Dr. Shih (pronounced like the word “she”) is cornea specialist and comprehensive
ophthalmologist who just recently joined our practice. Born and raised in the
Washington D.C. suburbs, she followed her husband back to his home state of Alaska once she completed her medical training. As a medical doctor and eye surgeon with sub-specialty training, in addition to routine eye care, she performs corneal transplants (including the latest single cell layer DMEK surgery for Fuch’s Dystrophy), laser vision correction, and cataract surgery.
She completed her clinical fellowship in Cornea, Refractive, and External Diseases at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Harvard Department of Ophthalmology. She received her general ophthalmology training in the Los Angeles County Hospital – University of Southern California medical system.
Prior to her ophthalmology training, she graduated cum laude and with distinction from Duke University, majoring in biological sciences. She completed her medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she received the J. Donald M. Gass Award for research and academic excellence. While a medical student, she was accepted as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar and spent a year at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) investigating the genetics of eye development and the results of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS).
Passionate about international health, Grace has volunteered with numerous medical teams around the world, including the countries of Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, and Ghana. Within the U.S., she has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Loaves and Fishes, and helped run a free community clinic while in medical school. Outside of work, she is an avid experimental cook and baker, and enjoys traveling and long outdoor hikes.
Dr. Grace Shih is excited to meet and welcome new patients and families to our