Guests of Honor


Born January,1934, in Mexico City.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Facultad de Medicina
Graduado como Médico Cirujano CDMX, 1951-57

Internado Hospital Jesús Alemán Pérez (Hospital de la Mujer) CDMX, 1956
Internship: Unity Hospital, Brooklyn, NYC USA. 1957
Residence in General Surgery: Unity Hospital, Brooklyn NYC USA 1957-1958
Lancaster Course in Ophthalmology, Colby College, Maine USA 1958
Residence in Ophthalmology: Brooklyn Eye & Ear Hospital, Brooklyn, NYC USA
Fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery: Brooklyn Eye & Ear Hospital, Brooklyn, NYC USA 1961

Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera en México 1952-1957 y 1961 -1990
Miembro Centro Médico ABC 1962 2017
Miembro Hospital Ángeles de las Lomas 1999 a la fecha
Jefe Servicio de Retina APEC 1970-90
Decano APEC 1990 a la fecha

Secretario, Vicepresidente, Presidente y Consejero de la
Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología 1963-1979
Fundador y primer Presidente de la Asociación Mexicana de Retina 1981-82
Fundador y Director de 14 Cursos para Técnicos en Oftalmología (desde 1989)

Miembro de la Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología, Asociación Mexicana de Retina,
Academia Americana de Oftalmología, Asociación Pan Americana de Oftalmología, The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

David Lozano Elizondo

David Lozano Elizondo was born in Matamoros, TAM, Mexico, in 1928. In 1947 he traveled to Mexico City to train as a surgeon at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and completed his training at St. Joseph University Hospital in Kansas, USA. In 1955 he started his Ophthalmology residency at the Desloge Group of Hospitals, of the University of St. Louis, MO, USA and in 1958 he began the subspecialty of Retina with Dr. Charles Schepens at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard University, in Boston MA, USA. Dr. Lozano Elizondo has lived in Mexico City since 1960 and has been accredited by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. In 1966 he started the Neurophthalmology department and chair at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery and has been considered the father of Mexican Neurophthalmology, having trained more than 25 generations of ophthalmologists specialized in Neurophthalmology and also founded the Mexican Association of Neurophthalmology. Dr. Lozano Elizondo received a recognition tribute to the merit by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, as well as the Doctor Manuel Velasco Suárez Medal in Neurology and Neurosurgery, awarded on World Health Day by the General Health Council of the Republic Mexican With the contributions of Dr. Lozano Elizondo has been able to benefit not only the training of Neurophthalmologists in Latin America, but the patients with conditions associated with this branch of Ophthalmology and Neurology in Mexico for more than 45 years.

Jerry and Carol Shields

Carol Shields, MD

Dr. Carol Shields completed her ophthalmology training at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia in 1987 and subsequently did fellowship training in ocular oncology, oculoplastic surgery, and ophthalmic pathology. She is currently Director of the Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and Consultant at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

She has authored or coauthored 11 textbooks, 317 chapters in edited textbooks, nearly 1700 articles in major peer-reviewed journals, and given over 800 lectureships.  The 5 most prestigious awards that have honored her include:

  • The Donders Award (2003) – given by the Netherlands Ophthalmological Society every 5 years to an ophthalmologist worldwide who has contributed to the field of ophthalmology.  She was the first woman to receive this award.
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology Life Achievement Honor Award (2011) for contributions to the field of ophthalmology.
  • Induction into the Academic All-American Hall of Fame (2011) for lifetime success in athleticism  and career.
  • President of the International Society of Ocular Oncology (2013-2015) – This is the largest international society of doctors and basic scientists interested in ocular tumors.
  • Ophthalmology Power List 2014, 2016, and 2018 – Nominated by peers as one of the top 100 leaders in the field of ophthalmology.

Dr. Carol Shields is a member of numerous ocular oncology, pathology, and retina societies. She serves on the editorial or advisory board of 31 journals, including JAMA Ophthalmology. She practices Ocular Oncology on a full time basis with her husband, Dr. Jerry Shields and associates on the Oncology Service at Wills Eye Hospital. Each year the Oncology Service manages approximately 500 patients with uveal melanoma, 120 patients with retinoblastoma, and hundreds of other intraocular, orbital, and conjunctival tumors from the United States and abroad. She and her husband Jerry are the parents of 7 children, ranging in age from 18 to 30 years.


Jerry A. Shields, MD

Born in Pride Station, Kentucky, Dr. Jerry A. Shields attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed an internship at Denver General Hospital, and served a year as Battalion Surgeon with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam. He earned a residency in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital and completed fellowships in ophthalmic pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and retinal surgery at Wills Eye Hospital.

Dr. Jerry Shields is currently the Director Emeritus of the Oncology Service, Wills Eye Hospital and Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. For more than 40 years he has been an integral pioneer in the diagnosis and management of ocular melanoma. In 1973, Dr. Jerry Shields established the Ocular Oncology Service at Wills Eye Hospital.

Dr. Shields has served on editorial boards for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Cancer, Retina, International Ophthalmology, Graefe’s Archives of Ophthalmology, German Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology, and Evidence-Based Medicine. He was an organizer and first president of the International Society of Ocular Oncology, President of the Ophthalmic Club of Philadelphia, President of the Medical Staff of Wills Eye Hospital, and President of the Macula Society. He has authored or co-authored 1364 articles in scientific journals and 616 textbook chapters for a total of 1980 scientific publications. He has authored or co-authored 13 textbooks including the highly popular Atlas of Intraocular Tumors and the Atlas of Eyelid, Conjunctiva, and Orbital Tumors. He has given 1560 national and international lectures and 82 named lectures. He has also received more than 40 national and international awards for his scientific contributions. Among his many accolades, Dr. Shields was named National Physician of the year award for Clinical Excellence by Castle Connolly Medical LTD, New York, NY in March 2013. He was the 2014 recipient of the annual Laureate Award at the American Academy Ophthalmology (AAO), the most prestigious honor given by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Shields was also the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Humanitarian Award from the University of Michigan Medical School.

Dr. Shields practices ocular oncology with his wife Dr. Carol L. Shields and associates on the Oncology Service of Wills Eye Hospital. A few of Dr. Shields’ hobbies include butterfly collecting, tennis and family vacations. He also enjoys Michigan and Notre Dame football. He and his wife Carol are the parents of 7 children ranging from ages 18 to 30 years.