John Odette, MD – CV

About Our Ophthalmologists (Eye MD’s) at Austin Eye

John D. Odette, MD – Curriculum Vitae


Ophthalmologist – Austin Eye. Austin, TX. 2010- present.


University of Missouri Dept of Ophthalmology. Columbia, MO.
Ophthalmology Residency, July 2007 – June 2010
Chief Resident in Ophthalmology 2010

John Peter Smith Hospital. Fort Worth, TX.
Transitional Internship, July 2006 – June 2007-Successfully completed first year of residency and was awarded with chief of transitional year honor

University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, TX
Degree: Medical Doctor 2006

Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas
Bachelor of Science, May 2001
Major: Molecular Biology | Minor: Chemistry | Honors: cum laude

Honors and Awards:

Texas Lutheran University:

  • Pacesetter Scholarship Recipient, 1997-2001
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, 1998-1999
  • Who’s Who Among American College Students, 2001
  • Scholastic Athlete of America, 1999-2001
  • Best Student Paper at Frontiers of Cardiology Seminar, 1999
    • “Secondary Prevention of Hyperlipidemia in Patients with Documented Coronary Artery Disease”
  • District VI Academic All American, 2001
  • Texas Lutheran University Male Student-Athlete of the Year, 2001
  • Best Student Paper at Frontiers of Cardiology Seminar, 2002
    • “The Development of the Kelsey-Seybold Lipid Clinic”

University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston, Texas:

  • Global Health Scholarship Recipient, 2003
  • S.I.G.H.T. Photo contest – 1st place photo in the Medical Category
    • 2005 – 2nd place photo in the Community Category
  • Hector P. Garcia Cultural Competence Award – 2nd Place, 2005

John Peter Smith Hospital Internship:

  • Chief Resident of Transitional Year Program at JPS Hospital, 2006-7

University of Missouri:

  • Speaker at the Annual Robert P. Burns MD Conference Series, 2008
  • Speaker at University of Missouri Annual Resident Alumni Day, 2008
  • Speaker at Table Rock Regional Roundup, 2008
  • Poster Presentation at American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2009
    • Early Diabetes Mellitus and Severity of Visual Loss in Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Pending Publication: Early Diabetes Mellitus and Severity of Visual Loss in Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Research Experience:

University of Texas Medical Branch
Worked from spring of 2005 to current time

Research Assistant including:

  • Interpretation of macular degeneration pictures for possible enrollment in an ongoing clinical trial
  • Organization of pre-existing eye bank including over 1,000 eyes
  • Journal research regarding acceptable method of cell culture for ARPE -19 cells (Retinal Pigment Epithelium)
  • Supervisor – Dr. Fredericus van Kuijk MD/PhD

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Cardiology Department, Houston, Texas
Worked the summers of 1999, 2000 and from May 2001- July 2002

Research Assistant including:

  • Data collection, data processing, software development, and patient education for the Kelsey-Seybold Hyperlipidemia Clinic
  • Research, and presentations on hyperlipidemia
  • Attendance at Hyperlipidemia Seminars
  • Supervisor- Dr. Ali Mortazavi MD

UT-Houston School of Public Health-Human Genetics Center
Worked from August of 2001 – July of 2002

Lab Assistant including:

  • Gene Sequencing, polymerase chain reaction, laser assisted mass spectrometry and lab management
  • Supervisor – Dr. Molly Bray PhD

University of Missouri

July 2007 – 2010

  • Performed research on Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Volunteer Work:

Habitat for Humanity, 1999-2001

Organic Chemistry Tutor for Deaf Student, 2000

Frontera de Salud Program, 2003-2005

  • Frontera de Salud is a service organization founded and staffed by medical, nursing, and allied health students committed to bringing health care to the underserved in the border city of Brownsville, Texas.

Que Quiere Decir(QQD) Spanish Tutor for a group of 4 students, 2003-04

  • QQD is an organization run by students to promote the development of the Spanish language and culture at UTMB

Student organizer for QUEST student orientation, 2003

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Columbia – Big Brother from 1/09-6/2010

International Experience:

Nicaragua, June of 2003 – Worked in a primary care setting in rural Nicaragua, providing adult and pediatric care for approximately 3 weeks

Ecuador/Peru, October – December 2004 – Worked in 2 hospitals spending half of my time working with a plastic surgeon, and half of my time rotating through other specialties such as ER, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Naturalistic Medicine, and Indigenous medicine

Mexico, September 2005 – Worked with Ophthalmologist from UC-San Diego performing 9 cataract surgeries on a Friday-Sunday mission trip

Nicaragua, June 2006 – Worked in an extremely rural primary care setting providing eye exams, and primary adult care while completing research over common diseases of the eye

*Spanish Fluency – Also spent time in both Ecuador and Peru taking conversational and medical Spanish classes.

Student Organizations:

Student Representative – Krost Life Enrichment Committee

Student Representative – Student Government Appropriations, 1998-2001

Member – Texas Lutheran University Golf Team, 1997-2001

  • Captain, 2000-2001

Member – Texas Lutheran University Tennis Team, 2001

Member – Jamail Student Center Improvement Committee 2003-2004

Member and Class Representative – Que Quiere Decir(QQD) Spanish Club, 2002-Present

Extracurricular Activities:

Participant – Frontiers of Cardiology Seminar – 1999, 2000, 2001

Participant and Champion – Intramural athletics in football, soccer, basketball, softball, and ultimate frisbee

Other activities – Basketball, weight lifting, running, mountain biking, surfing, golf, photography, salsa, swing, and country dancing

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