Shannon Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Medical Director: Cataract, Glaucoma & Retina Consultants of East Texas and Medical Arts Surgery Center
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 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 a clinical investigator in numerous national glaucoma studies and has lectured internationally on glaucoma and cataract surgery, as well as other related medical and surgical 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
Active Fellow of the Texas Surgical Society. Member since 2007 and current President through 2024
Board Member of the Nacogdoches Area Physician Association, January 2019
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 received from, Glaucoma Associates of Texas, in Dallas, Texas 1991-93
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 in Arlington, Texas, Summas Cum Laude, 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