David Loshin Bio

October 14, 2020

David S. Loshin, OD, PhD, FAAO

David S. Loshin received his BS degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and his MS (74), OD (75) and PhD (77) in Physiological Optics at The Ohio State University. While at OSU he was privileged to perform his graduate studies under the supervision of Dr. Glenn Fry.  Dr. Loshin served as a Teaching Assistant in the OSU College of Mathematics the entire time he was enrolled in the Optometry program. As a fourth year student he applied for and was awarded a NIH Postdoctoral to complete his PhD. After graduation he served as a member of both the professional and graduate faculty at the University of Houston for more than eighteen years. During his last five years at UH, he also held administrative roles as Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration and Chair of the Residency Programs. He was appointed Dean and Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 1996, positions he currently holds.

Dr. Loshin has taught a variety of courses in both the professional and graduate program with emphasis on geometrical and physical optics. He has also served as a clinical preceptor in primary care and low vision clinics. Dr. Loshin has participated on more than eighteen MS/PhD graduate committees. His major research interests involve design and evaluation of image quality of lenses and lens systems and assessment of the visual system primarily for patients with visual pathology and low vision. He has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NEI), the NASA Johnson Space Center, the State of Texas, as well as from the university and a number of corporations. He has published more than 70 papers, abstracts and technical reports related to his research interests as well a text book: Geometrical Optics Workbook.

Dr. Loshin has held positions on a variety of college and university committees and professional organizations including serving as President of ASCO for two terms. At NSU, Dr. Loshin is currently the Chair of the New Program Review Committee and was recently elected Chair of the newly created NSU Research Advisory Board.

Dr. Loshin has received several professional and service awards, including the American Optometric Association’s Low Vision Section’s Vision Care Award, Nova Southeastern University Academic Dean of the Year, and Florida Optometric Association’s Optometrist of the Decade and is a Research Diplomate in Low Vision from the American Academy of Optometry.