Dr Raja Narayanan

Dr Raja Narayanan

Network Director - Human Resources Email: narayanan@lvpei.org

Dr Raja Narayanan is the Network Director of Human Resources and Anant Bajaj Retina Institute and Director - Suven Clinical Research Centre. He is the Principal Investigator and Co-Founder of Indian Health Outcomes, Public Health and Economics (IHOPE) Research Centre, funded by DBT, Govt of India and Wellcome Trust, UK. It is a collaborative project of LVPEI, IIM-Ahmedabad, and Public Health Foundation of India. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester, New York.

After completing his basic medical education from Delhi University, Dr Narayanan did his Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology from Guru Nanak Eye Center, New Delhi. He underwent a preceptorship in uveitis, ocular immunology and uveitis service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston. He was a Fellow in Medical Retina, and Clinical and Research Fellow in Vitreo-Retinal Diseases, at the Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, USA. He has received the Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship in cataract surgery from Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation, Chennai. Later, he also completed his Master’s in Business Administration.

Dr Narayanan is the recipient of the Senior Honour Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists and the International Ophthalmologist Education Award at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting, New Orleans. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IHOPE Journal of Ophthalmology, and serves on the Editorial Board of Seminars in Ophthalmology, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, PLOS ONE and the International Journal of Retina and Vitreous. Dr Narayanan has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, written book chapters and is a reviewer for many reputed journals. He was also Visiting Faculty at the University of California and Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.

Dr Narayanan is keen on learning Vedantic philosophy and applying it in organisational leadership.