Support for our endeavors
comes primarily from the
National Institutes of Health


Rithwick Rajagopal, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Research Interests

  • Pathogenic mechanisms in diabetic retinopathy
  • neuronal damage in diabetes mellitus


  • Bachelor's Degree, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1999
  • PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology, New York University Medical Center, New York, New York, 2006
  • Medical Degree, New York University, New York, New York, 2007


  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2011
  • Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and The Retina Institute, St. Louis Missouri, 2013

Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology -- Certified
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