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DR. Alok Mukherjee
MBBS (BU), MS (Pat)
Specialty : Oculoplasty, Cataract, Comprehensive Ophthalmology



Dr. Alok Mukherjee completed his MBBS from Bihar University in 1990 and MS from Patna University in 1995. He is involved and takes special interest in runniry charitable eye hospital in a rural base for past more than 14 years.
alokmukherjee63@rediffmail.com / alokmdr08@gmail.com

DR. Amitava Biswas
MBBS (Vellore), MD (AIIMS) Former Consultant, Sankara Nethralaya (Che)
Specialty : Glaucoma, Retina, Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology



Dr. Amitava Biswas, MBBS (Vellore), MD (AIIMS), attended medical school at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, and completed MMBS in 1984.

He completed post graduate training in Ophthalmology at Dr. R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, in 1990. After that he joined Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, where he was mentored by Dr. S S Badrinath in various aspects of Ophthalmology. Dr. Biswas spent nearly five years with him, much of it as in-charge of the Dept of Community Ophthalmology before shifting to Kolkata in mid-1995. With ample guidance from Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Kolkata, he and his wife Neena set up Sunetra Family Eye Care Centre, a professional set-up managed by a board of Trustees. The centre has been growing ever since and offers a significant part of its services on a charitable basis to the indigent community. In 2009 Dr. Biswas spent a few weeks each for glaucoma update with Prof Bruce Shields at Yale Eye Centre, and with Prof George Spaeth at Wills Eye Hospital, both in USA.

Dr. Biswas takes special interest in glaucoma, phacoemulsification and community ophthalmology. He has presented several papers and orations at various national and international forums, and also has several publications in various peer-reviewed ophthalmic journals.

Email: sunetrafecc.kol@gmail.com

DR. Brajendra K Sarkar
MBBS (Kol), DOMS (Kol), DO (Lon) FRCS (UK), FRCOphth (UK)
Specialty : Vitreous & Retina Surgery Comprehensive Ophthalmology




DR. Debashish Das
MBBS (Kol), DOMS (Kan), DNB (Che) VR Fellow, Sanakara Nethralaya (Che)
Specialty : Vitreo & Retina Surgery Retinal Lasers Uvea



Dr. Debashis Das completed his MBBS Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital under Calcutta University in May 1988, DOMS from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Sitapur under Kanpur University in December 1991 and DNB (Ophthalmology) from Medical Research Foundation, Madras in May 1996.

Dr. Debashis Das was Ex-convener of Community Ophthalmology Sub-Committee, Ophthalmic society of West Bengal in 2004-2006, Ex-Executive committee member, Uveitis Society of India in 2004-2006, Ex-Executive committee member and Ex-Convener, Ophthalmological Society of West Bengal 2008-2010.

He has presented many papers in State Conference, National Conference, International Conference and Medical Research Foundation Alumni Meeting. Presently he is Medical Director, Netra Ashram, Eye Foundation in Kolkata. He is the Editor of “Our Vision”, “ Anowaan” and “ Bengal ophthalmic journal”.

DR. Gautam Kumar Mitra
MBBS (Kol),DO (Kol)
Specialty : Glaucoma, Comprehensive Ophthalmology



Dr. Gautam Kumar Mitra completed his MBBS from Calcutta University in 1979 and DO from Calcutta University in 1982.

He was started practicing Ophthalmology since 1984. He worked as an Ophthalmologist in Apollo Gleneagles Hospital (Gariahat Clinic) since 1993 till 2006. Since 2002, he is attached with Sunetra Family Eye Care Centre.
mitragautamkr@gmail.com

DR. Navin Jayakumar
MBBS (Chennai), DO (Chennai), FRCS (Edin) Former Consultant, Sankara Nethralaya (Che)
Specialty : DiabeNeuro-Ophthalmology, Cataract Comprehensive Ophthalmology



Dr Navin Jayakumar studied at Madras Medical College (1978-1984) and Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Chennai (DO 1986-1988), and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (FRCSEd 2001).

