Dr. Verinder Nirankari, MD

Dr. Verinder Nirankari, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
71 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Verinder Nirankari, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Owings Mills, MD and has been practicing for 41 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Katzen Eye Group

21 Crossroads Dr Ste 425

Owings Mills, MD 21117
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
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Eye Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
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more than 90% of peers
more than 79% of peers

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Dr. Nirankari's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nirankari "Dr. Verinder Nirankarijoined the Katzen Eye Group in 2018. He is a board-certified Ophthalmologist,Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He specializes in cornea-external diseases and complicated anterior segment surgery.Dr. Nirankari has been in practice for over years 38 years and has performed thousands of surgeries. Dr. Nirankari attended medical school at the Medical College of Amritsar, India and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as the Director of Cornea, Complicated Cataracts, and Refractive Surgery at Union Memorial Hospital and currently holds a Clinical Professorship of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland. Dr. Nirankari has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Service Certificate and Honor Award and the Lois A. Young-Thomas Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also received a lifetime fellowship from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Ophthalmological Society. His research focuses on the effects of deep corneal vascularization on corneal clarity, management of the intraocular lens and astigmatism after corneal transplantation, refractive and therapeutic use of crosslinking in keratoconus, ectasia and ocular infections and corneal graft rejection. Outside of the office, Dr. Nirankari enjoys playing golf, traveling, reading about politics, economics and history and listening to classical music."
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

12  Conditions Treated

11  Procedures

  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Government Medical College Amritsar, Baba Farid University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Vj Hospital Med College
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1968
  • University Md Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Ee Hospital University Pittsburgh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nirankari has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nirankari's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nirankari to family and friends
9 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nirankari's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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