James B. Shepherd, III, MD

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Patients Seen At: (314) 362-3937

Fax: (314) 362-3725

Email: Shepherd@vision.wustl.edu


  • B.A.: Political Science, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1992
  • Medical Degree: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, 1997


  • Internship: Pediatric and Adult Neurology, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York
  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001
  • Fellowship: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2003

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology -- Certified

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2007-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Selected Publications

  1. McClelland C, Van Stavern GP, Shepherd JB, Gordon M, Huecker J. "Neuroimaging in Patients Referred to a Neuro-ophthalmology Service: The Rates of Appropriateness and Concordance in Interpretation." Ophthalmology. 2012 Aug;119(8):1701-4.
  2. Naismith RT, Shepherd JB, Weihl CC, Tutlam NT, Cross AH. "Acute and bilateral blindness due to optic neuropathy associated with copper deficiency." Arch Neurol. 2009 Aug;66(8):1025-7.
  3. Naismith RT, Tutlam NT, Xu J, Shepherd JB, Klawiter EC, Song SK, Cross AH. "Optical coherence tomography is less sensitive than visual evoked potentials in optic neuritis." Neurology. 2009 Jul 7;73(1):46-52.
  4. Knopf HL, Carter K, Shepherd JB, Vemulakonda GA. "Vision loss in one eye." Compr Ophthalmol Update. 2006 Mar-Apr;7(2):95-6.
  5. Hariprasad SM, Prasad A, Smith M, Shah GK, Grand MG, Shepherd JB, Wickens J, Apte RS, Liao RS, Van Gelder R. "Bilateral choroiditis from Prototheca wickerhamii algaemia." Arch Ophthalmol. 2005 Aug;123(8):1138-41.
  6. Shepherd JB 3rd. "Ocular vasculitis." Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2003 Apr;5(2):100-6

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