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. He 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 Home 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 · The Cornea Society
0000 · Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group
0000 · Florida Society of Ophthalmology
0000 · American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
0000 · American Academy of Ophthalmology

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
  • Fuchs dystrophy
  • Keratoconus

Research Profile

Graft vs host disease

Cataract surgery outcomes

Ocular surface cancers

Corneal ulcers and infections


Surgical Management of herpetic keratitis
. 29(4):347-354
Surgical Management of herpetic keratitis
. 29(4):347-354
Widespread Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia Treated with Topical Interferon Alpha-2b.
Ocular oncology and pathology. 4(5):298-303 [DOI] 10.1159/000486339. [PMID] 30320101.
Magnusiomyces capitatus: an emerging pathogen linked to keratomycosis
. 23(3)
Medical and surgical management of Pasteurella Canis Infectious Keratitis
Idcases. 9:42-44
Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia Associated with Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis.
Ocular oncology and pathology. 3(1):22-27 [DOI] 10.1159/000448220. [PMID] 28275599.
Cataract surgery in patients with chronic severe graft-versus-host disease.
Journal of cataract and refractive surgery. 42(6):833-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcrs.2016.02.046. [PMID] 27373389.


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

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDT7550 Elect Top/Opthalmol