• BIOGRAPHY


    Dane Sultzer completed the Doctor of Optometry program at MCPHS University (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) in May 2016 and is currently competing an Ocular Disease residency at the Spokane VAMC.


    Dane completed internships at sites renowned for their focus on ocular disease management.


    Dane earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology from Florida State University, where he was selected for the Directed Individual Study program to conduct Muscular research.


    Dane grew up in Kailua, Hawaii and when he is not reading the latest ocular disease studies, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.

  • CURRICULUM VITAE


    Summary

    • Experience managing advanced ocular disease in a hospital setting


    • Extensive experience managing one day post-operation cataract procedures


    • Extensive experience managing and billing dry eye


    • Thrive in fast paced setting


    • Extensive experience with state of the art equipment and procedures including ORA, Optos, CellCheck XL, Octopus VF, Humphrey VF, OCT, Pentacam and 4 mirror gonioscopy


    • Knowledge of PC and Mac systems including MS Office; EMR/EHR programs: Nexgen and Compulink


    EDUCATION



    • May 2016
    • Doctor of Optometry
    • MCPHS University
    • Worcester, MA

    • May 2009
    • BS, Biology
    • Florida State University
    • Tallahassee, FL

    OPTOMETRIC EXPERIENCE



    • 07/16-07/17
    • Ocular Disease Residency
    • Spokane VA Medical Center
    • Spokane, WA

    • 02/16-04/16
    • Intern
    • Walla Walla VA Medical Center
    • Walla Walla, WA

    • 10/15-02/16
    • Intern
    • Opthalmic Consultants of Connecticut (Fairfield, CT)

    • 8/15-10/15
    • Intern
    • Hazleton Eye Specialists
    • Hazleton, PA

    • Dry eye and macular degeneration center



    • 8/15-10/15
    • Intern
    • Patel Retina Institute
    • Hazleton, PA

    • Retinal disease center



    • 8/15-10/15
    • Intern
    • Bucci Laser Vision
    • Hazleton, PA

    • LASIK and cataract surgery center



    • 5/15-7/15
    • Intern
    • Omni Eye Services
    • Various locations, NJ and NY

    • Referral only practice that manages advanced ocular disease, pre/post-operative and pediatric patients


    • Worked closely with pediatric and retinal MD specialists


    • Helped manage advanced glaucoma, amblyopia, strabismus and other ocular conditions


    • Observed various ocular surgeries, including oculoplastic, retinal, glaucoma and cataract procedures



    • 9/13-4/15
    • Intern
    • Family Health Center of Worcester
    • Worcester, MA

    • Provided exceptional patient care working with translators to serve non-English speaking patients on a daily basis


    • Managed each patient from beginning to end of examination



    • 9/12-4/15
    • Intern
    • The Eye and Vision Center
    • MCPHS University (Worcester, MA)

    • Responsible for total patient care, under OD supervision


    • Greeted patients, performed entrance tests, dilated exams, full assessments, wrote prescriptions, educated patients and composed plan for care


    • Supported and trained other interns



    • 9/12-4/15
    • Intern
    • Worcester Public Schools
    • Worcester, MA

    • Conducted over 654 in-school vision screenings on students aged 4–13


    RESEARCH



    • 8/05-5/09
    • Florida State University
    • Tallahassee, FL
    • Research Project: titin muscle tissue, extraocular muscle tissue

    • Three semesters of Directed Individual Study under Dr. Thomas Keller


    • Isolated and mapped titin isoforms


    • Developed mock research project and funding to study unique features of extraocular muscle tissue


    • Arranged future extraocular muscle research project



    • 8/05-5/09
    • Florida State University
    • Tallahassee, FL
    • Research Paper: Genetic Correlation to Retinoblastoma

    • Composed senior level paper at Florida State University under Dr. George Bates


    • Displayed specific proteins and enzymes related to expression of retinoblastoma


    • Studied families with repeated expression of retinoblastoma


    ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS



    • 8/06-8/09
    • Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
    • Delta Lambda Chapter
    • Tallahassee, FL

    • Organized academic-based social functions


    • Led “Christmas For the Kids,” dedicated to providing a holiday experience for orphaned children


    • Volunteered at FSU College of Medicine annual fundraiser


    • Supported election team for Pi Kappa Alpha member and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist



    • 8/06-8/08
    • Pre-Optometry Association
    • Member/Event Planner
    • Tallahassee, FL

    • Maintained perfect attendance of all official group meetings


    • Arranged over thirty guest speakers and optometry related professionals


    • Organized campus-wide fundraiser with all Florida State University pre-health organizations to raise money and build clean water facilities in South America


    PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS



    • 5/15-Present
    • National Glaucoma Society
    • Andover, MA

    • 5/15-Present
    • Ocular Nutrition Society

    • 9/10-Present
    • American Optometric Student Association
    • St. Louis, MO

    • 2/15-Present
    • Advanced Ocular Disease Association
    • Worcester, MA

    VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHTS



    • 8/05-5/10
    • St. Francis Hospice
    • Honolulu, HI

    • Provided over 200 hours of direct patient care


    • 8/05-5/9
    • John Hopkins Middle School
    • St. Petersburg, FL

    • Provided private music lessons for middle school children in underserved area

    • Earned over 150 hours of quality mentoring


    • 8/06-5/07
    • Salvation Army
    • Tallahassee, FL

    • Rebuilt a Salvation Army in an area of need


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