John W. Shore, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. John Shore

Dr. John Shore graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Hampshire and finished at the top of his medical school class at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed a surgical internship and an ophthalmology residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and fellowship training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery at Emory University in Atlanta.

During his Air Force career, Dr. Shore served for six years as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of Residency Training at Wilford Hall and was Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General. He retired from the Air Force in 1988 and joined the Harvard University faculty as Associate Chief of Ophthalmology where he directed the Eye Plastic Surgery Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Massachusetts General Hospital. At Harvard Dr. Shore conducted research on orbital trauma and developed two implants for which he holds U.S. patents. He directed the fellowship training programs at Harvard and in that capacity developed a two-year fellowship training program in oculoplastic surgery that later moved from Harvard to Austin and Texas Oculoplastic Consultants (now TOC Eye and Face). Over 35 U.S. and foreign fellows have trained with Dr. Shore and his colleagues at the TOC fellowship training program.

Dr. Shore continues to teach and lecture nationally and internationally. He has delivered over 150 lectures at University and Medical Societies in the United States and abroad. He has authored over 95 original publications and 35 book chapters. He is a past president of the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, former Chairman of the Board of Prevent Blindness Texas – Austin, past president of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and immediate past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company.

Dr. Shore and his wife, Suzanne, have two sons. As a former fighter pilot in the Unites States Air Force with service in Southeast Asia he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the USAF Air Medal with 6 oak leaf clusters. He still loves to fly.


"Thank you Dr. Shore. You engender confidence and trust. I was also very appreciative of the explanations both prior to and during the procedure itself."
"Dr. Shore did such a beautiful job, the sutures were so tiny and even. I have nothing but wonderful things to say, and I don’t believe you will find anyone who could surpass his knowledge and skill."


1969 Wing Commander’s Trophy for best performance in academics and flying: graduated first in USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 70-02

1975 Campus Medical Group Award, University of North Dakota School of Medicine

1975 ​North Dakota Anatomy Award, University of North Dakota School of Medicine

1978, ’80, ’81 Surgeon General’s Award for Scientific Excellence

1985 USAF Excalibur Award

1990 Leadership award, AAO

2006 Senior leadership award, AAO


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