Montrose (970) 249-1210 | Delta (970) 874-8821

SHADS. SAUNDERS, M.D.

Dr. Saunders joined Colorado West Ophthalmology in July 2009.  He was born and raised in northern Utah and attended Weber State University in Ogden.  He completed medical school at Wake Forest University in North Carolina where he was also elected to the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, an honor given to only the top 10% of graduating medical students.  He completed his ophthalmology training at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon.  Dr. Saunders is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and his special interests include cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, treatment of macular degeneration, diabetes, and glaucoma. Dr. Saunders is married to Jennilyn, and they have three beautiful children.  (Addi, TJ, and Cade).  He enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, football, basketball, and spending time with his family in the outdoors and beautiful surroundings of Western Colorado. Education

  • Undergraduate: Weber State University, Ogden UT
  • Medical School: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Internship: Legacy Health Systems - Transitional Year, Portland, OR
  • Residency: Casey Eye Institute, OHSU - Portland, OR