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Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Faculty Overview

Nirali Bhatt, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Clinical Staff, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Scheie Eye Institute
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BS (Biological Sciences)
The George Washington University Columbian College, 2004.
MD
The George Washington University School of Medicine, 2009.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Internal Medicine, Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center, 2009-2010.
Resident, Ophthalmology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2010-2013.
Fellow, Uveitis and Medical Retina, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, 2013-2014.
Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology, Board certified, 2015.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Bhatt cares for patients at the Scheie Eye Institute at Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of ocular inflammatory disorders and medical retinal disease, including scleritis, non-infectious uveitis, and infectious uveitis.

Key Words
Uveitis, intraocular inflammation, scleritis

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Bhatt is the primary investigator for the Macular Edema Treatment Trials associated with Multicenter Uveitis Steroid Trial (MUST). Her current research is targeting various intraocular therapies for the treatment of macular edema secondary to non-infectious uveitis.

Dr. Bhatt is also the primary investigatory for the Systemic Immunosuppressive Therapy for Eye Disease Cohort Study (SITE), a large multi-center study conducting outcomes research regarding systemic immune suppressive and ocular inflammatory disease.

Selected Publications

Bhatt N: Retinal Pharmacotherapeutics. Developments in Ophthalmology. Nguyen DQ, Rodrigues EB, Farah ME, Mieler WF, Do DV (eds.). Basel, Karger, 55, 2016.

Bhatt Nirali, Dalal Monica, Tucker William, Obiyor Dominic, Nussenblatt Robert, Sen H Nida: Subconjunctival sirolimus in the treatment of autoimmune non-necrotizing anterior scleritis: results of a phase I/II clinical trial. American Journal of Ophthalmology 159(3): 601-6, Mar 2015.

Bhatt Nirali, Fox Austin, Chan Chi-Chao, Roschewski Mark, Sen H Nida: Intraocular (vitreoretinal) lymphoma with renal, pelvic, and central nervous system lesions. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie 49(4): e104-6, Aug 2014.

Bhatt Nirali P, Morales Robert E, Mathews Michaela K: MRI findings in Post-operative Bilateral Posterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Open Journal of Ophthalmology 3: 51-53, 2013.

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Last updated: 11/15/2017
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