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Prithvi S. Sankar, MD

Prithvi S. Sankar, MD Physician

Director, Medical Student Education
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Tamil

Dr. Sankar is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Ophthalmology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Ophthalmology, 2001

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Early Diagnosis
  • Glaucoma - Medical Treatment
  • Glaucoma - Surgical Treatment
  • Routine Eye Exam

Description of Clinical Expertise

Glaucoma

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Superior Vision Benefit Mgmt, Inc (Block Vision)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency: Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
Residency: University of Pittsburgh Health Center
Fellowship: Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology, National American Glaucoma Society, National American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, National Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology, National Chandler Grant Glaucoma Society, National Ophthalmic Club of Philadelphia, Local Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Research to Prevent Blindness, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sankar is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Glaucoma

Selected Publications:

Fisher JB, Sankar PS, Miller-Ellis EG, Ahmed HN, Maguire MG, Schutte-Rodin S, Piltz-Seymour JR.: Prevalence of Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG) in African-American Patients With Sleep Apnea Syndrome Poster Presentation, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2005.

Sankar PS: Glaucoma Specialty Clinical Update: Diagnostics. American Academy of Ophthalmology. Web based CME format. www.aao.org : 2003.

Sankar PS, Chen TC, Grosskreutz CL, Pasquale LR: Traumatic Hyphema. International Ophthalmology Clinic 42 : 57-68,2002.

Sankar PS, Pasquale LR, Grosskreutz CL: Uveal Effusion and Secondary Angle Closure Glaucoma Associated with Topiramate Use. Arch Ophthalmol : 2001.

Hu DE, Sankar PS, Chang BM, Dhaliwal DK: Dry Eye Syndrome Current Concepts in Ophthalmology 7 : 29-33,1999.

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Academic Contact Info

Scheie Eye Institute
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Ophthalmology
51 North 39th Street

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

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