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.

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.

George B. Peters III, M.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Peters is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Born and raised in Eastern Maine, he graduated from Boston University's Biomedical Engineering Program with high honors. After earning a graduate degree in Maine, he went to medical school in Vermont, completed his internship in Maine and ophthalmology residency in New York, where he was also appointed the chief resident. Dr. Peters then embarked on an extraordinary course of subspecialty training. His first fellowship in New York was followed by another in ocular immunology and uveitis at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and then a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. Since completing his training, Dr. Peters was on the full-time faculty at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the part-time faculty at medical schools in Massachusetts and New York. Dr. Peters has attended, presented, moderated and has been an invited panelist at multiple meetings in North and South America, Asia and Europe. His research includes intravitreal drug administration, new therapies for uveitis, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. Dr. Peters' multiple publications are found in all three major American ophthalmology journals, the British Journal of Ophthalmology and in Retina. He has been the recipient of many professional awards and is a member of every discipline's honor society in which he has a degree and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition to presenting research on most of them, he has enjoyed adventure travel to all of the world's continents.

Sandra Chern, M.D.
Dr. Chern has 16 years of clinical experience as a retinal specialist and received her medical degree with honors at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. She attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA and performed an internal medicine internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She then transitioned on to complete her ophthalmology residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Chern completed her retina fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School and is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. In her spare time, Sandra Chern enjoys cooking, gardening and classical music.

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