- ABMS Certification:
- Research Interests:
Uveal melanoma and its therapies, diabetic retinopathy
- Clinical Practice:
- Melanoma, Detached Retina, Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Usher Syndrome, VHL Care, Uvea Inflammation (Uveitis), Detached Retina Repair, Eye Care
- Associate Professor
Eugene Shildkrot, MD, is an ophthalmologist specializing in rare ocular and periocular cancers. He also specializes in complex and unusual medical and surgical vitreoretinal diseases. He is a founding member of the University of Virginia’s pediatric and adult ocular oncology service and serves as the quality officer for the Department of Ophthalmology. He is an assistant professor and is board-certified in ophthalmology.
Dr. Shildkrot was born in Belarus, moving to New York City during high school. He completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and earned his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Shildkrot completed his residency in ophthalmology at Wayne State University’s Kresge Eye Institute. His fellowship in ocular oncology took place at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Hamilton Eye Institute and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He completed an additional fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 2012.
Dr Shildkrot is married to Maria Kirzhner, MD; they have two boys. While the family can occasionally be spotted on the weekends taking care of patients at eye clinics, they also enjoy exploring scenic Shenandoah hiking trails, bicycling and experimenting with gardening.
- New York School of Medicine 2004
- Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (Ophthalmology)
- Hamilton Eye Institute University of Tennessee Health Science Center and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Ocular Oncology); Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School (Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery)