• Unsung Heroes: SR Rathinam, MBBS, PhD

    Oct. 21, 2020

    Location: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

    Why Dr. Rathinam is an unsung hero: "Working at Aravind Eye Hospital, Dr. Rathinam reported the first trematode eye disease in humans. This disease is prevalent in South India, Egypt, Brazil and Sri Lanka. Pathological study and molecular diagnostics identified the cause as flat worm or trematode." —Narsing A. Rao, MD