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Shui-Chin Lee Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Chief, Vitreoretinal Service; Director, Clinical Research; Director, Fellowship in the Diseases and Surgery of the Retina, Macula and Vitreous

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Seenu M. Hariprasad, MD, has been named the department's first Shui-Chin Lee Professor in Ophthalmology and Visual Science and is an active leader in the department. Dr. Hariprasad is an internationally recognized vitreoretinal surgeon specializing in the diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous, and macula.

Since joining the University of Chicago Medicine in 2005, Dr. Hariprasad has gained a reputation as a leading specialist in various vitreoretinal disorders, including AMD, diabetic eye disease, intraocular infection and RVO. He has been recognized for bringing more effective and efficient sutureless microincisional vitrectomy techniques to the medical center.

Dr. Hariprasad's clinical research has contributed to the understanding and use of new medications to combat a wide variety of vitreoretinal disorders. He has served as principal or sub-investigator in more than 45 national and international clinical trials evaluating various medications, sustained drug-delivery devices and surgical innovations to treat a variety of diseases, such as AMD, diabetic retinopathy and RVO.

His work has led to nearly 200 peer-reviewed publications, meeting abstracts and textbook chapters. He has presented more than 150 individual lectures in cities around the world. Dr. Hariprasad's recently published textbook, Management of Retinal Vein Occlusion: Current Concepts, is one of only a small number of textbooks dedicated to this disease.

He has also been awarded numerous honors, including an AAO Achievement Award and an ASRS Honor Achievement Award, and has been named a top doctor in publications such as US News & World Report and Chicago Magazine.

Specialties

Areas of Expertise

  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Retinal Vein Occlusions
  • Diabetic Eye Diseases
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Education

University of Pennsylvania

Additional Education

  • Internship: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency: Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Barnes Retina Institute

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Macula Society
  • The Retina Society
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Chicago Ophthalmological Society
  • European Society of Retina Specialists
  • The CONNECT Network
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since2005

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Languages Spoken

  • Telugu
  • Tamil
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • English