Our Doctors & Staff

Clinical Faculty


Joe DeLoach, OD, FAAO, ABO

Regional Clinic Director

Joe DeLoach OD completed undergraduate training at Texas A&M University where he was designated an Academic Fellow in Biochemical Genetics. He received his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1981. Dr. DeLoach currently serves as Clinical Director of the UEI BridgeBuilder Eye Clinic, an indigent care clinic in Dallas that serves as a primary training facility for UHCO externs and residents. Prior to joining the clinical staff at UHCO, Dr. DeLoach was Chief of Staff of Plano Eye Associates.

He also served as Medical Director of the EyeCare and Surgery Center of North Texas for almost two decades. Dr. DeLoach is a Past President of the Texas Optometric Association where he was named Young Optometrist of the Year and Optometrist of the Year in addition to fourteen President’s Awards and the Distinguished Service Award. He served as Chairman of the Legal and Legislative Committee twice. UHCO awarded him the Distinguished Alumni Award, William B. Pittman Award, and Educator of the Year Award. Dr. DeLoach also served on the Texas Optometry Board and received the Admiral of the Texas Navy for his service to the State. He lectures extensively on topics related to glaucoma and ocular disease management.


Marcus Gonzales, OD, FAAO

Clinic Director

Dr. Gonzales completed his OD degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 2006. He then went onto to complete an ocular disease residency at the now Cedar Springs Eye Clinic (formerly Bridge Builders) in Dallas, TX. He currently serves as the clinic director of the inner-city charity clinic caring for the diseased indigent population. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and was named the 2009 Educator of the Year by the Texas Optometric Association as well as received a President’s Award in 2011. His interests are in ocular disease, specifically glaucoma and retinal disease.

Zanna Kruoch

Zanna Kruoch, OD, FAAO

Clinical Faculty

Dr. Zanna Kruoch graduated from the University of Houston, College of Optometry with a Doctorate of Optometry in 2009. She continued on to pursue a residency specializing in cornea and specialty contact lenses at the Illinois College of Optometry with completion in 2010. Currently, Dr. Kruoch is clinical faculty for a Dallas-based indigent community clinic called Cedar Springs Eye Care where she works with 4th year extern students. Dr. Kruoch is also a Fellow of the American Acacdemy of Optometry. Her clinical interests include specialty contact lens and ocular disease.



Shirell La Grenade
Clinicial Coordinator