Dr. Shore is magna cum laude graduate of the University of New Hampshire and finishedat the top of his medical school class at WashingtonUniversity in St.Louis. He completeda surgical internshipand ophthalmologyresidency at Wilford Hall Medical Centerin San Antonio, Texas, and a fellowship in ophthalmicplastic surgery at Emory University inAtlanta. While completing his Air Force commitment,Dr. Shore served as Chairman of theDepartment of Ophthalmology and as Director of Residency Training at Wilford Hall and wasConsultant to the USAF Surgeon Ceneral. In 1988 he joined the Harvard University faculty asAssociate Chief of Ophthalmogy and Director ofthe Oculoplastic Surgery Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. While thereDr. Shore oversaw research on orbital implants, forwhich he holds two U.S. patents. He trained both US and international fellows, and he continues totravel frequently to teach and lecture in the United States and abroad. He is a former President of theMassachusetts Society of Eye Physicians andSurgeons, former Chairman of the Board of PreventBlindness Texas-Austin Branch, and is the pastPresident of the American Society of OphthalmicPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He and his wife,Suzanne, have two sons. Before beginning his medical training, Dr. Shore was a decorated Air Force fighter pilot. He completed a combat tour in Seatheast Asia where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 10 oak leave clusters. He still loves to fly.
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I have been a surgeon for over 33 year and have operated many thousands of patients. I love taking care of patients and want them to receive the very best possible care in a friendly and safe environment. Good outcomes are important and can only be achieved through meticulous surgical planning, exacting technical performance in the OR, anticipating and avoiding potential intraoperative or postoperative problems, engaging the patient in his or her medical care and directing the nursing and technicians who round out the surgical team. The time spent with a patient is precious and must not be wasted. I want my patients to be seen on time, feel my attention is focused on them, have their questions answered, are not rushed or hurried, and know what to expect with the treatment or surgery I recommend.
Dr. Shore's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Board certified in Ophthalmology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Shore's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Blind Hypertensive Eye
Blocked Tear Duct
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Ectropion of Eyelid
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Tear Duct Disorders
Visual Field Defects
Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
Enucleation of Eye
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Repair of Lid Retraction
Tear Duct Surgery
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
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If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of New Hampshire
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School | Graduated 1977
Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
Internship Hospital | Completed
Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Shore has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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Dr. Shore Says:
Due to Government regulation (HIPPA), I am unable to respond to individual patient comments in a public forum; however, I review patient comments and surveys periodically and make appropriate changes to improve patients' experience and outcomes in our practice.