Shaun Brierly, MD.

PHOENIX, Ariz.—American Vision Partners (AVP), an eyecare management organization, announced the hire of Shaun Brierly, MD, as its new chief medical officer. Dr. Brierly is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in marine biology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo before earning his doctorate of medicine from University of California, Davis Medical School. He completed an internal medicine internship at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, Ore., followed by ophthalmology residency at University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., where he was chief resident.

Dr. Brierly comes to American Vision Partners with more than two decades of experience developing his clinical and leadership skills across diverse environments. He led Kaiser Permanente’s multi-subspecialty ophthalmology group in Northern California. As a U.S. Army medical corps officer, he was responsible for military eyecare across five Middle Eastern countries during Operation Inherent Resolve.

After a short stint in concierge private pay ophthalmology as founder and president of Copper Eye Surgery, Dr. Brierly broadened his skillset with Cigna Medical Group as medical director of specialty & ancillary services with responsibility for ophthalmology, optometry, optical, general surgery, dermatology, podiatry, audiology, ambulatory surgery and imaging.

“I am very excited to be joining the American Vision Partners family. I hope to continue to ensure that patients who choose American Vision Partners are cared for with skill and compassion by the highest quality doctors and clinicians,’ said Dr. Brierly.

Dr. Brierly will become a primary member of American Vision Partner’s Medical Executive Committee and will help promote the success of more than 180 recognized doctors and health care providers across AVP’s 12 practices.

“We are extremely fortunate to have a clinical leader of Dr. Brierly’s caliber,” said Shane Armstrong, CEO of American Vision Partners. “I know he’s up to the task and will be an exceptional complement to our already stellar group of doctors.”

AVP serves communities throughout Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and Nevada with more than 180 nationally recognized doctors. Partner practices include Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, Southwestern Eye Center, Retinal Consultants of Arizona, M&M Eye Institute, Abrams Eye Institute and Southwest Eye Institute. AVP was formed through an investment by H.I.G. Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in acquisition and recapitalizations of privately held businesses.