Notable Alumna

Susan G. Quinn, OD
Class of 1982

Dr. Susan Quinn is a 1982 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She is in group private practice in Athens, Ohio with her husband, Dr. Thomas Quinn (OD’79), Dr. Shane Foster (OD’08) and Dr. Robyn Stout Sargent (OD’99). Susan provides expertise in vision rehabilitation as well as full scope eye care for all members of the family.

Susan served as a clinical instructor at The Ohio State University College of Optometry Vision Rehabilitation Clinic from 1991-1999. She has also served the college as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the past several years.

Susan is a charter member of the American Optometric Association’s Low Vision Section and is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. She has served both as a member and president of the Ohio State Board of Optometry. Dr. Quinn was awarded the Ohio Optometric Association’s Special Merit Award and the Ohio State Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year Award.

She has served in many leadership roles in her community, most recently as president of the Board of Trustees for the Sheltering Arms Hospital Foundation, the governing body of O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. Other community activities include donating her time for vision screenings and dilated retinal examinations at a Diabetic Free Clinic held at the Ohio University Osteopathic Medical School and serving on the Leadership Council for Planned Parenthood of Southeast Ohio. Susan is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Susan is an avid gardener, bread baker, and wine aficionado. She enjoys seeing the world from the seat of a bicycle, having cycled the western coast of Ireland with husband Tom in 2013. This year, the Quinn family will be cycling through Willamette Valley in Oregon, home to some of the world’s finest pinot noirs. Cheers!

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