Dr. Carol L Shields MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Carol Shields is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mercy Hospital Jefferson and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She received her medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr. Shields accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 2 doctors at Mercy Hospital Jefferson and one of 52 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital who specialize in Ophthalmology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: General Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests: Brachytherapy, Choroid Neoplasms, Conjunctival Neoplasms, Differential Diagnosis, Eye Enucleation, Fluorescein Angiography, Melanoma, Retrospective Studies

Hospital Affiliation

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Mercy Hospital Jefferson

Wills Eye Hospital
Ranked #2 in Ophthalmology

Education & Medical Training

Wills Eye Hospital
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1984–1988

Wills Eye Hospital
Fellowship, Medical Oncology, 1988–1989

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Mercy Hospital
Internship, Transitional Year, 1983–1984

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Class of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified in Ophthalmology

NY State Medical License
Active through 2014

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FAAO), American Academy of Ophthalmology

Publications & Presentations

Cutaneous Melanoma Metastatic to the Orbit: Review of 15 Cases.
Greene, D. P.,Shield, D. R.,Shields, C. L.,Shields, J. A.,Servat, J. J.,Lin, C. J.,Douglass, A. M.,Fulco, E. A.,Levin, F.

Primary orbital rhabdomyosarcoma in an adult.
Othmane, I.S., Shields, C.L., Shields, J.A., Eagle, R.C., Gunduz, K., Fitch, S.

American joint committee on cancer staging of uveal melanoma.
Mellen, P. L.,Morton, S. J.,Shields, C. L.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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