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Vamsi Gullapalli, M.D., Ph.D.

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Professional Background

Vamsi Gullapalli, MD, PhD, provides expert medical and surgical care to patients
suffering from retinal disease. As part of the Flaum Eye Institute retina team, he is
responsible for diagnosing and treating a variety of complex conditions. His research interests include stem cell and retinal transplantation in the treatment of degenerative retinal disease.

Dr. Gullapalli received his medical training at Bangalore Medical College in Bangalore
India. He completed two post-doctoral fellowships in the United States: the first at the
University of Rochester, and the second at the University of Southern California. He then
traveled to Rutgers University where he earned his doctorate in neuroscience followed
by an ophthalmology residency. After residency, he completed a two-year retina-vitreuos fellowship at the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute.

Dr. Gullapalli routinely treats age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, eye trauma, inflammatory ocular disease, inherited retinal degenerations, retinopathy of prematurity and other conditions, providing medical and surgical therapy.




    MBBS | Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore University (India)

    PHD | New Jersey Medical School

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/09/2009 - 06/30/2011
    Fellowship in Vitreo - Retinal Disease at University of Rochester Medical Center

    07/01/2006 - 06/30/2009
    Residency in Ophthalmology at Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School GME <10 yrs ago

    07/01/2005 - 06/30/2006
    Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at Lenox Hill Hospital

    08/01/1997 - 12/31/1998
    Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center

    07/01/1995 - 07/31/1997
    Fellowship in Ophthalmology at USC/Doheny Eye Institute

    04/01/1994 - 04/15/1995
    Internship at Bangalore Medical College (India)

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    Journal Articles

    Gullapalli VK, Zarbin MA. "New Prospects for Retinal Pigment Epithelium Transplantation." Asia-Pacific journal of ophthalmology.. 2022 11(4):302-313. Epub 2022 Aug 30.

    Tang C, Han J, Dalvi S, Manian K, Winschel L, Volland S, Soto CA, Galloway CA, Spencer W, Roll M, Milliner C, Bonilha VL, Johnson TB, Latchney L, Weimer JM, Augustine EF, Mink JW, Gullapalli VK, Chung M, Williams DS, Singh R. "A human model of Batten disease shows role of CLN3 in phagocytosis at the photoreceptor-RPE interface." Communications biology.. 2021 Feb 5; 4(1):161. Epub 2021 Feb 05.

    Gullapalli VK, DiLoreto DA. "Migration of intravitreal dexamethasone implant to anterior chamber." Retinal cases & brief reports.. 2013 7(1):111-3.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Transplantation Frontiers
    Book Title: Ryan's Retina
    Author List: Gullapalli VK, Sugino IK, Zarbin MA
    Published By: Elsevier 2021

    Chapter Title: Transplantation Frontiers
    Book Title: Ryan's Retina
    Author List: Gullapalli VK, Khodair MA, Kolomeyer AM, Sugino IK, Madreperla S, Zarbin MA
    Edited By: Schachat AP
    Published By: Elsevier 2017

    Chapter Title: Transplantation Frontiers
    Book Title: Retina 5th Ed
    Author List: Gullapalli VK, Khodair MA, Wang H, Sugino IK, Madreperla S, Zarbin MA
    Edited By: Ryan SG
    Published By: Elsevier 2013



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