Key People - Pravin Krishna Vaddavalli
Dr Pravin Krishna Vaddavalli, MS
Director, Tej Kohli Cornea Institute, Head, Refractive Surgery, Cataract and Contact Lens Services, Consultant, Cornea & Anterior Segment Service
Dr Pravin Vaddavalli is an alumnus of Bangalore Medical College, and did his internship at Victoria Hospitals and Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital, Bangalore. Following his Masters in Ophthalmology from Guntur Medical College in Andhra Pradesh, he completed a fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment at LVPEI, Hyderabad and subsequently joined the Institute in 2004. In 2011, Dr. Vaddavalli completed a one-year fellowship in Cornea and Refractive surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, USA, which is rated as the #1 institute for Ophthalmology in the USA.
He was awarded the Young Investigator Award for outstanding research in clinical ophthalmology in 2005 at the SERI – ARVO meet in Singapore; the ‘Best Paper in Cornea’ award at the All India Ophthalmological Society annual meet in 2006; the Shiv Prasad Hardia award for best paper in refractive surgery in 2009; and other international awards, including three consecutive best paper awards at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He serves as a reviewer for numerous international journals and has over 70 peer reviewed publications and over 300 national and international presentations to his credit.
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.
His main areas of interest include LASIK and laser surgery, phakic intraocular lenses (ICL), keratoconus, DSEK, DALK, other lamellar corneal surgeries, paediatric cataract, cataract and corneal transplantation.
Pravin is described by people who know him as a quiet person, who loves to read, travel and play sports but is happiest while seeing patients in the clinic.