About Bradford Shingleton, MD

Bradford J. Shingleton, MD, earned his bachelor of arts at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  He received his medical degree with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Scholastic Honorary Society.  He completed his residency in ophthalmology through Harvard Medical School at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, Massachusetts.  Following residency training, Dr. Shingleton was awarded a Heed Foundation Fellowship in cataract, glaucoma and anterior segment surgery at the same institution and served one year as a consultant for the worldwide outreach programs of the International Eye Foundation.

Dr. Shingleton is a board certified Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has received the society's Honor Award and Senior Achievement Award.  He has served as President of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).  As past Chairman of the Glaucoma Clinical Committee for ASCRS and as a member of the American Glaucoma Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, he has instructed thousands of ophthalmologists on how best to perform cataract, glaucoma and laser surgery.  He has coauthored two major textbooks and has written more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles and chapters; he is an innovator in developing CD-ROM teaching programs for cataracts and glaucoma.  He also serves as team ophthalmologist for the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, New England Patriots and New England Revolution.  Dr. Shingleton has been selected by his peers to be included in the Best Doctors in America.  Boston Magazine recognized him as one of the top ophthalmologists in the city, and Dr. Shingleton is included in Who's Who in America.

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North Shore Physicians Group
81 Highland Ave
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-741-1200

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts Eye & Ear
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye & Ear

American Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

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Dr. Shingleton's clinical research is focused on the surgical treatment of cataract and glaucoma with a particular focus on the problems encountered when they co-exist in the same patient. He performs research at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston and the Center for Eye Research and Education and has developed one of the largest clinical databases for a single eye surgeon in the world. This surgical database provides a rich resource for gathering data on how to best treat these problems. Clinical research is published in scientific journals on a regular basis and Dr. Shingleton's publications number over 100 in such respected journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and Ophthalmology.


  • Shingleton BJ, Nguyen BK, Eagan EF, Nagao K, O'Donoghue MW.  Pseudoexfoliation and cataract surgery in 1000 patients:  a single surgeon series.  Outcomes of phacoemulsification in fellow eyes of patients with unilateral pseudoexfoliation.  J Cataract Refract Surg 34:274-279, 2008.

    Shingleton BJ, Tetz M, Korber N.  Circumferential viscodilation and tensioning of Schlemm's canal (canaloplasty) combined with temporal clear corneal phacoemulsification cataract surgery for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma and visually significant cataract
    one year results.  J Cataract Refract Surg 34:433-440, 2008.

    Shingleton BJ, Laul A, Nagao K, Wolff B, O'Donoghue MW, Eagan E, Flattem N, Desai-Bartoli S.  Effect of phacoemulsification on intraocular pressure in eyes with pseudoexfoliation:  Single surgeon series.  J Cataract Refract Surg 34:1834-1841, 2008

    Shingleton, BJ. Crandall AS. Ahmed IIK. Pseudoexfoliation and the cataract surgeon: preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative issues relating to intraocular pressure, cataract and intraocular lenses. J Cataract Refract Surg 35:1101-1120, 2009

    Shingleton BJ, Marvin AC, Heier JS, O'Donoghue MW, Laul A, Wolff B, Rowland A. Phacoemulsification:  High risk factors for zonule weakness and concurrent vitrectomy during phacoemulsification . J Cataract Refract Surg 36:1261-1269, 2010

    Shingleton BJ, Hersh PS, Kenyon KR.  Eye Trauma.  St. Louis, MO.  Mosby - Year Book, Inc., 1991.   English and Spanish editions.

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