Dr. John P. Shock is a distinguished professor in the Department of Ophthalmology in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology and retinal disease.
Dr. Shock received his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and attended Duke University School of Medicine. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and a fellowship in retinal disease and surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.
A talented physician and surgeon, Dr. Shock holds three patents for surgical instruments he designed.
Dr. Shock has served as chief of staff of UAMS Medical Center. He chaired the national Residency Review Committee for Ophthalmology from 1993 to 1996. He served as president of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) in 2002-2003, a past board member from 1998 to 2001. He is the first holder of the John P. Shock, M.D., Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology, an honor with which he was vested in 1995.