Dr. Parijat Chandra completed his M.B.B.S. from the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), Delhi. He was awarded the Sridharan Gold medal in Anatomy, Sridharan Gold medal with distinction in Pharmacology; silver medals with distinction in Physiology, Biochemistry; and silver medal in Preventive & Social medicine. He was awarded silver medals for overall ranking in first and final MBBS.
He completed his M.D. (Ophthalmology) from the prestigious R.P. Centre, AIIMS. He was also awarded degree of D.N.B. (Ophthalmology) by National Board of Examinations. He completed his senior residency training in vitreoretinal surgery from R.P. Centre, AIIMS. Thereafter he joined the faculty in Dr. R.P. Centre, AIIMS and is currently working as Professor of Ophthalmology.
His key area of work is in research, management and surgery of paediatric vitreoretinal diseases, especially Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, and has 100+ peer-reviewed Pubmed indexed publications. He has been engaged in screening and management of ROP in AIIMS since last 15 years, and is well experienced in ROP surgery.
He has conducted nationwide ROP training workshops, and was Co-PI of the Sightsaver’s National ROP Project. He was organizing secretary of the 2nd World ROP Congress in New Delhi (2009) and Chief Scientific Program Coordinator of the 3rd World ROP Congress in Shanghai, China (2012). He organized the National ROP Summit supported by QEDJT (2013). He is member of the National ROP Task Force under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. He mentors quality improvement teams in AIIMS and is AIIMS chapter leader at Institute of Healthcare Improvement USA at IHI.org.