Dr. Tushar Suthar joins Georgia Eye Specialists as a fellowship trained Medical Retina specialist. He completed his fellowship at Duke University and will be concentrating on the treatment of all types of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusions.
Dr. Suthar grew up outside of Augusta, Georgia and did his undergraduate studies at Georgia Tech where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. He then spent a year at the Medical College of Georgia doing Ophthalmology research. While at MCG, he was able to spend time in the laboratory studying new treatments for vision loss and was part of the team that published an article in the journal Nature describing a new discovery on how the eye maintains clarity of vision.
Dr. Suthar earned his medical degree at New York Medical College and graduated with election into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, which is reserved for those graduating in at least the top 15% of the class. He went on to complete his internship in Internal Medicine through Columbia University at St. Lukes- Roosevelt Hospital center in Manhattan. Dr. Suthar then completed his Ophthalmology residency at the North Shore-LIJ health system where he served as a Chief Resident in his final year. During his residency, Dr. Suthar continued to be involved with research and was able to present research findings at national meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He also served as an advocate through the New York State Ophthalmology Society in Albany, NY and also as an Ambassador for the AAO at their annual Congressional Advocacy Day at the capitol in Washington, DC.
Along with being fully trained in cataract surgery, Dr. Suthar completed advanced fellowship training in Medical Retina at Duke University. During his time at Duke, Dr. Suthar continued to be a part of research, clinical trials and also trained in advanced diagnostics and treatments for retinal diseases. Dr. Suthar’s special areas of interest include the latest treatments of retinal conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetes, and vein occlusions.
Dr. Suthar is married and his wife, Samantha Suthar, is a physician specializing in Nephrology. In his free time, Dr Suthar enjoys playing basketball and spending time outdoors hiking and rafting.