VK Raju, MD, FRCS, FACS
Dr. VK Raju and his wife Rani, live in Morgantown, West Virginia. He has dual citizenship (USA and India). After graduating from Andhra medical College, he traveled to UK where he completed ophthalmology residency and fellowship. Dr. Raju is a fellow of the Royal College of surgeons and the American college of surgeons. He is the founder and medical director of the Eye Foundation of America and a clinical professor of ophthalmology at West Virginia University. He has been recognized by numerous awards and gold medals, including American Academy of Ophthalmology Outstanding Humanitarian award, Senior Achievement Award, Distinguished Community service Award from American Association of Physicians from India (AAPI) and lifetime achievement award from Association of Asian Indians in Ophthalmology (AAIO). He is a Melvin Jones and Paul Harris Fellow. He delivered many named lectureships in USA and India. He received the Martin Luther King Jr Achievement Award from West Virginia University. He has presented over 200 papers and published over 100 scientific articles and 9 book chapters. Dr. Raju has a vast interest in medical history, establishing lectureships (Susruta and Charaka lectureships in USA) to enhance teaching and the prevention of blindness in children through service, teaching and research. The Eye Foundation of America helped to found 2 Eye Institutes in AP. (Goutami and Srikiran). These institutes have committed to provide innovative and compassionate care to the patients, by incorporating new technology and through patient education. The Eye Foundation is involved in 21 Countries.