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Saras Ramanathan, MD

Title(s)Professor, Ophthalmology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-2896
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    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    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 Award
    California Pacific Medical Center2011Faculty Teaching Award
    UCSF2014Kimura Excellence in Teaching Award
    UCSF2015Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators Excellence in Teaching Award
    UCSF2018Kimura Excellence in Teaching Award

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    Dr. Saras Ramanathan is the Division Chief of Comprehensive Ophthalmology 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 her 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 residency program director. She also served on the ophthalmology faculty at John Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute before joining UCSF, where she is currently a professor, and Director of the Residency Program.

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    1. Saifee M, Zhu I, Lin Y, Oldenburg CE, Ramanathan S. Effect of Full time vs. Volunteer Faculty on Resident Cataract Surgery Complications. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2020 Feb 13. PMID: 32079846.
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    2. Eppley SE, Mansberger SL, Ramanathan S, Lowry EA. Characteristics Associated with Adherence to Annual Dilated Eye Examinations among US Patients with Diagnosed Diabetes. Ophthalmology. 2019 Nov; 126(11):1492-1499. PMID: 31281055.
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    3. Chen X, Zafar S, Sikder S, Srikumaran D, Boland M, Ramanathan S, Woreta F. National survey and outcomes of resident-performed cataract surgery in monocular patients in the United States. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2019 07; 45(7):939-945. PMID: 31126781.
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    4. Kang JM, Padmanabhan SP, Schallhorn J, Parikh N, Ramanathan S. Improved utilization of operating room time for trainee cataract surgery in a public hospital setting. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2018 Feb; 44(2):186-189. PMID: 29587973.
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    5. Ramirez DA, Brodie FL, Rose-Nussbaumer J, Ramanathan S. Anxiety in patients undergoing cataract surgery: a pre- and postoperative comparison. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017; 11:1979-1986. PMID: 29184388.
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    6. Yen AJ, Ramanathan S. Advanced cataract learning experience in United States ophthalmology residency programs. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017 10; 43(10):1350-1355. PMID: 29120720.
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    7. 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.
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    8. Ramanathan, S.Essentials of Phacoemulsification. Maximizing Efficiency with Phacoemulsification Settings. 2014.
    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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