Sapna Gangaputra, M.D., M.P.H.
M.D., Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, India
M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Post Graduation Education
Duke University, Durham, NC
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
National Eye Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD
2006 – present American Academy of Ophthalmology
2008 – present The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Honors & Awards
Paper "Long-term risk of malignancy...a critical assessment of the evidence" (AJO 2008, 146:802-812) selected by the European Uveitis Patient Interest Group for 1st prize in the field of "Clinical Uveitis" for manuscripts published in 2008
Paper “Risk of overall and cancer mortality….. retrospective cohort study” (BMJ 2009;339(31);b2480) selected by the European Uveitis Patient Interest Group for 2nd prize in the field of "Clinical Uveitis" for manuscripts published in 2009
Paper “Methotrexate for ocular inflammatory diseases“ was selected as one of the ten must read papers for ophthalmology residents and fellows in 2009.
FA Davis Research support funds to conduct a research study to evaluate the anatomic characteristics of choroidal melanoma using a new imaging modality in 2013.
Gangaputra completed her ophthalmology residency at University of Wisconsin-Madison and her specialty fellowship training in uveitis and medical retina at the National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD. In addition to her medical degree, she received a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of inflammatory diseases of the eye, including the use and monitoring of systemic immunosuppression. She also treats diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration. In addition to her clinical practice, Gangaputra is actively involved in clinical research. She has published multiple papers in leading peer-reviewed, scientific journals, presented at national meetings, and authored several chapters in ophthalmology textbooks. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Uveitis Society.
Vanderbilt Eye Institute- Campus