Andrew S. Gurwood, O.D., F.A.A.O., Diplomate
Andrew S. Gurwood, O.D., F.A.A.O., Diplomate is a Professor of Clinical Sciences, an attending optometric physician in Module 1 of The Eye Institute of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and a member of the clinical staff of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology. He has lectured and published nationally and internationally on a wide range of subjects in the arena of ocular disease. His areas of active research include diseases of the anterior and posterior segment.
Doctor Gurwood earned a Diplomate from the American Academy of Optometry in the Section of Primary Care, where he serves as The Chair of The Section’s Written Examination Committee and as a member of the Oral Examination Committee. He also serves in The American Academy of Optometry as a member of the Scientific Program Committee and as the Chairperson of the Written Examination Committee for the Disease Section Diplomate in Retina.
He currently serves the profession at large through participation on the Editorial Boards of The Journal of The American Optometric Association (Optometry), The Southern Journal of Optometry, Review of Optometry, Clinical and Experimental Optometry (Aus), Optometry Today (UK), Primary Care Optometry News and Optometric Management. Other accomplishments include being a founding member of The Optometric Retina Society, a member of The Optometric Glaucoma Society, a Charter (Founding) Member of The Optometric Dry Eye Society, an Abstract Writer for Optometry: The Journal of The American Optometric Association and Diagnostic Quiz Columnist for Review of Optometry Journal. He is a regularly invited contributor for the journal Primary Care Optometry News.
In 1998, he was recognized nationally as The American Optometric Association’s Young Optometrist of The Year. He has twice been recognized by his local optometric society (Buxmont) as the Optometrist of The Year and was recognized by the state of Pennsylvania as its OD of the year in 2006. In 2005, he received National acclaim, being inducted into the prestigious National Academies of Practice. Noteworthy, are the publication of his textbook “The Optic Nerve in Clinical Practice,” (Butterworth / Heinemann) and his continuing efforts seen in Review of Optometry’s yearly supplement The Handbook of Ocular Disease Management, now preparing for the release of a twelfth volume.
Dr. Gurwood is also a dedicated community servant. He is a the Chief Training Officer for The Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company where he also serves as an Emergency Medical Technician and firefighter. He is a ProBoard Certified Vehicle Rescue Technician, Rope Rescue Technician, a State EMT Instructor and recently has matriculated as Faculty of The Pennsylvania State Fire Academy, Lewistown, PA.