The Wilmer Eye Insititute, Woods 327
Pradeep Y. Ramulu M.D. Ph.D, was born in Chicago and received his bachelor’s degree at Stanford University. He completed his medical degree at Johns Hopkins Medical School, where he has also received a Masters degree in Clinical Investigation and a PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics. After his ophthalmic residency at the Wilmer Institute, he did a glaucoma fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. He joined the Wilmer Glaucoma faculty in 2006, where he specializes in caring for both routine and complex glaucomas, including glaucomas requiring repeat operations, glaucoma occurring in the context of corneal or retinal disease, and glaucoma occurring in newborns and young children.
He has authored over 20 chapters and articles, and has reviewed articles for 10 journals. He has received grant support for his work from numerous agencies, including the National Eye Institute, the National Institute of Aging, the American Glaucoma Society, and the Wilmer Eye Institute Professorial Pool. He has also received the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been named a Heed Fellow in Ophthalmology (Heed Foundation) and a Dennis W. Jahnigen Scholar (American Geriatric Society). For the last 2 years, he has served as a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration regarding the approval of the latest surgical devices
Dr. Ramulu’s research focuses primarily on how glaucoma affects the individual. Specifically, he has studied the types of difficulties that glaucoma patients experience with regards to reading, walking, falling, driving, and travelling outside the home. His long-term interests are to understand when and how glaucoma should be treated based on a more complete understanding of how patient are affected by their disease. Additionally, his work is geared towards developing rehabilitative strategies for individuals with severe vision loss from glaucoma, and in developing recommendations to increase the safety and quality of life of all individuals with glaucoma.
He has spearheaded several efforts to improve the education of physicians in training at Johns Hopkins. With the support of the other Glaucoma faculty, he has begun a glaucoma surgical training program to increase the quality of surgery by trainees performing their earliest glaucoma surgeries. He is also pioneering and validating novel methods for improving the glaucoma education given to physicians in training.
Dr. Ramulu’s free time is largely devoted to shuttling his 8-year old son and 5 year old daughter to their numerous extracurricular activities. He is an avid gardener, and works very hard to attract hummingbirds, songbirds, and butterflies into his yard.