Karen Shelton, M.D.

Karen Shelton, M.D.

Anterior Segment Surgeon and Fellowship Trained Glaucoma Specialist

Specialty: Cataract, Glaucoma

Practice Locations: Nashville, TN, Murfreesboro, TN, Tullahoma, TN

Physician Bio:

Dr. Shelton joined SouthEast Eye Specialists in 2020. With over 20-years of experience in ophthalmology, Dr. Shelton specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgery. Originally from Washington, D.C., Dr. Shelton attended Howard University where she finished with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Primarily practicing glaucoma and cataract surgery, she has performed multiple glaucoma procedures including: Trabeculectomies, Ahmed Valves, Baerveldt Aqueous Drainage Devices, iStents, and the now recently discontinued Cypass stents.She has also been performing Cataract surgery using the Femtosecond Laser (LenSx), Multifocal/Accommodating IOLs, and Toric IOLs.

Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Residency: New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation with Columbia University at Harlem Hospital, New York, NY

Internship: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Doctor of Medicine: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Undergraduate: Howard University, Washington, DC


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
  • American Medical Association

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