Founding Director

(Prof Emeritus ) Dr P. N Nagpal

MS, FACS (USA)

FDAAD( West Germany)

Currently : Founder and Medical Director, Retina Foundation , Ahmedabad, India

Professor Emeritus, M & J Institute Of Ophthalmology, B.J Medical College, Ahmedabad, India

Speciality : Ophthalmology

Superspeciality : Retina & Vitreous

DESIGNATION

  • Founder Director-Retina Foundation, Ahmedabad ,Gujarat (India)-September 1976 to date
  • Honorary Consultant – Retina Foundation
  • Prof. Emeritus, M & J Institute of Ophthalmology , Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad

FIELD OF SPECIALITY

  • Retina & Vitreous

FELLOWSHIPS

  • Fellow of German Academic Exchange 1970 to 1971 Worked at Augen Klinik Essen, Germany under PROF.G.MEYER SCHWICKERATH for two years.
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

MEMBERSHIPS AND CHAIRS

  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Member of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • LIFE MEMBER OF ALL INDIA OPHTHALMOLOGICAL SOCIETY (AIOS)
  • Chairman, Scientific Committee All India Ophthalmological Society 1984 - 1989
  • CHAIRMAN ETHICS COMMITTEE –AIOS (1999 - 2003)
  • Chairman – “Committee On International Co-Ordinative Teaching Efforts For South East Asia Region” Of Aios – (1999 -2003)
  • Member Advisory Committee To International Council Of Ophthalmology (Chairman - Bruce E. Spivey And Now Prof. J Delaey)1986-1998
  • Member International Council Of Ophthalmology - (1998-2002)
  • Member - Committee On International Members Of American Academy Of Ophthalmology 1996, 1997 & 1998
  • MEMBER-INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY – 1999-2001
  • Member - Afro-Asian Council Of Ophthalmology
  • Member – W.H.O. International Advisory Board To Aravind Eye Hospital - Madurai

MEMBER EDITORIAL BOARD

  • "World Ophthalmology News" Of American Academy Of Ophthalmology
  • American Journal Of Ophthalmology (1996- 1999)
  • Eye Net - The Journal Of The American Academy Of Ophthalmology 1998-2003
  • Ocular Surgery News (Europe/Asia – Pacific Edition)
  • Co-Editor Highlights of Ophthalmology –Indian Section
  • Chairman - Eye Research Centre, Ahmedabad. Govt. Recognized. (Donations 100% Exempt from Income Tax)
  • Executive Secretary, Ahmedabad Academy of Ophthalmology
  • President Vision 2020 – Right to Sight - Gujarat Chapter

EXAMINER

  • Appointed examiner for Pre and Post-graduate students in many Universities of India.

AWARDS

  • Hari Om Prerit Alembic Award 1979 Gold medal & Rs. 25000/-
  • Gold medal of Bihar Ophthalmological Society
  • P.Siva Reddy Gold medal & Oration 1985 A.P. State
  • Felicitation of S M S Medical College Jaipur 40th and 50th Anniversary (Citations).
  • Eminent personality – Alumni Award – SMS medical college, Jaipur
  • Best Teacher Award APAO, Hyderabad.
  • Dr B.C. Roy National Award– 1998 to recognize the best talents in encouraging the development of specialities in different branches of Medicine” given by the hands of President of India.
  • Included in Gujarat 100 Power list by Divya Bhaskar –Gujarat Daily News Paper
  • Member Ahmedabad Citizen Council
  • Prati Dhwani Media Award 2006- Medical Activities (A Publication from Rajkot)
  • BJP Doctor Cell Award 2007 at the hands of Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi
  • Gurjar Ratna Award, Padma Gandhi Foundation –Gandhi Vision 2007

MEETINGS ORGANISED

Have already organised 16 National Symposia on different subjects and 40 workshops covering Ophthalmology

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Trained over 200 Eye surgeons in the art of Vitreo-Retinal Surgery since 1976. Six of them were sponsored by Govt. organisations (including one from Army and Central Reserve Police)

COMMUNITY WORK

Since 1978 have adopted Chikhodra Eye Hospital, Chikhodra Dist. Anand (Gujarat) and have visited it twice a month and performed over 12000 major & minor surgeries and procedures as a volunteer.