Somasheila Murthy, MD
Dr Somasheila Murthy is an alumna of BYL Nair Charitable Hospital in Mumbai and has done her specialisation in ophthalmology at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai. She has done her clinical fellowships in cornea from LVPEI, and uveitis & ocular pathology from Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, before joining LV Prasad Eye Institute as a faculty. She has over 18 years of rich experience as a full time faculty at LVPEI and is one of the most sought after surgeons. Her areas of clinical expertise include diseases of the cornea and anterior segment, uveitis and ocular Inflammation and surgical expertise includes corneal transplant surgery, corneal trauma, refractive surgery and cataract surgery, especially complicated cataract.
Her research interests include uveitis, anterior segment inflammation and clinical research. She has extensive experience in conducting clinical trials as a principal and co- investigator and has participated in over 20 clinical trials. She has to her credit over 90 publications in peer reviewed international ophthalmology journals. She is an acclaimed speaker and has given several talks at various national and international forums and regularly presents scientific papers at national and international ophthalmology meetings. As an acknowledgement of her achievements, she was awarded the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). She also recently received the best paper award at the annual Uveitis Society of India meeting in 2019 and the best poster award in the annual International Ocular Inflammation Society annual meeting in 2019.
Dr Murthy has a passion for teaching and takes an active interest in various doctor-training programs; which include teaching programs for residents and fellows at LVPEI. She heads the cornea fellowship program and is also an active member of the administrative teams for the clinical research and internal quality control at LVPEI, Hyderabad.
Apart from her clinical work, she is passionate about mentoring women entrepreneurs and participating in team building activities.