Dr. Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD

Dr. Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD

Ocular Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD is an ocular oncology specialist in Palo Alto, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1996 and specializes in ocular oncology, ophthalmology, and more.Read his story

2452 Watson Ct

Palo Alto, CA 94303

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
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Eye Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Mruthyunjaya's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mruthyunjaya "Prithvi Mruthyunjaya MD, MHS is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford Univeristy, member of the Vitreoretinal Surgery Service and is the new Director of Ocular Oncology at the Byers Eye Institute. Dr. Mruthyunjaya was born in India and moved to Upstate New York at the age of 2. He was selected for the highly prestigious accelerated 6-year medical program completing his undergraduate studies at Rensselaer in 2 years then moving on to complete his medical studies at Albany Medical College where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. At the Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC, he finished his Ophthalmology residency, Chief Residency, and clinical-research fellowships in Vitreoretinal surgery followed by an Ocular Oncology fellowship at the Moorfields Eye Hosptial in London, UK. As a fellow, he was recognized with the highest nationwide honors by the Heed, AOS-Knapp and Ronald G Michels foundations. He was on faculty at Duke from 2005-16 where developed an integrated Retina-Ocular Oncology program and was named a tenured Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Radiation Oncology, Medical Director and Director of Ocular Oncology. He brings to Stanford University his passion for cutting-edge, compassionate, and individualized care to all his patients Dr. Mruthyunjaya's clinical interest lies in the multi-disciplinary, vitreoretinal approach to ocular tumors and simulating conditions, and complex vitreoretinal disorders.. He manages both adult and pediatric ocular cancers with a focus on novel therapeutics, intraocular biopsy, and vision-saving strategies to reduce treatment toxicity. His academic contributions were recognized by the American Society of Retina Specialists with a Senior Honor Award. His passion lies in developing collaborative research networks and training the next generation of vitreoretinal surgeons."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mruthyunjaya "I am a retinal surgeon and eye cancer specialist. I take care of patients with very serious eye diseases such as eye cancers and complex diseases of the retina. Doctors refer patients to me if they have noticed something concerning about a patients eyes during an exam or in a test result. Every one of my patients teaches me something new. My patients come from different parts of the region state and country. I enjoy getting to know my patients and becoming part of each of my patients lives as they become part of mine. At the end of our time together my goal is to get my patients to know as much about their disease as I do."

5  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

82  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Coats' Disease
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Melanoma of Iris
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Pinguecula
  • Plateau Iris Syndrome
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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22  Procedures

  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Plaque Radiation Therapy
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Rensselaer
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Strong Memorial Hospital University Of Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Duke Eye Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Duke Eye Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Moorfields Eye Hosp London, U Of London
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Mruthyunjaya's Reviews

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Dr. Mruthyunjaya's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes
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