Meet our Ophthalmologists

Your vision matters to us. That's why we strive to provide you with the best eye care possible in a friendly manner that respects your time and business. All daytime phone calls will be answered by a real person, not a machine, and every voicemail left after hours will be checked promptly the next business day.

Although we cannot promise there won't be delays, answering your questions fully and paying thorough attention to every patient is far more important to us than rushing people in and out of the hospital. We are happy to be able to provide the latest technology in diagnostic equipment to better care for your eyes.

The panel of our Eye Specialists:

Hon. Ophthalmalogists

Retina Specialists

Dr. Aashutosh A. Patil
MBBS; ORDINATURA-MED (Moscow),
MRCP (U.K.)
  • He graduated in Medicine from North Maharashtra University,Jalgaon. Then worked as resident in I.M. Sechenovs Moscow Medical Acadamy's Clinic of Internal Diseases which is a Tertiary Level Clinical Centre.
  • On return to India, he worked as Senior House Officer at R.N.Cooper Hospital, Holy Spirit Hospital, Sushrusha Hospital and Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai for a period of 4 years.
  • Worked as Emergency Medicine Clinical Fellow(Registrar) at Frimley Park Hospital (NHS) U.K. He participated in stroke thrombolysis, Trauma calls and handling patients presenting emergencies.
  • After obtaining MRCP(U.K.) he worked as I.C.U. Registrar at Holy Spirit Hospital Mumbai, and then Clinical Assistant in Medicine at Ambani Hospital, Mumbai.
  • His scientific paper on "Role of Dietary Suppliments in patients of Hepatitis on interferons" published in the Russian Journal of Gastroenterolgy and Hapatology. March-2003 edition, Article.
  • Presently he is working at Vasai as Physician in -
    • Golden Park Hospital, Vasai.
    • Cardinal Gracius Hospital, Vasai.
    • Vasai Blind Relief Association's Eye & General Hospital, Vasai.
Dr. Gauri Joshi Kharosekar
MBBS.DOMS(Ophth.) Fellow in Vitreo-Retina,FVRN
Consultant in Vitreo-retina.
  • She graduated from Dr. D.Y.PATIL Medical Collage for Women, Pune University in 2002
  • Obtained Diploma in Opthalmology-K.J.Somaiya Medical College and Research center Sion, Mumbai in 2005
  • She was a Short term observer in Uveitis and Vitreo Retina at Massachusates Eye Research Centre and Surgery Institute MERSI,Boston in 2007)
  • Fellowship in Vitreo-retina from Nethradham Superspeciality eye hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka from 2005- 2007)
  • Consultant in Vitreo-retina at Nethradham Superspeciality Eye Hospital,Bangalore, Karnataka for four years.

She is well versed in Managing Vitreo-retinal Problems:

  • Intra vitreal injections for endophthalmitis. Diabetic macular edema ARMD and other Retino Vascular Disorders, Core Vitrectomy, and Cryotherapy with Buckling, Silicon Oil removal.
  • She has done more than 2500SICS
  • She is very conversant with all types of LASER Procedures.
  • She joined VBRA as Hon.Ophthalmologist and is in charge of Retina Department.

Publications and paper/Video Presetation :

