OD Program

Susan DeVuyst-Miller Pharm.D.Susan DeVuyst-Miller, Pharm.D.

Susan DeVuyst-Miller holds a bachelors degree in Sociology and practiced within the social work field from 1993-2007 in Michigan, Colorado, upstate, NY and South Korea.  Dr. DeVuyst-Miller completed her PharmD at Ferris State University in 2010 and has been working with the underserved population in Grand Rapids.  Susan, along with two former pharmacy students, wrote a book for healthcare providers on how to discuss opioid side effects, overdose and naloxone, with patients.  She is engaged in various Opioid Task Forces and is a member of the State of Michigan DUR board.  Additionally, she serves as a board member of the Grand Rapids Red Project.


Dr. Mark DunbarMark Dunbar, OD, FAAO

Mark T. Dunbar currently serves as the Director of Optometric Services and the Optometric Residency Supervisor at the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Dunbar has authored numerous papers, has refereed many optometric journals articles and currently writes the monthly Retina Quiz in
Review of Optometry. He is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and is one of the founding members for both the Optometric Glaucoma Society (OGS) and the Optometric Retina Society.



Lillian KalaczinskiLillian Kalaczinski, OD

Dr. Lillian Kalaczinski is an Assistant Professor at the Michigan College of
Optometry and Chief of Primary Care at the University Eye Center. She
completed her undergraduate education at Ferris State University and is
a 1998 Graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry. She completed
a Primary Care Residency at the Illinois Eye Institute, Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Kalaczinski has broad clinical experience and most recently
spent ten years practicing in a Community Health Center in Grand Rapids,
Michigan where she was also Director of Vision Services.

Dr. Kalaczinski has been active in organized optometry since she was a student. She is a PastPresident of the Michigan Optometric Association and is active on several MOA Committees. Sheis a long standing member of the American Optometric Association Health Center Committee and
currently serves as Chair where she advocates for full inclusion of Optometry in the Community Health

Paula McDowell OD FAAOPaula McDowell, OD, FAAO

Dr. Paula McDowell is an Associate Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry. She completed her undergraduate training at Ferris State University, where she minored in Philosophy. She graduated from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2009, and was the founding resident of MCO’s Pediatric Optometry Residency. She currently serves as the Chief of Pediatrics, and is the Pediatric Residency Supervisor.

In addition to being an investigator for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG), she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and holds memberships in the Michigan Optometric Association’s Children’s Vision Care Committee, the American Optometric Association, and the Optometric Extension Program. Clinical and academic interests include special needs populations, vision therapy, visual processing disorders, promoting access to early eye care, and optometric ethics. 


Dr. Jennifer Schad

Jennifer Schad, OD, FAAO

Dr. Jennifer Schad is an Assistant Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State University and her Doctor of Optometry degree from Michigan College of Optometry.  She has practiced in West Michigan for the past 16 years and her experience ranges from commercial settings to a high-volume ophthalmology practice. Dr. Schad has served on quality assurance and medical billing committees at a national level within corporate optometry.  Currently, she serves as co-chair for the Medicare Compliance Committee at MCO.

Dr. Schad brings knowledge in business management, including medical insurance coding and billing, to the classroom and teaches in Practice Management courses.  Her experience in primary care optometry includes ocular disease, surgical co-management and care of pediatric patients.  She works with students in the Primary Care clinic at University Eye Center and also teaches General Pharmacology.

Dr. Schad is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Michigan Optometric Association and their Inter-Professional Relations Committee. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry.


Leo Skorin

Leonid Skorin, Jr., OD, DO, MS, FAAO, FAOCO

Dr. Skorin is glad you’re reading his biography.  He is a Consultant in the Department of Surgery, Community Division of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, MN and is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.  

Dr. Skorin is a Past-President of the Minnesota Osteopathic Medical Society.  He is a Costin Institute Scholar in osteopathic medical education and received the Presidential Achievement Certificate for his medical and surgical mission work in Ukraine from the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology.  In 2006 he was awarded the Distinguished Clinician of the Year Award from the Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.  In 2007 Dr. Skorin was named Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice in the Osteopathic Medical Academy and had served as its Chair. In 2016 he was named Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences NP/PA Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program - Educator of the Year. In 2017 the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology awarded him the Governor's Achievement Certificate. 

 Dr. Skorin completed the Mayo Clinic Leadership Development Program in 2010 and a Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership through the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011.  He completed the American Osteopathic Association Health Policy Fellowship in 2012. 

He enjoys cruising the country lanes in his 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air convertible and is an amateur herpetologist specializing in chelonians. 


M. TaubMarc Taub, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD

Dr. Marc Taub is an associate professor and Chief of Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation Services at Southern College of Optometry. He teaches vision therapy and is active in clinical research. He is also the supervisor for the Pediatric and Vision Therapy Residency.

Dr. Taub is the Editor-in-Chief of the Optometry & Visual Performance and serves on the review board of Optometry Times. He has written numerous peer reviewed articles and has lectured and presented posters at national and local conferences. He is the lead editor and a multiple chapter author on Visual Diagnosis and Care of the Patient with Special Needs.

Dr. Taub is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the College of Optometrist in Vision Development and is active in the Optometric Extension Program Foundation.