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Bina J. Patel, OD, FAAO

  • Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Disease
  • Director, International Programs
  • Attending Optometrist, Joslin Diabetes Center’s Beetham Eye Institute


Residency, Ocular Disease, Higher Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Northeastern State University
OD, Indiana University
BSc, Optometry, Indiana University

Areas of Expertise

Professional Honors & Awards

Foster Namias award for excellence in didactic instruction, 2022
American Academy of Optometry’s AAO-Essilor Award for Outstanding International Contributions to Optometry, 2021
Carroll Martus Award for Outstanding Clinical Instruction, 2020, 2019, 2004, 1991, 1992
Humanitarian of the Year Award – VOSH International, Anaheim, 2016
International Optometrist of the Year Award – World Council of Optometry, Medellin, Colombia, 2015
Dupuis-Pellerin Award for Faculty Excellence, 2016, 2008, 1998
Instructor of the Year by OD 2 class, 2022, 2021
Instructor of the OD2 or OD 1 class. New England College of Optometry, 2020, 2018, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 1999
Geiger Gibson Community Health Center: Clerkship Award, 2006
Certificate of Tribute for Dedication and Contribution to the Advancement of Optometry in South Africa, 1997
Recognition Award for Contribution to the Advancement of Optometry in Argentina, 1997

Practice Locations

Joslin Diabetes Center’s Beetham Eye Institute

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Optometry, Fellow
VOSH International

Publications & Presentations

  • A Global Compendium of Good Practice -‘Integrated Care for Diabetes and Eye Health. “Diabetic eye health care model of integration at the inter and intra professional levels at a community health center in the US” Timothy Bossie, Bina Patel. Melbourne, Australia 2018.
  • Deficits in Retinopathy self -awareness and timeliness of Eye Care follow- up over 6 years among diabetic patients. Gupta, Aditi; Silva, Paolo; Cavallerano, Jerry; Tolson, Ann; Tolls, Dorothy; Rodriguez, Jessica; Morris, Kassandra; Rodriguez, Sashida; Patel, Bina; Sehizadeh, Mina; Thakore, Komal; Sun, Jennifer K; Aiello, Lloyd PARVO meeting 2017
  • Comparison of Nondiabetic Retinal Findings Identified with Non mydriatic Fundus Photography vs. Ultrawide Field Imaging in an Ocular Telehealth Program. Paolo Silva, Jerry Cavallerano, Nour May Haddad, Dorothy Tolls, Komal Thakore, Bina Patel, Mina Sehizadeh, Ann Tolson, Jennifer Sun, Lloyd Paul Aiello. JAMA Ophthalmology Published on line January 21, 2016
  • Potential Efficiency Benefits of Non-mydriatic Ultrawide Field Retinal Imaging in an Ocular Telehealth Diabetic Retinopathy Program. Silva PS, Cavallerano JD, Tolls D, Omar A, Thakore K, Patel B, Sehizadeh M, Tolson AM, Sun JK, Aiello LM, Aiello LP. Diabetes Care. August 12 2013