DR VIRENDER SANGWAN
Director, Center for Ocular Regeneration, LVPEI
Dr. Sangwan's a practicing ophthalmologist at the L.V.Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI). Dr. Sangwan is best known for having perfected a method of limbal stem cell culturing to produce transparent, stitchable epithelium and transplanting them on human patients. His work has been covered in nature protocols.
PROF. RAMESH RASKAR
Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab
Ramesh Raskar is a professor at MIT Media Lab, he's worked on developing exciting technologies such as the EyeNETRA. He is leading the global health as well as medical tricorder efforts at MIT supported by the Tata Center for Technology+Design and MIT Media Lab. Recent inventions include cameras to look around a corner, a next-generation CAT-scan machine, and low-cost eye care devices (NETRA) among many others. He is currently co-authoring a book on computational photography. You may know him from his TED talks onImaging at a trillion frames per second and his TEDMED talk.
Executive Director of Emerging Technologies & Business Development, LVPEI
Raghu is the Principal Investigator for the pipeline of products and solutions being created in the Center for Technology, Center for Ophthalmic Engineering and Center for Regenerative Medicine.
Prior to joining LVPEI, Raghu was a Quantitative Venture Capitalist & Portfolio Manager, making investments rooted in Deep Science such as Genomics, Extended Intelligence, Agtech, Robotics and the Tactile Internet. Before his career in Venture Capital, Raghu worked in product development with DARPA, Apple, Adidas and Speedo.
DR ASHUTOSH RICHHARIYA
Associate Director and Head, Institute of Translational Research Engineering and Advancement of Technology, LVPEI
A Nehru-Fulbright Scholar, Ashutosh was placed at The Ohio State University and The University of Rochester for research, before joining LVPEI. His interests are in the areas of Corneal Biomechanics, Finite Element Modeling and Optical Instrumentation.
DR ANTHONY VIPIN DAS
Consultant Ophthalmologist, LVPEI
Dr Vipin is best known for building the eyeSmart EMR, an award-winning Electronic Medical Record and Hospital Management system which is operational across the entire LVPEI network. He's been named among the top 35 innovators under 35 years in the world on the 2012 list by MIT. He is a TED senior fellow.
CORE PROJECT LEADS
Sandeep is a Mechanical Engineer from VIT Chennai. He is an innovation-technology enthusiast, with inclination towards impact design. His interests lie in scalable technologies and frugal innovations.
Juhi is a biomedical engineer, with a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree from SASTRA University. Her primary interest is designing and prototyping wearable/portable medical technologies for post-operative and post-discharge patient monitoring. She is also exploring the application of AR in medical education here at LVPEI.
Koteswararao is presently embedded applications engineer at the Srujana center for innovation, developing interface systems and applications. He is an electronics graduate form VIT Chennai and his interests are in image processing and 3-D Computational systems.
Technical Consultant, Srujana Center for Innovation, LVPEI
Dhruv is the former Technical Head at Srujana Center for Innovation, presently pursuing a graduate degree in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He is a full-stack developer with a keen interest in how artificially intelligent systems will disrupt management and business processes in the future. Dhruv is extremely passionate about translating technologies out from the lab to improve the quality of life of the masses.
Graduate student, MIT Media Lab
Tristan has an interest in refactoring hardware, imaging systems, and the algorithms that turn unstructured measurements into useful information.
DR PREMNANDHINI SATGUNAM
Associate Research Optometrist, LVPEI
Dr. Premnandhini has worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the field of vision rehabilitation at Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School. Her current research interest at LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is in the area of pediatric vision rehabilitation, visual development in children with vision impairment and binocular vision.
DR SHRIKANTH BHARADWAJ
Associate Director of Optometry, LVPEI
Dr. Bharadwaj is a vision scientist at LV Prasad Eye Institute. His current research focuses on how infants, children and adults use their focusing and eye-alignment responses to achieve a clear and single vision and why some individuals develop abnormalities like eye-turn and lazy eye, while other age-matched controls do not.
DR pravin krishna vaddavalli
Director, Tej Kohli Cornea Institute, Head, Refractive Surgery, Cataract and Contact Lens Services, Consultant, Cornea & Anterior Segment Service, LVPEI
Dr Vaddavalli is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgeons, the Cornea Society and the All India Ophthalmology Society and is founder, executive committee member of the Cornea Society of India. He has devised innovative modifications in lamellar keratoplasty and is involved in research projects in the field of keratoconus, lamellar keratoplasty and refractive surgery.
