Michelle M Marciniak, OD, FAAO

Student Externship Coordinator

Optometry Attending

Academic Background:

BS (Biology),   1989 University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Magna Cum Laude

O.D., 1993, Illinois College of Optometry

Magna Cum Laude,  Lawrence P. Feigenbaum Clinical Optometry Memorial Award.


Residency, 1994, Hospital Based Optometry and Low Vision Rehabilitation, West Side and Hines VA, Chicago. IL



Dr. Marciniak has been on staff at the Jesse Brown VAMC (formerly known as West Side) since completing her residency in 1994. In addition to acting as an attending in the clinic where she teaches the residents and students in both a clinical and didactic setting, she acts as the Student Externship Coordinator.   She also provides direct care to our veterans.

She practices part time with a private optometry group.

She currently teaches in the physical diagnosis course at the Illinois College of Optometry and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.  Dr. Marciniak has published several refereed journal articles, a book chapter, presented several posters and frequently lectures.  She also currently serves as a consultant to the NBEO for multiple parts of the exam including ACMO.

To request more information or to schedule an interview please email Dr. Jennifer Brown at:

Contact us:

Jennifer Brown, OD, FAAO

Residency Coordinator 


Charles Kinnaird, OD, FAAO

Co-Director Ocular Disease

Chief of Optometry Section

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center


Peter Russo, OD, FAAO, Diplomate

Co-Director Low Vision Rehabilitation 

Hines VA Blind Rehabilitation Service 


Tel:  312-569-7505

Fax: 312-569-7547

Jesse Brown VAMC

820 S Damen Ave

Chicago IL 60612

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