Dr. Hershey received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in 1985 after completing undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University where he graduated with highest honors.
Prior to his residency, Dr. Hershey was a National Eye Institute research fellow for training in vision research at Washington University. Dr. Hershey completed a 3 year residency in Ophthalmology at Washington University in St. Louis. Following this extensive training, Dr. Hershey completed a two year fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases at the University of Iowa. Dr. Hershey is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Hershey participated in the clinical trial for Photodynamic Laser Therapy (PDT), which was completed in 2001. Dr. Hershey is excited about the progress in the development of treatment options for age-related macular degeneration which now include the above mentioned PDT laser as well as the option of three different drugs that can be injected into the eye. Dr. Hershey most recently participated in a five year study that ended in 2009 and was run by the National Institutes of Health. As a principal investigator for the study, called SCORE, Dr. Hershey measured the effectiveness of steroid injections for retinal vein occlusions.
Dr. Hershey has been with Retina & Vitreous Consultants of Wisconsin, Ltd., since 1992 and continues to enjoy working with his patients and their doctors in providing treatment for diseases of the vitreous and retina.