Shakeel R. Shareef, M.D.

Shakeel R. Shareef, M.D.

Contact Information

210 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 273-3937

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Shakeel Shareef is a specialist who treats glaucoma, a disease that affects more than three million Americans, and complex cataracts. He offers patients the most up-to-date diagnosis and treatment options including medication and laser therapy as well as complex surgeries using topical anesthesia such as filtering procedures, tube-shunt implants and minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries such as the iStent. Because cataracts occur frequently in patients with glaucoma, Dr. Shareef also performs difficult cataract procedures with patients who may have small pupils, psuedoexfoliation or may have monocular vision due to glaucoma or other conditions

The glaucoma service is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment offering computerized visual field testing, optic nerve imaging and other specialized imaging. In addition patients may be referred for retinal topography and analysis using the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph.

Dr. Shareef is a graduate of New York Medical College where he also completed his residency in ophthalmology. He completed two fellowships at Washington University School of Medicine: the first in glaucoma research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and a clinical fellowship in glaucoma at Barnes Hospital.

Dr. Shareef is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the American Glaucoma Society, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and a reviewer for Ophthalmology.

Dr. Shareef is now accepting new patients at the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute offices. The office is located at 210 Crittenden Boulevard.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Ophthalmology (SMD) - Primary


Ophthalmology - American Board of Ophthalmology


M.D. | Medicine | New York Medical College1992
Biochemistry | Queens College, CUNY1988
B.A. | Chemistry | Queens College, CUNY1987

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Ophthalmology at Washington University School of Medicine07/01/1996 - 06/1998
Residency in Ophthalmology at New York Medical College07/01/1993 - 06/1996
Internship in Ophthalmology at Winthrop University Hospital07/01/1992 - 06/1993