Ashiyana Nariani, MD, MPH

Ashiyana Nariani, MD, MPH, American Board Of Ophthalmology certified, is a cornea specialist, refractive surgeon, and anterior segment ocular oncologist. She completed her Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery Fellowship from the Duke University Eye Center and the Miracles In Sight Eye Banking Fellowship. She is a pioneer in eye bank preparation of Pre-Descemet Endothelial Keratoplasty (PDEK) grafts and recipient of the 55th Annual Eye Bank Association of America Travel Grant.

Prior to that, she was chief ophthalmology resident at the University of Chicago Medical Center, completed a dual degree MD/MPH from Tufts University School of Medicine, and was summa cum laude from Tufts University in mathematics and chemistry.

Dr. Nariani now works internationally full-time at a large, municipal government teaching hospital, King Edward Memorial, in Mumbai, India as Assistant Professor, where she performs complex gimbal stem cell transplants, corneal transplants and manages the ocular surface tumors.

She has received numerous accolades including The Ophthalmologist Power List 2021: Top 100 Women in Ophthalmology, the ASCRS YES International Grant, and was one of the top speakers for AAO 2020 Cornea Subspecialty Day. She is the recipient of the J. William Fulbright Scholarship on blindness to India, the World Health Organization Internship on Blindness and Visual Impairment, the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for service, and the Patient Service Value Award by the NorthShore University Health System for exceptional patient care.

She currently serves on the AAO ONE Cornea Network Committee, the AAO Global Education and Outreach Committee, and Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA) Executive Committee and is the founder of the “2020!” Ophthalmology Educational Series.


King Edward Memorial Hospital


Acharya Donde Marg, Parel

Mumbai 400012 INDIA

Telephone – +91.97.6496.5511 (India)

Telephone – 201.757.3935 (USA)

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