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About Shyamanga Borooah, MD
Shyamanga Borooah, MBBS, PhD, is an ophthalmologist who specializes in diagnosing and managing diseases of the retina. He has special expertise in adult and pediatric inherited retinal degenerations, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, central serous retinopathy and diabetic eye disease.
An assistant professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Borooah conducts original research to advance treatments for eye diseases. His laboratory is currently working on developing novel therapies (such as gene therapy) for inherited retinal degenerations and age-related macular degeneration. He has participated in a number of clinical trials for retinal disease, most notably one of the first trials to transplant stem cells in macular disease.
For his research accomplishments, he has been honored with prestigious awards, including a Foundation Fighting Blindness career development award and a Fulbright scholarship.
Dr. Borooah completed fellowship training in diseases of the retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He completed residency training in ophthalmology at South East Scotland and earned his medical degree at Imperial College London. He earned a doctorate from the University of Edinburgh for his work on developing a model of macular degeneration in a dish using stem cells.
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- Imperial College London School of Medicine, London, United Kingdom
- Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, United Kingdom
- University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Date Joined Staff
Conditions and Treatments
- Retinal Diseases
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- Retinal Vein Occlusion
- Diabetic Retinopathy