Ankit Shah, M.D.

Photo Dr. ShahAssistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Dr. Shah, M.D. is a Fellowship-trained Corneal Specialist and Cataract Surgeon who recently joined the faculty at the University of Florida.  Dr. Shah’s clinical experience and training focuses on the medical management of diseases and conditions of the cornea and external eye including dry eye, inflammatory conditions of the cornea, and infections. Dr. Shah is excited about returning back to his roots in Florida to practice comprehensive ophthalmology with particular interest in cataract surgery, corneal transplants, and trauma.





UF Health Eye Center – Medical Plaza

UF Health Eye Center – Hampton Oaks

UF Health Florida Surgical Center


Clinical Interests and Roles

  • corneal ulcers and infections
  • keratoconus
  • corneal transplants
  • cataracts and cataract surgery
  • pterygium
  • ocular surface cancers
  • dry eye syndrome
  • fuchs dystrophy
  • comprehensive exams
  • diabetic eye exams
  • trauma

Research Interests and Roles

  • graft vs host disease
  • cataract surgery outcomes
  • ocular surface cancers
  • corneal ulcers and infections

Awards and Recognitions

2015- 2016: Chief resident
2015: Outstanding Achievement Award in Resident Research Symposium at FSO 2015
2013: Area Health Education Center Community Health Scholar
2011: AAPI Merit Scholarship
2007 – 2008: University of Florida Dean’s List

Professional Society Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Florida Society of Ophthalmology
Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
The Cornea Society

Medical Education

University of South Florida College of Medicine, 2008 – 2012


Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, 2012-2013


University of South Florida Eye Institute, 2013-2016


Cornea and External Disease, Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute, 2016 – 2017


Tuli S, Gray M, Shah A. “Surgical Management of herpetic keratitis.” Curr Opin in Ophthalmol (July 2018); 29(4):347-354.

Shah A, Talati M, Mauger TF. “Medical and surgical management of Pasteurella Canis Infectious Keratitis.” ID Cases (May 2017); 9: 42-44.

Shah A, Mauger TF. “Magnusiomyces capitatus: an emerging pathogen linked to keratomycosis. DJO (September 2017); Vol 23 (3).

Shah A., Espana E. Singh A. “Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia Associated with Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis.” Ocular Oncol Pathol (2017); 3: 22-27.

Shah A, España E. Santhiago M. “Cataract Surgery in patient’s with severe chronic ocular graft-versus-host-disease.” JCRS. (June 2016) Vol 42 (6); 833-839.