PROFESSOR OF OPTOMETRY
O.D. Pacific University, 1996;
M.S. Clinical Optometry, Pacific University, 1997;
Teaching Fellow, Pacific University, 1997
Dr. Yudcovitch served as Clinic Director of the Pacific University Northeast and Southeast Portland Eye Clinics. He is currently lead instructor of the Ocular Therapeutics course and most Ocular Disease courses, as well as ocular disease clinic attending doctor. Areas of expertise and interest include advanced ocular imaging, diabetes and glaucoma management, eye disease pharmacological treatment, and pediatric examinations.
Prior to joining Pacific University, Dr. Yudcovitch practiced as an optometric physician in the U.S. and Canada. He has received the College of Optometry Didactic Instructor of the Year Award three times in a row by his students. Dr. Yudcovitch is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry.
Dr. Yudcovitch is also a musician and film maker. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he produced and directed the documentary film, " Fighting in Sunshine: The Untold Story of Banood" which won the Best Documentary award at the Everglades International Film Festival, South Africa. He has played with several rock/pop, alternative, classical and jazz groups, and writes, arranges, performs, and records original music.
What does he enjoy most about teaching at the College of Optometry?
"Our students provide a source of inquisitiveness, enthusiasm, and collegiality that makes it easy for me to teach. Combined with a diverse and fascinating subject matter, it makes optometric instruction a very pleasant experience. I am excited when practical application of the knowledge we provide ultimately helps patients in the clinical setting. The personal interaction with my students is valuable, and I encourage them to ask questions, think creatively, and grow professionally.