b_alder_headshot_fall_2014Brian Alder, M.D. is a fellowship-trained corneal, external disease, and refractive eye surgeon. He received his medical degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where he interned then advanced to Chief Resident during residency. Dr. Alder published numerous articles and abstracts related to eye conditions and collaborated on cutting-edge corneal surgery research while at Duke.

Early on, Dr. Alder was amazed that the cornea could profoundly impact one’s quality of vision and quality of life despite its small size. He was equally amazed by the medical and surgical treatments available for corneal diseases, and that motivated him to spend an extra year of training in the evaluation and management of corneal disease.

Dr. Alder completed his corneal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the number one eye institute in the country, as recognized by U.S. News and World Report. While there, he worked side-by-side with the most prominent cornea specialists in the world to learn the most up-to-date treatment of corneal disease. Shepherd Eye Center is proud to present Dr. Alder’s unique corneal expertise to Las Vegas.

Dr. Alder is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Outside the office, Dr. Alder loves spending time with his wife and four children. His favorite pastimes include board games around the dinner table, playing sports, traveling, and watching movies with a family-sized bowl of caramel popcorn.