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 did internships 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.