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Ira Shivitz

Dr Ira Shivitz, MD



Dr. Shivitz is an ophthalmologist specializing in cornea and external disease and practicing in private practice here in Nashville since 1984. His experience runs the gamut from sight-threatening corneal infections to sight-restoring surgical procedures of the cornea and anterior segment. With fellowship training in cornea and external disease at the Baylor College of Medicine, he has successfully treated hundreds of patients with severe damage to the cornea as well as prevented severe vision loss in countless others. Educated in New York and receiving an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude in biology, Dr. Shivitz then earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University. Following a year of general medical training, he trained in the Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine as a resident and then cornea fellow under the tutelage of David Paton and Dan Jones. At Baylor he was honored with a fellowship in corneal disease from the Eye Bank Association of America. Dr. Shivitz is an ophthalmologist certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Medical Association. Dr. Shivitz is a Clinical Instructor in the department of Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt University, and has worked as a volunteer at Metro General Hospital for over 10 years, teaching the Vanderbilt Ophthalmology residents surgical skills, and clinical care in the area of corneal and infectious diseases. He has also served as chief of the department of Ophthalmology, as well as serving on the medical executive committee at Centennial Medical Center. He is married, with 2 rescue dogs, Sadie a standard poodle, and Atticus a schnauzer. Curriculum Vitae
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Cornea Consultants of Nashville
2400 Patterson St
Nashville, TN, 37203
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"He literally saved my eye sight. Very professional and takes time to explain every detail that is going on with your problem. His office staff makes you feel special and treats you with dignity and politeness. A great experience - with kindness and this is shown throughout the office."
  • May 1, 2021
"I purchased 2 eye boxes of eye cleansing wipes at reception desk as I was leaving and paid $40. When I returned home, there was NO RECEIPT in the bag! (only the boxes) Please include a receipt of purchase for any items from these doctors. It is important for our files and guarantee of pay and product. - I had a great nurse today and the past Rebecca has been my nurse and hard. "
  • October 27, 2020


2400 Patterson St
Nashville, TN, 37203
Mon9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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  • Blepharitis
  • Cataracts
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
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  • Macular Degeneration
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  • Ophthalmology (eye Disease)


  • Ophthalmology


Baylor Coll of Med/Cullen Eye Inst, Cornea/External Disease
Graduated 1982
Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
Graduated 1979
Baylor Coll Of Med
Baylor Coll Of Med
Baylor Coll Of Med, Ophthalmology; Baylor Coll Of Med, Internal Medicine
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Baylor College of Medicine Program
Baylor College of Medicine
Medical School
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Graduated 1978


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