Dr. Cavallerano is an adjunct professor of optometry and an attending optometrist in the VA Boston Health Care System, where he is a staff optometrist, researcher, and training center coordinator for the VHA Office of TeleHealth Services. He currently teaches the courses Special Topics in Ocular Disease and Advanced Clinical Care I and II. He also teaches an elective, Retina Grand Rounds, in the summer semester. Dr. Cavallerano is also the director of professional relations for the College.
Dr. Cavallerano’s major research interests include the retina, diabetic retinopathy, and telemedicine, with a special interest in teleretinal imaging. His most recent studies focus on advanced ocular imaging technologies, diabetes, health services research, and the delivery of health services.
Dr. Cavallerano is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists and the American Optometric Association, and is a founding member of the Optometric Retina Society. He is an editorial board member for the publication Primary Care Optometry News and is the former editor-in-chief of the journal Clinical Eye and Vision Care and Optometry: Journal of the American Optometric Association.
Dr. Cavallerano earned his doctor of optometry degree from the Massachusetts College of Optometry, now the New England College of Optometry, in 1972. In 2006, he was the recipient of the College’s Carroll Martus Award for Outstanding Clinical Instruction. In June 2008, Dr. Cavallerano was recognized as the Emerson Woodruff Distinguished Lecturer by the University Of Waterloo School Of Optometry.