Sheetal M. Shah, MD

Sheetal M. Shah, MD

Sheetal M. Shah, MD, is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology within Emory University School of Medicine, section of Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery and section of Comprehensive Ophthalmology.

Dr. Shah has conducted research on ocular surface disorders, including management of severe dry eye syndrome in patients with autoimmune disease. She has also participated in research evaluating resident outcomes in cataract surgery and determining reasons for noncompliance in glaucoma patients. She also holds a strong interest in international eye care, having spent time with Surgical Eye Expeditions in India, where she worked with a local eye center with goals of restoring sight to disadvantaged blind individuals. She assisted in multiple small incision sutureless extracapsular cataract surgeries and gained invaluable experience in the management of complicated adult and pediatric corneal diseases.

National Recognition

Dr. Shah is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Corneal and external disease management
  • Severe ocular surface disease management
  • General eye care
  • Low vision rehabilitation


  • Undergraduate Education: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, BS cum laude, Applied Economics and Management, 1998-2002
  • Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY, Doctor of Medicine, 2002-06
  • Internship: Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham MA, 2006-07
  • Residency in Ophthalmology: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY, Doctor of Medicine, 2007-10
  • Fellowship in Cornea & Refractive Surgery: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York NY, 2010-11