Dennis W. Siemsen, O.D.

  1. Optometrist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Low vision
  2. Macular degeneration
  3. Visual impairment
  1. Eye care
  • Low vision rehabilitation and optometry
  • Reading with macular degeneration
  • Education of visually impaired children
  • Medical education
  1. 1992
    MHPE - Health Professions EducationUniversity of Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago
  2. 1983
    Resident - Hospital Based OptometryVeterans Administration Medical Center, Kansas City, MO
  3. 1976
    OD - OptometryIllinois College of Optometry
  4. 1974
    BS - Visual ScienceIllinois College of Optometry

Certifications

  1. 2012
    Medical OptometryAmerican Board of Certification Medical Optometry

Awards and honors

  1. 2010
    Optometrist of the YearMinnesota Optometric Association
  2. 2009
    Alumni Achievement AwardIllinois College of Optometry Alumni Association
  3. 1995
    Humanitarian AwardIllinois College of Optometry Alumni Association

Professional memberships

  1. 2012 - present
    LeaderKnowledge Content Board - Ophthalmology, AskMayoExpert
  2. 2010 - present
    Committee MemberNational Institute of Building Sciences
  3. 2010 - present
    Committee MemberNational Institute of Building Sciences
  4. 2009
    MemberNE Family Eye Clinic Development Team, Department of Ophthalmology
  5. 2009
    MemberGeneral Refraction Clinic Team/EPIC Clinical Task Force, Department of Ophthalmology
  6. 2009
    Committee ChairMinnesota Optometric Association
  7. 2007 - 2014
    Executive Committee MemberLow Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  8. 2005 - 2007
    Executive Committee MemberLow Vision Rehabilitation Section, American Optometric Association
  9. 2004 - 2007
    MemberNational Eye Health Education Program, Low Vision Subcommittee, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
  10. 2004 - present
    MemberLow Vision Committee, Minnesota Optometric Association, American Optometric Association
  11. 2003 - present
    DiplomateLow Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  12. 2000 - present
    Medical ConsultantMinnesota Department of Education, Low Vision Community of Practice
  13. 1998 - present
    Life MemberMinnesota Optometric Association, American Optometric Association
  14. 1995 - 1997
    MemberClinical Affairs Committee, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
  15. 1995 - present
    MemberAssociation for Education and Rehabilitation of the Visually Impaired
  16. 1995 - present
    MemberLow Vision Section, American Academy of Optometry
  17. 1995 - present
    MemberLow Vision Rehabilitation Section, American Optometric Association
  18. 1994 - 1998
    Site Visit TeamAccreditation Council on Optometric Education, American Optometric Association
  19. 1994 - 1996
    Immediate Past ChairSection on Optometric Education, American Academy of Optometry
  20. 1993 - 1997
    MemberAssociation of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
  21. 1993 - 1996
    MemberClinic Directors/Administrators, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
  22. 1992 - 1994
    ChairSection on Optometric Education, American Academy of Optometry
  23. 1992 - 1993
    MemberExamination Council, Executive Examination Committee for Clinical Skills Assessment, National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  24. 1991 - 1993
    ChairExecutive Examination Committee for Clinical Skills Assessment, National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  25. 1990 - 1998
    MemberSection on Optometric Education, American Academy of Optometry
  26. 1990 - 1992
    Vice ChairSection on Optometric Education, American Academy of Optometry
  27. 1989 - 1993
    MemberExecutive Examination Committee for Clinical Skills Assessment, National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  28. 1989 - present
    ExaminerClinical Skills Examination, Executive Examination Committee for Clinical Skills Assessment, National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  29. 1989 - present
    Chief ExaminerClinical Skills Examination, Executive Examination Committee for Clinical Skills Assessment, National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  30. 1988 - 1990
    MemberOptometry Licensing and Disciplinary Committee, State of Illinois
  31. 1987 - 1990
    RepresentativeIllinois College of Optometry, Great Lakes Geriatric Education Center
  32. 1982 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Optometry
  33. 1972 - 1998
    MemberIllinois Optometric Association, American Optometric Association
  34.  
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Ophthalmology
  35.  
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Ophthalmology
  36.  
    ChairLow Vision Committee, Minnesota Optometric Association, American Optometric Association
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Research activities

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