ABOUT US

ABOUT US

DOCTORS @ LEI



Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar

Medical Director


Founder Director of LEI and Chief Trustee of Laxmi Charitable Trust, Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar is among the pioneers of the phaco technique for cataract surgery in India and a recognised phaco teacher as well. In fact his name has become synonymous with world class cataract surgery.

A medical graduate from Karnataka Medical College at Hubli, Dr. Haldipurkar completed his post-graduation in Ophthalmology from Mumbai. In 1989, he travelled to Japan for his Fellowship in Anterior Segment Surgeries under Dr. Akira Momose and subsequently, to Germany for a Fellowship in Advanced Cataract Surgery and Phacoemulsification under Dr. Fredrick Rentsch. Dr. Haldipurkar has also undergone intensive training in Refractive Surgery in USA.

Dr. Haldipurkar is an active participant and contributor to ophthalmic discussions globally and has numerous scientific papers, posters and surgical videos to his credit.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Monday, Thursday, 3:30 PM onwards
Dombivali Branch: Every Tuesday


Dr. Rita Dhamankar

Chief Medical Officer


With 26 years of a formidable career behind her, Dr. Rita Dhamankar heads the Glaucoma department at LEI.

She is an alumnus of the Grant Medical College, Mumbai and had topped the Master’s program at Mumbai University as well as Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine & Surgery, winning Dr. Dastoor's Gold Medal during her graduation and post-graduation tenure there.

She has trained with Dr. G. Chandrashekhar at the L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad & Dr. Ravi Thomas at the Christian Medical College, Vellore as well as travelled to USA on Rotary Scholarship for international exposure.

Dr. Dhamankar did her fellowship training in Glaucoma under Dr. Paul Palmberg at the The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami in 2004.

She is frequently invited as a speaker and contributor at key ophthalmic meets on glaucoma at national and international forums. She is also actively involved in various drug trials for glaucoma for national and multinational companies. In fact Dr. Dhamankar is one of the first ophthalmologists in India to start using the Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty.

She also heads the Laxmi College of Optometry.

Professional Memberships
  • Bombay Ophthalmology Association
  • Maharashtra Ophthalmology Society
  • All India Ophthalmology Society
  • Glaucoma Society of India
  • South East Asia Glaucoma Interest Group
  • Navi Mumbai Raigad Ophthalmology Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Raigad Medical Association
  • Indian Medical Association, Alibag

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Thursday, Friday 9:00 to 04:00 PM


Dr. Vijay Shetty

General Ophthalmology


Dr. Vijay Shetty is a consultant in General Ophthalmology at LEI, handling common eye diseases and managing glaucoma patients.

MS in Ophthalmology, he completed his MBBS from JJM Medical College, Davangere and his post-graduation from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli. He also holds a DNB in ophthalmology.

Dr. Shetty has been awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in Ophthalmology by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (UK). He has also been awarded the Fellow All India Collegium of Ophthalmology (FAICO) in Glaucoma by All India Ophthalmological Society.

He has undergone intensive surgical training in advanced cataract surgery at Arasan Eye Hospital, Tamil Nadu.

Besides excelling at his job, he is also involved in phaco training for Indian and international students and clinical teaching for post graduate DNB and DOMS programs.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 to 06:00 PM, Friday 9:00 to 12:30
Dombivali Branch: Saturday


Dr. Devendra Venkatramani

Vitreo-retinal surgeon


Dr. Devendra Venkatramani graduated from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College, Pune, and was conferred the Best Outgoing Student of the college. He also topped the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and received the Anandrao Bhauji Saindane Gold Medal and the Vice-Chancellor's Certificate of Merit for the same.

He completed his DNB in ophthalmology from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, where he was adjudged the Best Outgoing Student, and also won the prestigious Dr. S. Kanthimathynathan Endowment and Gold Medal in neuro ophthalmology.

He did his fellowship training in retinal and vitreous surgery at L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.

He has been awarded the FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, UK) and the MRCS (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK) degrees.

He has also cleared the Advanced ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology) examination.

Dr. Devendra was a project consultant at the IIT, Madras. He also has numerous book-chapters to his name and has presented papers at various national and international conferences.

Dr. Devendra works as consultant vitreo-retinal surgeon at LEI, focusing on management of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, and retinal detachment.




Dr. Tanvi Haldipurkar

Cataract & Refractive Surgery Specialist


Dr. Tanvi Haldipurkar is a medicine graduate from Padmashree Dr. D.Y Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai and holds a distinction in the subject of Ophthalmology. She also topped the ophthalmology department during her post-graduation from Pravara Medical College, Loni. She then successfully cleared the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) exams.

She has been trained in advanced cataract and refractive surgery at Nethradhama Super speciality Hospital, Bangalore and at Laxmi Eye Institute under Dr. Suhas Haldipukar.

Dr. Tanvi has to her credit many presentations at national & international conferences as well as publications in peer reviewed journals of ophthalmology. She has also received the prestigious "Best Video Award" at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) conference, which was held in Barcelona.