He trained in the superspeciality of neuro-ophthalmology at renowned centres in USA including Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA (1993-1994) with luminaries like Dr Neil Miller, Dr Joel Glazer, and Prof William Hoyt. He joined Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai in 1991 and was Head of Department of Neuro-ophthalmology at Sankara Nethralaya (2002-2005). In 2005 he was invited by The Chinese University of Hong Kong to help establish a Department of Neuro-Ophthalmology. He was also designated Honorary Professor of Ophthalmology at the Shantou Medical University, People’s Republic of China. During this period he also taught state-of-the-art cataract surgery aboard the Lifeline Express, a charitable eye hospital on wheels, in remote areas in China and was recognized by Hong Kong’s Action for Vision Foundation in 2006 for his work in alleviating cataract blindness there. Since 2008 he is also a visiting consultant at Vasan Eye Care Hospitals Chennai.

Dr Navin Jayakumar was the Asia co-coordinator for Neuro-ophthalmology Symposium for the 2008 World Ophthalmology Congress, and is the Asia coordinator for Neuro-ophthalmology for the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Meetings from 2009 till date. In 2010 January he became the first Indian to be invited to the Editorial Board of the premier scientific neuro-ophthalmology journal in the world - the Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology.

Current Positions
Director, Darshan Eye Clinic, Chennai.
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology Asia Co-ordinator for Neuro-ophthalmology,
Scientific Program Committee, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
Email : navinjay@yahoo.com

DR. Rupa Adhikary
MBBS (Kol), DO (UNB)
Specialty : Comprehensive Ophthalmology Investigative Ophthalmology




DR. Srinivas K Rao
MBBS (Che), DO (Che) FRCS (Edin) Former Consultant, Sankara Nethralaya (Che)
Specialty : Cornea, Ocular Surface Cataract Comprehensive Ophthalmology



Dr. Srinivas K Rao completed his MBBS from University of Madras (Chennai) in 1988, DO (Diploma in Ophthalmology) from Dr. MGR Medical University in 1991, DNB (Diplomate of the National Board) from National Board New Delhi in 2002 and FRCS Edin from Edinburg UK in 2002.

He was awarded Dr. J.A.S. Masilamani Memorial Medal for obtaining the highest marks in all the university examinations, Dr. Govinda Reddy Medal for proficiency in Pathology & Microbiology, Dr. S Govindarajan Endowment Prize for obtaining the highest marks in the university examinations in Pathology & Microbiology,Dr. M V Bhat Memorial Prizefor proficiency in Pathology, Microbiology & Community Medicine, Dr. Guruswami Mudaliar Prize for best performance in MBBS Degree Exam, Muthusamy Gold Medal for best performance in the FRCS Edin exam.

He was awarded Outstanding Service in the Prevention of Blindness by the Asia Pacific Association of Ophthalmology in June 2006.

srinikrao@gmail.com

DR. Sriram Ramalingam
MBBS (Mum), MS (Mum) Former Consultant Sankara Nethralaya (Che)
Specialty : Pediatric Ophthalmology Glaucoma Squint




DR. Subrata Mandal
Vitreous & Retina Surgery Retinal Lasers, Uvea
Specialty : MD (AIIMS), FRCS (UK), DNB, MNAMS



Dr. Subrata Mondol completed his MBBS (Hons in Eye & ENT) from Calcutta University in September 2001, MD Ophthalmology (Gold Medalist) from AIIMS New Delhi in July 2005, DNB in 2006 and FRCS from Glasgow in 2008. He was senior resident (Vitreo-retina & uvea) from AIIMS New Delhi from 2005 – 2008.

