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Dr. Morrison is an assistant clinical professor at the University Eye Center since 1985, and his private practice serves as a clinical rotation site for fourth year externs where Dr. Morrison is able to work one on one with externs to train the next generation of eye care providers. Our externs are thoroughly trained in primary eye care and the externships serve as the last portion of their education prior to graduating. It is very beneficial and valuable that so many of Dr. Morrison’s patients are willing to be seen by the externs, helping them to further their education and patient care abilities. 

Elaine Doxtader

Extern - Fall 2022

Elaine is a fourth-year student at SUNY College of Optometry. Prior to optometry school, Elaine received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Siena College in Albany, NY. Originally from a small town in upstate NY, Elaine began her optometry journey working in a small private practice. Elaine believes that quality medical care begins with proper patient-doctor communication. In the future, she would like to provide full scope optometric care in a practice that builds generational relationships. In her free time, Elaine loves cooking, skiing, and being an aunt. 

Mackenzie Chapman

Extern - Summer 2022

Mackenzie is a 4th year student at SUNY College of Optometry. Originally from the Albany area, she received her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. After graduating, Mackenzie discovered the field of vision therapy, which initiated her love for optometry and patient care. She worked as a vision therapist for several years before going back to school to pursue her degree at SUNY, where she is also in the Pediatric micro-credential program. In the future, she hopes to work in an office providing vision therapy to patients with binocular vision problems and head trauma. In her free time, Mackenzie loves to hike, play music, and take care of her cat, Remus.

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Chelsea May
Update June, 2022
Dr. Chelsea May, OD

Extern - Winter/Spring 2022

Chelsea is a fourth year student at SUNY Optometry and is very excited to join Dr. Morrison’s practice for her final rotation. She is originally from Buffalo, NY and received her Bachelors of Science with honors from SUNY Fredonia in Biology with a special concentration in fine arts. As a lifelong glasses wearer since kindergarten, Chelsea was always familiar with Optometry but gained an interest during college when she was exposed to the many different specialties of the field, including Vision Therapy. In the future, Chelsea hopes to work in a private practice setting that specializes in Vision Therapy and is excited to gain experience in different modalities along the way. Her main focus is providing comfortable care and service to patients that come from all backgrounds.

Diana Serdah
Update June, 2022
Dr. Diana Serdah, OD

Extern - Winter 2021-2022

Diana is a fourth year student at SUNY College of Optometry. She is originally from Milton, NY and obtained her bachelors degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from SUNY New Paltz. 

While at SUNY New Paltz, she was accepted into the 3-4 joint program with SUNY Optometry. Diana is currently a Vision Rehabilitation micro-credential student; after Optometry school she hopes to do a residency that concentrates Ocular disease and vision rehabilitation. Diana enjoys working with patients of all age groups and strives to give each patient personalized care. 

During her undergraduate years as a pre-optometry student, Diana shadowed at Dr. Morrison’s practice. She is excited to return as an extern to further grow her clinical skills and knowledge. 

Jenny Liu
Update June, 2022
Dr. Jenny Liu, OD

Extern - Fall 2021

Originally from Philadelphia, Jenny (she/they) is a 4th year student at SUNY College of Optometry. Prior to optometry school, Jenny received their undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at University of Pittsburgh, with minors in Studio Arts and Chemistry, and a certificate in Global Studies. She became interested in optometry after receiving her first pair of eyeglasses in 4th grade, at a time when financial access to eyecare was a challenge for her immigrant family—largely influencing how she views the role of optometry in public health and advocacy today. Jenny is dedicated to intersectionality, transformative & Disability justice, community-building, and healthcare as a human right. Jenny hopes to someday work at both the patient-care and systemic levels of creating equitable, accessible, and inclusive eyecare for all marginalized populations.

Kaitlyn Rooney
Update June, 2022
Dr. Kaitlyn Rooney, OD

Extern - Summer 2021

Kaitlyn is a fourth year student at SUNY College of Optometry. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude from Manhattan College with a major in Biochemistry. Her passion for optometry started during her sophomore year of high-school. Since her senior year of high-school, Kaitlyn has been working at an optometric practice near her hometown, and continued working part time throughout her education at SUNY Optometry. She is currently in the Ocular Disease/Low Vision micro-credential at SUNY Optometry and enjoys working with all age groups. Listening to patients and always showing compassion and empathy is very important to her. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, going to the beach and spending time with family. Kaitlyn hopes to one day work with patients specializing in ocular disease and low vision in underserved communities at a private practice or VA hospital.

