The SEES Group and Eye Health Partners announced the addition of Karen Shelton, MD to the Nashville area earlier this month. Dr. Shelton joins Eye Health Partners after serving our Vision America centers in Birmingham, AL. With over 20 years of experience in ophthalmology, Dr. Shelton specializes in cataract surgery and will be a huge asset to our team.
Originally from Washington DC, Dr. Shelton attended Howard University where she earned a degree in chemical engineering. It was at Howard where she met her husband who was studying mechanical engineering. They married after graduation and relocated to Michigan. While residing in Michigan, Dr. Shelton decided to attend medical school and earn her degree at the University of Michigan including an internship at Henry Ford Hospital. She went on to finish her residency at Harlem Hospital in New York and her Glaucoma Fellowship in Baltimore, Maryland.
After practicing several years in Virginia within a multispecialty group, Dr. Shelton decided to gravitate South to be closer to family, thus allowing her the opportunity to join VisionAmerica. Primarily practicing glaucoma and cataract surgery, she performs multiple glaucoma procedures including: Trabeculectomies, Ahmed Valves, Baerveldt aqueous drainage device and MIGS including iStents, XEN Gel Stent and ABiCs (ab-Interno Canaloplasty).
Dr. Shelton is also highly experienced in performing cataract surgery including Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) and implementation of Advanced Technology IOLS.
Dr. Shelton will officially be joining the Nashville team on April 1, 2020. She will be practicing in the Murfreesboro and Downtown Nashville clinics.