  • Video Presentation on Atypical serpiginous choroiditis at Retina Meet, May 2008,Banglore.
  • Video presentation on Atypical multifocal CSR at Retina Meet, July 2008,Banglore
  • Free paper presentation on Comparison of PASCAL LASER with conventional duration exposure laser and short duration exposure laser at KOS, Nov.2008, Shimoga, Karnataka.
  • Free paper presentation on Combined VR Surgery with posterior IRIS clip lens implantation: a novel approach., at KOS, Nov 2008, Shimoga.
  • Video presentation on combined VR Surgery with posterior Iris clip lens implantation: a novel approach, at KOS, Nov.2008,Shimoga.
  • Video presentation on Ocular sarcoidosis at Retina Meet, March 2009,Banglore.
  • Video presentation on Low Virulence fungal endophthalmitis at Retinal Meet, May 2009,Banglore.
  • Video presentation on Solitary idiopathic choroiditis HLAB27 associated, at Retina Meet,Sept.2009,Banglore
  • Video presentation on combined VR surgery with posterior iris clip lens implantation: case series of 10 cases, at AIOC, Jan.2010,Kolkata.
  • Video Presentation on Dissection of sub retinal PVR, at AIOC, Jan.2010,Kolkata.
  • Free paper presentation on Photocoagulation with PASCAL/short exposure and conventional parameters-pain score comparison, at AIOC, Jan 2010, Kolkata
Dr. Raghuveer Dharmraj Joshi.
M.B.B.S. DOMS, M.S.(Ophth).
  • He obtained Medical gratuation from Goverment Medical College,Aurangabad and qualified in DOMS and M.S.in Ophthalmology from Marathwada University.
  • He got training in Keretoplasty at Govt. Medical College Hospital in Aurangabad.
  • He joined Maharashtra Govt. Medical Services as a Medical Officer in ESIS Dispensary and retired as Senior Ophthalmologist from ESIS Hospital, Kandivali, Mumbai.
  • He has over 35 years of Opthalmic experience and specialised in Keratoplasty and Squint surgery.
  • He is Ophthalmic Surgeon to the International Airport Authority of India.
  • He joined as Hon. Ophthalmic Surgeon at VBRA and is actively associated with the Organisation over a period of 25 years. The Organisation is immensely benefitted by his professional experience, vision and participation in all the activities of the organisation.
  • He is a Music lover and is associated with many cultural Organisation.
  • He loves teaching, adventurous driving and Tracking.
Dr. Shalini Agarwala.
M.B.B.S. DO.D.N.B.(Ophth)
  • She completed her Medical Graduation for Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad.
  • Obtained D.O.M.S. from Govt.Medical College, Solapur.
  • Cleared D.N.B. in (Ophth) while working as Jr.Registrar in Ophthalmology in Mumbai.
  • She has worked as Ophthalmic Surgeon at Jaslok Hospital and Pramukhswami Hospital, Mumbai.
  • She has done Research work on Ocular Manifestations of HIV.
  • She joined VBRA in 2003 as Hon.Ophthalmologist.
Dr. Ragini Desai
M.B.B.S. DOMS
  • She obtained her Medical Degree from A.C.P.M. Medical College, Dhule.
  • Completed her D.O.M.S. from College of Physicians & Surgeons,Mumbai.
  • She worked at Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane and then at Jivanjyot Hospital, Palghar, Dist.Thane.
  • She is presently having attachment at Mangalmurti Hospital, Charkop, Kandivali.
  • She has surgical experience in -
    • Phacoemulsification, SICS, ECCE with IOL implant.
    • Trabeculectonics
    • Enucleation and Eviseration.
    • She has joined VBRA as Hon.Ophalmologist in 2010.
Dr. Suhaschandra J.Desai
M.B.B.S. DO. DOMS.Glaucoma Fellow (AEN)
  • He completed his Medical graduation from Grant Medical College and J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai.
  • Passed his D. O. from Seth G.S.Medical College at KEM Hospital, Mumbai and D.O.M.S. from College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mumbai.
  • He has vast experience of working as Ophthalmologist at -
    • Jain Hospital, Malad, Mumbai.
    • Borivali Gujarathi Seva Mandal, Borivali, Mumbai.
    • Lions Clinic, Kandivali, Mumbai.
    • Shri. Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Chitrakoot (M.P.)
    • Labh Muni Eye Hospital, Mandsor (M.P.)
  • He has been Awarded following fellowships:
    • Glaucoma fellowship from Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli (T.N.)
    • I.O.L. Microsurgery Training from Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai (T.N.)
    • L.A.P (Low Vision Training) from L.V.P.E.I, Hyderabad.
  • He presented Papers on:
    • Horizontal Strabismus- How much surgery for How Much Angle at M.P.State Ophthalmic Conference. Gwalior-2003.
    • Intra Operative repair Iridodialycis in SICS at M.P.State Ophthalmic Conference.2004. Important C.M.E.s attended
    • Hands on training on Pediatric Cataract and Strabismus surgeries with Dr.Judy Newmann Voluntary faculty ORBIS INTERNATIONAL.
