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Kathleen Krenzer, OD, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Kathleen Krenzer, an adjunct professor at the college, was first appointed to a faculty position in 1993.  She currently teaches Ocular Anatomy and General Pathology in the college’s international programs. Previously, she directed the human anatomy laboratory, was a course instructor in the General and Systemic Pathology course and in the Differential Diagnosis of Ocular Disease course.  She also served as a clinical preceptor at the Brighton-Marine Eye Clinic, instructing 4th year students. In this latter role, she received the Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award in 1999.  While at the college, she served on several committees, including the admissions committee and the scholarship committee.  In 2010, she received the Alumna of the Year award from the NECO Alumni Association.

Dr. Krenzer joined Bausch & Lomb (Rochester, NY) in 2007 and is a Principal Scientist in the Nonclinical Safety (toxicology) Department.  In this position, she is involved in the nonclinical safety qualification of pharmaceuticals, vision care products, and surgical products.

Dr. Krenzer is a past member of the Ocular Disease/Trauma committee for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and also served on the Part II Exam Council and the NBEO Exam Restructuring Committee. Dr. Krenzer attended the University of Notre Dame and received her BS in Biology.  She completed her OD degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1990. Afterwards, she earned her PhD in Pathology from Boston University, working under the tutelage of Dr. Thomas Freddo.   She became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry in 1999.  In 2007, she became a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT).