Timothy McMahon, OD, FAAO

Optometry Consultant

Title:  Professor, University of Illinois Dept of Ophthalmology

Hospital Appointment:  1982


Email: TimoMcMa@uic.edu


Academic Background:

B.S.,  Illinois College of Optometry


O.D., 1980 Illinois College of Optometry


Residency, 1981  Hospital Based Optometry Kansas City VAMC




Timothy T. McMahon, O.D., FAAO graduated from Illinois College of Optometry in 1980, and completed a residency at the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center in 1981.  For the past 30 years Dr. McMahon has been a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and currently holds the rank of Professor of Ophthalmology.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and is a Diplomate in the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies.  He previously served as Chair of the Academy’s Research Committee and Vice Chair of the Academy’s Scientific Program Committee and AOA’s Council on Research.  Dr. McMahon was appointed to the American Optometric Foundation Board in 2002 and served as its treasurer until 2008 when he was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Academy.  He continues to serve on the editorial board for the journals Cornea and Eye and Contact Lens.  Recently the National Academies of Practice named him a Distinguished Clinical Fellow.  Dr. McMahon is an investigator or principal investigator for several NIH and VA funded research projects, including the CLEK Study, where he served on the Executive Committee.  From 2001 to 2005 he served on the FDA Ophthalmic Devices Panel.  He has published widely and has lectured nationally and internationally.  His interests include contact lenses, corneal topography and anterior segment diseases.

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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