    • Hands of Training with Dr.John Elston (U.K) and Dr.Manoj Parulekar (Hinduja Hospital,Mumbai) on pediatric Cataract and Strabismus surgeries.
    • Hands on training with Dr.A.K.Grover (Sir Gorge Eye Hospital, New Delhi ) on Oculoplasty and Phaco Emulsification.
  • He joined as Hon.Ophthalmic Surgeon at VBRA Hospital in Sept.2009.
Dr. Prasheel Patil
M.D.(Gen. Medicine)
  • He Completed his Medical graduation from Medical College, Solapur.
  • Obtained his M.D in Medicine from Shivaji University Kolhapur.
  • Worked as Hon Consultant at Lonavala and then Clinical Assistant in Medicine at P.D.Hinduja Hospital. Mumbai and as Physician B.K.L.W Hospital, Derwan, Tal.Chiplun, Dist. Ratnagiri.
  • Worked as Consulting Physician at Om Clinic for 5 years.
  • Started his Own Om Hospital in Vasai in 2003.
  • He joined VBRA Hospital as Physician in May 2000.
Dr. Mrs. Sampada Patil
M.D.(Chest)
  • She Completed her Medical Graduatin from Shivaji University Kolhapur 1991.
  • Completed MD Chest and Tuberculosis from Shivaji University Kolhapur 1995.
  • Worked as Clinical Assistant in ICU at P.D Hinduja Hospital Mumbai.
  • Worked as Physician and ICU incharge at B.K.L.W Hospital at Dervan, Chiplun Dist. Ratnagiri.
  • She was Resident Physician at Cardinal Gracious Memorial Hospital, Vasai for 7 years.
  • Presently working as Hon. Chest Physician and Intensivist at OM Hospital,Vasai and Kalpana Life-Line Hospital, Vasai.
  • She joined VBRA Hospital as Hon. Chest Physician in 2008.
Dr. Deepali Samant – Pawar
M.P.T.
  • She Obtained her Master Degree in Physiotherapy from Pune University in 1999.
  • She has 15 years work experience Occupational and Physiotherapy.
  • Worked at :
    • Jeevan Vikas Kendra, Andheri, Mumbai.
    • Dr.Telanag's Dhanvantari Hospital, Andheri, Mumbai.
    • Mediheights Foundation, Kandivali, Mumbai.
  • Panel Physiotherapist as-V.L.C.C; Kandivali Centre,Mumbai.
  • Lecturer at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth Physiotherapy College.
  • She Joined VBRA Hospital in 2007 and is incharge of the Physiotherapy Department.
Dr. Deepak Raut
M.S.(E.N.T.)
  • He completed his postgraduate degree in ENT from By.L.Nair Medical College, Mumbai.
  • Worked in A.J.B. Municipal ENT Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Started his consultancy in Vasai.
  • He is well versed with Ear,Nose,Throat, Head and Neck surgery.
  • He joined VBRA's Hospital in 1984.
Dr. Sanjiv K. Maru
MBBS, DOMS, MS(ophth),DNB(ophth), FVR
  • Completed his Medical graduation from Grant Medical, Mumbai.
  • Obtained D.O.M.S. from college of Physician and surgeons, Mumbai.
  • M.S.(Ophthalmology) from K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai in 2005.
  • D.N.B. from National Board of Examinations in 2006.
  • Awarded Vitro-Retina Fellowship while working at Sankara Netralaya-Chennai 2005-07.
  • He is a visiting Vitreo-Retina Specialist at VBRA Hospital.
Dr. Pravin Y. Sharma.
D.H.M.S, C.C.H. M.D.(Ayu)
  • He obtained his graduation in Homeopathy from Pandit Ravishankar Shukla Memorial Hospital Medical College, Indore in 1991.
  • Awarded a Certificate of honour and a Cup by his College for obtaining 3rd rank in the Final Examination.
  • Completed M.D.in Homeopathy Repertory from Sayajirao Kshirsagar Medical College Beed officiated to Maharashtra University of Health Scienc in 2013.
  • Worked as R.M.O. at MIRA Nursing Home, Mira-road and Crystal Group of Hospitals, Jogeshwari under renowned Surgeons and Physicians.
  • He has worked in Swami Shraddhanand Hospital, Nirmal, Vasai and with Franco India Pharmaceutical, Andheri in different capacities.
  • He has good experience in handling Medical & Surgical Procedures, and Indoor patients care.
  • He joined VBRA Hospital in May 2002 as Medical Officer.
Dr. Salil Agarwala
M.B.B.S. M.S.(Ophth) DOMS, FCPS (Ophth)
D.N.B. Vitreo- Retinal, Fellow (Japan)
  • Graduated in Medicine from Bombay University.
  • Topped the Institution with distinctions in the final examination in all subjects.
  • Obtained Post-graduate training in Ophthalmology from K. E. M.Hospital, Mumbai. Topped F.C.P.S.(Ophth) examination with Gold-Medal.
  • Awarded Vitreo-Retinal Fellowship from Nagoya National Institute Hospital, Japan.
  • He obtained advanced clinical training in Ophthlmology with special emphasis on Vitreo and Retina under Dr.F,Ando.Medical Director, Nagoya National Hospital, Japan.
  • He is recipient of many awards during Medical Career:
    • National Talent Research Scholarship (All India Level) 1984-1995
    • A.L. Nair Gold Medical for Topping MBBS-1990.
    • Pfrizer P.G.Award and Medallion for Topping MBBS Exam-1990.
    • Ranbaxy Golden Jubilee Prize for Best Thesis in M.S.Exam-1995 on "Management of Diabetic Retinopaty by Argon Laser Photo Coagulation- A study of 100 cases".
