Joan Stelmack, OD, MPH, FAAO

Former Supervisor, Low Vision


Meet The Team

Our faculty comes from a variety of optometry schools and have a diverse background of work experience, including within the VA setting, other teaching institutions, and private practice. This unique blending of work experience offers the residents a broad exposure to treating patients from the view of different practice modalities. With a combined 130+ years of experience, our faculty provides strong mentorship for residents throughout the year and hands-on experience working in a fast-paced, high-volume hospital setting. 

Michelle Marciniak, OD, FAAO

Student Externship Coordinator

Victoria Butcko, OD, FAAO

Director of the Contact Lens Clinic

Thomas Stelmack, OD, FAAO

Former Chief, Optometry Section


Charles Kinnaird, OD, FAAO

Chief of Optometry Section

Co-Director, Ocular Disease

Peter Russo, OD, FAAO, Dipl.

Co-Director, Low Vision Rehabilitation

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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