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Shannon L. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S.

SSmith300x420Medical Director: Cataract, Glaucoma & Retina Consultants of East Texas and Medical Arts Surgery Center


Specialties: Advanced Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery

Dr. Shannon Smith is the medical director and founder of Cataract, Glaucoma & Retina Consultants of East Texas and Medical Arts Surgery Center in Nacogdoches, Texas. She is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American College of Surgeons and the Texas Surgical Society. She is a member of her local county, state and the American Medical Associations. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas in Arlington. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. She completed post-doctoral residency training in Ophthalmology there, and fellowship training in Ophthalmic Pathology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, as well as fellowship training in Glaucoma with internationally recognized, leading glaucoma surgeons John Lynn, M.D., Ronald Fellman, M.D. and Richard Starita, M.D. at Glaucoma Associates of Texas in Dallas.

Dr. Smith has been practicing ophthalmology in Nacogdoches since 1993. She has served as clinical investigator in numerous national glaucoma studies and has lectured internationally on glaucoma and related surgical and medical topics. She is a published author in her fields. Her practice has become a premier regional referral center for advanced cataract and glaucoma surgery.

Education/Training/Licensure/Professional and Honorary Associations:

Member: Nacogdoches County, Texas and American Medical Associations, Texas Ophthalmology Association

Fellow, Texas Surgical Society 2007

Fellow, American College of Surgeons, October, 1996

Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1993

Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology, October 1992
(Re-Certifications Current To Date)

Fellowship in Glaucoma, Glaucoma Associates of Texas, Dallas, 1991-92

Residency in Ophthalmology, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, 1988-91, Chief Resident 1990-91

Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, Ramon Font, M.D., 1987-88

Internship in Pediatrics, UTMB, Galveston, 1986-87

Licensed, Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, December 1987

Doctor of Medicine, UTMB, Galveston, 1986

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Texas att Arlington, Highest Honors, Alpha Chi, 1977-80

University of Texas at Austin, 1976-77, Dean’s Honor Roll, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Gamma Phi Alpha fraternities for academic achievement, “Diplome d’Honneur” for achievement in French studies

Haltom High School, Haltom City, Texas, 1973-76, National Honor Society, Biology Award for scholastic achievement