Aravinda Rao, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

LSU Vitreoretinal Fellowship Director

LSU Eye Clinic at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge 
9032 Perkins Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: (225) 765-6565
Fax: (225) 354-2075


BS (Biology)
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA


Transitional Internship
Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Ophthalmolgy Residency
LSU/Ochsner Residency Program, New Orleans, LA

VitreoRetinal Fellowship
LSUHSC, Baton Rouge, LA

Clinical Interests

Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy, medical and surgical treatments

Fellow versus attending performed outcomes of surgery

Standardization of Fellowship Training Program

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

ASRS Fellowship Education and Training Committee
OR Steering Committee, OLOL/LSU Health BR
New Orleans Academy Organizing Committee for annual meeting
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Retina Specialists

Additional Info

Presentation and Honors

  • AAMC Leadership in Academic Development Program
  • ARVO 2015, 2016, 2017 Poster Presentations
  • ASRS 2017 Poster Presentation