Larry Baitch, OD, PhD, FAAO  


Ophthalmic research scientist, consultant and educator with executive experience in clinical, surgical and academic environments, as well as ophthalmic device manufacturing and services.
 

Professional Experience

Refocus Group, Inc., Dallas, TX                                                                                             
  Vice-President of Research & Development

Dakota Laser Vision & Family Eye Care, PLLC, Ann Arbor, MI         
  Owner & Clinical Director

Medical Vision Technologies LLC, Dallas, TX                             
  President & CEO

American Medical Vision Technologies, LLC, Ann Arbor, MI           
  Co-owner, President and Director of Clinical and Technical Services

Virtual Reality Laboratory, General Motors Research, Detroit, MI             
  Chief Human Vision Factors Researcher

Department of Ophthalmology

Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Detroit, MI                                           

  Clinical Faculty, Director of Neurosensory Services

Department of Ophthalmology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan    
  Clinical Faculty, Director of Neurosensory Services

Department of Ophthalmology and

Department of Physiology (Dual Appt)

University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD             
  Assistant Professor, Chief of Neurosensory Services


Department of Ophthalmology

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX         
  Assistant Professor and Staff Optometrist

 
Education

 University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

  Postdoctoral Fellowship                                                           

University of Houston, Houston, TX 

  Ph.D., Physiological Optics                                                                

Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL    

  O.D., Optometry                                                                              

Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL     

  B.S., Vision Science                                                                          

Emory University, Atlanta, GA                               

  Biology/English                                                                       
 
Licensing

National Board of Examiners in Optometry  Parts I & II                          

Michigan Board of Optometry #4901003741

  DPA/TPA & DEA controlled-substances                                               

Texas Optometry Board  #3006                                                          

Maryland Board of Optometry #833 (inactive)                                        

Virginia Board of Optometry  #1949 (inactive)                                       


Training and Certification

Ziemer LDV Femtosecond Laser     

  Engineering and Physician Training Certification, Wood River, IL          

Wavelight/Alcon Allegretto excimer laser

  Engineering and Physician Training Certification, Erlangen, Germany    

Moria microkeratomes    
  Operating and Physician Training Certification, Doylestown, PA            

VISX/AMO 20/20B, Star S2/S3/S4  Excimer Lasers Santa Clara, CA
  Operating and Physician Training Certification                            

  Factory Field Engineering Training & Certification                                 

C-LASIK and B&L Hansatome operating certification                            

Professional Memberships
 

- Fellow, American Academy of Optometry (AAO)

- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

- American Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

- International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV)

- International Society of Presbyopia (ISOP)

- Optometric Council for Refractive Surgery (OCRT)

- International Society for Optics & Photonics

 
Full CV, including publications, CME lectures, abstracts and references available by request.