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Department of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Faculty

Faculty Overview

Prithvi S. Sankar, MD

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Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
Director, Medical Student Education, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology
Educational Officer, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania
Advisory Dean, Perelman School of Medicine/ University of Pennsylvania
Vice Chair, Medical Student Education, Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Residency Planning, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Ophthalmology

Contact information
Scheie Eye Institute
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Ophthalmology
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.A. (Interdisciplinary)
University of Virginia, 1992.
University of Virginia, 1996.
Post-Graduate Training
Transitional Residency, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA, 1996-1997.
Ophthalmology Residency, University of Pittsburgh, 1997-2000.
Glaucoma Clinical Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard University, 2000-2001.
American Board of Ophthalmology, 2001.
American Board of Ophthalmology-recertification, 2011.
American Board of Ophthalmology-recertification, 2021.
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Description of Research Expertise


Description of Clinical Expertise


Selected Publications

Fisher JB, Sankar PS, Miller-Ellis EG, Ahmed HN, Maguire MG, Schutte-Rodin S, Piltz-Seymour JR.: Prevalence of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG) in African-American Patients With Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Poster Presentation, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL October 2005.

Sankar PS: Glaucoma Specialty Clinical Update: Diagnostics. American Academy of Ophthalmology. Web based CME format. 2003.

Sankar PS, Chen TC, Grosskreutz CL, Pasquale LR: Traumatic Hyphema. International Ophthalmology Clinic 42: 57-68, 2002.

Sankar PS, Pasquale LR, Grosskreutz CL: Uveal Effusion and Secondary Angle Closure Glaucoma Associated with Topiramate Use. Arch Ophthalmol August 2001.

Hu DE, Sankar PS, Chang BM, Dhaliwal DK: Dry Eye Syndrome. Current Concepts in Ophthalmology 7: 29-33, 1999.

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Last updated: 10/25/2023
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