University of MO - St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency: VA Medical Center St. Louis, MO
  • Board Certification: Optometry
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Dan Schoenleber, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Opthalmology

  • Medical School: Kansas University Medical Center
  • Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Additional Study: Fellowship in glaucoma, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, 1985
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Theodore Wills, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, General Ophthalmology

  • Medical School: University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Residency: University of Oregon, Portland
  • Board Certification: Ophthalmology, 1965

Research Faculty

Katayoon Ebrahimi

Katayoon Baradaran Ebrahimi, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

  • Medical School: Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Residency: Iran Universityof Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Martin Katz, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology, Director Campus Electron Microscopy Core Facility

  • B.S.: Marquette University (1974)
  • PhD: Biology (Biochemistry), University of California, Santa Cruz (1981)
  • Postdoctoral: National Eye Institute, Nation Institutes of Health
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Rajiv Mohan, MS, PhD, FARVO 

Professor of Ophthalmology and Molecular Medicine
Resident Research Director
Ruth M. Kraeuchi Missouri Endowed Chair Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Ophthalmology One-health One-medicine Research Program

  • B.Sc.: Lucknow University, India. Chemistry, Zoology and Botany
  • M. Sc.: Lucknow University, India. Synthetic Organic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Ph. D.: Lucknow University, India. Medicinal Chemistry
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Murugesan Raju, PhD

Assistant Professor of Research

  • Bachelor of Science: Botany, Chemistry and Zoology, EVR College, Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Master of Philosophy: Genetics, ALM Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Science, University of Madras, Taramani, India
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Genetics, ALM Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Science, University of Madras, Taramani, India
  • Postdoctoral Training: Cataract Research, Mason Eye Institute, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Santhoshkumar Puttur

Santhoshkumar Puttur, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

  • M.Sc. Applied Zoology: Mangalore University, Mangalore, India
  • M.Phil. Applied Zoology: Mangalore University, Mangalore, India
  • Ph.D. Zoology (Toxicology): Central Food Technological Research Institute (University of Mysore), India
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Lixing Reneker, PhD

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Biochemistry

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (Eye Development), Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Research Associate (Apolipoprotein Transgenic Models), Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biochemistry), Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Master of Science (Biochemistry), Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Bachelor of Science (Biology), Department of Biology, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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Krishna Sharma, MSc, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Research

  • BS: University of Mysore, India. Biology/Chemistry
  • MS: University of Mysore, India. Biochemistry
  • PhD: University of Mysore, India. Biochemistry
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Rebecca Whiting, PhD

Assistant Professor of Research

  • BS: Biomedical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
  • PhD: Biological Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

 

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