Mandeep Singh Dhalla, M.D.
Dr. Mandeep Singh Dhalla is the immediate Past-President of the Broward County Ophthalmology Society. He joined Retina Group of Florida after serving as Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. During that time, he supervised ophthalmologists-in-training while maintaining a busy retinal practice at the University’s Retinal Eye Service and also at John Cochran Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Dr Dhalla enjoys a national reputation as a vitreoretinal surgeon and has been recognized as one of the nation's Best Doctors by U.S. News & World Report, America's Top Ophthalmologists by the Consumer Research Council of America, and has been an Editor for the Retina Times, the official publication of the American Society of Retina Specialists. He has been recognized as a leading ophthalmologist worldwide.
“Preventing blindness from complex retinal diseases in my patients is an honor and one of my life’s greatest blessings.”— Dr. Mandeep Dhalla
Dr. Dhalla’s interest in medicine began during childhood as he learned the value of healing the pains of others from his physician parents. “My parents recognized my innate interest in intricate details, visual optics, and naturally nurtured me towards ophthalmology.” He graduated from the Honors Program in Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine earning both a Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree in only six years with the prestigious Medical Board of Trustees scholarship. He then went on to complete his ophthalmology residency at the Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan where he was honored the Jan Rival Award, and named the most outstanding resident across all specialties in the Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Dhalla completed his Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and diseases at the renowned Barnes Retina Institute at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is Board-Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
His research interests include wet age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and the treatment of advanced diabetic retinopathy. He has been prolific in contributing to our understanding of ocular disease with over thirty combined presentations and publications in peer reviewed journals: RETINA, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, and Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging. Dr Dhalla has presented his research at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Michigan Ophthalmological Society and American Society of Retina Specialists.
He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and American Society of Retina Specialists.
Dr. Dhalla is also an active member of the United Sikh Religious and Educational Foundation, and the Sikh Society of Florida. He is very devoted to his family, wife and three children. His hobbies include gardening, playing his sarangi (Indian violin), and nautical activities.
Dr. Mandeep Singh Dhalla, MD from Retina Group of Florida Discusses Preventing Eye injuries
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Presentations & Publications
- Dhalla, MS, Fantin, A. Macular Photostress Testing: Sensitivity and Recovery with an Automated Perimeter. Retina. 2005 Feb-Mar; 25(2):189-92.
- Dhalla MS, Desai UR, Zuckerbrod DS. Pigmentary Maculopathy In A Patient with Wolfram Syndrome. Can J Ophthalmol. 2006 Feb; 41(1):38-40.
- Dhalla MS, Blinder KJ, Tewari A, Hariprasad SM, Apte R. Retinal Pigment Epithelial Tear Following Intravitreal Pegaptanib. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Apr; 141(4):752-4.
- Dhalla MS, Desai UR, Gandolfo C. Does Postoperative Near Visual Acuity Predict Macular Hole Closure? Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2006 May-Jun; 37(3):244-6.
- Tewari A, Shah GK, Dhalla MS, Shepherd JB. Combination photodynamic therapy and juxtascleral triamcinolone acetonide for the treatment of a peripapillary choroidal neovascular membrane associated with papilloedema. Br J Ophthalmol. 2006 Oct; 90(10):1323-4.
- Dhalla MS, Shah GK, Blinder KJ, Ryan EH, Mittra R, Tewari A. Combined Photodynamic Therapy with Verteporfin and Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Choroidal Neovascularization in Age Related Macular Degeneration. Retina. 2006 November/December; 26(9):988-993.
- Tewari A, Dhalla MS, Apte R. Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Treatment of Choroidal Neovascularization in Pathologic Myopia. Retina. 2006 November/December; 26(9):1093-1094.
- Dhalla MS, Fantin A, Blinder KJ, Bakal JA. The Macular Automated Photostress (MAP) Test. Am J Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr;143(4):596-600. Epub 2007 Feb 14.
- Tewari A, Shah GK, Dhalla MS, Blinder, KJ. Surface anesthesia for office-based retinal procedures. Retina. 2007 Jul-Aug;27(6):804-5.
- Almony A, Dhalla MS, Feiner L, Shah GK. Macular optical coherence tomography findings in progressive outer retinal necrosis. Can J Ophthalmol. 2007 Dec;42(6): 881
- Smith BT, Dhalla MS, Shah GK, Blinder KJ, Ryan EH, Mittra RA. Intravitreal Bevacizumab Combined with Verteporfin Photodynamic Therapy for Choroidal Neovascularization in Age-related Macular Degeneration. Retina 2008;28:675-681.
- Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network. Optical coherence tomography measurements and analysis methods in optical coherence tomography studies of diabetic macular edema. Ophthalmology. 2008 Aug;115(8):1366-71, 1371.e1.