Michele Avila, OD

From Kansas Alumna to Ophthalmic Innovator: Dr. Michele Avila's Journey in Advancing Eye Care

Meet Dr. Michele Avila, an accomplished alumna of The University of Kansas, pioneering advancements in ophthalmic medicine and technology through her passionate commitment to research and clinical trials in Utah.

Dr. Michele Avila is an alumna of The University of Kansas, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Biology. She then received her Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. After obtaining her optometric degree, she continued her training with an ocular disease residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Avila also interned with the Whiteriver Indian Hospital in Whiteriver, Arizona, and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Avila primarily focuses on ophthalmic research and clinical trials. She is very passionate about research and the advancement of ophthalmic medicine and technology. Dr. Avila is a native of Wichita, Kansas. When not working, she and her husband, Jared, love watching and cheering on their Kansas Jayhawks and spending time with their friends and families.