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M Bruce Shields, MD

Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Chairman Emeritus

Contact Information

M Bruce Shields, MD

Patient Care Location

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    P.O. Box 208061

    New Haven, CT 06520-8061

    United States


Dr. Bruce Shields received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and completed his ophthalmology residency at Duke University and his glaucoma fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He headed the Duke School of Medicine Glaucoma Section for 20 years before joining the Yale School of Medicine in 1996 where he served as chair for ten years. He has written and lectured extensively on the subject of glaucoma, with ten books, including his Textbook of Glaucoma, which is in its fifth edition and has been translated in five languages. His research has led to over 200 scientific papers and book chapters, with a special focus on the mechanisms and management of glaucoma. In 2006, he obtained a patent for a new glaucoma surgical device, which is currently in clinical trials. Dr. Shields provides consultation in diagnosis and management of difficult glaucoma problems, with special emphasis on medical and laser treatment of glaucoma.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Harvard University/Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (1975)
  • Resident
    Duke University School of Medicine, NC (1974)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Duke University (1974)
  • MD
    Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center (1966)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology (1975)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
President's AwardAmerican Glaucoma Society2010

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