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educator , consultant , ophthalmologist , Surgeon

Raj Vardhan Azad, ophthalmologist, educator, surgeon, consultant.


Azad, Raj Vardhan was born on July 1, 1950. Son of Bhagwat Jha and Indira Jha Azad.


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Patna University, India, 1973. Doctor of Medicine in Ophthalmology, All India Institute Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1977.


Intern Prince of Wales Medical College, 1973-1974. Junior resident All India Institute Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1974—1977, senior resident Doctor Rajendra Prasad Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, 1977-1980, assistant professor, 1980—1985, associate professor, 1985—1990, faculty associate, since 1986, additional professor, 1990-1993, professor, since 1993. Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon Department Ophthalmology Ibn Sina Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait, 1994-1998.

Technology advisory group, S-E Asia Regional Assembly H.Q. I.A.P.B., since 1992. Technical advisory core-group, Vision 2020 Government India. Advisory committee Gujarmal Modi Community Ophthalmological Research Center, 1993—1995.

Consultant World Health Organization Coordinator Neonatal Eye Care, 1999—2001. Inspector M.C.I., since 1999, N.B.E., 2000—2001. Visiting scientist World Health Organization, 2002—2003, consultant, 2006.

Advisor AMD International consultant panel, since 2004. President Federation Ophthalmic Research and Education Center, since 2004. Secretary general South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Ophthalmic Congress, 2006.

Member select committee P.G.I., Chandigarh, I.G.I.M.S., Patna, Rajiv Gandhi Health University, Karnataka, Magister University Medical Sciences, Tamil Nadu, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Pb, KG Medical College Lucknow. Participated in various national and international symposia/seminars. Presenter in field; chairman ophthalmic instruments and sectional committee Bureau Indian Standards, 2007.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Indirect Ophthalmoscopy, 1992, Vitrectomy for Beginners, 1993. Associate editor/managing editor: Afro Asian Journal Ophthalmology, 1990-1994. Editor: Application of Lasers in Ophthalmology, 1987, Ophthalmic Lazer Newsletter, 1991-1994, Current Concepts of Ophthalmic Lasers, 1992, Afro Asian Journal Ophthalmology, 1990-1994, Text Book for Ophthalmic Technician Part I & II, 1996, A Practical Approach to Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening & Management, 2001, Retinal Detachment Chicago Mercantile Exchange series for AIOS, 2001, A Practical Manual of Indirect Ophthalmosocpy, second edition, 2002, Action Plan for Chicago Mercantile Exchange series AIOS, 2004, (practice guide) Retinal Detachment Surgery, 2006, (texbook, atlas) Retinopathy of Prematurity, 2006, Sugrical And Management of Pediatric Ophthalmology, 2006.

      Contributor chapters to books, 200 research national and international journals. Contributor more than 200 research papers international conferences.


Vice president Faculty Association All India Institute Medical Sciences, 1988—1990. Member Asia Pacific Council of Opthal, since 2005, regional secretary, since 2005. Fellow International College Surgeons, Royal College Surgeons, National Academy Medical Science, Ophthalmic Research and Community Centers India (R.D. Birla Vitreoretinal Travel grant, International Hospital, National Board Examinations, President Government of India, Minister Health and F.W., 2001-2004).

Member S. Asian Association Regional Cooperative (secretary-general), Asia Pacific Council Ophthalmology (life. Regional secretary since 2005), National Association Indian Drs. Prevention Nuclear War (life, president Delphi chapter 1989), National Society Prevention of Blindness (life.

Governor council member, joint secretary 1987, secretary general 1992-1902), All India Ophthalmological Society (life. Managing member 1990-1995, member science committee 1990-1992, member editorial board IJO 1990-1992, joint treasurer 1993-1994, secretary general since 2002), Delhi Ophthalmol. Society (life; joint. secretary 1987-1988, 89-90, vice president 1998-1999, president 2000-2001, editorial advisory since 2004), Ophthalmic Laser Society India (life.

Secretary general 1990-2000), Ophthalmic Research Association (life. Secretary general 1987-1988), Faculties Association (life), All India Institute Medical Sciences (life. Vice president 1988-1990), Vitreo-retinal Society India (life.

Vice president 2001-2002, president since 2003), Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh (member governor's council Indian chapter since 2001), Silver Jubilee Award Committee (MCI since 2002, Silver Jubilee Research award, 2005), Delhi Journal Ophthalmology (edition board since 2002), Select Committee, Medical College India, U.P.S.C. (member select committee), University Grants Commission (member select committee), Asia Pacific Vitreo-Retinal Society (founder).


  • Other Interests

    Participating and organizing scientific conferences, poetry writing, sports.


Married Sheela Jha; 2 children.

Bhagwat Jha

Indira Jha Azad

Sheela Jha