Dr Shortridge is a fellowship-trained Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Adult Strabismus specialist. Her adult practice focuses on the surgical and non-surgical management of eye movement disorders and ocular misalignment. Such disorders often cause double vision, but not always. Treatment often involves eye muscle surgery, or prism glasses therapy.
Dr Shortridge’s Pediatric practice is comprehensive and includes a wide range of pediatric eye needs. This includes strabismus, cataracts, tear duct disorders, amblyopia (or “lazy eye”), complex glasses needs, ptosis (drooping eyelids) and other disorders of the eyelids, ocular surface problems like pterygium and chronic inflammation, as well as medical glaucoma. She also sees children needing exams for various medical disorders and syndromes.
Dr Shortridge understands the value of education as she partners with patients and parents in making medical decisions that are right for them. She strives to create a friendly, welcoming environment, helping make every pediatric patient as comfortable as possible during the clinic visit and exam process.
Dr. Shortridge studied Biology at Grand Canyone University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She attended the University of Arizona, Phoenix campus for her medical degree. She completed her year in internal medicine at St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, and her Ophthalmology residency at UTMB in Galveston, Texas. She then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at MUSC in South Carolina, where she trained under Dr Edward Wilson, the world’s leading expert in pediatric cataract surgery.
Dr Shortridge has experience teaching students and residents in a number of clinical and University settings in the Phoenix Valley, and values the opportunity to help shape the next cohort of doctors.
Dr Shortridge enjoys gardening, tennis, and time with her son and extended family in Phoenix.