New President Named to Lead Appalachian College of Optometry

Brian D. Looney, OD has been named founding president of the emerging Appalachian College of Optometry. The new optometry school is currently working towards accreditation and expects to admit students to the program beginning in Fall of 2014. Looney graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Optometry in 1996 and completed a residency at the Maryland VA Health System with emphasis in ocular disease. He currently operates a private practice in his hometown of Grundy and serves as assistant professor at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy, staff optometrist at Keen Mountain Correctional Center in Oakwood, and serves as an affiliate optometrist at TLC Laser Center in Johnson City.

By: Antonio Chirumbolo, Content Coordinator, SUNY 2013

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