Carole Timpone

Carole Timpone, OD, FAAO, FNAP

Professor Emeritus
Areas I Teach 

Dr. Timpone joined Pacific University in 1983. Prior to coming to Pacific, Dr. Timpone was an instructor and clinical attending at State University of New York, College of Optometry (SUNY). Her areas of interest, research, and expertise include ocular disease, glaucoma and primary care optometry. Dr. Timpone served as the director of the Pacific University Vision Clinic in Portland for more than 15 years. As instructor for the Clinical Rounds course for fourth-year students on clinical rotations, Dr. Timpone was instrumental in developing this course and making it web-based, allowing student interns in remote areas to participate in case discussions. She received the President's Award for Excellence in Professional Education in 2004. She has served professional organizations in numerous roles, including director of education for the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association. In addition, Dr. Timpone was the site coordinator for the administration of Clinical Skills Examination of Part III of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry for over 20 years, and founding chair of the Faculty Senate. Dr. Timpone is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and the National Academies of Practice.  From 2013 to 2019 she served as the Associate Dean of Clinical Programs at Pacific University College of Optometry.

Originally from New York City, Dr. Timpone lives in Lake Oswego, Ore. Her lush and prolific garden reflects her enjoyment of the hours spent on it. She also enjoys biking and travel.

"I enjoy working one-on-one with students in clinic. It is always exciting to watch the transformation and progress our students make as they put into practice what they have learned in laboratories and lectures. I also enjoy interacting with our students, via the Web-based Clinical Rounds course, while they are off on their preceptorships at sites across the United States and as far away as China, Puerto Rico, Canada, Germany, and Australia. We all learn by sharing cases, knowledge, and our professional experiences".


OD, State University of New York, 1981

BA, Cornell University, 1974