Dr. Ratnakaram joins Retina Consultants of WNY – November 2010

(November 2010)

Retina Consultants of Western New York, P.C. physician partners Faruk M. Koreishi, M.D., Paul J. Lee, M.D., Mehdi A. Khan, D.O., Christopher M. Jermak, M.D. are pleased to announce the addition of Ramakrishna (Ram) Ratnakaram, O.D., M.D. to our staff.

Dr. Ratnakaram was a tenured Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida until joining our practice. There he served as Director of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery & Fellowship training and as Medical Director of the eye clinics. During his time at the University, he published many papers and posters. He was the principle investigator in multiple clinical trials and is the lead surgeon in the NIH gene therapy research project

Dr. Ratnakaram obtained his first professional degree, Doctor of Optometry, from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Later he received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical Scholl and received the Alfonse Cinnotti Award for Clinical Excellence. He later attended Tulane University College of Medicine for fellowship training in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity, retinal laser procedures and other retinal diseases and treatments. Dr. Ratnakaram is board certified in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Ratnakaram is seeing patients at all three of our locations (Williamsville, Orchard Park and Niagara Falls). Please call (716) 795-2040 to schedule an appointment.

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