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Donald Shields, MD,PhD,MBA,FACS

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Donald Shields MD,PhD,MBA,FACS Donald Shields MD,PhD,MBA,FACS


  • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery | FAANS
Medical Biography
Clinical Interests
  • Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Movement Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Psychiatric Surgery Procedures
  • Complex Spine
  • Medical School
    • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Residency
    • UCLA Medical Center
  • Fellowship
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certified
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Donald Shields, MD, PhD, MBA, FAANS is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at George Washington University. He obtained a medical degree and PhD (Molecular Biology) in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Medical University of South Carolina.  He completed an internship (general surgery) and residency (Neurosurgery) at UCLA Medical Center. Following residency he obtained a postdoctoral fellowship (neurophysiology) and clinical fellowship (functional neurosurgery) at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and American College of Surgeons. Dr. Shields specializes in functional neurosurgery including implantation of deep brain stimulation devices for epilepsy, movement disorders and psychiatric conditions such as treatment resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. Shields’ other clinical interests include minimally invasive spinal surgery and neuromodulation for chronic pain syndromes.