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Our Doctors


Dr. Ramana S. Moorthy

Ramana S. Moorthy, M.D. is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, currently serving as the President and CEO of Associated Vitreoretinal and Uveitis Consultants. In addition to his practice duties, Dr. Moorthy has been a clinical assistant professor of Ophthalmology at theĀ Indiana University School of Medicine since 1995. He is also actively involved in research and education, with over 75 papers, presentations, lectures, book chapters and other publications to his name.

As an experienced and respected surgeon, Dr. Moorthy holds hospital appointments at Indiana University Medical Center/VAMC/Wishard Hospital, and is the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at St. Vincent Hospital and Health Services.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Dr. Moorthy achieved an M.D. with Highest Distinction from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed an Internship in General Surgery and Residency in Ophthalmology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was the chief teaching resident for a year. He also completed Fellowships at Northwestern University (retina) and the Doheny Eye Institute (uveitis).

Dr. Moorthy has received numerous awards and recognition throughout his schooling and career, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, Secretariat Award
  • Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmologist of the Year
  • The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Research Award
  • Best Resident's Day Research Project
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Indiana University Summer Research Scholarship
  • Herman Moench Distinguished Senior Commendation
  • Rose-Hulman Academic Scholarship
  • Blue Key Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
  • Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society

Dr. Moorthy's professional memberships and activities include:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (1991 to present)
  • Faculty for Basic and Clinical Science Course in Intraocular Inflammation (1999-2004)
  • Faculty for Ophthalmic Knowledge Base Outline Development in Uveitis (2003-present)
  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Associate Examiner (1999, 2001)
  • Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology - Member (1992-present)
  • American Uveitis Society - Member (1995-present)
  • Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology - Member (1995-present)
  • Indianapolis Ophthalmological Society - Member (1989-present)
  • Indianapolis Medical Society - Member (1995-present), Public Relations Subcommittee Member (1999-2002)
  • Indiana State Medical Association - Member (1995-present)
  • American Society of Retina Specialists

Within these organizations, Dr. Moorthy has held many committee and board positions, including currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Ophthalmic Knowledge Base Outline Development committee for Uveitis.

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Dr. Rodney S. Bucher

Rodney S. Bucher, M.D. received a B.S. in Accounting from Purdue University before achieving his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. He completed his post-graduate training with an Internship at Ball Memorial Hospital, Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, and fellowship at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

Honors and Awards:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Dr. E. B. Rinker Scholarship, academic scholarship
  • Beta Alpha Psi National Honorary Accounting Fraternity

Research:

  • Research Elective, Indiana University School of Medicine
    Progression of Visual Field Loss in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Patients
    Treated with Topical Beta-Blockers.
    Preceptor: Louis B. Cantor, M.D.
  • Ophthalmology Residency Research, Kellogg Eye Center
    Diamond Burr Superficial Keratectomy in the Treatment of Visually-Significant
    Anterior Corneal Lesions. Research Mentor:IL Kaz Soong, M.D.
  • Fellowship Research Project, Kellogg Eye Center
    The Effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide on Susceptibility to Endophthalmitis and Subsequent Response to Treatment.

Dr. Bucher's professional memberships include:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Retina Specialists 2006-Present
  • Indiana State Medical Association 2005-Present
  • Indianapolis Medical Society 2005-Present
  • Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology 2005-Present
  • American Board of Ophthalmology 2005-Present
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology 2003-Present

 

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