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I treat each patient how I would want a family member of mine to be treated. I want to give them the best possible experience and treatment available.
– Steven J. Shaw, MD

Steven J. Shaw, MD

Corneal Specialist, Ophthalmologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Where I See Patients
North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat - Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat - North Durham - Durham, NC
North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat - South Durham - Durham, NC
I treat each patient how I would want a family member of mine to be treated. I want to give them the best possible experience and treatment available.
– Steven J. Shaw, MD
My Locations
North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat - Chapel Hill
1838 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-7415
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat - North Durham
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
North Carolina Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat - South Durham
Use My Current Location to calculate the distance to this facility.
This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
About Me

My father is a physician. Growing up, I saw the relationships he formed with his patients, and I knew that a career in medicine was something that I wanted to pursue. As a fellowship-trained cornea specialist, I treat cornea disease and perform corneal transplants, including DSEK/DMEK/DALK. I also treat cataracts, corneal disease, dry eyes, and glaucoma and perform laser cataract surgery using the most advanced intraocular lenses and refractive surgery, including LASIK. I enjoy performing surgery as it requires an engineering mindset and allows me to connect my passion for mathematics with my desire to help people see better. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing soccer, and playing the violin.

Languages I Speak
English
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.83 out of 5
72 ratings, 10 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology
Fellowship
Cornea/Refractive Surgery, Piedmont Hospital/Eye Consultants of Atlanta (Georgia), 2014-2015
Residency
Ophthalmology, Wake Forest University Eye Center (North Carolina), 2008-2011
Internal Medicine Internship, George Washington University (Washington, D.C.), 2007-2008
Education
MD, East Carolina University (North Carolina), 2007
Insurance Accepted

Visit planforduke.com to view the full list of plans Duke Health will accept in 2020 from each carrier or network.

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

  • CIGNA
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • Experience Health
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any copayments, co–insurance, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Industry Relationships
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