Paul M. Beer, M.D.
Naomi S. Falk O.D., M.D.
Pawan Bhatnagar, M.D.
Fatima Ahmed, M.D.
Sabah Shah, M.D.

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  • Current Position
  • Education and Clinical Training
  • Research and Publications
  • Posters and Presentations
  • Clinical Trials
  • Board Certification/Licensure
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Current Position: Retina Consultants PLLC Slingerlands, NY:

    April 2011 - Present:
    Vitreoretinal Surgery and Uveitis, private group practice
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Ophthalmology - Albany Medical College

    September 2008 - April 2011: The Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Division of Vitreoretinal Surgery and Uveitis
    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
    Director of Surgical Services, Department of Ophthalmology
    Preceptor Mount Sinai Medical Center - Uveitis Fellowship

    July, 2006 - 2008: Columbia University/VRMNY
    Division of Vitreoretinal Surgery
    Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery

    July, 2003-2006: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Cole Eye Institute
    Residency in Ophthalmology

     

    Education and Clinical Training

    July 2002-June2003: Winthrop University Hospital
    Internal Medicine Internship

    August, 1995 - May, 2002: University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Doctor of Medicine
    6-year Accelerated BA/MD Combined Program

    • Alpha Omega Alpha
    • Merck Manual for Outstanding Achievement Award
    • Richardson K. Noback Award for Clinical Excellence
    • Pharmacology Achievement Award
    August, 1995 - May, 2002: University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Bachelor of Arts
    6-year Accelerated BA/MD Combined Degree Program

     

     

    Research and Publications

    1. Hale BP, Au AK, Falk NS, Bhatnagar P, Beer PM. Flat ERG and Acute Visual Loss Following Ocriplasmin Injection for Vitreomacular Adhesion Complicating Macular Schisis. Retinal Cases & Brief Reports. (Submitted)

    2. Dedania VS, Hale BP, Bhatnagar P. Endogenous Endophthalmitis Due to Clinically Vancomycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports (In Press 2014)

    3. Rudich DS, Bhatnagar P. Scleritis Associated With Toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis. Arch Ophthalmol 2012; 659-60.

    4. Goldberg N, Bhatnagar P. Letter to the Editor. Diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN). Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2012; 139-42.

    5. Myung JS, Bhatnagar P, Spaide RF, Klancnik JM Jr, Cooney MJ, Yannuzzi LA, Freund KB. Long-Term Outcomes of Intravitreal Antivascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy For The Management of Choroidal Neovascularization In Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum. Retina . (In Press; 2010)

    6. Rinaldi C, Bhatnagar P, Yannuzzi LA. Familial retinal arteriolar tortuosity associated with retinal and vitreous hemorrhages. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports (In Press; 2010)

    7. Donaldson MJ, Bhatnagar P, Almeida R, Barile GR, Del Priore LV, Iranmanesh R, Schiff WM, Chang S. Pascal Dynamic Contour Tonometry Versus Goldmann Applanation Tonometry in Gas and Air-filled eyes After Vitrectomy Surgery. Retina 2009;29:481-486.

    8. Pachydaki S, Bhatnagar P, Barbazetto IA, Freund BK, Yannuzzi LA. Long-term Follow-up in Enhanced S-Cone Syndrome. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports 2009;3:118-120.

    9. Bhatnagar P, Schiff WM, Barile G, Del Priore LV, Fine HF, Iranmanesh R, Chang S. Lens Status and Diabetic Vitrectomy. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 2008;19:243-247.

    10. Margolis R, Singh RP, Bhatnagar P, Kaiser PK. Intravitreal triamcinolone as adjunctive treatment to laser panretinal photocoagulation for concomitant proliferative diabetic retinopathy and clinically significant macular edema. Acta Ophthalmol 2008;86:105-110.

    11. Bhatnagar P, Freund KB, Spaide RF, Klancnik JM Jr., Cooney MJ, Ho I, Fine HF, Yannuzzi LA. Intravitreal Bevacizumab for the Management of Choroidal Neovascularization in Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum. Retina 2007;27:897-902.

    12. Bhatnagar P, Spaide RF, Freund KB, Klancnik JM Jr., Cooney MJ, Sorenson JA, Slakter J, Yannuzzi LA. Ranibizumab for Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Age Related Macular Degeneration. Retina 2007;27:846-850.

    13. Meyerle CB, Freund KB, Bhatnagar P, Shah V, Yannuzzi LA. Ketoconazole in the Treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Retina 2007;27:943-946.

