Dr Suryasnata Rath

Dr Suryasnata Rath

Network Director - Operations Email: suryasnata@lvpei.org

Dr Suryasnata Rath is the Network Director - Operations at LVPEI. In addition, he is in-charge of Home Care services across the LVPEI network. Dr Rath is an ophthalmic plastic surgeon by training and heads this service at LVPEI’s Mithu Tulsi Chanrai Campus at Bhubaneswar. Before taking on a network-wide responsibility, he was the Campus Director and the Head of Education at the Bhubaneswar Campus.

Following his basic medical training in Odisha, Dr Rath underwent long-term fellowships at LVPEI Hyderabad and subsequently in July 2006 joined the Bhubaneswar campus as faculty, and contributed to the expansion of the ophthalmic plastics service at the campus. His training experience with Peter Dolman in Oculoplastics at the University of British Columbia, Canada, helped him build a comprehensive thyroid clinic at the Bhubaneswar Campus. He is on the executive board of the Asia Pacific chapter of International Thyroid Eye Disease Society and the editor of a textbook titled ‘Surgery in Thyroid Eye Disease: A Conceptual Approach’ that was recently published by Springer.

Dr Rath has authored 58 indexed publications in peer reviewed journals and 5 book chapters till date. As a principal investigator, he has studied the role of infections in the etiopathogenesis of ocular adnexal lymphoma, funded by the Department of Biotechnology. He also delved into the realm of innovation after receiving the BIRAC BIG grant, to develop a device facilitating minimally invasive surgery in chronic dacryocystitis. Currently, Dr Rath is the project coordinator of Tribal Odisha Eye Disease Study funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, New Delhi.

The two wonderful ladies in Dr Rath’s life include his better half for two decades, Swagata, an intensivist at AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, and Ira his adorable daughter. If you want to catch his attention on a subject beyond plastics, try wild life.