Beth Kinoshita

Associate Professor & Clinic Director, Forest Grove


UC Box: A134

Office: Jefferson Hall 239

Dr. Kinoshita is an assistant professor since 2006. She serves as an instructor for the Contact Lens courses, Coordinator for the Cornea and Contact Lens Residency and is the Chief of the Contact Lens Service. Dr. Kinoshita also advises fourth year students in the Pacific University Vision Clinics. In addition to her responsibilities at Pacific University, Dr. Kinoshita works as a consulting and attending optometric physician at the VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She is the 2011 recipient of the University Junior Faculty Award.

Dr. Kinoshita is from San Jose, California. Her research interests are in cornea contact lenses. She enjoys swimming, running, baking (try her famous chocolate chip cookies), and reading.

What does she enjoy most about teaching at the College of Optometry?
“I have always enjoyed the process of learning and teaching and the college has provided an environment of continual learning. There are few better ways to stay current on a topic than to prepare a lecture, work with interns in the clinic, and to work with students research projects. I feel very fortunate to be challenged every day with new ideas and insightful questions by the bright minds of the future.”


Residency in Contact Lenses, Pacific University, 2006

OD, Southern California College of Optometry, 2002

BS, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1998

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