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Deepika Shah, MD, Ophthalmology, Chevy Chase, MD


Ophthalmology Chevy Chase, MD

Cataract Related, Cornea & External Disease, Refractive Surgery


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  • Dr. Shah is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in corneal diseases and surgery. Her expertise includes the latest corneal procedures including full and partial thickness corneal transplantation, intrastromal corneal ring segments, pterygium excision, amniotic membrane grafting and collagen cross-linking. She specializes in the management of corneal diseases with an emphasis on dry eye management. Dr. Shah also performs laser-assisted cataract surgery as well as refractive surgery (PRK and LASIK).

    Dr. Shah is a native of Northern Virginia and graduated with honors from the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship as well as numerous honors including the Oliver Holmes Prize for Excellence in Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation Excellence Award. Dr. Shah concurrently attended Johns Hopkins University on a Reed-Frost Scholarship and obtained a Master of Public Health. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, where she initiated an international elective in small incision cataract surgery. Dr. Shah subsequently completed a prestigious cornea fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Harvard Medical School where she was selected as a Heed Fellow. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

    Dr. Shah has a passion for innovation and research. She has published numerous first-author peer-reviewed publications and been selected to present her work at national and international meetings. She is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea Society, and has recently joined the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society.

Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania Health System/Scheie Eye Institute
    University of Pennsylvania Health System/Scheie Eye InstituteResidency, Ophthalmology, 2010 - 2013
  • Crozer-Chester Medical Center
    Crozer-Chester Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 2009 - 2010
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaClass of 2009

Certifications & Licensure

  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2015 - 2023
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2015 - 2022
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2015 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2014 - 2016
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2013 - 2015
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2009 - 2013
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Publications & Presentations