Aakriti Garg Shukla, MD

Ophthalmology
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, more

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ColumbiaDoctors - Third Avenue

880 Third Avenue
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New York, NY 10022
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CUIMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute

622 W 168th Street
Vanderbilt Clinic Building, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10032
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About Aakriti Garg Shukla, MD


Dr. Aakriti Shukla is Leonard A. Lauder Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC and Attending Ophthalmologist at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Shukla is a board-certified ophthalmologist and specializes in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma and cataracts. Her surgical expertise includes minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, traditional glaucoma surgery, glaucoma laser surgery, and cataract surgery.


Dr. Shukla completed her undergraduate studies as a Trustee and Renaissance Scholar at the University of Southern California. She received her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, where she was awarded a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship and earned the Edith and Denton McKane Memorial Award for Outstanding Research in Ophthalmology. She completed her training as an ophthalmology resident and served as chief resident at Columbia University's Harkness Eye Institute. She pursued further glaucoma subspecialty training at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Prior to her appointment at Columbia University, she served as glaucoma faculty at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.


Dr. Shukla has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally on her patient care and research. She serves on the Editorial Board of Ophthalmology Glaucoma. Her work has earned several awards and research grants including the American Glaucoma Society (AGS) Mentoring for Advancement of Physician Scientists Grant and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Best Paper Award. She was awarded the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) International Service Grant for her involvement in global health initiatives in India, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, and other countries. Her main research interests include early detection of glaucoma, glaucoma progression, surgical outcomes, and healthcare disparities in glaucoma. She is continually inspired by her patients and aims to improve their quality of life while treating their glaucoma.


Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Laser Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery

Education

  • Medical School: Medical School Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Leadership, Titles & Positions

  • Leonard A. Lauder Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center

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