Milan Eye Center is proud to introduce Dr. Vandana Reddy as the most recent addition to our group of experienced and compassionate surgeons.
Dr. Reddy is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in cataract, corneal, and refractive surgery. She will be primarily seeing patients at our Johns Creek and Cumming locations.
Dr. Reddy, an Atlanta native, has an accomplished academic career. She attended Wellesley College graduating with Honors with a degree in Neuroscience. At Wellesley, she was exposed to many amazing female mentors in science and the arts as well as many well-rounded and successful peers. Dr. Reddy returned to Georgia and earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. Her interest in ophthalmology began during her time at MCG and it was there she was able to actively become involved in clinical care and research. Dr. Reddy completed her residency training in ophthalmology at the world renowned Mayo Clinic. Her mentor, Dr. Sanjay V. Patel, a leader in the field of cornea was instrumental in Dr. Reddy’s interest in corneal surgery and research.
She further pursued a fellowship in Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive surgery at the prestigious Kellogg Eye Center of the University of Michigan under the expertise of some of the greatest surgeons, role models, and leaders in the field of corneal and cataract surgery: Dr. Alan Sugar, Dr. Kaz Soong, Dr. Shahzad Mian, Dr. Theresa Cooney, Dr. Roni Shtein, and Dr. Mia Woodward. After completing her fellowship training, Dr. Reddy was recruited to the faculty at the Emory Eye Center. In addition to seeing her own patients and operating, she mentored future ophthalmologists and actively participated in ophthalmology resident education at Emory. She supervised residents in the operating room and the clinics at Grady Memorial Hospital as well.
Dr. Reddy devoted her time and expertise to provide medical and surgical outreach in India, the Salvation Army Free Eye Clinics, Medical Camps and Migrant Health Clinics, and the Student Sight Savers Programs, among others.
Dr. Reddy has a strong interest in international eye care and spent time learning and practicing small incision sutureless extracapsular cataract surgeries. She has conducted research in ocular surface disease, corneal sensitivity, and corneal nerve density in patients with neurological disorders. She has published her research and presented in many national meetings throughout her career.
In her free time, Dr. Reddy enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is an accomplished performer of Kuchipudi dance, a type of Indian classical dancing.
Dr. Reddy is excited to provide the unsurpassed knowledge and compassionate care that you have grown to expect from the surgeons at Milan Eye Center.
“Seeing Dr. Sajja was very easy and efficient. He was very thorough and professional. He was also very honest in what he felt needed to be done. He also had a very good bedside manner and was caring, nothing was painful at all. The surgery was a quick procedure and I was in excellent care. I was amazed that Dr. Sajja himself called me two days after surgery to check-up on me!”
“Dr. Milan Patel is an excellent, caring physician. From the initial exam through cataract surgery he was very patient with explaining the surgery and recovery process. I had both eyes replaced with new lenses and felt extremely comfortable through both procedures. I highly, highly recommend him!”
“I was scared of having my cataracts removed, but the doctor and all of the staff made me most comfortable. There was no pain & the recovery was short. I would recommend Dr. Desai to anyone who needs surgery. And the people who work there are just wonderful”