Key People

Dr Rohit Khanna MBBS, DOMS, MSc (CEH), MPH

Director, Gullapalli Pratibha Rao International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye care (GPR ICARE) Email:

Dr Rohit Khanna completed his graduation and post graduation in ophthalmology from Government Medical College, Nagpur. He did a Comprehensive Fellowship at LVPEI, and worked as an adjunct ophthalmologist, participating in the Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study (APEDS) in 1999-2000. Subsequently, he did a Masters in Community Eye Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Masters in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is an adjunct faculty at Case Western Reserve University and University of New South Wales. He is a member of the Capacity Building Group for the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and is on the Editorial Board of the Indian section of the Journal of Community Eye Health.

His clinical areas of interest are cataract and glaucoma. Apart from his clinical responsibility, he is also involved in training and research, mainly in outcomes of different interventions with special emphasis on cataract and glaucoma, especially related to public health. He is the Course Convenor for the Diploma and Masters in Community Eye Health programs and was involved in designing the Masters Program in Community Eye Health, in collaboration with the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He was involved in quality control issues related to cataract surgery at 80 Rotary Hospitals in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Dr Khanna was a part of the human resource development team of IAPB for monitoring visits to various regions of WHO and helped develop the national plan for prevention of blindness for Rwanda in 2008. He has made over 100 oral and poster presentations in national and international conferences and given many guest lectures. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for international and national journals. He is also the PhD reviewer for UNSW.