University of Nebraska Medical Center

Shan Fan, MD

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Shan Fan

Dr. Fan is an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

After practicing medicine in ophthalmology for 10 years in China, she moved to the United States with her family in 2002 and joined the department in the same year. With her strong background in ophthalmology and work ethic, she became involved intensively in clinical and basic science research in glaucoma.

  • MD: Lanzhou Medical School, Lanzhou, Gansu, P.R. China
  • Postgraduate Training: Visiting Physician, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Fellowship: The Eye Hospital of Tianjin, P.R. China

Dr. Fan is interested in clinical and animal studies on effects of glaucomatous disease process on fluid flow within the eye. She and her collaborators are focusing on the aqueous humor dynamics studies and how different medications and drainage devices can be utilized to treat glaucoma. In addition to the study of glaucoma, she has also been involved in the study and development quantitative measurements of the distinct retinal layers, using Optical Coherence Tomography for evaluation of the retina in various animal models.