Quinn files for re-election to AOA board

June 6, 2012

Christopher Quinn, O.D., has announced his candidacy for re-election to the AOA Board of Trustees.

Dr. Quinn currently serves as the liaison trustee to the Advocacy Group Executive Committee, the Community Health Center Committee, the Federal Legislative Action Keyperson Committee, the Federal Relations Committee, the Legislative Action Response Committee, and the Professional Relations Committee.

He has previously served as liaison trustee to the Clinical Care Group, the Aviation Vision Committee, the Clinical Guidelines Coordinating Committee, the Ethics and Values Committee, the Eye Safety Committee, the Healthy Eyes Healthy People® Committee, the Medical Eye Care Committee, the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education and the Legal and Legislative Defense Fund Project Team.

He has served as chair of the AOA Hospital Practice Committee and was appointed chair of the Medical Eye Care Committee.

Dr. Quinn has served as a member on the AOA State Government Relations Committee, the New Technologies Committee, the Clinical Care Group Manpower Pool, the Federal Relations Committee, the Resolutions Committee, the Nominating Committee Task Force, the Fast Force Task Force and as a consultant to the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education.

He also represented the AOA on the American Medical Association Resource-Based Relative Value Update Committee’s Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee.

Dr. Quinn is the principal author of the AOA’s Optometric Clinical Practice Guideline on Care of the Patient with Conjunctivitis.

He also serves on the editorial board for the Review of Optometry, Primary Care Optometry News, and Optometry Times.

He has served as president of the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP).

Among his many awards, Dr. Quinn was named the NJSOP Optometrist of the Year in 1993 and awarded the E.C. Nurock award, NJSOP’s highest symbol or recognition in 2008. He has also received the NJSOP Distinguished Service, Scientific Achievement, Communications and Presidents awards.

Dr. Quinn is founder and president of Omni Eye Services of New Jersey, a regional optometric referral center where he started an optometric student extern program that has included eight schools and colleges of optometry.

Dr. Quinn lives with his wife of 29 years, Susan, and has two children, ages 24 and 21. He enjoys golf, skiing, cycling and sailing.

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