Margaret Shmunes

Adjunct Postgraduate Research




Jacksonville, Florida

Why did you choose to become a part of MSU Neurology?

The opportunity to learn neuro-ophthalmology from the mentors at MSU was a no-brainer.  From the attendings to the staff, everyone at MSU has a positive outlook and is happy to help out wherever they can.  This fellowship is such a unique experience to have and one that will help me to become a well-rounded physician.  

If you were not a doctor, what would you have chosen as a career? 

In another life, I would have worked outside in some capacity with national parks or as a landscape photographer.  

Extracurricular Interests and Activities:  

Weightlifting, soccer, running, hiking, photography, drawing, rock climbing, reading, gardening and spending time with my cat.  


Selected Publications: 
Martheswaran, T., Shmunes, M.H., Ronquillo, Y.C. et al. The impact of vaping on ocular health: a literature review. Int Ophthalmol 41, 2925–2932 (2021).
Majid Moshirfar, Robert J Thomson, William B West Jnr, Shannon E McCabe, Thomas M Sant, Margaret H Shmunes, Yasmyne C Ronquillo & Phillip C Hoopes (2020) Visual Outcomes After Sequential Posterior Chamber Phakic IOL with Corneal Refractive Surgery (Bioptics) for the Treatment of Myopic Astigmatism, Clinical Ophthalmology, 14:, 4337-4346, DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S285140
Moshirfar M, Shmunes MH. Recurrent gelatinous Salzmann-like nodular lesion with prior history of astigmatic keratotomy: September consultation #1. Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2020 Oct;46(10):1444. DOI: 10.1097/j.jcrs.0000000000000423. PMID: 33060477.
Shmunes, Margaret, et al. "Controlled growth of Mn12 single-molecule magnet polymers and oligomers." ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. Vol. 255. 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA: AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2018.
Education and Professional Positions: 
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2023
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of North Florida, 2017
Associate of Arts, Florida State-Jacksonville, 2014
Resident Location
Current Resident Location: 
Postdoctoral Training
Postdoctoral Training: 
Neuro-Ophthalmology Pre-Residency Fellowship, Department of Neurology, Michigan State University, 2023-present
Clinical Interests
Clinical Interests: 

Neuro-ophthalmology, uveitis and cornea.


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