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Alexander R. Shusko, Jr., M.D.

  1. Ophthalmologist


  1. Phoenix, Arizona



Alexander Shusko, M.D., is an Ophthalmologist with expertise in ocular inflammatory disorders of the eye.

Dr. Shusko completed his medical training at Creighton University School of Medicine followed by an ophthalmology residency at Nassau University Medical Center, where he was elected Chief Resident. He went on to complete his fellowship in Uveitis and Ocular Inflammatory Disease at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

In addition to caring for patients with uveitis and ocular inflammatory diseases, Dr. Shusko is also committed to advancing the field of ophthalmology. His research focuses on clinical characteristics of Birdshot Chorioretinopathy and Coccidioidomycosis.

  • Uveitis
  • Birdshot Chorioretinopathy
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Cataract
  1. 2022
    Fellowship - UveitisCornea and Uveitis Division, Department of Ophthalmology
  2. 2021
    Chief ResidentDepartment of Ophthalmology, Nassau University Medical Center
  3. 2021
    ResidencyDepartment of Ophthalmology, Nassau University Medical Center
  4. 2018
    InternshipDepartment of Internal Medicine, Flushing Hospital Medical Center
  5. 2017
    Doctor of MedicineCreighton University School of Medicine
  6. 2013
    BA - Biochemistry with a Minor in BiologyUniversity of San Diego


  1. 2022
    OphthalmologyAmerican Board of Ophthalmology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Grant RecipientALTA California Eye Research Foundation
  2. 2020
    Chief ResidentDepartment of Ophthalmology, Nassau University Medical Center
  3. 2017
    Department of Medicine Intern of the YearFlushing Hospital
  4. 2016
    Dean’s Magis ScholarshipCreighton University
  5. 2013
    Outstanding Achievement in ChemistryDepartment of Chemistry, University of San Diego
  6. 2013
    Dean’s Magis ScholarshipCreighton University
  7. 2009
    Dean’s Academic ScholarshipUniversity of San Diego
  8. 2009
    Dean’s ListUniversity of San Diego
  9. 2009
    First Year Ocean Lifeguard of the YearDepartment of Marine Safety, City of Laguna Beach

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    MemberSustainability Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  2. 2020 - 2021
    Chief ResidentDepartment of Ophthalmology, Nassau University Medical Center
  3. 2020 - present
    MemberAmerican Uveitis Society
  4. 2018 - 2021
    MemberResident Learning Committee, Nassau University Medical Center
  5. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  6. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  7. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association