Sheila P. Sanders, MD

Associate Professor
Director, Glaucoma Service
Program Director, Glaucoma Fellowship Program
Vice Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology

Sheila Sanders, MD, obtained her undergraduate degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude. She attended medical school and completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and her glaucoma fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine. She has been a member of the UK faculty for 26 years. Dr. Sanders is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a Top Doctor, a two-time recipient of the departmental teaching award, and is known for her consistently high patient satisfaction scores.

Daniel B. Moore, MD

Associate Professor
Program Director, Ophthalmology Residency Program
Assistant Dean of Program Evaluation, Graduate Medical Education

Daniel B. Moore, MD, obtained his undergrad in biology, summa cum laude, from DePauw University. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and attended the University of Washington for an internship in medicine and residency in ophthalmology in Seattle. Dr. Moore went on to complete a fellowship in glaucoma at Duke University. He has been with the department of ophthalmology faculty at the University of Kentucky since the fall of 2013 and assumed the role of residency program director in August 2016. Dr. Moore is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He recently received the department Best Teacher award for the second time.

Elham Ghahari, MD

Associate Professor

Elham Ghahari, MD, will be joining the UK Glaucoma Service in the fall of 2020. She attended medical school and ophthalmology residency training at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Her first glaucoma fellowship was complete at Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, followed by additional cornea and glaucoma research. She recently completed a second glaucoma fellowship at Shiley Eye Institute in La Jolla, Cali. 

John Franklin, MD

Associate Professor
Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology Service

John Franklin, MD, is a native of Western Kentucky and obtained his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Louisville. He continued at U of L for both his medical degree and residency training in ophthalmology, then completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Franklin has a special interest in treating pediatric glaucoma, and for the past several years has been the only pediatric ophthalmologist in the state to treat this condition.

Ryan Smith, MD

Community Glaucoma Specialist and Volunteer Faculty

Ryan Smith, MD, was the UK Glaucoma Fellow 2017 – 2018 and is now in private practice at Eye Consultants of Kentucky. Dr. Smith graduated from Centre College with a double major in biochemistry and molecular biology. He earned academic All-Conference honors as a second baseman on the Centre baseball team. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Smith enjoys welcoming our resident and fellow along for additional clinic and OR experiences outside of the University setting.