    • Asian Opthalmologist Fund Scholarship for Advanced training in Opthalmology in Japan 1995-96.
  • Well conversent with Cataract surgery, Intra Ocular Transplant, Corneal Transplant, Glaucoma filtering Surgery, Scleral Buckling Vitrectomy, Squint and Oculoplastic Surgery.
  • Well versed in Confocal scanning laser Ophthalmoscopy, Confocal laser, I.C.G. Angiography and Scanning laser doppler flowmetry and performed all posterior segment interventional procedures.
  • He has teaching experience for under and Post graduate Clinical Ophthalmology. He joined VBRA as Hon. Ophthalmologist in 1996.
Dr. Bhalchandra A. Ghate
B.A.M.S.
  • He gratuated in Ayurvedic Medicine from Sion Ayurvedic College, Mumbai.
  • Since his Medical College days he started attending Eye Camps.
  • He worked as Resident Medical Officer in the Eye and General Hopital at Kalyan run by Social Service League and then worked as Registrar in Eye Department of the Potdar Medical College, Mumbai.
  • He joined VBRA's Eye and General Hospital in 1978 as Asst. Medical Officer and retired from this Institute as Medical Superintendent.
  • After serving the Organisation for a period over three decades.
  • He successfully organised hundreds of Eye Camps in rural areas of Thane District.
  • After his retirement he continued as Honorary Medical Officer in VBRA
  • He worked as Hon. ophthalmologist at Sion Ayurwedic College,Mumabi for 1985-93 and also working as Ophthalmic Surgeon & Lecturer at Ayurved College at Nalasopara run by Narasimha K.Dube Trust.
  • He runs his Private Clinic at Vasai Road, Vasai.
  • He is associated with many Social & Educational Organisations.
    • Ayurvediya Prasarak Mandal, Mumbai.
    • Vidya Pratishthan, Vasai.
    • Mutat Panchkroshi Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Sindhudurg.
Dr. Sagar Kharosekar
M.B.B.S; M.S.(Ophth)
  • He graduated in Medicine and completed M.Sfrom Pune University.
  • He was awarded Comprehensive Ophthalmology Fellowship for 3 years at L.V.Pradsad Eye Institute Hyderabad, A WHO collaborating centre for Prevention of Blindness from 2002-05.
  • He has 9 years experience in Cornea and Squint Surgery after completion of his Master Degree.
  • He has done D.A.U.R. and DSEK course at Singapore. National Eye Centre (SNEC) Singapore with Dr.Donald Tan.
  • He completed a Short-term Cornea Fellowship from Massaschussets Eye and Ear Internary at Boston (U.S.A.) in 2010 under the direction of Dr.James Chodosh and obtained experience in Boston Kerato Prosthesis from Dr.Charles Dolhmann.
  • He is specialised in Phaco refractive, Corneal Trauma, Squint and anterior segment. and in all types of Corneal Transplants and other major surgeries such as
    • Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK/TPK)
    • Deep Anterior lamellar Keretoplasty
    • Descemet's stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
    • Rotational Autograft
    • Amniotic Membrane Transplantation
    • Corneal Tattoing
    • Mucous Membrane Trasplantation
    • Anterior Stromal Punctures
    • LASIK –Zyoptix/ Intralase/ Amosis
    • Pediatric Lasik
    • Secondary I.O.L. Transplantation
    • All types of Squints operations.
  • He has successfully managed Glaucoma and Oculoplasty disorders.
  • He has joined V.B.R.A. as Hon. Ophthalmologist in 2011.
Dr. Amruta S. Padhye.
M.B.B.S; D.N.B, (Ophth). F.I.C.O.
  • She completed her Medical graduation from Topiwala National Medical College,Mumbai.
  • Otained D.N.B.from National Board of Examinations while working at H.V.Desai Hospital,Pune.
  • Awarded F.I.C.O. while working at Rajan Eye Care Hospital as Consultant Ophthalmogist.
  • Attended ORBIS Flying Hospital Clinical Engineering Seminar at Pune.
  • Attended Kalpavriksha 2007, National P.G. update at Dr.Agarwal Eye Hospital, Chennai and 18th P.G.update at Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, 2007.
  • Participated in Vitreo-Retinal Conference at Palampur, H.P.
  • Her noteworthy Presentations and Publications : (Co-authored)
    • Presentations :
      • Assessment of Corneal Parameters in Normal Indian eyes with the Pentacam at Annual TNOA Conference, Coimbtore 2009.
      • Scheimflug Corneal Topographic Characteristics of Normal Indian Eyes at ALOC Kolkata Jan.2010.
      • Scheimflug Corneal Topographic Characteristics of Normal Indian Eyes at Boston Apr.2010.
    • Publications :
      • Prevalence of Uncorrected Refractive Errors and Other eye problems among Urban & Rural School children.Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology Vol-16(2) April-June 2009.
      • Pentacam, A step forward in Anterior Diagnostics. DOS Times-Vol.15(4) Oct.2009.
  • She Joined as Hon.Ophthalmologists at VBRA Hospital March 2011.

Cornea Specialists

Hon-Medical Officers