Jerry A. Shields, MD
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Dr. Jerry Shields established the 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.