A Job for Life
Sitting Down With… Carol Shields, Chief of the Ocular Oncology Service at Wills Eye Hospital and Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Carol Shields |
What led you to ocular oncology?
When I came to Wills Eye Hospital as a resident in 1984, I enjoyed all aspects of ophthalmology. With every rotation, I fell in love with a new field. Then I got to ocular oncology. It seemed like an orphan subspecialty; it didn’t have much interest, and very few people were working in it. I saw a potential to make a big difference. I did some research on tumors of the caruncle, retinoblastoma and uveal melanoma, and found it was my calling.
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