Global Health Research in Resource Limited Settings—An Established Model in the Largest Asian Slums

NIH Global Health Interest Group (GHIG) Event
Co-sponsored by National Eye Institute and Fogarty International Center

Monday, May 12, 2014
12 PM - 1 PM
Lawton Chiles International House (Stone House), Bldg. 16
NIH Main Campus

Chairman and Managing Director, Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India
Professor of Ophthalmology, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences
Visiting Professor, Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University
Editor, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, All India Ophthalmological Society

Dr. Sundaram Natarajan is a professor of ophthalmology at the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, and chairman and managing director of the Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, the largest eye hospital in Mumbai, India, which he established in 1990. He is an expert in the fields of vitreo retinal surgery, age-related macular degeneration, ocular trauma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is currently leading a large public health study on diabetic retinopathy in the largest slums of Asia, which will be the topic of his presentation.

Among his many affiliations, Dr. Natarajan is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, and Asia Pacific Vitreo Retina Society, and one of the founding members of the Vitreo Retina Society of India. He is editor of the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, the official scientific publication of the All India Ophthalmological Society. In 2012, Dr. Natarajan was honored with the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, and in 2013, he was elected president of the Ocular Trauma Society of India. Also in 2013, he received the fourth highest civilian award in India—the Padma Shri—by the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee, for his meritorious contributions in the field of vitreo retina.

Last Reviewed: 
May 2014