He was awarded Becharam Smriti Puraskar (Silver Medal) for securing highest marks In Higher Secondary, 1995, Awarded by SDO (Arambagh) For Securing Highest Marks in Higher Secondary, 1995 in Arambagh subdivision, Certificate of Honours in Eye & ENT, 1999-2000 (3rd Prof MBBS), 3rd Prize winner at Delhi Ophthalmic Society Quiz, 2004, Prof. Premprakash award – 2004 (Ophthalmic Research Association quiz), Prof. Madan mohan award – 2005(Ophthalmic Research Association quiz), AIOS quiz winner-2005, Gold Medal in Ophthalmology (AIIMS) for the year 2005, AIOS quiz runner-up-2007, “S NATARAJAN” award for best free paper presentation in Retina session-AIOS 2007, Best free paper presentation in DOS annual meeting 2007, “Dr.Bodhraj Sabharwal Medal” in Ophthalmology 2005 for best post graduate resident, “Shri Mohan Lal Wig Medal” for best clinical research in AIIMS for the year 2006, OSWB (Ophthalmological Society of West Bengal) quiz winner-2008 and AIOS quiz winner-2010. He has life membership with Delhi Ophthalmological Society, All India Ophthalmological Society, Member of the AIIMSONIANS association and Member of Indian Medical Association.

He is also co-author of book - New Investigations in Ophthalmology (2006)
drsubratamandal@gmail.com

DR. Sugato Paul
MBBS (Kol), DO (Kol),MS (Kol), FRCS (UK)
Specialty : Diabetic Eye Diseases Retinal Lasers



Dr. Sugato Paul completed his MBBS from Calcutta University in 1991, DO (Diploma in Ophthalmology) from Calcutta University in 1995, M.S. from Calcutta University in 1999, and FRCS (Ophthalmology) from Royal College of Surgeons & Physicians, Glasgow in 2000.

He worked as an Ophthalmologist at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary near Manchester in UK from 2000 – 2010.
He was the Director of Diabetic Retinopathy screening and management there from 2006 – 2009. Dr Paul’s special interest is management of diabetic eye disease and lasers along with high volume cataract surgery.
Email : drsugatopaul@aol.co / drsugatopaul@yahoo.co.uk

DR. Sumana Chatterjee
MBBS (Ben), MS (Ben)
Specialty : Cornea, Ocular Surface Comprehensive Ophthalmology



Dr. Sumana Chatterjee completed her MBBS from Burdwan University in 2005 and MS Ophthalmology from West Bengal University of Health Science in 2009.

She has done two years fellowship in cornea & Refractive surgery in Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. She is trained in Keratoplasty, Refractive procedures, Ocular surface procedures, Cataract, Glaucoma & Lid surgeries.


OPTOMETRY

Ms Neena Biswas
B.Sc OT (AIIMS), M.OPTOM (Mum) Former Optometrist, Sankara Nethralaya (Che)
Specialty : Contact Lens, Orthoptics Computer Vision Therapy Community Ophthalmology



Ms. Neena Biswas did graduation programme in Optometry from All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi (1989) and Masters in Clinical Optometry from Lotus College of Optometry, Mumbai(2010).

She has worked at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai for 5 years as senior Optometrist and faculty member. Thereafter along with her husband Dr. Amitava Biswas, set up Sunetra Family Eye Care centre at Kolkata.

She has worked at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai for 5 years as senior Optometrist and faculty member. Thereafter along with her husband Dr. Amitava Biswas, set up Sunetra Family Eye Care centre at Kolkata.

She has worked at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai for 5 years as senior Optometrist and faculty member. Thereafter along with her husband Dr. Amitava Biswas, set up Sunetra Family Eye Care centre at Kolkata.

She has 22 years of experience in the field of Optometry, has presented several papers and orations at various national & international forums.

Her areas of interest are Contact Lenses and Vision Therapy. biswas.neena@gmail.com


E.N.T.

DR. Kamalendu Halder
MBBS (Kol), MS (Kol), DNB
Specialty : Endo-DCR Surgery




ANESTHESIA / GENERAL MEDICINE / CARDIOLOGY

DR. Nirmal Halder
MBBS (Kol), MD (PGI)
Specialty : Anesthesia