Dr. Anand Vinekar
Professor & Head, Department of Pediatric Retina
Program Director – KIDROP
Specialization: Pediatric Retina & Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Translational scientist & innovator in infant imaging.
Work Experience: Pediatric Retinal Specialist with over 18 years+ of experience.
He has performed over 3500+ laser treatments in infants with Retinopathy of Prematurity and supervised over 160,00 ROP screening sessions
Practice location: NN1 (KIDROP program also screens in districts across Karnataka)
Days & timing of availability for each centre: Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm
ROP Clinic at NN1: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Dr. Anand Vinekar is currently Professor & Head of Department of the Pediatric Retina Service at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute, Bangalore, India and the founding Program Director of KIDROP. KIDROP is India’s first Tele-ROP program to screen for retinopathy of prematurity in rural areas and is currently one of the largest ROP programs in the world having completed over 160,000 (2020) screening sessions in over 125 neonatal centers. The program has won several national & international awards.The program has been cited by UNDP, Niti Ayog, Harvard Business Review, IIM A & B and validated on the CDC Guidelines and has been modelled by several states in India as well as some nations around the world.
He is an honorary technical committee member of the National Task force for ROP, Government of India & served as a member for the Queen Diamond Jubilee Trust for ROP, UK. He is the Founding Secretary of the Indian ROP Society & Member of the Indian Medical Association Committee for Prevention of Infant Blindness. He is a member of the International Classification of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ICROP 3, 2020) committee.
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.
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). He has (2020) 90+ publications, 25 chapters and one text book to his credit.
His special interests include Retinopathy of Prematurity, Tele-medicine, Tear Biomarkers, Low-cost innovative imaging and Artificial Intelligence.
Total Reviews – 547
From Raichur, my baby as a premeture born, checked for Rop, checked by KIDROP team from Narayana nethralaya. With free of cost bcz my baby born in government hospital. Now they called us for vision and retinoscopy, Now every thing is normal. Thank you for KIDROP team, and Dr Anand vinekar sir, for this excellent service for people and for the society Thank you narayanan nethralaya for the giving the good hygiene maintenance Thank you🙏🙏
Chitradurga.. ,, Dr,Anand vinekar , Thank you maguna tumba chennagi nodidare. Team KIDROP is very good caring for premature babies.
We are having 1 and half year experience Doctor ANAND VINEKAR chanagi explain madidaare GOOD SIR…haagu sibandi saha olle chanagi nodikondu chanagi thilisikodthare higiddare village janakke enu baya illa all of good staff . well explained..
The experience was good and the doctor as well as the staff were very helpful and organized. No difficulties were faced during the whole procedure starting from the first day check up to till here my premature baby caring. Thanks much to all for the service provided. Dr Anand vinekar is very caring person. Thank you KIDROP team.
Good anand vinekar
From Mandya. Good consultation with Dr anand vinekar. Good service.
Very good comfortable area, And good caring Dr Anand vinekar.
My experience was excellent. Associates working here from reception to all areas including all over department is good, Dr Anand vinekar is very neatly explained. Thank you KIDROP..
Dr Anand vinekar, thanks you sir very good and I’m very happy
Amazing experience, Good Dr Anand vinekar.