Key People

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

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

Dr Rohit C Khanna completed his graduation and post graduation in ophthalmology from Government Medical College, Nagpur and did a Comprehensive Fellowship at L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI). 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 Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, USA and Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a member of the Human Resource Development Working Group for the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and is on the Editorial Board of several journals.

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 a special emphasis on cataract and glaucoma, especially related to public health. He is the Course Convenor for the Diploma and Masters program 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 capacity building of different hospitals and Institutes, both Nationally and Internationally. He has also worked on various consulting projects, for many National and International Organizations, including IAPB and WHO. He has made over 100-150 oral and poster presentations at national and international conferences and given many guest lectures. He has also published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and is a reviewer for international and national journals. He is also the PhD reviewer for UNSW.