Professor of Ophthalmology
Name: Dr. Neelam Pushker
Designation: Professor of Ophthalmology
Address: 493, 4th Floor, Dr R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi – 110029
Phone no. 011 26593020
Dr. Neelam Pushker completed her undergraduate and postgraduate training from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. She also completed her Senior Residency training from Dr R P Centre, AIIMS. She joined as Faculty in Oculoplasty, Orbit and Tumor Services of Dr R P Centre, AIIMS, in 2000. She is currently working as Professor of Ophthalmology. She is surgically skilled in performing highly specialized orbital, lacrimal, socket and eyelid surgeries. Reconstructive procedures of eyelid, socket, congenital anomalies etc using grafts such as mucous membrane, skin, amniotic membrane, sclera and synthetic implants are routinely performed by her. She has vast experience in cosmetic and corrective surgeries such as blepharoplasty, ptosis, lid retraction, socket expansion, trauma etc. Treatment of benign and malignant orbital, ocular surface and eyelid tumors is a major part of her surgical and clinical experience. She has published more than 135 papers in peer reviewed indexed international journals and also some chapters in books. Amongst some recent awards, she has received Best Paper Award (OPAI), 2012; AIIMS Excellence Research Award, 2014 and Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology-Achievement Award, 2015. She is member of various scientific societies and reviewed papers for national and international journals. She has chaired sessions, performed live surgery, presented videos and delivered guest lectures in several national and international conferences and meetings.
Some of her pioneer and innovative work are in the field of eyelid reconstructive surgery, sentinel lymph node biopsy in eyelid tumors, orbital infection, ptosis, contracted socket, congenital periorbital anomalies and lacrimal problems. She has officiated as Chief Guide in about 20 MD thesis, also as a co-supervisor in M.D, PhD and D.M thesis. She has collaborated in basic sciences services research work on molecular and genetic aspects of tumors and congenital anomalies. Some of these researches have been published in high index journal viz. Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology and British Journal of Ophthalmology.