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.

Fayssal El-Jabali, DO
Dr. Fayssal El-Jabali is an ophthalmologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal and macular diseases. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology. He was born in Lebanon and raised in different parts of the world and the states. Dr. El-Jabali graduated with honors from the University of South Florida and then continued to receive his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He then accomplished two internships: one in internal medicine in Michigan and the other in general surgery in New York before pursuing an ophthalmology residency training in New York. He then pursued a vitreoretinal surgery fellowship training in Hawaii. Dr. El-Jabali authored multiple publications and abstracts in major journals such as: Retina Journal, NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine), and at ARVO (The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology). Dr. El-Jabali is well travelled in most continents. He is fascinated by the different cultures and he is multilingual. He enjoys medical mission trips to different parts of the world including the Middle East and India.

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.

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