New Jersey Chapter

Future Events

The New Jersey Chapter of the Academy is offering Summer Seminar virtually this year on Sunday, August 8 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT. This webinar will grant up to six COPE approved CE credits. Event registration is $125.
Course Schedule
9:00 am - Common and Uncommon Lesions of the Skin – Update on Diagnosis and Therapy (COPE qualified 73354-OP)
10:30 am - Common and Uncommon Rashes – Update on Diagnosis and Therapy (COPE qualified 73353-OP)
1:00 pm - Case Based Management of Pain and Inflammation (COPE qualified 72014-PH)
3:00 pm - Of Mice and Men - The Monoclonal Antibodies Are Coming (COPE qualified 73355-PH)

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Meet the Presenters
Jason Miller, MD, FAAD
Dr. Jason Miller is a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He also serves as Medical Director for Schweiger Dermatology Group, the third largest provider of dermatology care in the United States. Dr. Miller received his Bachelor degree from Cornell University, followed by his MD from New York Medical College. He then undertook his training in dermatology at the prestigious University of Texas Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Miller has over 15 years of extensive educational and clinical dermatology experience. He serves as an educator to the dermatology residents at Rutgers in New Jersey, where he provides weekly lectures. His busy clinical practice focuses on a wide variety of skin concerns in patients of all ages, including complex medical, surgical, pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Miller is also frequently called upon to see inpatient emergent dermatology consultations at Centrastate Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey.
As Medical Director for Schweiger Dermatology Group, Dr Miller has been able to utilize his clinical expertise to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety are met during patient care across a large multi-site practice. He has a particular interest in identifying processes to mitigate risks to patients and in formulating a compliance program around proper use of billing codes.
Dr. Miller has received numerous awards and honors, including being a two-time recipient of the Volunteer Faculty Award from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his commitment to student and resident education. Most recently, Dr. Miller received the 2021 Mentor of the Year award from Schweiger Dermatology Group for his work with newer providers.
Outside of work, Dr. Miller enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Bruce E. Onofrey, OD, RPh, FAAO
Bruce E. Onofrey, OD, RPh is a 1982 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and residency at the Albuquerque Veterans Administration Medical Center. He also has degrees in chemistry and Pharmacy. He retired from the Lovelace Medical Center Eye Dept after 25 years where he served as the Chief of Optometry and Vice-chairman of eye services.
Most recently he retired from the University of Houston where he served for 10 years as a Clinical professor, responsible for Pharmacology programs, attending physician on the Ocular Disease Service and the Exec. Director of continuing education programs and Primary care Residency Director. His special interests include lectures in general and ocular pharmacology and clinical drug research.
Dr. Onofrey is a frequent contributor to ophthalmic literature. He is the current editor of "Clinical Optometric Pharmacology and Therapeutics," and the author of “The Ocular Therapeutics Handbook-A Clinical Manual,” both published by Lippincott. He also serves as a contributing editor to “Primary Care Optometry News." He is an internationally recognized lecturer on the management of ocular disease and the use of pharmaceutical agents.

Past Events

The Fall CE seminar was presented in live virtual format by Alissa Coyne, OD, FAAO and Andrew Meagher, OD, FAAO and entitled “Glaucoma Case Series: Know your Pharm.”  The NJAO donated $10,000 to scholarship funds for PCO at Salus University.

Our Summer Seminar was held in live virtual format on August 16, 2020.  We thank Lakshmi Nadiminti, DO, MPH for presenting courses on multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and migraines, and Drs. Andrew Gurwood and Marc Myers for presenting courses on oral medications and posterior segment cases. We look forward to another successful seminar in 2021.

Dr. Daniel Epshtein presented Peri-operative Care of Common Ocular Surgeries on June 10, 2020 in our first live virtual CE meeting.

The Spring CE dinner was with Maria Richman, OD, FAAO on March 11, 2020.

Donated VOLK Lenses to SUNY and Salus

The NJ Chapter donated ten Volk, 20D personalized, engraved lenses to students from New Jersey who attend SUNY College of Optometry and Salus University. We are proud to support our future colleagues in their education. 
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NJAO Officers 2019-2020

Officer List 2020-2021

President: Michael Chocky, OD, FAAO
Vice President/Immediate Past President: Candice Tolud, OD, FAAO
Treasurer: Dennis Lyons, OD, FAAO
Secretary: Rosine Alianakian, OD, FAAO

Board Members: 
Mayur Bhavsar, OD, FAAO
Lenard Strulowitz, OD, FAAO
Anthony Fiorilli, OD, FAAO
Kenneth Manning, OD, FAAO



The 2021 NJAO membership fee will be waived in an effort to support our members during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We look forward to continuing to provide quality continuing education in a virtual format until it is safe to meet in person again.

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