J. Shepard Bryan, M.D.

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In 1995, Dr. Bryan moved to Arizona to join Associated Retina Consultants from Jacksonville, Florida.  He is a clinical instructor at Maricopa Medical Center, assisting in the training of physicians from the Mayo Clinic, Wills Eye Hospital, Washington University and University of Arizona. Dr. Bryan is also a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix.

At Associated Retina Consultants, Dr. Bryan has been a principal investigator in numerous clinical trials investigating new treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retina vascular disease. His dedication to the field of ophthalmology has resulted in a book chapter and publications in the Archives of Ophthalmology, Retina, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, and Journal of Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology.

In his spare time Dr. Bryan is usually with his wife Leisa at the gym, ball field or pool side cheering on one of their four children. The Bryan family enjoys adventure travel for surfing, snowboarding and skiing.

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Bryan is a retina specialist, a board certified ophthalmologist who sub-specialized in the treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the eye’s retina and vitreous. In addition to treating all common retinal disease, Dr. Bryan brings a special focus to the areas listed below:
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Complex Retinal Detachments
  • Macular Hole, Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Pediatric Eye Disease
  • Research and Clinical Trials
BS: Tufts University – Medford, Massachusetts | Summa Cum Laude in biology, Phi Beta Kappa
MD: University of Florida College of Medicine
Internship: Orlando Regional Medical Center | Department of Internal Medicine
Residency: University of Florida College of Medicine | Department of Ophthalmology
Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery | University of British Columbia, Department of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Arizona Ophthalmological Society
  • Maricopa County Medical Society
  • Phoenix Ophthalmology Society