After graduating from East Pennsboro as Valedictorian of his class in 1982, Dasa Gangadhar entered a six-year Biomedical Education Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biology as well as being named valedictorian of the School of Biological Sciences. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College and then completed his residency at the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center at the University of Michigan. He continued his studies to become an ophthalmologist in the Fellowship Program at Harvard Medical School where he was named the top resident by the faculty, and later earned certification from the American Board of Opthalmology in 1994.
Dr. Gangadhar is a member of the Greene Vision Group at the Eye Clinic of Wichita and also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Kansas University School of Medicine in Wichita. His research papers on retinal function and corneal surgery have been published in professional journals and Dr. Gangadhar has shared his work through many presentations to fellow surgeons. His expertise has earned him numerous awards. He was selected for “Best Doctors in America” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, and was one of the first surgeons in the nation to perform Intralase Assisted Keratoplasty in 2009.
With a desire to serve those less fortunate, Dr. Gangadhar has performed more than 200 free eye surgeries for patients who would not have been able to afford medical care otherwise. In addition, he traveled to Tashkent, Uzbekistan and to India to perform charitable eye surgeries and to train local surgeons in techniques of corneal transplantation. Through the Kansas Eye Bank and Cornea Research Center, Dr. Gangadhar established a program to train surgeons from across the globe including Zambia, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, and India in corneal transplantation techniques. Dr. Gangadhar is married with two children and resides in the Wichita area.