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President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Aakriti Garg Shukla, MD

Glaucoma Service

Subspecialty: Glaucoma

Areas of Interest

  • Glaucoma filtering surgery (trabeculectomy, tube shunt surgery)
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS): iStent, Hydrus, goniotomy, gonioscopy assisted transluminal trabeculotomy
  • Glaucoma laser surgery (peripheral iridotomy, selective laser trabeculoplasty)
  • Cataract surgery
  • Early detection of glaucomatous loss by optimizing diagnostic techniques
  • Novel approaches to preventing fibrosis after glaucoma surgery
  • Management of complex glaucoma

Biography

Aakriti G. Shukla, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts. She is continually inspired by her patients, and is committed to excellent clinical care. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Shukla completed her undergraduate studies as a Trustee Scholar at the University of Southern California. She went on to medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed ophthalmology residency at Columbia University’s Harkness Eye Institute, where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. After residency, Dr. Shukla completed advanced training in glaucoma diagnosis and management at Wilmer Eye Institute / Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Shukla has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally on her research. Her work has earned several awards and research grants including the American Glaucoma Society Mentoring for Advancement of Physician Scientists Grant and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Best Paper Award. Dr. Shukla is committed to global health initiatives, and has volunteered in surgical and medical mission trips to several countries including Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras.

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Credentials

Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – 2019

Academic Affiliation
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Education

  • Fellowship:  Wilmer Eye Institute, Glaucoma – 2019
  • Residency:  Chief Resident – Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University Medical Center – 2018
  • Medical School:  Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Undergraduate:  University of Southern California – 2009

Honors and Awards

2019 – American Glaucoma Society Mentoring for Advancement of Physician Scientists Grant
2017 – World Glaucoma Congress: Best of 2017 American Glaucoma Society Meeting
2017 – American Glaucoma Society Bernard Schwartz Memorial Award
2017 – American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting: Best Paper Award
2016 – ASCRS/YES Legislative Fly-In Scholarship Award
2016 – AAO Mid-Year Forum Advocacy Ambassador Award
2015 – Albert Einstein Medical Center Outstanding Intern Award
2015 – Edith and Denton McKane Memorial Award for Outstanding Research in Ophthalmology
2014 – ARVO Annual Meeting Travel Grant Award
2012-2013 – Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship
2010- National Institutes of Health T35 Institutional Research Training Grant
2008 – University of Southern California Renaissance Scholar

Language Spoken

Spanish, Hindi

Wills Eye Hospital
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