Raza M. Shah MDVitreo-Retinal Specialist, Maryland Retina Institute, Olney, Maryland
Raza M. Shah, MD is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) as well as subspecialty trained by an Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) accredited fellowship. He specializes in diseases of the retina, macula, and vitreous. A Pennsylvania native, Dr. Shah attended college at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He later earned his medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine and remained there to pursue his residency in Ophthalmology where he was also honored to serve as Chief Resident. Dr. Shah then pursued his fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at the Associated Retina Consultants in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Shah has been privileged to author or co-author over 40 book chapters and topics as well as publish scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has been invited to lecture both physicians and students on current clinical issues. As a resident, he received multiple honors including Intern of the Year, Resident of the Year, and the Golden Apple for Teaching by the College of Medicine. He was even bestowed with Hahnemann University Hospital’s highest award for training physicians – “Excellence in Clinical Practice for a Fellow, Resident, or Intern.” Dr. Shah enjoys all aspects of retinal disease, but has particular interests in the management of acute, subacute, and chronic retinal disorders including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and complex retinal detachments. Dr. Shah is a member of the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Sequential Pneumatic Retinopexies for Primary Inferior Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachments With Inferior Breaks
- Cost Analysis of Pneumatic Retinopexy vs Pars Plana Vitrectomy for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment
- Analysis of the Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellowship Applicant Pool
- Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment and Outcomes With Timing of Repair or Diagnosis
- Recommendations on the Use of Aflibercept in Diabetic Macular Edema
- Delayed Retinal Breaks and Detachments After Acute Posterior Vitreous Detachment
- Anti-VEGF Therapy Can Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Score Without Change in Retinal Perfusion
- Topical Antibiotics and Intravitreal Injections
- Treatment-Resistant Macular Edema Secondary to Retinal Vein Occlusions Following Switching to Aflibercept
- Primary Core Vitrectomy Prior to Combined Phacovitrectomy in Eyes With Dense Vitreous Hemorrhages