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Dr. Shield is a New England native. He completed his medical training and ophthalmology residency at Yale Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut. He received advanced fellowship training in the diagnosis and management of ocular inflammatory and infectious diseases, known as uveitis.

Dr. Shield focuses his clinical practice on tailoring medical and surgical treatments to each of his patients, providing state-of-the-art intraocular lens implants for cataract surgery and the latest minimally invasive glaucoma therapies. In addition, his clinical practice includes comprehensive eye care and a focus on ocular disease prevention.

Dr. Shield completed his undergraduate studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, concentrating on Latin American Studies, and is fluent in Spanish. He lives in Northampton with his wife, two children, one dog, and four chickens.

Specialties

  • Ocular Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases (Uveitis/Iritis)
  • No-Stitch, No-Needle, Patchless and Dropless Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Retinal and Macular Management
  • Diabetic Eye Care
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Sjogren’s Treatment
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Laser Treatment

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Brown University, Providence, RI, 2003
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2010

Post-graduate Education

  • Residency in Ophthalmology –Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Chief Residency in Ophthalmology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Fellowship in Ocular Immunology and Uveitis, Eye Disease Consultants, Hartford, CT

Honors

  • Fulbright Scholar, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2004
  • Marvin L. Sears Award for Clinical Excellence, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Affiliations/Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • American Uveitis Society
  • New England Ophthalmological Society

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
  • Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, MA
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, MA
  • Cataract and Laser Center, West Springfield, MA