    14. Bhatnagar P, Kaiser PK, Smith SD, Meisler DM, Lewis H, Sears JE. Reopening of Previously Closed Macular Holes After Cataract Extraction. Am J Ophthalmol 2007;144:252-259.

    15. Singh AD, Bhatnagar P, Bybel B. Visualization of Primary Uveal Melanoma with PET/CT Scan. Eye 2006;20:938-940.

    Book Chapter

    1. Fine HF, Bhatnagar P, Spaide RF. Twenty-three gauge pars plana vitrectomy.  Retina and Vitreous Surgery, ed. A Bhavsar. 1st edition, 2006, Elsevier

    Invited Review

    1. Bhatnagar P, Fine HF, Ho I. Evolutions and Revolutions in Vitreoretinal Surgery. Retinal Physician. November 2006.

     

    Posters and Presentations

     

    1. Dedania VS, Bhatnagar P, Bhoiwala D, Falk NS, Beer PM. Ranibizumab 1mg as rescue therapy for patients failing traditional therapy of neovascular AMD. American Academy of Ophthalmology, Annual Meeting Chicago, IL. November 2014.

    2. Bhatnagar P. Diabetic Retinopathy. Saratoga Primary Eye Care Conference 2014. Saratoga Springs, NY. March 2014 (invited lecture)

    3. Bhatnagar P. Update on Diabetic Retinopathy. Goodman Diabetes Symposium 2013. Albany Medical College/Medical Center. Troy, NY. April 2013 (invited lecture)

    4. Bhatnagar P. Update on Anterior/Intermediate and Posterior Uveitis. Saratoga Primary Eye Care Conference 2012. Saratoga Springs, NY. March 2012 (invited lecture).

    5. Bhatnagar P. Case Presentation. Atlantic Coast Retina/Macula 2010 Meeting. Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. January 2010.

    6. Bhatnagar P. Case Presentation. Atlantic Coast Retina/Macula 2009 Meeting. Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital. New York, NY. January 2009.

    7. Bhatnagar P, Spaide RF, Takahashi BS, Peragallo JH, Freund KB, Klancnik JM Jr., Cooney MJ, Sorenson JA, Slakter JS, Yannuzzi LA. Ranibizumab for Choroidal Neovascularization Secondary to Age Related Macular Degeneration in Bevacizumab Naive and Previously Treated Eyes. Paper presentation. Retina Society Annual Meeting September 30, 2007. Boston, MA.

    8. Bhatnagar P, Yannuzzi LA. Case Presentation. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Retina Meeting. New York, NY. April 2008.

    9. Bhatnagar P, Yannuzzi LA. Case Presentation. Atlantic Coast Retina/ Macula 2007 Meeting. Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD, January 2007.

    10. Bhatnagar P, Yannuzzi LA. Case Presentation. Atlantic Coast Retina Meeting. Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, October 2006.

    11. Bhatnagar P, Yannuzzi LA. Case Presentations. Genentech Fellows Symposium. During the AAO Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. November 2006.

    12. Bhatnagar P, Singh AD, Bybel B. Visualization of Primary Uveal Melanoma with PET/CT Scan. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 46: E-abstract 4306. (2005)

    13. Bhatnagar P, Chalita MR, Meisler DM, Li Y, Netto MV, Huang D. High-Speed Optical Coherence Tomography of Corneal Pathologies. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 45: E-abstract 145. (2004)

    14. Bhatnagar P, Singh AD, Bybel B. Visualization of Primary Uveal Melanoma with PET/CT Scan. Cole Eye Institute Annual Residents and Alumni Meeting, Cleveland, OH, June 2005.

    15. Bhatnagar P. Skew Deviation Mimicking Inferior Oblique Palsy. Joint Pediatric Ophthalmology Symposium for Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Cleveland, OH, October 2004.

    16. Bhatnagar P, Lerner LE, Sears JE, Meisler DM, Kaiser PK, Lewis H.Cataract Extraction as a Risk Factor for Reopening of Closed Macular Holes. Cole Eye Institute Annual Residents and Alumni Meeting. Cleveland, OH, June 2004.

     

    Board Certification/Licensure

    • American Board of Ophthalmology (2007; Valid through 2017)
    • New York State Medical License (Current)
    • New Jersey State Medical License (Current)
    • Ohio State Medical Liscense (Current)

    Clinical Trials

    1. Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCRnet)

    • Sub- Investigator (2008-2011)

    2. Pilot Study for the Evaluation of Intravitreal Infliximab for the treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema

    • Sub-Investigator (2009)

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
    • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
    • American Medical Association (AMA)
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