Saras Ramanathan, MD

Division chief of comprehensive ophthalmology

Dr. Saras Ramanathan is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in surgery for cataracts, particularly complex cases.

Ramanathan is a nationally recognized medical educator. Her publications on methods of teaching cataract surgery as well as training with surgical simulation have influenced the way surgical ophthalmology is taught in the U.S. today. Ramanathan has received numerous teaching awards, and has been further rewarded by her former residents' success and achievements.

Ramanathan earned her medical degree from the University of Washington. She then completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Chicago.

Ramanathan is a fellow of both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She is an associate professor of ophthalmology at UCSF.

Clinics

Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Optometry Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2800
Fax: (415) 353–2654

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Saras Ramanathan

Additional Languages

French
Hindi
Tamil

Education

University of Washington 1992

Residencies

University of Chicago Hospital, Ophthalmology 1996

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Kang JM, Padmanabhan SP, Schallhorn J, Parikh N, Ramanathan S. Improved utilization of operating room time for trainee cataract surgery in a public hospital setting. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2018 Feb; 44(2):186-189.
  2. Ramirez DA, Brodie FL, Rose-Nussbaumer J, Ramanathan S. Anxiety in patients undergoing cataract surgery: a pre- and postoperative comparison. Clin Ophthalmol. 2017; 11:1979-1986.
  3. Yen AJ, Ramanathan S. Advanced cataract learning experience in United States ophthalmology residency programs. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2017 Oct; 43(10):1350-1355.
  4. Puri S, Kiely AE, Wang J, Woodfield AS, Ramanathan S, Sikder S. Comparing resident cataract surgery outcomes under novice versus experienced attending supervision. Clin Ophthalmol. 2015; 9:1675-81.
  5. Ramanathan,S. Essentials of Phacoemulsification. Maximizing Efficiency with Phacoemulsification Settings. 2014.
  6. Woodfield AS, Gower EW, Cassard SD, Ramanthan S. Intraoperative phacoemulsification complication rates of second- and third-year ophthalmology residents a 5-year comparison. Ophthalmology. 2011 May; 118(5):954-8.
  7. Doyle L, Gauthier N, Ramanathan S, Okamura A. A simulator to explore the role of haptic feedback in cataract surgery training. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008; 132:106-11.
  8. Yeh PC, Ramanathan S. Latanoprost and clinically significant cystoid macular edema after uneventful phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2002 Oct; 28(10):1814-8.

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