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Lillian Kalaczinski, OD

Lillian Kalaczinski, OD

Lillian Kalaczinski, OD
Lillian Kalaczinski, OD

Associate Professor
Optometry
Phone: (231) 591-2189
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • Residency, Illinois College of Optometry
  • OD, OD, Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, Optometry
  • BS, Ferris State University, Pre-Optometry
  • MS, Ferris State Univeristy, Master of Public Health

Biography

Dr. Lillian Kalaczinski is a 1998 graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University. Following graduation, she completed a primary care residency at the Illinois College of Optometry in 2000. Dr. Kalaczinski spent several years in practice in Southeast Michigan before accepting a position as Director of Vision Services within an urban federally qualified community health center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Under her direction, the vision service expanded to include seven optometrists and provided care to more than 12,000 patients annually. Dr. Kalaczinski joined the faculty of the Michigan College of Optometry in 2015 as an assistant professor and Chief of primary care services at the University Eye Center. She teaches Public Health and Clinical Ocular Pharmacology and co-teaches General Pharmacology, Advanced Ocular Disease and Surgical Management and Clinical Problem Solving. She also serves as a clinical instructor to second, third and fourth year optometry students within the University Eye Center. Dr. Kalaczinski is currently completing a fellowship with focused research on diversity within the optometric student body.
Dr. Kalaczinski has served the profession at both the state and national level. She is a Past-President of the Michigan Optometric Association and has served on a variety of committees within the American Optometric Association and the National Association of Community Health Centers. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and is a member of the American Academy of Optometry and the American Public Health Association in addition to the organizations previously mentioned.
Dr. Kalaczinski is a Michigan native and resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband and two sons.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • Published Special Report
    Kalaczinski, L., Russo, D., Leasher, J., Elder, K., Fink, B. (2017). "ASCO Special Report: Diversity in our Colleges and Schools of Optometry," In G. Chu (Ed.), Optometric Education. 43 (1). pp. 2-11. Rockville, MD: The Journal of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry. https://journal.opted.org/article/diversity-in-our-colleges-and-schools-of-optometry/?pdf=4848
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Kalaczinski, L. (2017). "Vision Services in Michigan Federally Qualified Community Health Centers," The Michigan Optometrist. (Summer Edition).

Presentations

  • Poster
    Owens, S. (Author), Holmquist, H. (Presenter), McDowell, B. (Author), Young, M. (Author), Kalaczinski, L. (Author), CHP Health Fair, "Stop Prediabetes," Ferris State University/College of Health Professions, FSU IRC, (April 5, 2022).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kalaczinski, L., CE Wire Online Meeting, "Human Trafficking: What Optometrists Need to Know," (June 2021).
  • Lecture
    McDowell, P. (Author & Presenter), Kalaczinski, L. (Author & Presenter), State University of New York, College of Optometry, "Optometric Care of Transgender Patients," New York, (June 2021).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kalaczinski, L., CE Wire Online Meeting, "Human Trafficking: What Optometrists Need to Know," (May 2021).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kalaczinski, L., CE Wire Online Meeting, "Human Trafficking: What Optometrists Need to Know," (April 2021).
  • Lecture
    McDowell, P. (Author & Presenter), Kalaczinski, L. (Author & Presenter), UC Berkeley School of Optometry, "Optometric Care of Transgender Patients," (April 2021).
  • Poster
    Owens, S. (Author & Presenter), McDowell, B. (Author), Young, M. (Author), Kalaczinski, L. (Author), CHP Health Fair, "Stop Prediabetes," Ferris State University/College of Health Profession, Virtual, (April 7, 2021).
  • Oral Presentation
    Kalaczinski, L., CE Wire Online Meeting, "Human Trafficking: What Optometrists Need to Know," (March 2021).
  • Lecture
    Kalaczinski, L. (Author & Presenter), American Academy of Optometry At Home, "Human Trafficking: What Optometrists Need to Know," AAO and WCO, (January 2021).
  • Lecture
    McDowell, P. (Author & Presenter), Kalaczinski, L. (Author & Presenter), American Academy of Optometry At Home, "Optometric Care of Transgender Patients," AAO and WCO, (January 2021).