Diplomate Spotlight – Mohammad Rafieetary, OD and Geoffrey Goodfellow, OD

May 6, 2021

ABO is please to introduce our two new board members-elect, Dr. Mohammad Rafieetary and Dr. Geoffrey Goodfellow. Both are slated for election at the annual ABO Board of Directors meeting in June.

Dr. Rafieetary is a consultative optometric physician who has been in practice at the Charles Retina Institute (CRI) since 1996. He is a graduate of Boston University and received his Doctor of Optometry from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Completing residencies in both Primary Care Optometry and Ocular Disease, Dr. Rafieetary began his career as a faculty member at the Southern College of Optometry and served as an Associate Professor and the Chief of Advanced Ocular Disease Service until joining CRI.

Dr. Rafieetary has been a Diplomate since 2012 and has served as a volunteer with ABO in multiple capacities, including as a presenter in our COPE-approved webinar series. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including SCO Faculty of the Year, American Diabetic Association’s National Achievement of Distinction Award, and the Tennessee Association of Optometric Physicians’ Optometrist of the Year.

In addition to his Diplomate status with ABO, Dr. Rafieetary is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Optometric Retina Society and is licensed to practice in five states. He is a published author and lectures extensively on the subject of diseases of the eye with emphasis on conditions of the retina and vitreous.

Dr. Geoffrey Goodfellow is an Assistant Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Assessment and Records at Illinois College of Optometry (ICO). He is also an attending optometrist in the Pediatrics/Binocular Vision Service of the Illinois Eye Institute. A 1997 graduate of Benedictine University and of Illinois College of Optometry in 2001, Dr. Goodfellow completed a residency in pediatrics/binocular vision before joining the faculty at ICO. He has served as the site coordinator for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigators Group as well as the chief of the Pediatrics/Binocular Vision Service. 

Dr. Goodfellow became a board-certified Diplomate with ABO in 2012, is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development, a SIG Member in the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry and a past president of the Illinois Optometric Association.

A published author and volunteer, Dr. Goodfellow has been the recipient of numerous awards including multiple Teacher of the Year awards from ICO, the American Society of Ocularists Distinguished Service Award and the Illinois Optometric Association Young Optometrist of the Year.

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