Dr. Zev Shulkin, MD

Dr. Zev Shulkin, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 37
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Zev Shulkin, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 37 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Dr. Shulkin is affiliated with Medical City Dallas and Medical City Children's Hospital and UT Southwestern University Hospital - Zale Lipshy.

7777 Forest Ln Ste C200

Dallas, TX 75230

Contact Information

(972) 566-7999

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas


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Blind Hypotensive Eye
very high
more than 98% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Visual Field Defects
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shulkin "I am dedicated to restoring vision, preventing vision loss, and providing reconstructive options when necessary. We provide patients with a multidisciplinary approach, and a unique ability to take care of patients with orbital and eyelid disease. This allows us to manage these difficult and complex ophthalmologic problems for the benefit of our patients."


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  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Strabismus Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • U Of Tx Southwestern Med Sch At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shulkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shulkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shulkin to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (13 with comments)
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Dr. Shulkin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Dallas, TX |
Dr. Shulkin has a wonderful bedside manner. I felt like a person instead of a chart number. I went to see Dr. Shulkin because the skin on my eye lids had overgrown pushing my lids into my eyelashes and impairing my vision. As a surgeon he is very talented. Not only did he make my eyes look better, he dramatically improved my quality of life. I highly recommend him for any opthimological surgery needs you may have. Thank you Dr Shulkin! Please keep doing what you do...you do it so well!
in Frisco, TX |
Dr. Shulkin performed a miracle for me last July! He corrected my vision so that I can now drive again! I had thought I was experiencing cataract problems but he said I was having eye focus problems! My eyes were trying to cross. I have depth perception back & I am seeing so much better! Thank you, Dr. Shulkin!
Dallas, TX |
Dr. Shulkin did a great job in diagnosing and treating our son - he was 4 months old and had strabismus. He was very patient and thoughtful with us and did not push surgical treatment, which I view as a strong positive. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for an opthalmologist. We were lucky to find him because he came highly recommended within the Dallas physician community (I am a physician as well).
in Garland, TX |
I had terrible left eyelid droopiness after a Botox injection. I went to see Dr Shulkin and he gave me drops to alleviate my problem. I can now have a normal eyelid until the Botox wears off.
Dallas, TX |
So happy I had this procedure done. I'm very happy with the results! I would definitely recommend Dr Shulkin!
in The Colony, TX |
We were referred by our ophtho after our son had been diagnosed by others with psuedotumor. Dr. Shulkin was impatient, dismissive, and at one point spoke to me alone insinuating that our son was making it all up. I was speechless. He hadn't reviewed the MRI or MRV but said that he would. He had good interactions with other patients, but not us. Don't use for neuro-ophthalmology. My son has now been diagnosed with a CSF leak at UT Southwestern. With treatment his vision has thankfully returned.
Dallas, TX |
Our family loves Dr. Shulkin. He immediately noticed a problem with my daughters eyes at 8 months old. He performed a minor surgery on her that worked immediately (clogged tear ducts) and got her in glasses for her vision and crossing. Since then, we have had another surgery for her eyes crossing and the results are just perfect! Dr. Shulkin always take a conservative approach to surgery, but in my daughter's case - she needed the surgery and it was the very best decision. We highly recomme
in Keller, TX |
Dr. Shulkin and his staff are fantastic. The strabismus surgery he did was life-changing. I had strabismus that hadn't been diagnosed for many years as an adult. I had difficulty feeling confident when interacting with people. My depth perception was nearly non-existent. I had trouble driving. After Dr. Shulkin operated on my eyes, my eyes were restored to normal. I treasure my normal functioning eyes. If you're hesitant like I was to undergo surgery, rest easy; this man's a great,precise doctor
in Dallas, TX |
Horrible man that should not be practicing surgery on teens. He lied and told my son that he had to have surgery, botched the surgery, didn't apologize and instead blamed the dr my son had as an infant. -My son went through a lot of bulling by kids and adults as a result of how his eyes look. Disappointed doesn't cover the feelings I have towards this horrid man. His staff are also rude and unprofessional...not a surprise there..
in Longview, Texas |
Dr Shulkin I would like to thank you for the surgery you did on my left eye. I could not close the eyelid and have been able to close it ever since the surgery. You are a Great Doctor! William E Meekins, Master Sergeant USAF, Retired. Longview, Texas.
in Dallas |
Doctor Zev Shulkin is my doctor, in my experiences with him over the years I found him to be one of the best professional doctors, he is an artist with cancer reconstruction very patient, caring and wonderful. Thank you doctor Shulkin.
in Waxahachie, TX |
Wonderful Doctor. Caring. Takes time to listen. Always prompt and always available
in Fort Worth, Tx |
He is very rude, doesn't listen to what you are telling is going on, very dismissive of things going on. I clearly have issues with my eye sight and both times I have seen him, even with obvious evidence he has told me idk doesn't seem like anything is wrong. The issue I went in to see him about on my last visit he didn't even address or examine me for what I was there for. I would never go to see him if you want answers and to be treated like you are important
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  • AARP
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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  • Cigna
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  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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  • WellCare

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UT Southwestern University Hospital - Zale Lipshy
5151 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75235
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