Dr Subhadra Jalali

Dr Subhadra Jalali

Network Director - Quality Email: subhadra@lvpei.org

Dr Subhadra Jalali is the Network Director - Quality at LVPEI. Best known for her work in the area of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), she is also the Director of the Newborn Eye Health Alliance (NEHA) at LVPEI that provides neonatal eye care. She is also on the National Task Force on ROP, Govt. of India, and is an expert advisor on ROP to the Governments of Bangladesh and Philippines.

Specialized in managing advanced vitreoretinal conditions, ocular trauma, endophthalmitis and primary genetic retinal degenerations, Dr Jalali has been associated with LVPEI as a faculty since 1993. After completing her MBBS with distinction from Jammu University and her MS in Ophthalmology from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, winning the silver medal, she perused a Comprehensive Fellowship including one year in Retina at LVPEI. Later, she did a fellowship training at the National Eye Institute, Bethesda, USA, in ocular genetic diseases, electrophysiology of vision and Ocular Inflammation and uveitis. She also underwent a short-term fellowship program in the management of ROP and paediatric retinal disorders at the William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.

Dr Jalali has received several awards, including the Indian National Talent Search Award, American Academy Achievement Award and Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement award, AIOS P. Siva Reddy International award, IJO platinum award, IAPB Eye Health leadership award and Mother Teresa award. She has been instrumental in training national and global students (about 350) in ROP and setting up ROP treatment and training centres through grants from Sightsavers (UK), Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (UK), Orbis International (USA), and Cognizant Foundation (India) to name a few. She has to her credit over 750 presentations, 180 publications in national and international journals and many book chapters.

Dr Jalali loves exploring diverse cultures and cuisines, and also enjoys reading, dancing and music.