Dr. Shen is an associate professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington. She also holds adjunct appointments in Bioengineering and Global…
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Patient Care Philosophy
Dr. Shen is committed to delivering the best eye care possible by providing the most advanced treatment options and by developing better technologies to restore vision for patients with challenging corneal conditions. She strongly believes that patients deserve a physician who listens, keeps them well-informed and is a partner in accomplishing the best treatment plan customized to each patient's needs.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters and expresses herself artistically through Chinese calligraphy, Chinese watercolor, photography and sculpture. She frequently donates her artwork to local communities and organizations in order to raise funds for vision care.
Dr. Shen's goal is to help patients achieve their best visual potential. She finds the severe corneal blind population to be especially challenging and rewarding.
Treating end-stage corneal blindness patients through the UW artificial cornea program motivates her bench research in order to offer better clinical solution to our patients in need.
Dr. Shen's research group focuses on developing innovative solutions to treating global blindness by leveraging technological advancements in polymer sciences, microelectronics and modern imaging techniques.
Examples of specific projects include: developing the next generation of artificial cornea using advanced polymer research, microelectronic sensing technology for continuous wireless monitoring of the intraocular pressure, and a controlled intra-ocular drug delivery system to prevent post-operative infections in developing nations.
The lab collaborates broadly with engineering departments (bioengineering, electric engineering) and other departments with expertise in visual science research (such as biological structure).
- Harvard Medical SchoolMedical education1997
- Mount Auburn HospitalInternship
- Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School ProgramResidency
- Moran Eye CenterFellowship