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Madhura A. Tamhankar, MD

Madhura A. Tamhankar, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of Neurology

Languages spoken:

  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Dr. Tamhankar is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Madhura A. Tamhankar

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Double Vision (Diplopia)
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Papilledema
  • Prisms
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome
  • Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)
  • Temporal Arteritis (Giant Cell Arteritis)
  • Vision Loss

Description of Clinical Expertise

Neuro-ophthalmology, strabismus, orbital disorder, thyroid eye disease

Key Words: Strabismus, double vision, lazy eye, squint, optic neuritis, nystagmus, optic atrophy, papilledema, optic nerve swelling

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Superior Vision Benefit Mgmt, Inc (Block Vision)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
Residency: Nair Hospital
Residency: St. Mary's Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Ophthalmology, National Indian Medical Association, National North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Tamhankar is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Aleman TS, Huang J, Garrity ST, Carter SB, Aleman WD, Ying GS, Tamhankar MA: Relationship Between Optic Nerve Appearance and Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness as Explored with Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. Transl Vis Sci Technol 3 (6): 4,2014.

Carter SB, Pistilli M, Livingston KG, Gold DR, Volpe NJ, Shindler KS, Liu GT, Tamhankar MA: The role of orbital ultrasonography in distinguishing papilledema from pseudopapilledema. Eye (Lond) 28 (12): 1425-30,2014.

Tamhankar MA, Paessler ME, Kharlip JN, Shekdar KV, Burnham JM, Cole KA: A 16-year-old boy with a suprasellar mass. J Neuroophthalmol 34 (3): 295-300,2014.

Tamhankar MA, Biousse V, Ying G, Prasad S, Subramanian PS, Lee MS, Eggenberger E, Moss HE, Pineles S, Bennett J, Osborne B, Volpe NJ, Liu GT, Bruce BB, Newman NJ, Galetta SL, Balcer LJ: Isolated Third, Fourth, and Sixth Cranial Nerve Palsies from Presumed Microvascular versus Other Causes: A Prospective Study. Ophthalmol 120 (11): 2264-9,2013.

Eftekhari K, McClelland CM, Gausas RE, Jian B, Woo J, Volpe NJ, Tamhankar MA: A case of extraocular muscle enlargement causing diplopia: thinking beyond thyroid eye disease. J Neuroophthalmol 33 (2): 179-82,2013.

Tamhankar MA, Lesniak SP, Nallasamy S, Woo JH: Tacrolimus-induced cerebral blindness in a liver transplant patient. Indian J Ophthalmol : 2013.

Walsh RD, Vagefi MR, McClelland CM, Alonso-Basanta M, Newman JG, Farkas T, Tamhankar MA.: Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the orbital apex. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 29 (1): 33-5,2013.

Tamhankar MA, Ying GS, Volpe NJ: Prisms are effective in resolving diplopia from incomitant, large, and combined strabismus. Eur J Ophthalmol 22 (6): 890-7,2012.

Tamhankar MA, Ying GS, Volpe NJ.: Effectiveness of prisms in the management of diplopia in patients due to diverse etiologies. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 49 (4): 222-8,2012.

Tamhankar MA, Ying GS, Volpe NJ.: Success of prisms in the management of diplopia due to fourth nerve palsy. J Neuroophthalmol 31 (3): 206-9,2011.

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Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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