Dr. Anand Vinekar

Professor & Head, Department of Pediatric Retina

Designation: Program Director, KIDROP & Head, Department of Pediatric Retina

Specialization: Pediatric Retina

 Work Experience: 20+ years 

Practice location: Narayana Nethralaya 1 (NN1), Rajajinagar

Days & timing of availability for each centre: 8 am to 5 pm in NN1.
KIDROP program also screens in districts across Karnataka (Monday to Saturday)
ROP Clinic at NN1: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Dr Anand Vinekar, is the Founder and Program Director of KIDROP, a tele-ROP program in India which was founded in 2007 and is the Head of Department of the Pediatric Retina Service at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute, Bangalore, India. This program is regarded as one of the largest telemedicine initiatives in the world (over 210,000 infant sessions by 2022), addressing the challenges of ROP management in unserved areas in rural India, and has mentored several such programs across the world. KIDROP serves over 145 NICUs, and its model has been validated by the CDC guidelines and UNDP as an ideal model for middle-income countries. He is a member of the national task force for ROP in India, founding secretary of the Indian ROP Society, and has served as an advisor for ROP screening protocols for India and three other nations. He served on the ICROP-3 committee, ORBIS, Queens Diamond Jubilee Trust, IAPB, IMA and UNICEF ROP committees and was the organizing secretary of the 5th World ROP Congress in 2022.

Education & Training
Dr Vinekar graduated from St. Johns Medical College (17 gold medals), MS (Ophthalmology) (Gold Medal) & Retina Senior Residency from PGIMER, Chandigarh. He has been awarded the FRCS(Glasgow), DNB (Ophthalmology) and FPVR(USA) and has defended his PhD (Maastricht University, Netherlands) in ROP. He has a degree in hospital administration from Symbiosis, Pune. He has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics (PGDMLE) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

Work Experience
He has over 20+ years of experience in managing retinopathy of prematurity, having treated over 3700+ infants (2022), besides other pediatric retinal diseases. His areas of interest include telemedicine, affordable technology development, innovative infant imaging, artificial intelligence and tear biomarkers.

Achievements & Awards
Dr. Vinekar has won a university record of 17 gold medals in MBBS, the Pope John Paul Citation & Medal, the Kataria Gold Medal (awarded by Prime Minister of India), the All-India Young Researcher award, Sight Savers Citation, Positive Health Award, CS Bhaskaran Endowment Oration Award, JM Pahwa Award (VRSI), KR Datta Award (AIOS), AIOS IJO Gold Medal, MM Joshi Award, Col. Rangachari Award (AIOS), Innovator Award 2018 by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and Innovator of the year 2019 (AIOS), Researcher of the Year (2022), ET Selvam Award among others. He is ranked in the top 2% of World Scientists published by Stanford and enlisted in the top 10 ROP experts worldwide on the ExpertScape ranking.

Research & Publications (Number Of Indexed Papers)
He has 100+ publications (2022), 26+ textbook chapters and one textbook to his credit.

Video Testimonials


Total Reviews – 2026

Suhana Zain

Very thankful doctor Anand vinekar best care I really appreciate all the staff work Best service

Dawal Negalur

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Channabasayyaswami Hiremat

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Syed Hafiz peer

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Experience very good And
Very supportive team

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