William KM Shields, MD
Dr. William Shields is a vitreoretinal surgeon and founder of Retina & Macula Specialists. A native of Seattle, Wash., he graduated with distinction from Stanford University, received his medical training at the University of Washington’s Medical School, and completed his residency training at the Kern Medical Center and the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. He completed his residency fellowship at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Shields has been an investigator in a number of clinical research studies, and was awarded a U.S. patent for his unique ocular/surgical bandage. He is also a nationally recognized speaker regarding disorders of the vitreous and retina.
Jay M. Haynie, OD, FAAO
Dr. Jay M. Haynie received his Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1992. Following a residency at American Lake Veterans Hospital in Tacoma, Wash., he joined Dr. Shields as part of Retina & Macula Specialists and is currently the Executive Clinical Director. He practices in Olympia, Wash., where he focuses on diagnosis and management of retinal disease. He has been a clinical investigator for Rainier Research, providing thorough ocular examinations for patients undergoing experimental drug therapy for diabetes, cholesterol and diabetic neuropathy. He has authored material for continuing education of his optometric colleagues and has become a nationally recognized speaker on new technology and treatment of retinal and macular disease.
Ali A. Zaidi, MD
Dr. Ali Zaidi is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal, macular, and vitreous disease. He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated with honors from Stanford University. He went on to complete a medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He moved to the east coast to complete an ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was given awards for excellence in teaching. Dr. Zaidi has published in major ophthalmology journals, including Ophthalmology and Retina. He enjoys world travel and has spent extensive time in Europe, Morocco, Ethiopia, South Africa, and India.
Laura Teasley, MD
Dr. Teasley is board certified through the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. She was born and raised in Northern California and has two bachelor degrees from UC Santa Cruz. She attended medical school at Loma Linda University (LLUMC) and completed her ophthalmology residency in Omaha, Nebraska. Her vitreoretinal training was through Retinal Specialists of Boston, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated program. Dr. Teasley has been an investigator in a number of clinical research studies and she has been an associate professor at LLUMC, authoring several articles. She is available for consultation in all areas of medical and surgical vitreoretinal disease including the management of macular degeneration, retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy and uveitis.
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