Brian Alder, M.D. is a fellowship-trained cornea, 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 diseases.
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.
Emily Schorr, M.D. earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. She completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and her cornea fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, after which she joined the cornea faculty and became an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology. She has worked on studies investigating the optimization of intraocular lens power calculation for cataract surgery, as well as the development of a nano wafer a drug delivery system for dry eye medications.
Dr. Schorr has published numerous articles relating to eye diseases and partnered with other experts on cutting-edge research in eye surgery. She was among the first surgeons in New York City to perform laser-assisted corneal transplantation and was instrumental in bringing collagen cross-linking to her institution’s laser center.
In her free time, Dr. Schorr enjoys cooking, traveling, opera, and gardening. She loves to bike in Red Rock and plays competitive tennis. She lives with her husband and two step-children, Dax (9) and Mia (7) in Summerlin.