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J. Shepard Bryan, M.D.

Dr. Bryan earned his B.S. from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts in 1984 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in Biology. He was awarded a Medical Degree from University of Florida College of Medicine in 1988. He completed his Internship in Internal Medicine (1988-89) at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and his Residency in Ophthalmology (1989-92) at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine.  He completed his Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery at the University of British Columbia in 1993.

Dr. Bryan has been in practice since 1993. Following his fellowship, Dr Bryan joined Retina Associate in Jacksonville Florida.  Dr. Bryan was a consultant and clinical instructor at the University Medical Center teaching and training Ophthalmology residents from the University of Florida College Of Medicine.  In 1995, Dr. Bryan moved to Arizona to join Associated Retina Consultants.  Dr Bryan has been a clinical instructor at Maricopa Medical Center since 1995 assisting in the training of physicians from the Mayo Clinic, Wills Eye Hospital, Washington University, and University of Arizona.

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 the publications in the Archives of Ophthalmology, Retina, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, and Journal of Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology.

Dr. Bryan scored in the 99th percentile on his American Board of Ophthalmology examination.  Dr. Bryan has been recognized the first time as one of the Best Doctors in America.  Dr. Bryan maintains memberships in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, America Medical Association, Arizona Ophthalmological Society, Phoenix Ophthalmological Society, Maricopa Medical Society, American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

In spare time, Dr. Bryan is usually with his wife Leisa at the gym, ball field or pool side cheering on one their four children.  The Bryan family enjoys adventure travel for surfing, snowboarding, and skiing.  Dr Bryan is a talented guitar player.   Dr Bryan has excellent surgical skills, and he is dedicated to compassionate patient care.  

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