Dr. Abhishek Kothari specializes in diseases of the retina, vitreous and uvea. His particular interests include complex retinal surgery, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, pediatric retinal disease, intraocular inflammation and infectious diseases.
Dr. Kothari completed his undergraduation from Coimbatore Medical College and ophthalmology residency from S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur. He completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai and worked at the world-renowned Aravind Eye Care institute in India before moving to his current position. He has considerable experience as a practicing vitreoretinal surgeon.
He has published several papers and contributed chapters to books on vitreoretinal surgery. He is the chief editor of an international textbook on vitreoretinal surgery. He has also delivered numerous presentations and instruction courses in various national and international conferences. He has trained several Indian and overseas vitreoretinal fellows and has been invited and continues to teach medical and engineering postgraduates at several institutes.
He is an active participant in specialty meetings and has presented several research papers. He has won prestigious awards for the same at national and international fora. These include The All India Ophthalmologic Society Academic Research Committee Award 2007, S Natarajan All India Ophthalmologic Society Award 2009, International Council of Ophthalmology Merit Award 2009, Best Paper in the All India Ophthalmologic Society Retina 2010, The Nataraja Pillai Award 2010, Asia Pacific Vitreoretinal Society Merit Award 2010, the Rajasthan Ophthalmic Premier League Award 2012, Jaipur Ophthalmic Premier League Best Video Award 2016, among others.
Dr Kothari has served as an office bearer in the Jaipur Ophthalmic Society’s executive committee and is on the editorial board of several indexed journals.