Dr. Pradeepa Yoganathan was born and raised in Montreal and completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiology at McGill University. She completed medical school at Albany Medical College in upstate New York and residency at the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System in New York City. In 2009, she graduated from a 2-year Fellowship in Medical and Surgical Retina at the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. She is experienced in the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vascular retinal disease, hereditary retinal disease, inflammatory disorders, retinal detachment, and vitreoretinal interface abnormalities such as epiretinal membrane and macular holes.
Dr. Yoganathan is the Director of the Retina service at the Ross Eye Institute. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the State University of New York in Buffalo. In June 2011, she was awarded Teacher of the Year by her Ophthalmology Residents at the end of her first year of practice. She is also pursuing a part-time Master of Science degree in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University. Pradeepa Yoganathan has delivered podium presentations of her research at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Retina Society, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Her work is published in a variety of peer-reviewed medical journals. News reports featuring her research have also appeared in magazines such as the Ophthalmology Times.
Dr. Yoganathan enjoys volunteering abroad. She performed cataract surgery in the Philippines in both 2010 and 2008. She has also volunteered in India and Croatia. In 2010, she was the recipient of the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism.