Cheryl Haefele, P.A.-C.
Cheryl graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Marywood College in 1990. After graduation, she worked in ophthalmology for 10 years where she became a Certified Ophthalmic Technician. During that time, she was also the Study Coordinator and Technician for the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study.
She then went on to attend King’s College where she received her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2004 and was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society. Since graduating, Cheryl has worked in a variety of surgical specialties as well as working as a preceptor for physician assistant and medical students.
Cheryl is a certified Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. In 2016, she attended a BlephEx course in New York where she studied the latest ideologies of dry eye and blepharitis syndrome and received hands on training from James Rynerson, MD, who developed the BlephEx treatment. Cheryl received her BlephEx Certification and is certified to perform a microblepharoexfoliation (MBE) procedure on patients. In 2017, Cheryl successfully completed the Basic Science of Ophthalmology Course at Columbia University. The curriculum for this course is developed by a committee of active scientists, practicing clinicians and the chief academic resident, and is updated annually to include the most recent scientific advances as well as any controversial developments in the field. Her coursework included resident training, examining the fundamentals of vision, and patient care.
When not working, Cheryl enjoys outdoor activities, antiquing, doing crafts, and spending time with her miniature dachshund, family, and friends.