Roman Shinder, MD FACS, was born in the Ukraine, and grew up in New York City. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University, and Cum Laude and Alpha Omega Alpha from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr Shinder completed ophthalmology residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then completed a 2-year ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX and Texas Oculoplastic Consultants in Austin, TX.

Since 2010 Dr Shinder has been full time faculty at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and currently is Professor of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, and is director of oculoplastics at SUNY Downstate. He is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons. He is an invited peer reviewer of manuscripts for several journals. Dr. Shinder has published 199 abstracts and peer reviewed manuscripts, with several more currently in press, as well as 13 textbook chapters, with 2 more that are in press. Dr Shinder has given several invited lectures throughout the world. Dr Shinder is an invited charter member of the North American Society of Academic Orbital Surgeons.

Dr Shinder’s wife is a pediatrician in private practice in Long Island. The Shinders have an 9-year-old daughter, and 7- and 3-year-old sons. In his spare time, Dr Shinder enjoys exercising, playing tennis, and spending time with his kids.