Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Joy Kerns, OD, graduated with honors from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in May 2004. Following graduation, she completed her residency training in ocular disease at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in June 2005. She is board certified in Medical Optometry by the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry (ABCMO), which requires residency training and accreditation by the National Board of Optometry in Advanced Competence in Medical Optometry (ACMO). Dr. Kerns serves as a reviewer for COPE certified continuing education and is a consultant for the ACOE on residency accreditations.
Dr. Kerns spent a short amount of time as an independent primary care optometrist prior to joining the Wyoming VA Health Care Center (formerly the Grand Rapids VA) in December 2005 as a full-time staff optometrist. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Michigan College of Optometry and is responsible for proctoring fourth year optometry interns.