Dr. Hema Ramkumar, MD

Dr. Hema Ramkumar, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Dr. Hema Ramkumar, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fullerton, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from NWU FIENBERG SCH OF MED in 2010 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story

301 W Bastanchury Rd Ste 285

Fullerton, CA 92835

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Macular Edema
more than 58% of peers
Macular Hole
more than 58% of peers
Eye Surgery
more than 52% of peers

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Dr. Ramkumar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ramkumar "Dr. Hema Ramkumar was born and raised in Los Angeles. She completed her undergraduate education at Northwestern University with dual degrees in Developmental Neurosciences and International Studies with Honors. She obtained her medical degree at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine with Honors in Research. During medical school, she received the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship at the National Eye Institute. Dr. Ramkumar selected the University of California, San Diego to complete her residency where she received the resident research award and was selected by peers and faculty to serve as Chief Resident. She completed subspecialty fellowship training in vitreoretinal surgery at Shiley Eye Institute and Jacobs Retina Center at UCSD, where she received the Thrasher Foundation Early Career Award. She is a specialist in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, complex retinal tears and detachments, floaters, ocular inflammation, macular holes, and retinal imaging. Her training also included the treatment of intraocular tumors, complex uveitis, inherited retinal diseases, and pediatric retinal diseases. In addition to her clinical interests, Dr. Ramkumar has an extensive background in retinal research. She has over ten years of research experience investigating molecular causes, vitamin combinations, retinal imaging, and treatments for macular degeneration. Dr. Ramkumar has also published on the clinical utility of genetic testing in retinal diseases, patient experiences during retinal surgery, and ocular tumors. Her work has been published in over 29 peer-reviewed articles in the top journals in the field and presented at numerous national and international meetings. She was the principal investigator in grant-funded clinical trials evaluating omega-3 fatty acid metabolism in retinal disease and noninvasive widefield retinal imaging. As a reviewer of the most important peer-reviewed retinal journals and active investigator of clinical trials, Dr. Ramkumar critically evaluates and offers her patients the latest technology and advanced treatments. Dr. Ramkumar is a member of several professional organizations, including American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, Orange County Society of Ophthalmology, Women in Ophthalmology, and Women in Retina. She is fluent in Spanish and Tamil, in addition to English."


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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

28  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exudative Retinal Detachment
  • Eye Infections
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

10  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Intravitreal Injection
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Ultrasound
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Northwestern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Naval Hospital San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of California At San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of California, San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Howard Hughes Med Inst
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ramkumar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ramkumar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ramkumar to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ramkumar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Ramkumar is a great Dr. She has great bedside manners and will help you in any manner she can. I would highly recommend her!!! Kari
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I have macular degeneration that requires a shot directly into my eye. Dr, Hema Ramkumar is the doctor who gives me the shot. It is unpleasant, and can be painful, but she is patient and considerate. She waits until the numbing agent takes full effect, and checks the area to assure I have no...more
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