MGR University
Aravind Eye Hospitals & Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology 1, Anna Nagar, Madurai - 625020, Tamil Nadu, India
Phone : 0452 - 4356100

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Dr.S.R.Rathinam FAMS, PhD
Prof. of Ophthalmology and Head of Uveitis Service
Aravind Eye Hospital & PG Institute ophthalmology
1, Anna Nagar, Madurai 625 020,Tamil Nadu, India, Tel: 0452-4356123
Fax: 91-0452-2530984, Email:

Education and Honors:
MBBS Madurai University April 1983
Diploma in Oph. Aravind Eye Hospital May 1988
MNAMS. (Oph) Aravind Eye Hospital December1990
PhD M.G. R University, Chennai. June 2005
FAMS National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), New Delhi August 2011
  1. Prof. C.S Bhaskaran Oration Award, LVP Eye institute, Bhuvaneswar My Journey in Uveitis- 3rd July 2017
  2. P.Siva Reddy International Award - Research on novel infectious uveitis etiologies. All India Ophthalmology Society ( AIOS) AWARDS 2014.
  3. Elected to the Fellowship of the National Academy of Medical Sciences.(FAMS)
  4. R.N.Mathur Award – Outstanding service in the field Medical ophthalmology – work done on Ocular Leptospirosis at “All India Ophthalmological Conference” at Calcutta on January, 2001
  5. International Research Associate- Proctor Foundation, Sanfrancisco, Jan 2000
  6. Proctor Associate Fellow - Proctor Foundation, Sanfrancisco. June 1997
  7. Bruce Ostler Award - for her work on Ocular leptospirosis from Proctor Foundation, University of California, Sanfrancisco, USA, June 1997
  8. Best scientific poster award - First Indian Report on Epidemic Ocular Leptospirosis
  9. University First Rank in Diploma in Ophthalmology 1986-88
  10. University First Rank in Surgery (Final MBBS) 1983-84
  11. University First Rank in Pathology (III Year MBBS) 1981-82
Academical Career
  • Lecturer & Reader in Ophthalmology Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai - 1990-1999
  • Prof.of ophthalmology- Since 2000
  • Specialty experience - Started Uveitis clinic at Aravind eye hospital under the guidance of Dr. P Namperumalsamy in January 1993.
  • Teaching experience-27 years
PhD guide recognization:
  • The TN Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai (2010)
  • Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai (2011)
  • Alagappa University, Karaikudi (2012)
PhD examiner for the following Universities:
  • Hyderabad central University, Hyderabad
  • Bharathidasan University, Trichy
  • The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai
  • Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Elected as a member of International Uveitis study group (IUSG)
  • Life member of International Society for Leptospirosis (ILS)
  • Past president of Uveitis Society of India (USI)
  • Life member of Indian Society for Leptospirosis(ISL)
  • Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)
  • Life member of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)
  • Life member of Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association (TNOA)
  • Life member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)
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