Dr. Hariprasad is a professor in the department of ophthalmology and visual science at the University of Chicago. He also is director of clinical research and chief of the vitreoretinal service in the department of ophthalmology and visual science at the university, and program director for fellowship in diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous and macula. He serves as attending staff at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago.
Dr. Hariprasad's clinical activities involve a medical and surgical practice that focuses on vitreoretinal care. He is an expert in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye diseases and intraocular infections.
Dr. Hariprasad has advanced training in vitreoretinal surgery and has been recognized for his innovations in sutureless microincisional vitrectomy techniques, which have reduced operative time and postoperative pain.
He is actively involved in clinical research and has been principal investigator or sub-investigator in more than 40 national clinical trials evaluating new drugs, devices, surgical innovations and drug delivery for a variety of conditions including age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, endophthalmitis and diabetic retinopathy. His research efforts have resulted in more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, meeting abstracts and textbook chapters. His work has contributed to the understanding and use of new medications to combat a wide variety of vitreoretinal disorders.
Dr. Hariprasad serves on the editorial board for the American Journal of Ophthalmology,Retinal Physician and Ocular Surgery News, and is a scientific referee for seven major ophthalmology journals.
He earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and performed a transitional internship at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals Residency Program in Houston. His ophthalmology residency was at Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor. He completed a fellowship in diseases and surgery of the retina, vitreous and macula at Barnes Retina Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.