Dr. Bansal specializes in all aspects of vitreoretinal diseases at Northern California Retina Vitreous Associates. He is on the staff of Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Mills Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and Seton Hospital in Daly City, all in California, and is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco-VAMC, where he teaches residents.
His clinical interests include age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions. He has extensive surgical experience in the management of complicated retinal detachments, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, diabetic retinopathy, complications of cataract surgery and dislocated intraocular lenses.
Dr. Bansal grew up in Ohio and completed an accelerated 6-year, combined undergraduate and medical degree at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Rootstown, where he was selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. While in medical school, he was also chosen to participate in the Howard Hughes Research Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., where he investigated the basic mechanisms of macular degeneration.
Dr. Bansal completed his ophthalmology residency at Emory Eye Center in Atlanta. During his residency, he traveled to Nicaragua to perform cataract surgery for the underserved. He then completed a 2-year fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia where he worked closely with many of the pioneers of vitreoretinal surgery. While there, he was awarded the National Research Award at the Retina Fellows’ Forum for his work on vitrectomy surgery.
Dr. Bansal is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters in the ophthalmic literature and has presented his research at national meetings. He is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Ophthalmology, Archives of Ophthalmology and Retina, and an active member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the Academy.