Welcome Shelia Garcia Santana, MD
Completing her medical internship at Harvard Medical School, she served her residency at the Boston University School of Medicine and served as clinical instructor at Yale University School of Medicine where she did her Vitreoretinal Surgical Fellowship. Dr. Garcia Santana was on the Dean’s list in her undergraduate career and has published multiple academic articles and book chapters. Dr. Garcia Santana presented at several national meetings, including the annual meeting for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). She is a member of The American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Garcia Santana joins Retina Associates of Kentucky as our primary physician and surgeon at our Ashland office, specializing in all aspects of vitreoretinal disease. 

Welcome Belinda Shirkey, MD
An honors graduate of the University of Arkansas, served her residency at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York, was the recipient of a Duke University Eye Center Fellowship, and has been honored by the National Eye Institute as a Howard Hughes Research Scholar. When certified in 1999 by the American Board of Opthalmology, Dr. Shirkey worked at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Retina Service as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology. From 2012 until recently joining Retina Associates of Kentucky, she was the Fellowship Director of Vitreoretinal Surgery and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona Medical School in Phoenix. Dr. Shirkey joins Retina Associates of Kentucky as a vitreoretinal surgeon.



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