Shriji Patel, M.D., M.B.A.

Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs


B.A., Columbia University

M.D., Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Postgraduate Training


Internal Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


Ophthalmology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Nashville, TN


Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology


Professional Affiliations

Alpha Omega Alpha

Phi Beta Kappa

American Society of Retina Specialists

Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology

Nashville Academy of Ophthalmology

Tennessee Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Medical Association

Honors and Awards

J. Donald M. Gass, M.D. Endowed Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, 2015

Alfonse Cinotti Award, Department of Ophthalmology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 2014

Lions Eye Research Foundation Annual Research Award, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 2012

Advocacy Ambassador, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Mid-Year Forum, 2012

National Eye Institute Travel Grant Award Recipient, ARVO, 2010

Cento Amici Ophthalmology Scholarship, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 2010

Humanism Scholarship, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, Newark NJ, 2006-2010

Areas of Clinical Expertise

Vitreoretinal surgery

Retinal detachment
Secondary Intraocular Lens Implantation
Diabetic Retinopathy
Retinal Vascular Disorders
Age-Related Macular Degeneration



Vanderbilt Fellows Vitreoretinal Case Conference


Research Interests

Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography

Multimodal Retinal Vascular Imaging

Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Edema
Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Ongoing Clinical Trials

Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network ( Site Principal Investigator

A Phase 3, Double-Masked, Randomized Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Intravitreal Aflibercept Injection in Patients with Moderately Severe to Severe Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PANORAMA)

Pilot Study for Imaging of Normal and Abnormal Retinochoroidal Vasculature Using Optical Coherence Tomography-Based Angiography

Optical coherence tomography imaging during ophthalmic surgery



Dr. Patel is originally from New Jersey. He received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at Rutgers followed by a two-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal diseases and surgery at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Patel has authored several publications in leading peer-reviewed journals and presented at national meetings. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Patel has particular interest in the medical and surgical management of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and ocular trauma.