Sheila P. Sanders, MD

  • Vice Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Director, Glaucoma Service
4.9 out of 5


Procedures Performed


Personal Statment

Before I entered medical school, I earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Vanderbilt. I believe my nursing background makes me a better doctor. I strive to get to know my patients and address individual concerns. Communication is key. As much as I like spending time with patients, my favorite days are spent in the operating room, because I like to fix things. 

Outside medicine, I love spending time with my family. We often travel to Montana or the beach. I am a proud founder of the Tri For Sight triathlon, and I especially enjoy swimming.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Training & Education


University of Kentucky, College of Medicine


University of Kentucky


Glaucoma, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Ophthalmology

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