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    Saras Ramanathan, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentOphthalmology
    Address533 Parnassus Avenue
    San Francisco CA 94117
    Phone415-476-1152
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      University of Chicago2001Faculty Teaching Award
      University of Chicago2003Faculty Teaching Award
      Johns Hopkins University2005L. Harrell Pierce, MD Faculty Teaching Award
      Johns Hopkins University2009L. Harrell Pierce, MD Faculty Teaching Award
      Johns Hopkins University2010Ophthalmology Faculty Surgical Teaching Awarf
      California Pacific Medical Center2011Faculty Teaching Award
      UCSF2014Kimura Excellence in Teaching Award

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      Dr. Saras Ramanathan is an ophthalmologist who specializes in the surgical treatment of cataracts, particularly complex cases. She is also a nationally recognized medical educator. Her publications on surgical simulation and cataract surgery teaching methodology have influenced the way surgical ophthalmology is taught in the U.S. today. Ramanathan's efforts have been rewarded by numerous teaching awards, as well as by the success and achievements of her former residents.

      Ramanathan earned a medical degree from the University of Washington. Subsequently, she completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Chicago, where she later joined the faculty and eventually became the medical residency program director. She also served on the ophthalmology faculty at John Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute before joining UCSF, where she is now an associate professor of ophthalmology.

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      Ophthalmology Resident Cataract Surgery Education

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      1. Puri S, Kiely AE, Wang J, Woodfield AS, Ramanathan S, Sikder S. Comparing resident cataract surgery outcomes under novice versus experienced attending supervision. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015; 9:1675-81. PMID: 26396493; PMCID: PMC4577272.
      2. Ramanathan,S. . Essentials of Phacoemulsification. Maximizing Efficiency with Phacoemulsification Settings. 2014.
      3. Woodfield AS, Gower EW, Cassard SD, Ramanthan S. Intraoperative phacoemulsification complication rates of second- and third-year ophthalmology residents a 5-year comparison. Ophthalmology. 2011 May; 118(5):954-8. PMID: 21539981.
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      4. Doyle L, Gauthier N, Ramanathan S, Okamura A. A simulator to explore the role of haptic feedback in cataract surgery training. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008; 132:106-11. PMID: 18391267.
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      5. Yeh PC, Ramanathan S. Latanoprost and clinically significant cystoid macular edema after uneventful phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2002 Oct; 28(10):1814-8. PMID: 12388034.
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