Carolyn Shih, MD


Carolyn Y. Shih, MD, MBA, MPH is the Director of Clinical Research and the Director of Refractive Surgery at the North Shore LIJ Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Shih received her undergraduate degree with double honors from Brown University where she was elected to become a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Subsequently Dr. Shih attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she received her Doctorate of Medicine. During medical school, she was named a Rifkind Research Fellow and received the Alvin Behrens Memorial Fund Award. Dr. Shih has also received a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University.

She subsequently completed her residency at the Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University and her Corneal and External Disease fellowship at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. Dr. Shih specializes in corneal and external diseases and performs corneal transplants such as Penetrating Keratoplasty, Descemet’s stripping endothelial Keratoplasty,, and Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty. She also performs cataract surgery and laser vision correction.

Dr. Shih has published her clinical research in peer-reviewed journals, authored book chapters and presented at national meetings. She is on the Medical Advisory Board for the New York Organ Donor and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the New York State Ophthalmology Society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.