Dr. Nandini Venkateswaran is currently in the cornea, external disease and refractive surgery fellowship program at Duke University. Her clinical research interests include cornea and external disease, as well as cataract and refractive surgery outcomes. Her recent achievements include the 2019 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation Resident Excellence Award, where she was selected as 1 of 11 ophthalmology residents in the country in recognition of exceptional research, patient care, leadership and education. She was also the Academy’s Advocacy Ambassador for the 2019 Mid-Year Forum.
Dr. Venkateswaran earned her bachelor and medical degrees at the University of Rochester prior to residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She is the author on more than 15 papers, which includes notable papers on onabotulinum toxin A for patients with neuropathic-like dry eye and the use of topical 5-fluorouracil 1% versus topical interferon alfa-2b for ocular surface squamous neoplasia.