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Jain, Shelly

Shelly G. Jain, MD
Glaucoma Division
Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Interests
All types of glaucoma, Ocular hypertension, and Glaucoma imaging

Meet Dr. Jain


  • BS - University of Akron in Akron, OH
  • MD - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, OH
  • Residency - University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL
  • Glaucoma Fellowship - Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA


Dr. Jain is a favorite among patients both for her soft-spoken, energetic manner and her expertise.  She provides outstanding patient care in both the clinic and operating room, as well as, 24-hour on-call emergency glaucoma service coverage.  She also volunteers regularly at the Physicians Free Clinic at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Jain is thrilled to be a part of the team educating future physicians.  She frequently staffs the residents clinics at the Columbus and Dayton VA Medical Centers, the Inmate Clinic, and OSU Emergency Department.  In the operating room, she demonstrates, supervises, and provides feedback to the residents during cataract and glaucoma surgery.  She assists in writing questions and proctoring the resident mock oral examination.  In addition, she has recently co-authored several book chapters in the field of Glaucoma.

Dr. Jain is very interested in creating more targeted therapy for patients with glaucoma and is the principal investigator for a clinical trial on prostaglandins.

Patient Reviews

"Thank you for time and insight today during my son Evan's appointment.  It was a pleasure to interact with you and you are very patient-oriented/focused.  Your patients benefit greatly from your interactions." Jim - Columbus, OH

"I recently had Laser Iridotomy performed by Dr Jain and she was wonderful. She had all the patience in the world and made me feel very comfortable. Her expertise and personality make her the best kind of physician to have." Lynn - Patriot, OH

"Our entire family is grateful for the wonderful care and genuine concern that we continue to see exhibited during the treatment of our mother.  The sole purpose of this letter is to acknowledge the dedication of your team which includes Dr. Shelly Gupta Jain and Dr. Adam Cloud.  They're great!  They met us at the medical center, regardless of the weather conditions or day of the week, to insure that she gets the care that she needs.  We continue to be encourages by our mother's improvement and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts." The Jacobs Family - Columbus, OH 

"Dr. Jain, thank you so much for the care and excellent work on my brother, Nick.  He has been through a lot and your professional and caring manner was so important to all of us.  We know that you're a brilliantly skilled surgeon and we are grateful for your dedication to restoration of health." Judith - Chillicothe, OH

"Dr. Jain, you made my day yesterday and ended a month of waiting and worrying!!!  Words can't tell you how much I appreciated your calm, peaceful and professional manner.  Thanks again!" Stephanie - Columbus, OH

"An outstanding doctor who knows her profession and such a easy person to confide in. She has given me confidence to pursue a condition I have. I am in excellent hands with Dr. Jain. I was so impressed by the three individuals [Amanda Elliot - technician, John Swogger, MD - Fellow, and Shelly Jain, MD - Attending Physician] who took care of me today. Columbus is so lucky to have this eye clinic and them!" Suzanne - Columbus, OH

Contact Information

E-mail: shelly.jain@osumc.edu

OSU Phone: (614) 293-8116
OSU Fax: (614) 293-5315
OSU Address: 915 Olentangy River Rd, Ste 5000, Columbus, OH 43212


S.G. Jain, P.Ichhpujani, S.S.Wizov, J.R.Wittpenn, M.R.Moster, M.J.Pro, C.J.Rapuano, C.Cruz-Colon, B.E. Leiby, J.S.Myers, L.J.Katz. Effects of Latanoprost versus Travoprost with Sofzia on the Ocular Surface. Manuscript in progress.

Question writer for the Wills Eye Q Bank. A website designed for ophthalmology self-review. In progress.

McGwin Jr. G, Huisingh C, Jain SG, Girkin CA, Owsley C.  Binocular Visual Field Impairment in Glaucoma and At-fault Motor Vehicle Collisions.  Manuscript accepted for publication to the Journal of Glaucoma. March 2013.

Fugo, R., Singh D. Glaucoma Surgery with Fugo Blade.  Glaucoma - Current Clinical and Research Aspects. Guvant P.  InTech. November 2011.  Gupta SR - chapter reviewer.

Zangalli C, Gupta SR, Spaeth GL. The Disc as the Basis of Treatment for Glaucoma.  Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Update (2011) 25, 381-387.

Spaeth GL, Gupta SR, Freidl KB.  Ophthalmic Surgery: Principles and Practice (4th ed.). Chapter 1, Elsevier Ltd, Inc., 2012.

Spaeth GL, Gupta SR, Goulet RJ.  Primary Open Angle Glaucoma. In Glaucoma: Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Ophthalmology (Wills Eye Institute).  Eds. Rhee DJ, Rapuano CJ (2nd ed.) Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.2012.

Gupta SR, Myers JS. Pigmentary Glaucoma, Wills Eye Institute 5-Minute Ophthalmology Consult. Maguire, Murchinson, Jaeger, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2012.

Gupta SR, Goulet R, Freidl KB, Katz LJ. Acute Primary Angle – Closure Glaucoma, Wills Eye Institute 5-Minute Ophthalmology Consult. Maguire, Murchinson, Jaeger, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2012.

Mason JO 3rd, Gupta SR, Compton CJ, Frederick PA, Neimkin MG, Hill ML, Heersink MJ, Vail RS, White MF Jr, Feist RM, Thomley ML, Albert MA Jr. Comparison of Hemorrhagic Complications of Warfarin and Clopidogrel Bisulfate in 25-Gauge Vitrectomy versus a Control Group. Ophthalmology, 2011 Mar;118(3):543-7.

Gupta SR, Kline LB, Palmer CA, Cure JK, Lincoff NS. Toluene optic neurotoxicity: magnetic resonance imaging and pathologic features. Hum Pathol. 2011 Feb;42(2):295-8.

Vaphiades MS, Gupta SR, Palmer CA, Luetmer P, Giannini C. Progressive bilateral visual and hearing loss in an elderly woman.  J Neuroophthalmol. 2010 Dec;30(4):372-5.

Gupta SR, Cogen MS, Metz TH Jr. Congenital osteoma cutis of the lateral canthus.  J AAPOS. 2009. Aug;13(4):410-12.

Medical Microbiology and Immunology Flash Cards, Ken S. Rosenthal. Mosby, Elsevier, 2009, 2006. ISBN 978-0-323-06533-7. Developed Review material for USMLE Board Exam, Contributor, 2004.

Research Interest

The effect of Prostaglandin Analogs on Corneal Biomechanics.   Principal Investigator.  The Ohio State University. September 2011- present.

Evaluation of a Flickering Light-Based Pupil Testing in Strategy for Glaucoma Detection.  Co-investigator.  Prospective study. The Ohio State University. October 2011 - present.

Investigation of a New Mechanism for Optic Nerve Damage in Glaucoma.  Co-Investigator. The Ohio State University. 2012-present.

Breaking Bad News in Ophthalmology: a survey of residents, fellows, and faculty at the Ohio State. Havener Eye Institute. Principal Investigator.  The Ohio State University. April 2013 - present.