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 principal 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 credentialed to operate at the following locations:
- Sisters of Charity St. Joseph Campus
- The Kaleida System
- Buffalo Ambulatory Surgery Center