Puneet Panda, M.D.

Ophthalmologist

SPECIALTIES

Comprehensive Ophthalmology Dry Eye Cataracts Cornea

LOCATIONS

Kennestone West Cobb Paulding

The ophthalmologists and optometrists of the Marietta Eye Clinic each chose to join this practice because of a common philosophy, providing the highest quality patient care possible. Marietta Eye doctors are the experts in their fields, the top graduates in their educational and training programs, and deeply compassionate health care providers. The physicians and optometrists here research and provide the latest technology for their patients, listen intently to their patient’s needs, and ensure they have the highest quality support and surgical staff available. We invite you to explore the credentials and personality of our doctors on this page. Thank you for considering the Marietta Eye Clinic.

Specialties/Competencies

Intraocular surgery
Cataract extraction with Premium IOL, Secondary IOL, Sutured IOL

Complicated anterior segment surgery
Anterior segment reconstruction, Cornea/Sclera laceration and ruptured globe repair

Ocular surface treatment and surgery
Dry eye disease, Pterygium excision with amniotic membrane graft, Conjunctiva and Cornea biopsy

Refractive and Cornea surgery
Intralase, LASIK, PRK, PTK, ICL
Penetrating Keratoplasty, Descemets Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty, Lamellar Keratoplasty

Honors & Awards

Chief Resident – Ophthalmology Residency Program Mount Sinai Hospital
2013 – 2014

National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Training Program Fellow
2008 – 2009

Alpha Epsilon Honors Society
Member since 2004

Learning Initiatives for Future Engineers
Intel Corporation Grant Recipient, Fall 2004 – Spring 2005

Dean’s Letter of Commendation – Cornell University College of Engineering
2002 – 2005

New York State Symphonic Music Association (NYSSMA)
Conference All State Orchestra (violin) 1999 – 2001
Area All State Orchestra (violin) 1997 – 2001

Education

2014 – 2015
Wilmer Eye Institute – Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital – Cornea Clinical Fellow

2011 – 2014
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Ophthalmology Residency Program – Chief Resident

2010 – 2011
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Mercy Hospital – Transitional Year Resident

2005 – 2010
State University of New York at Buffalo
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

2001 – 2005
Cornell University, College of Engineering
Cum laude with Honors in Research
B.S. Biological and Environmental Engineering
Concentration in Biomedical Engineering

Professional Associations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Student Sight Savers

Research & Publications

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2008 – 2010
Laboratory of Immunology – National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Mentor:  Robert B. Nussenblatt, M.D.
Projects:  Genetic Basis of Ocular Inflammatory Disease, HLA associations in Sarcoidosis, Ocular Course of Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID) with Anakinra Therapy

2006 (summer)
Challa – Epstein Lab, Duke University
Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC
Mentor:  Pratap Challa, M.D.
Projects:  Phosphorodiamidate Morpholino Oligomer guided gene knockdown in vitro in trabecular meshwork cells; Optimization of gene transfer to whole lens organ cultures

2003 – 2005
DeLisa Research Group
Cornell University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ithaca, NY
Mentor:  Matthew P. DeLisa, Ph.D.
Project:  Manipulating the Tat system in E. coli to develop an in vivo fluorescent screen that detects protein-protein interactions in the periplasmic space

2002 (summer)
Martin Research Lab
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Sciences, Ithaca, NY
Mentor:  Gregory B. Martin, Ph.D.
Project:  Examining plant hormonal response to pathways in benthamiana

PUBLICATIONS
Panda, P., Forooghian, F, Goodglick, T, Chan, CC, Nussenblatt, R, Sen, HN.  Orbital lymphoma masquerading as panuveitis.  Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2010 Jun;18(3):181-3.

Ferullo, J., Ruggles, K., Lokchander, B., Siryk, C., Panda, P., The Risks of LASIK Corrective Eye Surgery:  A Mass Transfer Approach to a Universal Concern.  Cornell University D-Space Reports at Cornell University Libraries.  June 2004

ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Cornea Grand Rounds – Johns Hopkins University 2014 – 2015
Grand Rounds Mount Sinai Ophthalmology Department 2011-2014
The Clinical Course of Ocular Disease in Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease After Anakinra Therapy. National Eye Institute Grand Rounds, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, June 2009

Genetic Associations in Ocular Inflammatory Disease:  Inflammatory Gene Upregulation in a Laser-induced Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV) mouse model. Laboratory of Immunology Data Club, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, May 2009

NIH Clinical Research Training Program.  Pfizer Medical Futures Forum sponsored by Pfizer, Inc.  New York, New York, March 2009

Clinical Research Training Program Journal Seminar “Statistical Testing,” National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, September 2008

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Impact of Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM) versus White-to-White (WTW) measurement on sizing of Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) and Residual Postoperative Refraction.  Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO),  Seattle, Washington, May 2013

Inflammatory Gene Expression in a Laser-induced Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV) mouse model.  Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, May 2009

The Genetic Basis of Ocular Inflammatory Disease. Medical Futures Forum sponsored by Pfizer, Inc. New York, New York, March 2009

Fluorescent Reporters of Protein Transport.  Cornell University Honors Symposium, Ithaca, New York, April 2005

Monomeric Red Fluorescent Protein as a Novel Fluorescent Reporter of Protein Transport.  10th Annual Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) Meeting, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, March 2005

Exploring Tat – E. coli’s Powerful Protein Export Machinery.  Bio-Expo at Cornell University, March 2004

Leadership Experience

2013 – 2014
Chief Resident, Mount Sinai Department of Ophthalmology
Program Director:  Donna Gagliuso, M.D.

2006 – 2007
Co-president, Student Sight Savers, University at Buffalo
Advisor:  Charles Niles, M.D.

2002 – 2005
Resident Advisor, Cornell University Community Development

2003 – 2004
Teaching Assistant, Introductory Autotutorial Biology 105 & 106
Professor:  Tyson Sacco, PhD, Cornell University

2002 – 2005
College Ambassador, Cornell University College of Engineering

Employment Experience

2016 – Present
Marietta Eye Clinic
Surgical associate

2015 – 2016
Danbury Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Surgical associate

Personal Interests

Bharata Natyam (Indian Classical Dance–Theater)
Movies
Classical Music
Art
Tennis

Dr. Panda'a Main Office

Marietta Eye Clinic Kennestone Office

895 Canton Road NE

Marietta, GA 30060

Phone (770) 427-8111

Glasses (678) 784-0250

Contact Lenses (678) 784-0251

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm Extended hours may be available.

News & Events

1/2/2019

Amy Cherof, MD Awarded Board Certification in Ophthalmology

Dr. Amy Cherof Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology MARIETTA, GA January 2, 2019 – Marietta Eye Clinic, one of Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices, is pleased to announce the latest achievement earned by one of the practice’s talented providers. Recently, the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) granted board certification to…

12/17/2018

Georgia Optometric Association Awards Dr. Michael Do

Michael Do, OD earns the “Young Optometrist of the Year” Award MARIETTA, GA December 17, 2018 – Marietta Eye Clinic, one of Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices, is pleased to announce the latest achievement earned by one of the practice’s talented providers. Recently, the Georgia Optometric Association (GOA) awarded Michael Do, OD…

10/16/2018

Marietta Eye Clinic Supports Vision Rehabilitation Services

Annual Spooktacular Chase in Powder Springs Raises Vital Non-Profit Funds MARIETTA, GA October 16, 2018 – Marietta Eye Clinic, one of Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices, is pleased to announce the practice sponsored the 10th Annual Spooktacular Chase in support of the non-profit Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia (VRS) in downtown Powder…

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