Dr. Mariem Abdou completed her undergraduate education at the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences in 2009. She graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in 2013 and continued there for a one-year residency in Primary Care. She earned a Master’s of Science in Nutrition degree with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition and graduated with honors from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019.
Dr. Abdou currently holds the rank of Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, and she serves as the Director of External Residency Programs for all of the college’s affiliated residencies. She is an attending optometric physician at The Eye Care Institute at Nova Southeastern University where she is a Residency Supervisor and precepts third and fourth year interns in the Primary Care service.
Her responsibilities at NSU include Instructor of Record for the Optometric Theory and Methods course and laboratory as well as Ocular Nutrition and the Eye. She is also involved in guest lecturing in multiple courses, precepting students, and supervising residents in the clinical setting. She has presented posters at AAO, AOA, and SECO and has lectured at Continuing Education events in various topics. Her interests lie mainly in ocular disease diagnoses and management as well as nutritional medicine. Dr. Abdou is a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Optometry.