Dr. RaeAnn Nordwall is the current Pediatric and Binocular Vision Resident at the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota in 2009. She then pursued her Doctorate of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, Illinois where she graduated in 2013. Dr. Nordwall completed clinical rotations in Chicago at the Duchossis Center for Advanced Medicine at the University of Chicago, and the Advocate Care Clinic at the Illinois College of Optometry, as well as at Swagel Wootton Hiatt Eye Center in Mesa, Arizona, and the Lexington VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Nordwall is a member of the American Optometric Association, Michigan Optometric Association, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. Nordwall is thrilled to be working MCO’s pediatric population and hopes to pursue a fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry after residency. RaeAnnNordwall@ferris.edu
Dr. Stephanie Ramdass is the current Cornea and Contact Lens resident at the Michigan College of Optometry. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Human Biology at the University of Toronto, Canada in 2005. She gained invaluable pre-optometric experience working in a busy Toronto private practice before pursuing her master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago in 2009, followed by her Doctorate of Optometry at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry where she graduated top of her class in June, 2013. Her rotations during fourth year were at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry’s various satellite clinics throughout Puerto Rico, the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida, and a private practice in Brooklyn, New York. She was involved in many student organizations while in optometry school including SVOSH, AOA, AOSA, COVD, and AAO. Over the four years, she also held several leadership positions within student council and received various clinical, voluntary, and academic awards including VSP and Walmart scholarships. Current membership affiliations include AAO and Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Society. Dr. Ramdass plans to pursue fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry and would like to enter either private practice optometry or an MD/OD practice with a focus on specialty contact lenses upon completion of her residency. StephanieRamdass@ferris.edu
Dr. Kimbro is currently completing the Primary Care Residency at Henry Ford Optimeyes. He grew
up in western Michigan and subsequently attended Ferris State University where he
studied Pre-Optometry. Dr. Kimbro was granted admission to the Michigan College of
Optometry after three years and received his Bachelor's of Vision Science from MCO.
He completed externships at Henry Ford, Lansing Ophthalmology, MSU Neuro-Ophthalmology,
and the Grand Rapids VA. Dr. Kimbro graduated with high distinction this past May
from MCO. During Optometry school he held leadership positions in AOSA and received
multiple awards and scholarships. Dr. Kimbro is currently a member of the AOA and
MOA and plans to seek fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry after completing his
Dr. Krystyna Sherman is currently completing the Ocular Disease residency at the Grand Rapids VA Outpatient Clinic. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Biology at Ferris State University in 2009. She then pursued her Doctorate of Optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry, where she graduated with honors in 2013. Her fourth year clinical rotations were at EyeWorks in Keene, NH, Michiana Eye Center & Facial Plastic Surgery in Mishawaka, IN, the Grand Rapids VA Outpatient Clinic, and the Illinois College of Optometry. As an optometry student, she was involved in the American Optometric Student Association, the Michigan Optometric Student Association, the Private Practice Club, and the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.
Nicole M. Klein
Dr. Nicole M. Klein is currently completing the Ocular Disease and Primary Care residency
at the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr.
Klein graduated from The Ohio State University (TOSU) College of Optometry in May
of 2013. While in optometry school, Dr. Klein served as an Optometry Ambassador for
TOSU and received an award for low vision clinical excellence. She was a member
of the American Optometrist Student Association, the Ohio Optometric Student Association,
the Wisconsin Optometric Association, the Epsilon Psi Epsilon Optometric Fraternity,
the National Optometric Student Association (NOSA), and the Optometric Private Practice
Club at TOSU. Through her involvement, she participated in vision screenings for under-served
communities (NOSA), and directed a Fun Run/Walk to benefit a seeing eye dog training
program (Epsilon Psi Epsilon). Dr. Klein is passionate about giving back to the community
and the profession through her participation with Student Volunteers of Optometric
Service to Humanity. After completing over 80 hours of service, she was selected to
participate in medical mission trips to Bolivia (2012) and Nicaragua (2011). In 2009,
she also served as co-leader for the optometric team in a multidisciplinary medical
mission trip to Guatemala. In her spare time, Dr. Klein enjoys travel, cooking, marathon
running and participation in triathlons. Dr. Klein looks plans to participate in a
Lion’s Club sponsored medical mission trip in 2014 and looks forward to specializing
in medical optometry following completion of her residency.
Dr. Megan Coady is currently completing the Ocular Disease and Primary Care residency
at the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr.
Coady graduated with honors from the Michigan College of Optometry in 2013. While
in school, she received several awards and scholarships for academic achievement and
clinical excellence. She also served as course facilitator for General Chemistry (I
and II) and was the Opinions Editor for The Torch student newspaper. Additionally,
she was a member of the American Optometric Student Association and the Michigan Optometric
Association. In 2013, she was awarded a research grant for her senior research project
entitled “Incidence of Comorbidities in Patients with Keratoconus”. Dr. Coady looks
forward to participating in a medical mission trip in 2014. Following completion of
her training program, she hopes to practice in a hospital based or private practice
setting, with an emphasis on medical optometry.
Dr. Matthew Sipola is currently completing the Ocular Disease residency at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. Dr. Sipola grew up in Northern Minnesota where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in May 2013, making him the 3rd generation Optometrist in his family. While at ICO, he was awarded the outstanding Clinical Excellence award and received a scholarship from the American Foundation for Vision Awareness. His fourth year rotations included Mid Florida Eye Clinic in The Villages, FL, Battle Creek VAMC, John D. Dingell VAMC in Detroit, MI, and the pediatrics and contact lens clinic at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, IL. During optometry school, he was involved in the American Optometric Student Association, Minnesota Optometric Association, American Optometric Society, and the Beta Sigma Kappa honor society. During his residency, Dr. Sipola will strive to become a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and become board certified in medical Optometry. Upon completion, he will return to Minnesota and join a medically oriented private practice. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Klute, OD, is currently completing the Ocular Disease residency at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. Dr. Klute grew up in rural Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska –Lincoln with a degree in Meteorology in 2005. After working a few years in the field of climate research, Dr. Klute decided to follow the advice of a family friend and pursue a career in optometry. He graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in May, 2013. While in optometry school, Dr. Klute was actively involved in AOA, AAO, Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, and presented a research poster at ARVO. His internships during his 4th year of training included Chicago Cornea Consultants, Jesse Brown VAMC, Midwest Eye Professionals, and the Illinois Eye Institute. Dr. Klute wanted to complete a residency in ocular disease at the BCVA because he enjoys medical optometry and the educational environment that the VA provides for further learning and teaching. He has been married to his wife, Lauran, for 5 years and they have a baby boy named Jonathan. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Klute is considering both private practice and VA optometry. email@example.com
Dr. Gould is currently completing the Ocular Disease residency at TLC Eye Care of Michigan. She attended MichiganStateUniversity’s LymanBriggsCollege and graduated with honors in 2009 with a degree in Nutritional Science. She then made the move to Columbus, OH to attend optometry school at The Ohio State University, where she graduated with honors in May 2013. Her rotations during optometry school included the Huntington VAMC in West Virginia, OMNI Eye Services in New Jersey, numerous private practices, and Ohio State College of Optometry. She also worked part time for a neuro-ophthalmologist/oculoplastic surgeon during optometry school. She was involved with AOSA, Beta Sigma Kappa, Epsilon Psi Epsilon Professional Fraternity, and SVOSH. As an SVOSH member, she went on a mission trip in 2011 to Nicaragua. Dr. Gould is happy to be back in Michigan and hopes to stay in the area after completion of her residency and practice in a private practice setting or an MD/OD office. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org