Dr. Ramesh S. Ayyala
MD, FRCS, FRCOphth Chairman and Founder
Dr.Ramesh S. Ayyala is an internationally known Glaucoma and Anterior Segment surgeon and researcher. He comes with extensive experience in training Ophthalmology residents. He was awarded “Courage to Teach Palmer Parker Award” by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for rebuilding the Ophthalmology residency program at Tulane University following Hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Ayyala completed his training from different parts of the world- India; Residency in Ophthalmology in United Kingdom & USA; Sub-specialty training in Glaucoma from Harvard University, Boston; Cornea and External Diseases from Boston University Medical Center.
He is also the recipient of the “Teaching Scholar Award” by Tulane School of Medicine. His passion for quality education at low cost resulted in the establishment of Meditred.com, an online website, dedicated to resident education for which he was awarded the “New Orleans Citi Business Innovators’ Award”.
He has authored numerous peered reviewed original articles in all major Ophthalmic journals. His research led to the creation of the world’s first slow release drug delivery system to decrease scar tissue formation following Glaucoma drainage device surgery. He has been listed in the “Best Doctors in America”, “America’s Top Ophthalmologists, by the Consumer’s Research Council of America and recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology with its “Achievement Award”
Dr. Ayyala is one of the Founder members and a major decision maker for all the projects of AEI. He represents AEI at Tulane university which facilitates fellowship exchange programs.
He currently serves as a Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Residency and Fellowship (Glaucoma) Program and Director of Glaucoma Services in Tulane University.