Dr Abhishek Hoshing

Cornea, Refractive and Anterior Segment


Dr. Abhishek Hoshing completed his basic medical education from Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, topping every academic year. He has done his post-graduation in Ophthalmology from the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore.

He did his fellowship training in Corneal, Refractive and Anterior Segment Disease at the L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad under the guidance of Dr. Virender Sangwan, Dr. Prashant Garg, Dr. Somasheila Murthy, Dr. Pravin Krishna and Dr. Sayan Basu. He has also trained in basic microbiology and eye banking techniques.

Dr. Hoshing is a Sightlife International certified DSEK surgeon.

Apart from his practice, Dr. Hoshing has many publications in leading peer reviewed journals of ophthalmology and has presented research papers at national and international scientific conferences.

Dr. Hoshing is working with LEI as a consultant Cornea, Refractive and Anterior Segment Surgeon, with clinical interests in basic and advanced cataract surgeries, full thickness and lamellar corneal transplant procedures, refractive surgery and diseases of the ocular surface.


Dr. Haresh Asnani

Visiting Consultant Retina & Vitreous Specialist


Dr. Haresh Asnani is an MBBS, DOMS and M.S. in Ophthalmology from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai. He has done his specialization in retinal surgery from Sankara Nethralaya Ophthalmic Post-graduate Training Center, Chennai under Padma Bhushan Dr. S.S. Badrinath.

He has also completed Observer ship in Retinal Diseases at Beaumont Hospital, Detroit and Washington State University Hospital, St. Louis, USA in 1996.

Besides practising as Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-Retinal Specialist since 20 Years, Dr. Asnani is also Consultant Retinal Surgeon at mediangels.com.

He has to his credit several presentations at national and international conferences.
A visiting consulting Retina & Vitreous Specialist at LEI, Dr. Asnani has strong experience in the management of:
  • Age Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Detachments
  • Epiretinal membranes
  • Macular holes
  • Macular edema
  • Giant Retinal tears
  • Retinal vascular disorders
  • Inflammatory vitreoretinal diseases
  • Hereditary retinal disorders
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Retinal and other posterior segment complications of Cataract and IOL surgery
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Intravitreal AntiVEGF injections and intravitreal implants
  • Neovascular Glaucoma
  • Prophylactic laser for Retinal holes and degeneration

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Thursday 11:00 to 01:00 PM


Dr. Devendra Phalak

Vitreo-Retinal surgeon


A graduate from Seth G.S. Medical College, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Dr. Devendra Phalak completed his MS in Ophthalmology from RIO, Kolkata, securing top honours.

He gained a Fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute and trained under Dr. Annie Mathai, Dr. Raja Narayanan and Dr. Jay Chhablani. He has also trained for uveitic disorders under Dr Annie Mathai.

Dr. Phalak is a member of many ophthalmic societies and has presented many papers and posters at national and state conferences.

He currently works at LEI as a consultant Vitreo-Retinal surgeon and specialises in diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and uveitis.


Dr. Preeti Pandey

General ophthalmology


Dr Preeti Pandey Gold medalist in Ophthalmology, has completed her DOMS in 2003 from Government Medical College ,Aurangabad and DNB (Ophthalmology) in the year 2006 from Pune, Maharashtra. She is associated with Laxmi Eye Institute as General Ophthalmology consultant,specialized in Phacoemulsification surgeries, and Refractive Surgery Specialist. She has done her short term fellowship in refractive surgery from Narayan Nethralaya, Bangalore.

Dr Preeti is the Cataract Training In Charge at Our Institute, for Indian as well International Ophthalmologists and has trained several Ophthalmologists around the globe till date.

Professional Memberships
  • All India Ophthalmology Society
  • Maharashtra Ophthalmology Society
  • Bombay Ophthalmology Society
  • Poona Ophthalmology Society

OPD consultation days
Days: Monday to Friday
Timing: From 8:00AM to 5:00PM


Dr. Hrishikesh Tadwalkar

Visiting Consultant Oculoplastics Specialist


Dr. Hrishikesh Tadwalkar is an MBBS and gold medalist in Internal Medicine. He also topped University, during his MS in Ophthalmology.

He did his fellowship training in Oculoplasty at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai and in orbital diseases from the University of British Colombia.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Tuesday 10:30 AM to 02:00 PM


Dr. Mrudula Bhave

Visiting Consultant Refractive Surgery Specialist


Dr. Mrudula Bhave is an MBBS from Shivaji University, and has done her DOMS from Pune University. She has also trained in Excimer Laser procedures in Pune.

Dr. Bhave is a visiting consultant refractive surgeon at LEI.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Saturday 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM


Dr. Atul Seth

Visiting Consultant Squint and Neuro-ophthalmology Specialist


Dr. Atul Seth has trained in squint and orthoptics extensively at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and at L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.

