Sunir J. Garg, MD

Co-Director, Retina Research

Subspecialty: Retina


Sunir J. Garg, MD is an attending physician on the Retina Service at Wills Eye Hospital. His clinical interests include advanced treatments for diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, complex retinal detachments, retinal vascular diseases, surgical diseases of the macula and retina, and ocular inflammation. Dr. Garg is listed among "The Best Ophthalmologists" in the United States.

He is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Ophthalmology, and is an active member of the Retina Society, the Macula Society, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Uveitis Society and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He is past president of the Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmic Society.

Dr. Garg has been invited to speak both nationally and internationally. In addition to being the editor of one textbook and co-editor of two others, he has authored cover 100 papers and book chapters, and serves as a manuscript reviewer for a number of prestigious journals. He is also a consultant to the American College of Physicians and the Wills Eye Manual. He is editor of ophthalmology for the Merck Manual, Retina Committee Chair for the American Academy of Ophthalmology ONE Network and is Editor-in-Chief for Retina Times, an official publication of the American Society of Retina Specialists. 

Dr. Garg has been the course director for an honored vitreoretinal surgery course at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received an award from the American Retina Foundation for his research on macular degeneration. He also serves as principal investigator on several major national and international clinical trials.

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Board Certification
American Board of Ophthalmology – 2003

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


Fellowship:  Wills Eye Hospital – 2004

Residency:  University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center – 2002

Medical School:  University of Michigan – 1998

  • Undergraduate:  University of Michigan – 1995

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