Avnish Deobhakta

Avnish Deobhakta, MD

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Ophthalmology


Retina - Medical and Surgical, Ophthalmology (Eye)

Avnish Deobhakta, MD, completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University and his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. He subsequently completed his Ophthalmology residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami and then finished a 2-year surgical retina fellowship at Columbia University. Some of his research interests include experimental treatment modalities for Age Related Macular Degeneration, novel surgical techniques for Retinal Detachment and other surgical retinal diseases, and unique imaging techniques for retinal disease. Dr. Avnish Deobhakta is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and The American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Deobhakta's research and expertise have been featured in a variety of publications, including CNN, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and NBC (shown below), as well as the LA Times, the Washington Post, WebMD, USA Today, among others.

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/07/health/eclipse-eye-damage-case-study/index.html

NPR: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/12/07/569056796/heres-what-it-looks-like-when-you-fry-your-eye-in-an-eclipse

The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-unfortunate-memento-of-the-total-eclipse-eye-damage-1512666000

NBC New York:  https://www.nbcnewyork.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Some-Eclipse-Gazers-Report-Ill-Effects_New-York-441450883.html



Clinical Focus

  • Cataract
  • Diabetes Care - Eye Exam
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Emergency Visit
  • Macular Degeneration


BA, Stanford University

MD, New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical College

Internship, Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School

Residency, Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Fellowship, Retina, Columbia University Medical Center

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