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Dr. Sri Ks

Ophthalmologist
HBR Layout
Speciality: Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon
Qualification: MBBS, MS
Experience: 43+Years
Dr. K S Sriprakash graduated from Bangalore Medical College and belongs to the

1970 batch. After internship, he completed his Post Graduation in M S Ophthalmology

in the year 1981 at the Minto Ophthalmic Hospital (MOH), the teaching hospital attached

to BMC.

Starting his career as a Lecturer in Ophthalmology at BMC in the year 1982, he

went on to specialize in Vitreo – Retina at Wills Eye Hospital – Philadephia, USA and

Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania in 1990. He underwent advanced

Vitreo Retinal training (Pneumo Retinopexy) with Dr. George F Hilton, University of

California in 1994.

He held various positions at BMC from being a Lecturer, an Assistant Professor,

Professor of Ophthalmology, Chief of Department of Vitreo Retina and became the Coordinator

for Vitreo – Retinal Fellowship programmes at BMC from 2003 to 2006. He

was the Head of Department of Ophthalmology and the Medical Superintendent between

2006 to 2010 and in 2010 became the Director of Regional Institute of Ophthalmology

(RIO).

Naturally, this rich experience in Academics was recognized in the field of

Medical Education by he being appointed the Vice-Chancellor of prestigious Rajiv

Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) from 14th July 2011. This was a

strongly deserved appointment. He has since relinquished on completion of his tenure of

3 years.

Dr. Sriprakash not only ran the University with élan but also added to its reach

and capabilities. He added new departments of Quality Assurance and Accreditation,

Advance Research, Public Health Institute and Centre for Disease Control as well as

initiated a programme of Automation designed to make the University process

transparent. He has left a vastly improved, diversified and forward looking University.

RGUHS during his tenure progressed from a CIVIC University to an OUT REACH

UNIVERSITY.

His public contribution has been more than thousands cataract surgeries including

including most advanced surgeries like Micro incision, Cataract Surgeries (MICS), Vitriol Retinal Surgeries, Glaucoma and Squint Surgeries. He has more than 65 presentations at regional, national and

international forums. His publications are in indexed journals and has also contributed a

chapter in the text book of Vitreo – Retinal diseases.

He is the recipient of a number of awards and recognitions both in his

Professional as well as in the Public field such as

1) Award for “Outstanding service in Prevention of Blindness” in the Asia

Pacific region at a conference held at Tokyo, Japan – 2014.

2) The Prestigious “Indira Gandhi NSS award” from the Hon’ble President of

India for the year 2011-12 at New Delhi.

Dr. K S Sriprakash is an Ophthalmologist by training, Yogi by passion and a Leader

by instinct.

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