He is a visiting consultant Squint and Neuro-ophthalmology specialist.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Fridays 02:30 PM to 4:00 PM


Dr. Monica Samant

Paediatric, squint & Neuro Ophthalmology consultant


A post-graduate from Mumbai, Dr. Monica Samant has done her fellowship training in general ophthalmology at LEI under Dr. Haldipurkar. She has also trained at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad in paediatric, squint and neuro ophthalmology.

She has addressed several conferences and has an award winning poster at American Academy of Ophthalmology as her one of her achievements. She also has many publications in national and international peer reviewed journals to her credit.

Dr. Samant is associated with LEI as Paediatric, Squint and Neuro Ophthalmology consultant and is the academic in-charge at Laxmi College of Optometry.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Dombivli Branch: 1st and 3rd Wednesday 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM


Dr. Hetal Shah

General Ophthalmology


Dr. Hetal Shah has done his specialisation in General Ophthalmology and Phacoemulsification. He has also completed his DNB in Ophthalmology from Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai and cleared FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow, UK) and FICO (Fellow of International Council of Ophthalmology, Regensburg, Germany) examinations.

Besides, he has done his fellowship training in phacoemulsification surgery from Shankar Nethralaya, Chennai.

He works as General Ophthalmology consultant at LEI and specialises in phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery, trabeculectomy, combined surgery, pterygium with autograft, and anterior segment lasers.
Memberships
  • All India Ophthalmic Society
  • Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society
  • Bombay Ophthalmic Society
  • Member of National Academy Of Medical Sciences (MNAMS)
  • Member of International Medical Science Academy (MIMSA)

OPD consultations days:
LCT Branch: Monday to Saturday 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM


Dr. Sudha Seetharam

General Ophthalmology


Dr. Sudha Seetharam graduated from the Medical College, Kolkata and didher M.S. in Ophthalmology at the Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.

She has presented papers at various national and international conferences, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She has also authored "Self-Assessment and Review of Ophthalmology”, a book for students who are preparing for post-graduate medical entrance examination.

She works as a consultant in General Ophthalmology at LEI and is also involved in the training of students at the Laxmi College of Optometry.

OPD Consultation days:
Panvel Branch:Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 AM to 05:00 PM


Dr. Seema Bhosale

General Ophthalmologist


Dr. Seema Bhosale completed her MBBS from Dr. Vaishampayan Memorial Government Medical College, Solapur and did her post-graduation from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune.

Dr. Bhosale is a consultant in General Ophthalmology at LEI.

OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM


Dr. Prakash Chipade

General Ophthalmology


Dr. Prakash Chipade completed his basic medical education from M.G.M. Medical College, Navi Mumbai and his M.S. in Ophthalmology from J.N.Medical College, Wardha.

He has undergone intensive surgical training in Advance Cataract Surgery and Glued IOL at Dr. Agarwal Eye Institute at Chennai and Madurai as well as at Shivanand Eye Hospital, Rajkot.

Dr. Chipade works as a consultant in General Ophthalmology at LEI.

OPD consultations days
Panvel Branch: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM to 01:30 PM


Dr. Susanta Chatterjee

General Ophthalmology


Dr. Susanta Chatterjee is an MBBS from MIMER Medical College, Talegaon. He has also completed his DOMS from KIMS Medical College, Hyderabad.

He has undergone two years of comprehensive fellowship training and subsequently one year of intensive surgical training in cataract and glaucoma surgery at L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.

He also has many presentations and publications to his credit.

Dr. Chatterjee works as a consultant in General Ophthalmology at LEI, and specialises in phacoemulsification cataract surgery, trabeculectomy, combined surgery, pterygium with autograft.
Memberships:
  • Bombay Ophthalmic Society
  • All India Ophthalmic society.
OPD consultation days
Panvel Branch: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday : 05.00 PM to 08.30 PM


Dr. Kedar Walimbe

Anaesthetist


A graduate from the Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai, Dr. Kedar Walimbe has done his post-graduate training at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and completed his MD in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain.

He has also done his fellowship training in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at Tata Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Walimbe works as an anaesthetist at LEI.


Dr. Kanchan Fegde

Anaesthetist


Dr. Kanchan Fegde completed her MBBS from SBH Government Medical College, Dhule. She hasdone her post-graduate (Diploma in Anaesthesia) training at YCMH Pimpri, Pune.

Dr. Fegde works as an anaesthetist at LEI.


Dr. Jaya Gursale

Anaesthetist


Dr. Jaya Gursale has done her MBBS and post-graduate Diploma in Anaesthesia from Seth G.S. Medical College, KEM Hospital, Mumbai.

Dr. Gursale is a consultant anaesthetist at LEI.


Dr. Ghanshyam Vaishnav

Anaesthetist


Dr. Ghanshyam Vaishnav completed his MBBS and post-graduate training for Diploma in Anaesthesia at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai.

Dr. Vaishnav is a visiting at LEI.