Dr. Jerry A Shields MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Jerry Shields is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice for 50 years. Dr. Shields accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 350 doctors at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary 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: Melanoma, Fluorescein Angiography, Choroid Neoplasms, Brachytherapy, Eye Enucleation, Differential Diagnosis, Retrospective Studies, Conjunctival Neoplasms

Hospital Affiliation

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Wills Eye Hospital
Ranked #2 in Ophthalmology

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Ranked #10 in Ophthalmology

Education & Medical Training

Armed Forces Institute of Path
Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1971–1971

Wills Eye Hospital
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1967–1970

Denver Health Medical Center
Internship, Transitional Year, 1964–1965

University of Michigan Medical School
Class of 1964

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified in Ophthalmology

NY State Medical License
Active through 2016

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Fellow (FAAO), American Academy of Ophthalmology

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

National Physician of the Year Award for Clinical Excellence, Castle Connolly Medical LTD

Publications & Presentations

Tumor Conference
2013 4 22

Hydroxyapatite Orbital Implant in Children Following Enucleation: Analysis of 531 Sockets.
Shah, S. U.,Shields, C. L.,Lally, S. E.,Shields, J. A.

RETINAL CAVERNOUS HEMANGIOMA: Fifty-Two Years of Clinical Follow-up With Clinicopathologic Correlation.
Shields, J. A.,Eagle, R. C.,Ewing, M. Q.,Lally, S. E.,Shields, C. L.

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Insurances Accepted

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

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