Dr Avinash Pathengay

Dr Avinash Pathengay

Network Director - Education Email: avinash@lvpei.org

Dr Avinash Pathengay is the Network Director of Education and heads the Standard Chartered - LVPEI Academy for Eye Care Education. The LVPEI ‘Just A Minute (JAM) clinical pearls’ (emailer - digital learning) in Ophthalmology and Optometry that have received a phenomenal response globally from the eye care fraternity are his brainchild. He has conceptualized many other innovative learning tools, and the LVPEI education training programs and collaborations have been further strengthened with a strong digital component under his leadership. Associated with LVPEI since 2001, he has played an integral role in establishing the retina services at the institute’s GMR Varalakshmi Campus in Visakhapatnam.

After graduating from the Stanley Medical College, Dr Pathengay did his ophthalmology residency at Madras Medical College. Following this he did a fellowship at Sankara Nethralaya in vitreoretinal surgery. Later, he also pursued a one-year fellowship with Dr Harry Flynn at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida.

Dr Pathengay, is a co-founder of RETNETINDIA, a group with over 950 retinal surgeons in India. He has to his credit more than 100 presentations in both international and national conferences and 147 peer-reviewed publications and has authored 9 chapters in various textbooks. He was honoured as the Outstanding International Scholar by the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, USA, and was recently ranked as an expert (second position) in endophthalmitis by the Expertscape Daily Experts. He has also received several awards for his presentations at forums such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Asia Pacific Ophthalmological Society and World Ophthalmology Congress.

A doctor with a keen interest in botany, you can have an engaging conversation with him on plants and gardening. The impressive Sensory and Mobility Park at LVPEI’s tertiary campus at Vijayawada and the beautiful award winning gardens at the tertiary campus at Visakhapatnam are also his notable contribution to the Institute.