Verinder S. Nirankari, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Corneal Care, Corneal Disease and Transplant, and Cataract Surgery

Dr. Verinder Nirankari joined the Katzen Eye Group in 2018. He is a board-certified Ophthalmologist, Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He specializes in cornea-external diseases and complicated anterior segment surgery. Dr. Nirankari has been in practice for over the years 38 years and has performed thousands of operations.

Dr. Nirankari attended medical school at the Medical College of Amritsar, India, and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as the Director of Cornea, Complicated Cataracts, and Refractive Surgery at Union Memorial Hospital and currently holds a Clinical Professorship of Ophthalmology at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Nirankari has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Service Certificate and Honor Award and the Lois A. Young-Thomas Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also received a lifetime fellowship from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Ophthalmological Society. His research focuses on the effects of deep corneal vascularization on corneal clarity, management of the intraocular lens and astigmatism after corneal transplantation, refractive and therapeutic use of crosslinking in keratoconus, ectasia and ocular infections and corneal graft rejection.

Outside of the office, Dr. Nirankari enjoys playing golf, traveling, reading about politics, economics, and history and listening to classical music.


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