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Tonya Ketcham


Tonya Ketcham, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO

Tonya Ketcham, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Tonya Ketcham received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  Her first job out of optometry school was serving in the United States Air Force and then the Air Guard.  After completion of her military service, Dr. Ketcham went back to the Medical Sciences Department of Indiana University and completed a PhD in Pharmacology.  Her research interests were in diabetic retinopathy and oxidative stress.  While working on her PhD, she was involved in didactic and classroom teaching at the Indiana University College of Optometry.  With completion of the PhD, she moved to Houston, TX and became a full time faculty member at University of Houston College of Optometry. Currently, she is on the clinic floor with third and fourth year optometry students in both family practice and medial specialty clinics and has class room responsibilities in Pharmacology and Ocular pathology courses.