Education & Training
1987, Universiteit Leiden
1998, Optometry - Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
1997, The New England College of Optometry
Contact Lenses, Glasses, Low Vision Care, Medical Eye Care, Optometry, Primary Eye Care, Work Exams
UH Case Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
11100 Euclid Ave
UH Westlake Health Center
950 Clague Rd
UH Eye Institute, Bldg B, Ste 102
UH Landerbrook Health Center
5850 Landerbrook Dr
UH Eye Institute, Ste 306
UH Hudson Health Center
5778 Darrow Rd
UH Eye Institute, Ste 104
University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.
UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.
View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.
For calendar year 2012, Thomas Stokkermans, OD, PhD did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.