Know Your President – Dr. Nitin Prabhudesai

Dr. Nitin Prabhudesai was born on Akshay Tritiya on 26 th April 1963 at Roha in Raigad district of Maharashtra.

After his primary schooling at Uran in Raigad district he shifted to Kendriya Vidyalaya Khadki, Pune, for his secondary education. For his 12th std he went back to Uran & secured admission to MBBS at TN Medical College ( Nair Hospital) in Mumbai in July 1980.

He did his DOMS & MS in Ophthalmology in the same college & secured Gold Medal in his DOMS exams.

While in the last leg of his post graduation he was selected as a trainee Consultant at the prestigious Sankara Nethralaya Chennai which he joined in August 1989. While in Sankara Nethralaya he was personally mentored by Dr SSBadrinath. From Sankara Nethralaya on request of Dr Badrinath he moved to Shri Ganapati Netralaya Jalna and started the Vitreoretinal department there. In August 1994 along with his wife Dr Medha he started his own clinic in Pune. He was one the first exclusive vitreoretinal surgeons in Pune and went on provide top of the line Vitreoretinal services in the city in the years to come.

He is an active member of MOS, AIOS and International Member of American Acdemy Of Ophthalmology along with POS where he worked as managing committee member, treasurer, conference coordinator and now has taken up the responsibility of Honorary President.

Though in private practice he never left his primary interest in academics and has been active in various CME programs & conferences throughout the country & internationally.

As an Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College he is involved in regular undergraduate & post graduate teaching. Inspite of his busy schedule he loves to travel meet and interact with people, sing and recently has decided to learn more about spirituality & meditation.

He is married to Dr Medha who is herself a Glaucoma & Cataract consultant of repute. They are blessed by a daughter Apurva who is currently pursuing her MBBS course in Pune.