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Kimberly Bristow, OD

Newark Optometrist Kimberly Bristow, OD

Kimberly Bristow, OD


Pennsylvania College of Optometry: Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Optometry, May 1997
Bachelor of Science, May 1994
3.70 GPA, Class Rank 11/ 139

University of Maryland Baltimore County: Baltimore, Maryland
Biology Curriculum, 103 credits completed, 3.88 GPA



  • Douglas Lavenburg, M.D., P.A. Newark, DE and Elkton, MD - 2001-present
  • Eye Center of Delaware Wilmington, DE - June 1998- March 2000
  • Associated Eye Care Bel Air, MD - July 1999- November 2000
  • Wal-Mart Vision Center Abington, MD - August 1997 – November 2000

Teaching Assistant:

  • Clinical Diagnostic Procedures Laboratory - 1994-1997


  • Biochemistry, Clinical Diagnostic Procedures, and Ocular Biology. 1994-96

Research Assistant:

  • National Institute of Health, National Institute on Aging, Gerontology Research Center, Longitudinal Studies Branch: Implemented the following study : "The Relationship between Intraocular Pressure with Respect to Race, Gender, and Age." Summer 1994.
  • National Institute of Health, National Institute on Aging, Gerontology Research Center, Laboratory of Behavioral Sciences. 1991-1993.
  • University of Maryland- Biology Department: Worked in cellular biology laboratory on receptor-mediated endocytosis. Performed tissue culture, microscopy and various assays.


  • Maryland Society to Prevent Blindness. 1992

Professional Licenses and Memberships

  • Maryland: Therapeutic Certification
  • Delaware: Therapeutic Certification
  • Maryland Optometric Student Association Sept 1993- May 1997. President 1995-96
  • Student Optometric Service to Humanity-Sept 1994- May 1997
  • Beta Sigma Kappa, National Optometric Honor Society-October 1994-1998.

Honors & Awards

  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry's Board of Trustee's Scholarship
  • Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society member
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry's Wildermuth Scholarship
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry's Boben Scholarship
  • Pennsylvania College of Optometry's Hafter Scholarship
  • Dean's List- University of Maryland- Three years
  • Maryland Senatorial Scholarship
  • Maryland Delegate Scholarship
  • Maryland Distinguished Scholar Semi-finalist
  • University of Maryland Honors Fellowship
  • American Business Women's Association Scholarship
  • Maryland Academic Achievement Award Semi-finalist
  • Maryland Merit Scholastic Award
  • Tandy Technology Scholars Award
  • Clinical Education


Parris-Castoro Eye Care Center-Bel Air/ Havre de Grace, Maryland

Advanced clinical experience in management of anterior and posterior segment diseases, ocular emergencies and the glaucomas. Provided pre/post-surgical care, including cataracts, keratorefractive, oculoplastics, glaucoma, and cornea. Responsibilities also included on-call emergency services and hospital/nursing home consults. July 1997- July 1998.

External Rotation

The Wilmer Ophthalmologic Institute at Johns Hopkins Provided patient care in the emergency room. Attended lectures and grand rounds. July 1997- July 1998.

Clinical Rotation

1996 (Summer)
Baltimore/ Fort Howard VA Medical Center-MD- Hospital Rotation
Peter Lalle, O.D.

1996 (Fall)
Hirsch Eye Group- Havre de Grace, MD - Ocular Disease
Dahlia Hirsch, MD

1996-97 (Winter)
The Eye Institute-Philadelphia, PA - Pediatric
John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital- Phila, PA - Primary Care
Carlo Pelino, OD

1997 (Spring)
Contact Lens Associates- College Park, MD - Contact Lens
Stuart Schatz, O.D.


  • Ocular Ischemic Syndrome- The Initial Presentation of Carotid Occlusive Disease: Pennsylvania College of Optometry Grand Rounds- January 1998.
  • Ocular Emergencies and Urgencies: Parris Castoro Eye Care Center, and Fallston Hospital- November 1997.


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