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Morgan Franke
Update July 2021 -
Dr. Morgan Franke, OD

Extern - Spring 2021

Originally from San Antonio/Boerne, Texas, Morgan is a fourth-year student at SUNY College of Optometry who will be graduating in May. She attended Pace University and was a member of their honor’s college. Morgan enjoys working with children and hopes to work with all age groups in a family practice setting in the future. She strives to personalize care for each patient to ensure a comfortable and respectful patient-doctor relationship. During her down time, she enjoys watching game shows and cooking/baking."

Shauna Kehoe
Update July 2021 -
Dr. Shauna Kehoe, OD

Extern - Winter 2020/2021

Shauna is a fourth-year student at SUNY College of Optometry graduating in May 2021.  Originally from Staten Island, New York, Shauna completed her undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.  In her free time, Shauna loves reading, going to the beach, and playing piano.  Shauna is looking forward to working at Dr. Morrison’s office and further developing her skills.  She hopes to one day have her own full-scope optometric practice. 

Rebecca Bablin
Update June 2021 - 
Dr. Rebecca Bablin, OD

Extern - Fall 2020

From the capital region of New York, She is an up and coming optometrist who enjoys putting in the effort to create an environment that is both comfortable and professional for her patients. She completed her undergraduate degree at the State University of New York at Albany in 2015 and dedicated her extra time working in an optometry office. It was here that Rebecca developed a passion for optometry and went on to study at the SUNY College of Optometry in Manhattan. Rebecca is currently in her 4th year and is expected to graduate with a doctorate degree in May of 2021. Over the summer of 2020 she completed an externship working in the Albany VA hospital where she regularly attended to patients. Rebecca is excited to be working at Dr. Morrison’s office and is looking forward to continuing to pursue her career in the field.

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Taylor Davis
Updated June 2021 -
Dr. Taylor Davis, OD

Extern - Summer 2020

From Kingston, New York, Taylor is a fourth year student at SUNY College of Optometry and will be graduating in May of 2021. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Siena College in 2016.  Taylor has been involved in numerous clubs during his time at SUNY Optometry. He is involved with SVOSH and is looking forward to a service trip to Senegal, Africa providing eye care to underserved areas. He has also served on the SUNY Contact Lens Education and Research club E-board and hopes to specialize in contact lenses. Taylor enjoys hiking and running on the trails that surround the Catskill mountains and going boating on the Hudson River.

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Erin Lutley
Update June 2020  -
Dr. Erin Lutley, OD

Extern - Spring 2020

Originally from Monroe, New York, Erin is a fourth year student at the SUNY College of Optometry who will be graduating in a few months this May. Erin received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. John’s University in Queens. She enjoys mentoring students, volunteering, and is looking forward to a service trip this April to Jamaica, where she will provide free eye care to those in need. Erin hopes to one day have her own full scope private optometry practice, specializing in the care of those with binocular disorders, low vision, and traumatic brain injury. 

Hannah Medwin
Update June 2020 -
Dr. Hannah Medwin, OD

Extern - Winter 2019/2020

Hannah is originally from Buffalo, New York. She received a Bachelor’s degree with honors from The University of Alabama in 2015 and will be graduating as a Doctor of Optometry from SUNY Optometry in May. After graduation she plans for pursue a residency in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision. Hannah has a passion for working with children and adults with special needs, and recently volunteered at the New Jersey Special Olympics providing eye exams for the athletes. Hannah loves musical theatre and spending time with her friends and family. 

MacKenzie Bradley
Update June 2020 - 
Dr. MacKenzie Bradley, OD

Extern - Fall 2019

Originally from Ringwood New Jersey, Mackenzie is a fourth year student at the SUNY College of Optometry. Mackenzie received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Connecticut. Her favorite part of optometry school so far has been her service trip to Grenada where she helped provide free eye care, glasses, and medications to over 1,000 local children and adults who lacked access to proper care. Mackenzie's ultimate goal is to one day have her own full scope private optometry practice.  

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