Jerry Shields, MD

Subspecialty: Ocular Oncology


Wills Eye Hospital, Vitreoretinal Surgery – 1972, 1970; Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Ophthalmic Pathology – 1971
Wills Eye Hospital – 1970
Medical School:
University of Michigan – 1964
Murray State University – 1960

Professor of Ophthalmology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Honors and Awards

American Board of Ophthalmology - 1972

Language Spoken



Castle Connolly “National Physician of the Year” 2013 Philadelphia magazine “Top Doctors” 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Castle Connolly “America’s Top Doctors” 2011-2017

Areas of Interest:
Ocular Oncology Service in 1974. He has had long interest in eye cancer and has published over 800 articles on various subjects. His main interest is in the subject of choroidal melanoma and retinoblastoma. He pioneered new therapies and was instrumental in popularizing plaque raiotherapy for choroidal melanoma to save the patients eye. Along with the other members of the Ocular Oncology Service, he has continued to be a leader in eye cancer research nationally and internationally. He has published numerous textbooks and chapters on ocular tumors and is presently the President of the International Society of Ocular Oncology.

Jerry A. Shields, MD, Director of the Wills Eye Oncology Service, received the 2014 Laureate Award, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s highest honor.

Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 1440
Philadelphia, PA 19107 Google Maps