Maggie Shuler, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Magdalena "Maggie" Shuler originally wanted to become an engineer. She certainly had the mindset (and still does), but she also had a heart for helping people. Oddly enough, it was her peers who opened her eyes to the possibility of becoming a doctor. So, in a way, she "lucked" into the field of medicine, however it was nothing but hard work that pulled her through with flying colors.

In medical school, Dr. Shuler instantly loved the ins and outs of retina, especially the way it melded the clinical and surgical aspects of ophthalmology. Today, she has earned a reputation for performing complex surgical procedures, including recurrent retinal detachments and diabetic retinal detachments. She also enjoys pediatric retina and finds it amazing to help preserve a child's sight for life.

Dr. Shuler treats patients like family. And, she's quick to point out her strong bond with patients whom she grows to know over a lifetime of care.

Dr. Shuler has witnessed great strides during her tenure as a retina specialist, and she believes the best is yet to come. She takes great pride in being part of a highly respected retina community, as well as in helping improve people's quality of life. Here is just a glimpse of her success:

  • Views trust between physician and patient as the cornerstone of care
  • Joined Retina Specialty Institute in 2003
  • Board certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia
  • Residency in ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami
  • Internship, Georgia Baptist Medical Center
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Emory College
  • Ph.D., genetics and molecular biology, Emory Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • M.D., Emory University School of Medicine
  • B.S., biology/B.A., mathematics, Magna Cum Laude, Emory College