Leaders & Legends

An interview with Carol L. Shields, MD, FASRS

In this inspiring interview you’ll hear from the remarkable Carol L. Shields, MD, FASRS, a true pioneer in every sense of the word. Listen in as she recalls her childhood making house calls with her physician father, her years captaining Notre Dame’s first championship varsity women’s basketball team, her induction into the Academic Hall of Fame, to her extraordinary personal and professional journey with husband Jerry. This world-renowned power duo has defined the field of ocular oncology and they are among the field’s most prolific, writers, lecturers and educators. Dr. Shields details her transformative work on treatment for blinding retinoblastoma and shares insights on the importance of teamwork and how she has managed to balance her demanding professional career while raising 7 children.