Dr Raj Chalasani is a cataract surgeon and retinal specialist with an interest in femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery, management of cataract in the context of retinal disease, and macular diseases.
Raj was born and educated in Sydney. He completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of NSW, graduating with First Class Honours.
Following his internship and junior medical years at Concord Hospital in Sydney, Raj worked as a medical registrar at St-Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, and at Broken Hill Hospital and Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital.
Raj did advanced specialist training in ophthalmology at two of Australia’s premier ophthalmic institutions – Sydney Eye Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. He also completed a comprehensive fellowship in Medical Retina at Bristol Eye Hospital, one of the longest established and best known ophthalmic hospitals in the United Kingdom. During this time he continued to develop his advanced cataract surgical skills.
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, and a Staff Specialist at Westmead Public Hospital. He is an experienced cataract surgeon, operating in both private and public hospital settings. He is experienced in the medical management of all aspects of retinal disease, and has been actively involved in a number of major international clinical trials researching diseases of the retina. He is also committed to teaching, and contributes to the training of medical students, optometrists and general practitioners.