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Dr. Mark Sawamura


Dr. Mark Sawamura is currently an Associate Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry at the Marshall B. Ketchum University.  He is a 1991 graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry and returned to teach at his alma mater following a post-graduate residency at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry/ Hahnemann University.  He has been a full time faculty member since 1994.  Dr. Sawamura serves as the Chief of the Jarnagin Primary Care Center as well as attending faculty in the Ocular Disease and Special Testing Service at the University Eye Center at Fullerton.  

Dr. Sawamura has served on the Board of the AAOS since 1999 in the capacity of Chair of Education and Research, then President and then on the Board of Trustees.  He currently is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and Communication Chair for the SIG on Neuro-ophthalmic Disease,  as well as serving as previously serving as chair of the PAM committee for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and Past Chairman of the ASCO SIG on Optometric Informatics. He has authored TPA guides for California Optometrists and medical abstracts for the Optometry Journal.  He has been instrumental in the certification of California optometrists in the management of glaucoma.  When he is not working, he likes to spend time with his wife, Judy Tong and their two Samoyeds, Sweet Pea and Macky up in Mammoth.  He roots avidly for the UCLA Bruins, Lakers and Dodgers.

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