Ankit A Shah

Ankit A Shah, MD

Assistant Professor


About Ankit A Shah

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 earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville and his Medical Degree at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He completed residency in Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida Eye Institute in Tampa, Florida followed by a Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute.

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.


Chief Resident
2015-2016 · Department of Ophthalmology
Outstanding Achievement Award in Resident Research
2015 · Symposium at FSO 2015
Community Health Scholar
2013 · Area Health Education Center
AAPI Merit Scholar
2011 · AAPI
Dean’s List
2007-2008 · University of Florida
0000 · American Academy of Ophthalmology
0000 · American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
0000 · Florida Society of Ophthalmology
0000 · The Cornea Society
0000 · Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    American Board of Ophthalmology

Clinical Profile

  • Ophthalmology
Areas of Interest
  • Adult cataract
  • Cataract removal
  • Corneal injury
  • Corneal transplant
  • Corneal ulcers and infections
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Fuchs dystrophy

Research Profile

Graft vs host disease

Cataract surgery outcomes

Ocular surface cancers

Corneal ulcers and infections


Fellowship – Cornea and External Disease
2017 · Ohio State University Havener Eye Institute
Residency – Ophthalmology
2016 · University of South Florida Eye Institute
Internship – Internal Medicine
2013 · Baystate Medical Center
Medical Degree
2012 · University of South Florida