Meet Dr. Shields
Dr. Steven Shields is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Shields earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, then his doctor of medicine degree from Washington University School of Medicine. Prior to his residency, Dr. Shields held an internship at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He then completed his ophthalmology residency at Washington University School of Medicine. In addition to his work at West County Ophthalmology, Dr. Shields is the chief of ophthalmology at St. Luke's Hospital (Chesterfield, MO). He also teaches ophthalmic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, where he is an assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences. In 2016, he earned the Ben Goldfeller Volunteer Service Award from the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Professional Organizations and Societies
Dr. Shields is proud to belong to the following societies:
- American Board of Ophthalmology (board-certified)
- American College of Surgeons (fellow)
- American Academy of Ophthalmology (fellow)
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
- Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
"DAVID A. YAWITZ - I HAVE BEEN A PATIENT OF DR. SHIELDS FOR OVER 15 YEARS. I CONSIDER HIM AS A DOCTOR THAT IS AT THE TOPS IN HIS FIELD. HIS EXAMS MAKE ME FEEL THAT ALL IS BEING DONE TO PROTECT MY SIGHT. THE DOCTOR IS EASY TO SPEAK WITH AND GIVES ME ALL THE TIME NEEDED TO EXPLAIN THE HEALTH OF MY EYES."
"Dr. Shields removed cataracts in both my eyes. He is great at explaining everything. I have referred family and friends to him. "
"I HAVE BEEN A PATIENT OF DR. SHIELDS FOR OVER 15 YEARS. I CONSIDER HIM AS A DOCTOR THAT IS AT THE TOPS IN HIS FIELD. HIS EXAMS MAKE ME FEEL THAT ALL IS BEING DONE TO PROTECT MY SIGHT. THE DOCTOR IS EASY TO SPEAK WITH AND GIVES ME ALL THE TIME NEEDED TO EXPLAIN THE HEALTH OF MY EYES."
"I have been seeing Dr Shields & his staff for years. They are the best! It is unfortunate that others have not had that experience."
"Dr. Shields and his assistants are highly professional and thorough. I highly recommend Dr. Shields and completely trust his advice. I also know that he and his partners are available in case of emergencies. "