John Sheppard

John Sheppard, MD

President

Virginia Eye Consultants

Biography

John Sheppard, MD, MMSc, is Program Director for Ophthalmology Residency Research, Clinical Director for the Thomas R. Lee Center for Ocular Pharmacology, and Professor of Ophthalmology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Medical Director of Lions Medical Eye Bank. He has expertise in uveitis, complex cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, immunology, and ocular surface disease. Dr. Sheppard is the Co-Founder of ProVision Network, an internet-based buying group for physicians, and Co-Founder of EyeRx Research, a biotechnology intellectual property development company for blinding and orphan ophthalmic diseases, as well as President of Virginia Eye Consultants. He has served as a Cornea and Uveitis Consultant for The Portsmouth Naval Regional Medical Center (PNRMC), Hampton VA Hospital and Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of 104 pharmaceutical and surgical companies, and has been competitively funded by the NIH, the Orphan Drug Program and the NEI. Dr. Sheppard received the AAO Honor Award and Senior Honor Award, and Best Doctors in America since 2003. He serves as Associate and Mentor Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Sheppard has served as Principal Investigator for 96 multi-center and prospective clinical trials. He has authored over 120 papers, abstracts, and chapters, presented over 700 invited lectures, spoken in 22 countries, and served as an expert in over 400 cases. He has served on the editorial boards of EyeNet Magazine, eMedicine.com, Eye and Contact Lens, and Clinical Ophthalmology. He is a Chief Editor for Medscape Ophthalmology.

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