Bisant Labib, OD ’14, assistant professor, was recently named co-chief of Suite 3 in the primary care services at The Eye Institute, the Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s (PCO) clinical training facility. Melissa Trego, OD ’04, PCO dean, recently announced Dr. Labib’s new role to the University community.
“PCO is truly delighted that Dr. Labib will continue to serve and mentor the students of PCO in this new role as co-chief,” she wrote. “Please join me in congratulating Dr. Labib as she prepares to share her clinical expertise, impressive sense of humor, and enthusiasm with our students and faculty.”
Dr. Labib holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Felician University. Upon completing her Doctor of Optometry degree from Salus PCO in 2014, she went on to complete a primary care residency at The Eye Institute the following year. Dr. Labib has been a faculty member at PCO since 2015 and currently holds the rank of assistant professor. As a faculty member, Dr. Labib has taught in both the Traditional and Accelerated Scholars programs didactically and clinically. Taking over for Dr. Michael Rebar, who transitioned out of the role in October after several years as co-chief, Dr. Labib is excited for the opportunity to jointly lead with one of her mentors.
“As both a former student and resident of Suite 3, I am extremely honored and thankful to be able to work alongside Dr. Andrew Gurwood in providing an educational and positive clinical experience to the current and incoming students,” she said.
Dr. Labib has also already achieved an impressive publication record as a junior faculty member and earned her fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry in the fall of 2015. She serves as a Review of Optometry
columnist and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Ophthalmology and Optometry Research