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Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology

University of Florida

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University of Florida

2015 North Jefferson Street

Jacksonville, Florida,32206

United States

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The University of Florida prides itself on its research facilities and encourages all students to partake, even during their freshman and sophomore years. For the 2015-2016 school year, UF received a record $724 million in funding for research projects. The sc...more

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Employment History

Invited Examiner

American Board of Ophthalmology


Ad Hoc Panel Reviewer for the Research Grants In Ophthalmology

National Institutes of Health


Program Director

University of South Carolina


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Basic and Clinical Science Course Review Committee

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University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Faculty Member In the Department of Ophthalmology


Education

M.B.A.


MD


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K.V. Chalam, MD
K.V. Chalam, MD, Ph.D, MBA Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville When it comes to saving patients' vision and educating the next generation of ophthalmologists, look no further than K.V. Chalam, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., professor and chair of the department of ophthalmology. He and his team of skilled physicians consistently establish and raise benchmarks in patient care, education and research.


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Shands Jacksonville Spotlight - K.V. Chalam, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
K.V. Chalam, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. K.V. Chalam, MD, Ph.D, MBA Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology UF College of Medicine - Jacksonville K.V. Chalam, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., professor and chair of the department of ophthalmology, and his team consistently establish and raise benchmarks in patient care, education and research. "We want to be No. 1 in everything we do and this cannot come without hard work," said Chalam. "We're always trying to get to the next level. A humble man who stresses teamwork, Chalam credits his faculty with building a department that has a national reputation for excellence. Clearly, he leads by example. In 2000, Chalam was a faculty member in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia when former senior associate dean Louis S. Russo, M.D., recruited him to the UFCOM -J to head the department of ophthalmology and establish a residency program. Chalam recalled that the teaching hospital had just become Shands Jacksonville and its eye clinic saw 5,000 patients a year in two rooms in the Faculty Clinic. The department now treats 65,000 patients a year in 25 examination rooms in various locations on campus. Chalam, who is also assistant dean for veterans affairs affiliations and program director of the ophthalmology residency, has a remarkable record of accomplishments in his decade with UF: The Veterans Administration clinic had 800 ophthalmology visits in 2002 when Chalam walked across the street from the college of medicine to ask if they could use his services. Twelve months later, he was seeing 9,000 veterans a year in the VA eye clinic. The clinic has since moved to the UF campus to accommodate the current 25,000 visits per year. "They come from all over the country. They hear from the VA system that we have the best care," Chalam said, adding that his ophthalmology residents also benefit from the education they receive through the program. An international reputation A frequent lecturer worldwide, Chalam is also an invited examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology; serves as ad hoc panel reviewer for the National Institutes of Health's research grants in ophthalmology; and chairs the Basic and Clinical Science Course Review Committee, Continuing Medical Education Division, American Academy of Ophthalmology. Chalam said patients come from Florida and other states for his department's premier services, such as surgery for retinal diseases caused by diabetes, macular degeneration and procedures for infants with eye problems. Specialties delivered by his faculty include retinal degeneration implants, cornea disease, refractive surgery, glaucoma treatment, anterior segment surgery, ocular tumors, oculoplastic and orbital surgery, neuro-ophthalmology and electrophysiology. "All referrals come through word of mouth from the good work we do," he said, "No matter how much or little money people have, they will get the best quality care here." "Dr. Chalam is a skilled surgeon, excellent clinician, outstanding researcher and a great administrator," said Grover. Chalam is particularly gratified by watching his residents and faculty develop as exceptional ophthalmologists. He praised Robert C. Nuss, M.D., dean of the regional campus, for motivating him to excel in all of his responsibilities. "For the past 10 years he has been my role model," Chalam said of Nuss. Nuss, in turn, applauds Chalam's contributions to the college of medicine: "Since his recruitment, Dr. Chalam has exceeded all expectations and his performance continues to be at the highest level in all aspects of academic leadership. Chalam chose ophthalmology because retinal disease was a new specialty in the late 1980s and he wanted to be in the forefront of its development. "This is a journey," he said, speculating on such advances as optic nerve regeneration and stem cell therapy. Possessing a superior work ethic and self-discipline, Chalam received medical training in his native India, then again in Europe and the United States. "I'm the longest trained eye guy," he quipped, referring to his fellowships and multiple post-graduate degrees. For relaxation, Chalam said, the fun starts at 1 p.m. every Sunday. Not kick-off or tee time, it's when he meets with his faculty in the lab to write papers. "My vocation is my avocation," he said. And it's fitting that the hobby he pursues in his rare free time, landscape photography, is visual. Despite Chalam's awards, titles, achievements, publications and recognitions, he receives the most satisfaction from restoring a person's sight. "The most important thing to me is that my patients receive good care," he said. "At the end of the day, I'm a doctor.


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