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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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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.