Dr. Amir Khoshnevis,OD.
KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source
, North America's largest network of independent optometrists, announced Wednesday that Dr. Amir Khoshnevis will join its leadership team as executive vice president and chief clinical officer. The move is effective Jan. 1, 2019. Dr. Khoshnevis will work alongside Vision Source leaders, including founder Dr. Glenn Ellisor, Dr. Bobby Christensen, Dr. John McCall and Dr. Paul Williams “to ensure that the voice and vision of the private practice optometrist continue to guide the network,” according to the announcement. In his new role, Khoshnevis will add his insights and expertise as Vision Source continues to lead private practice optometry, the announcement added.
“We are fortunate to have Dr. Khoshnevis in this new senior leadership position,” Ellisor said in the statement. “He is one of the brightest minds in our profession and is genuinely passionate about helping private practices reach their full potential.”
Khoshnevis has held appointments and positions with numerous national health care entities. He is the recipient of several awards including the Vision Monday
and Review of Optometric Business 2011 Optometric Business Innovator
and Philanthropist of the Year
by Optometry Giving Sight.
A successful practitioner in Charlotte, N.C., Khoshnevis joined Vision Source in 2003 and subsequently stepped into several leadership roles, including assuming the role of administrator for North Carolina in 2004. Additionally, Khoshnevis has served on the administrator advisory board since 2014 and continues to act as the senior advisor to the leadership team.
“I see this new role as a greater call to service, Khoshnevis said in the announcement. “My goal is to bring optometric perspective and to create alignment with practice-level needs. Vision Source is in a position to not only improve the lives and practices of our respected member optometrists but also to influence the future of private practice optometry. I firmly believe OD-owned, private practice modality delivers the very best in full-scope optometric care.”
Vision Source president and chief executive officer Jim Greenwood said Khoshnevis will bring extensive experience and “a high caliber of expertise that will enhance our offerings, support Vision Source practices and benefit every member. We are honored to add his energy, enthusiasm and genuine passion for private practice optometry to our senior leadership team.”
“I am elated that Amir will be taking on an expanded role within Vision Source,” added Vision Source executive vice president and chief operating officer Jeff Duncan. “His demonstrated passion for the profession is firmly aligned with our company mission. Additionally, Amir's forward-thinking clinical experiences and perspectives will help us continue to lead the way for private practice optometry."