Balamurali K. Ambati, Ph.D., M.D.

Research Interests

  • LASIK
  • Transplantation
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Cataract
  • Drug Delivery
  • Nanoparticles
  • Cornea
  • Retina
  • Vascular Normalization
  • Angiogenesis
  • Bioimaging
  • Inflammation
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

Labs

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Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Neurobiology and Anatomy - Adjunct Associate Professor, Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Professor

Board Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Academic Office Information

  • John A. Moran Eye Center
    65 N Mario Capecchi
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Email: bala.ambati@utah.edu

Academic Bio

Dr. Bala Ambati specializes in cataract extraction, lifestyle lens implants, LASIK, cornea transplants, keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea), PRK, and other complex procedures of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye at the John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. He joined the Moran faculty as a physician and researcher in 2008.

He has been an invited speaker at the World Ophthalmology Congress, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, International Congress of Eye Research, and other national and international conferences. He donates his time overseas on missions with ORBIS, a nonprofit organization with a Flying Eye Hospital, on which Dr. Ambati has operated and trained local surgeons in Ghana and Malaysia. He has an interest in clinical research, in particular a constant analysis of results of cornea transplants, LASIK, cataract extraction, and other anterior segment procedures with a view towards optimization of patient outcomes.

Dr. Ambati is the official Utah Utes Team Ophthalmologist, and is also one of the Jazz Moran Doctors.

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training Medical College of Georgia
Cell Biology
Ph.D.
Fellowship Duke University Eye Center
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Fellow
Residency Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Ophthalmology
Resident
Residency Beth Israel Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship North Shore University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Professional Medical SUNY - Buffalo
Medicine
Undergraduate New York University
Biology
B.A.

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