STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Scott Van Oss

Laboratory Technician, COA

Scott began working with the Iowa Lions Eye Bank in December of 2015 after holding a position as a clinical technician with the Ophthalmology department at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Scott is a native Iowa, however, he and his wife spent time in Texas pursuing educational and work experience. After earning his certification as an ophthalmic assistant working for a Pediatric Ophthalmologist he returned to Iowa and began his work with the University of Iowa. He enjoys trying varieties of craft beer, watching movie’s with his wife, and spending time with friends. He is excited for the opportunity to learn more about the world of eye, organ and tissue donation.

Q & A

What are three traits that define you?
Honesty, Patience, Resiliency
What’s one thing you couldn't live without?
My wife
What is the one thing you cannot resist?
Craft Beer
What is your favorite thing to do?
Visit microbreweries and experience their beer
What is your favorite movie?
Back to the Future 2, Any Indiana Jones movie except the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (ugh), any Star Wars movie (1977-1983)
What is your favorite book?
Anything by Harlan Coben
What is your favorite song?
Say Hello 2 Heaven by Temple Of The Dog
If you could invite one famous person to dinner who would it be? (Can be anyone that ever lived)
Martin Luther King, Jr
What would you serve them?
Pecan pie and fried chicken (his favorite foods)
What is your dream vacation destination and why?
Anywhere with a warm blue ocean and cold beer. (because ocean and beer. haha)