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Suma Shankar, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Section of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Section of Vitreoretinal Surgery & Diseases (Retina)

Dr. Shankar holds a primary appointment in Human Genetics at Emory University and is affiliated with the Emory Children’s Center, Children’s Hospital of Atlanta and the Emory Eye Center.

Dr. Shankar received her medical degree at Bangalore Medical College in India, completing a residency in ophthalmology in the United Kingdom and obtaining membership in the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London, as well as fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, UK. She received her PhD in molecular genetics and also completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, followed by a second fellowship in medical genetics at UCSF.

Dr. Shankar’s clinical interests include genetic disorders of the eye, ophthalmic manifestations of neurofibromatosis, Ras /MAPK pathway disorders, and metabolic disorders such as lysosomal storage disorders. She sees patients at the Emory Eye Center and the Emory Genetics Clinic.

Suma Shankar, MD, PhD

Medical School
Bangalore Medical College, India

Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London

Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK

Fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology
University of Iowa

Fellowship in medical genetics
University of California, San Francisco

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