Primary Specialists
 
Dr. Robert Sullivan
Education:
Residency-Hospital-Based/Ocular Disease, Albuquerque, NM
Doctor of Optometry-Illinois College of Optometry
B.S. Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida

Honors/Awards:
Graduated Cum Laude from Illinois College of Optometry;
Past assistant professor-NOVA Southestern College of Optometry

Professional Associations:
Fellow-American Academy of Optometry
Examiner-NC State Board of Optometry
American Optometric Association
American Public Health Association
North Carolina Society to Prevent Blindness
North Carolina State Optometric Society
American Diabetic Association
Tomb and Key Honor Fraternity 
Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Fraternity
Fisons Award for Clinical Excellence


Community Involvement:
United Methodist Church, Belmont
Gaston Chamber of Commerce- Member

Personal:
Family: Wife-Kristina. Son-Josh, Daughters-Ashley and Haley.
Hobbies: Golf, Woodworking, and Fly Fishing
 
 
Dr. Rey Garrido
Education:
Residency in Ocular Disease, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL
Doctor of Optometry, Nova-Southeastern University School of Optometry, FL
B.S. in Microbiology, Univ. of Florida

Professional Associations:
American Optometric Association (AOA)
North Carolina State Optometric Society
Sports Vision Member of the AOA
Contact Lens Member of the AOA
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation-Active Member

Community Involvement:
Gaston County School Vision Council-Board Advisory Member
Myers Memorial Methodist Church

Honors/Awards:
Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honorary Society
Primary Care Clinical Excellence Award
Distinguished Achievement in Specialty Contact Lens fitting
Golden Key National Honor Society

Personal:
Family: Wife-Dr. Albis Acosta. Daughters-Kathryne and Caroline. Sons-Taylor, and Austin.
Hobbies: Scuba Diving, tennis, golf, traveling. Fluent in the Spanish language
   
 
Dr. Philip Foster

Education:
Doctor of Optometry, graduated Cum Laude, Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN
B.S. in Biology with Chemistry minor, UNC Chapel Hill

Professional Affiliations:
American Optometric Association
NC State Optometric Society
Political Action Committee of the AOA

Honors/Awards:
President, Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society;
Beta Sigma Kappa, Optometric Honor Society;
Alpha Epsilon Delta, Academic Honor Society;
Who's Who, American Universities and Colleges;
Class of '67,'68,'69 Endowed Scholarship

Personal Interests:
Family: Wife-Jean Marie. Son-John, and Daughter-Florence.

   
 
Dr. Josh Baker
Education:
Residency in Ocular Disease at Carolina Eye Associates, Southern Pines, NC
BS in Biology and Chemistry, Wake Forest University
Doctor of Optometry, graduating Summa Cum Laude, Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN

Professional Associations:
(AOA) American Optometric Association
NC State Optometric Society
Gaston Chamber of Commerce
Piedmont Optometric Society

Community Involvement:
Lutheran Chapel Church
Active member of the Stanley Lions Club
Vision Screenings/ Health Fairs/ Diabetic Seminar

Honors/ Awards:
Gertrude Clinton Health Career Scholarship
Gaston County Medical Society Scholarship
Bausch and Lomb Surgical Award, 2001

Personal:
Wife - Anna
Daughters - Lily & Katelyn
Hobbies: Golf, Oil Painting, Fishing
 
 
Surgical Specialists
 
Dr. Bob McCullen
Education:
Ophthalmic Residency, UNC at Chapel Hill
M.D.-UNC at Chapel Hill
B.S. in Chemistry, graduated Magna Cum Laude, Davidson College, NC

Professional Affiliations:
Fellow-American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Medical Association
North Carolina Ophthalmological Society
North Carolina Medical Society
Gaston County Medical Society
Phi Beta Kappa Society

Community Involvement:
NC Chapter 673 Mason
Myers Memorial Methodist Church-Member
Gaston County Chamber-Member
SEE International Surgeon volunteer
Medical Missionary International participant

Personal Interests:
Family: Wife-Chris. Son-Matthew, Daughter-Alexa
Hobbies: Computers, reading, water sports
   
 
Dr. Michael Lund

Education:
Ophthalmic Residency, Case Western University Hospital, OH
M.D.- Indiana Univ School of Medicine
B.A. at Anderson University, Indiana
M.A.in Physiology at Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Professional Affiliations:
Fellow American Academy of Ophthalmology
Gaston County Medical Society
North Carolina Medical Society

Community Involvement:
Advisory Board Member of Gaston Community College

Personal Interests:
Family: Wife-Stacy. Daughters-Makayla, Molly, and Madison.
Hobbies: Antique furniture and mechanical music boxes

   
 
Dr. M. Todd Brown

Education:
Ophthalmic Residency- University of Virginia
M.D. with Honors- UNC at Chapel Hill
B.A. in Chemistry, UNC at Chapel Hill

Professional Affiliations:
American Medical Association
American Academy of Ophthalmology
NC Medical Society
NC Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Phi Beta Kappa Society
Phi Eta Sigma Society

Honors/Awards:
Deborah Cushing Leary Award for Student Research Paper
Howard Holderness Research Fellow 1985-1986

Community Involvement:
New River Community Church, Community Speakers Bureau, American Red Cross

Personal Interests:
Family: Daughters-Megan and Kirsten
Hobbies: Nutrition, Health & Fitness, Travel, Tarheel Sports

   
   
Gaston Eye - Dr. John Lowery
Dr. John A. Lowery

Education:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Baptist Memorial Hospital / University of Tennessee
Residency, Eye Foundation of Kansas City, MO

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