DR JAY CHHABLANI
Consultant, Smt. Kanuri Santhamma Centre for Vitreo Retinal Diseases, LVPEI
Dr. Chhablani completed his clinical vitreo-retina fellowship from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. Before joining LVPEI, he was an International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) fellow at Jules Gonin Eye Hospital, Switzerland, and later was associated as a Clinical Instructor with the Jacobs Retina Center at Shiley Eye Center, University of California, San Diego, USA. He is on the editorial board of many high impact opthalmology journals. His areas of interest are macular disorders and recent imaging techniques.
DR JAGADESH REDDY
Head of Cataract & Refractive Service, LVPEI
In addition to heading the cataract and refractive services at LVPEI, Dr. Reddy is an Adjunct Asst. Prof. of Ophthalmology at School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York. He is also the member of the Cornea Society, which includes only top 150 corneal surgeons from across the world. His research interests lie in the areas of Laser Keratorefractive Surgery (LASIK,SMILE, PRK), Phakic IOLs (ICL), Laser Keratoplasty (PK, FALK, DALK), Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK, DSAEK, DMEK), Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) and Premium IOLs (Toric, Multifocal, Extended Depth of Focus)
Dr Tarjani Vivek Dave
Consultant, Oculoplasty, Ocular Oncology, Orbit, Facial Aesthetics
Dr. Tarjani completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Orbit, Ocular Oncology and Facial Aesthetics from L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. She has worked as Consultant, Oculoplasty and Ocular Oncology Services in Netra Mandir Eye Hospital, Borivali, Visiting Oculoplasty consultant at Shri Ramlal Lokhandwala NetraMandir, Ankleshwar and Visiting Oculoplasty consultant at Jeevandeep Multispecialty Hospital, Vapi, Gujarat. She has to her credit numerous publications, oral and paper presentations, poster and video presentations. She has written book chapters and has won numerous awards and honours including “Best Outgoing Junior Resident Award” for the year 2009. She is also actively involved in teaching and research activities.
Current LVP-MITRA Fellows
Nihanth Adina, Manipal Institute of Technology
Aditya Sripada, SRM University
Aadya Krishnaprasad, R V College of Architecture
Deepika Dixit, MIT ID Pune
Jahnavi Chowdary Tharigopula, IIIT Hyderabad
Divya Jyothi Gaddipati, IIIT Hyderabad
Sarah Tress, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Ang Cui, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Ayush Yadav, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Vatsal Kanakiya, KJSCE Mumbai
Dhruv Kohli, IIT Guwahati
Chakri Muthyala, RGUKT, RK Valley
Ebin Philip, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Vikas Raj, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Aamir Jowher, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Nish Mohith Kurukuti, RGUKT, RK Valley
Shaik Shahul Hameed, RGUKT, RK Valley
G Sony, RGUKT, RK Valley
Preetha Warrier, G. Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science Hyderabad
Garima Kaushik, MIT ID Pune
Uday Kumar, Prathyusha Engineering College Chennai
Serena Le, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge
Chinmaie Gorla, IIITDM Kancheepuram
Pushyami Rachapudi, IIIT Hyderabad
Devesh Jain, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Sujeath Pareddy, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Rajat Aggarwal, IIIT Hyderabad
Vishal Gupta, IIIT Hyderabad
Sandeep Vempati, VIT Chennai
Abhishek Baronia, MIT ID Pune
Dhruvil Soni, MIT ID Pune
Sankalp Modi, VIT Vellore
Darpan Sanghavi, IIT Bombay
Tejaswi Kasarla, JNTU Hyderabad
Aparajita Sahoo, FRCRCE Mumbai
Karthik Reddy, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology Hyderabad
Venumadhav Kattagoni, IIIT Hyderabad
Tanmay Kulkarni, Vidyalankar Institute of Technology Mumbai
Deval Shah, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Dhaivat Bhat, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Dolly Shahani, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Mudit Jain, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Manasi Muglikar, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Amit Chawla, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus
Saloni Bedi, MIT ID Pune