Dr Raj Chalasani
BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons I) MBiomedE FRANZCO
Dr Raj Chalasani is a retinal specialist with an interest in macular diseases. He was born and educated in Sydney, and completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of NSW, graduating with First Class Honours. Following internship and junior medical years at Concord Hospital in Sydney, he worked as a medical registrar at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, and at Broken Hill and Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospitals.
Advanced specialist training in ophthalmology was completed at two of Australia’s premier ophthalmic institutions – Sydney Eye Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. Raj has also completed a comprehensive fellowship in Medical Retina and Uveitis at Bristol Eye Hospital, one of the oldest and best known ophthalmic hospitals in the United Kingdom.
Raj is a Fellow of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists, a staff specialist at Westmead Hospital Sydney, and a clinical lecturer within the University of Sydney.
Raj has expertise in the medical management of all aspects of retinal disease and is also actively involved in number of major international clinical trials in this area. He has performed volunteer cataract surgery in Vietnam as part of the Vietnam Vision Project. Raj is also highly committed to teaching, and regularly contributes to the training of medical students, optometrists and general practitioners.
Most importantly, Raj is strongly focused on communicating effectively and making sure that patients understand their diagnosis, the treatment options available, and have ample opportunity to have their questions answered.
Raj’s major interests outside ophthalmology include cricket and indoor cricket, as well as following the Sydney Swans, Manly Sea Eagles, and NSW Waratahs. He is a lifetime member of St John Ambulance Australia, and has been involved in the provision of first aid and medical services to numerous public events.