Dr. Pravin Dugel, MD

Dr. Pravin Dugel, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. Pravin Dugel, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Gilbert, AZ and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons in 1988 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

1712 E Boston St

Gilbert, AZ 85295

Contact Information

(480) 388-3280

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Dugel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 97% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Dugel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Dugel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dugel "EDUCATION AND AFFILIATIONS Pravin U. Dugel, MD graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia University in the City of New York and also was a four-year starter and the captain of the Squash team. He then attended UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Roski Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine. Thereafter, he completed his medical retina fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and his surgical retina fellowship at the Roski Eye Institute, where he was elected to serve on the faculty as the Resident Director. Dr. Dugel joined Retinal Consultants of Arizona in July 1994 and is currently Managing Partner, Retinal Consultants of Arizona; Retinal Research Institute; Clinical Professor, Roski Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Founding Member, Spectra Eye Institute, Sun City; Physician Executive Director, Banner Eye Institute, Banner University Medical Center, University of Arizona. CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY & AUTHORSHIPS Dr. Dugel has authored more than 200 papers, 35 book chapters and has been invited to lecture at prestigious meetings, Visiting Professorships and Universities worldwide, including Japan, India, China, Malaysia, Egypt, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Czechoslovakia, Canada and Australia. He is on the Editorial Board of several major medical journals. Dr. Dugel is internationally recognized as a major clinical researcher and has been a primary investigator in over 100 multicenter clinical trials. His research and educational contributions earned him the prestigious Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He has been elected Subspecialty Day Board Chairman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, to the Board of Directors of the largest retina society in the USA, American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), and to the largest retina society in Europe, EuRetina. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of numerous companies, including Aerpio, Alcon, Digisight, Genentech, Novartis, Ophthotech, Opthea, Roche, and TrueVision. His research and educational contributions earned him the prestigious Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He has been elected Subspecialty Day Board Chairman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, to the Board of Directors of the largest retina society in the USA, American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), and to the largest retina society in Europe, EuRetina. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of numerous companies, including Aerpio, Alcon, Digisight, Genentech, Novartis, Ophthotech, Opthea, Roche, and TrueVision. COMMITMENT TO EYE CARE LOCALLY, NATIONALLY AND GLOBALLY Dr. Dugel is involved in numerous, prestigious organizations in Arizona, the United States and around the world. Dr. Dugel is a member of Orbis International's Board of Directors and is the current Chairman of the ORBIS ("Flying Eye Hospital") International Medical Advisory Board and the Medical Strategic Committee. With ORBIS, he travels to developing countries to teach surgical techniques to local ophthalmologists and provide free surgery for those suffering from preventable blindness. PROFESSIONAL AWARDS & HONORS Dr. Dugel has received numerous awards and honors including amongst others, the Heed Foundation Fellowship Award, The Ronald G. Michels Surgical Fellowship Award, AAO Senior Honor Award, AAO Honor Award, the AAO Secretariat Award, the Sally Letson Award, and USC Alumnus of the Year Award. Dr. Dugel was honored to deliver the Alex E. Krill MD, Gabriel Cosas MD and Paul K. Nase MD Memorial Lectures and has been named "one of the best 35 ophthalmologists in the USA" by the Becker Institute. In 2017, Dr. Dugel was inducted into the "Retina Hall of Fame," which honors ophthalmologists for their exceptional lifetime achievements and contributions to the field of retina."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dugel "To help people achieve health for life."

4  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

17  Conditions Treated

  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Floaters
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

4  Procedures

  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Columbia University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • LAC University of Southern Cal.
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • LAC University of Southern Cal.
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Southern California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dugel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Nepalese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dugel's Reviews

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dugel to family and friends
8 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Dugel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Dugel Says:
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Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. At Retinal Consultants of Arizona, we believe in providing you with professional, attentive, and personal care while utilizing the latest technology and treatments. If you would like to email us directly about your review, or have any suggestions to make your experience better, please contact our offices directly.

Thank you,

Pravin U. Dugel, MD

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Patient Comments (3)

I feel very fortunate to be in the care of Dr. Dugel for my Wet Macular Degeneration. I see him monthly for injections in each eye, I credit him for saving my eyesight. He is an expert in his field.
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Dr. Dugal came highly recommended...was a hugh disappointment.. Poor bedside manner and poor follow up; Dr. Dugal is like a robot. Would not listen to history of eye problems or any questions; MD held his hands up and said, "You will get my results in two days"; yes, in 2 days a clerical staff...more
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I see Dr Dugel through the VA as I am a disabled vet. some of the staff are nice and friendly. Dr Dugel leaves much to be desired in a doctor. first appointment he says he will answer all my questions. after answering my first question he move on to other matters and won't allow me to ask...more
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