Ryan A. Vasan, M.D.

Research Summary

Research Summary

Some of Dr. Vasan’s former research projects have involved corneal transplantation including partial thickness corneal transplantation techniques and automated endothelial keratoplasty graft preparation. He is also interested in enhancing resident education particularly in the realm of surgical training.

Selected Publications

For a full list of publications, please see his CV.

Witmer MT, Vasan R, Levy R, Davis J, Chan RV. Bilateral maculopathy associated with Pierre Robin sequence. J AAPOS. 2012 Aug;16(4):409-10.

Foster JB, Swan KR, Vasan RA, Greven MA, Walter KA. Small-incision Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty: a comparison of small-incision tissue injector and forceps techniques. Cornea. 2012 Jan;31(1):42-7.

Foster JB, Vasan R, Walter KA. Three-millimeter incision descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty using sodium hyaluronate (healon): a survey of 105 eyes. Cornea. 2011 Feb;30(2):150-3. 

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  • A.B. Duke University, Economics
  • M.D. Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Postgraduate Training

  • 2009-2010 Internship, Winthrop University Hospital
  • 2010-2013 Resident in Ophthalmology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2013-2014 Fellowship in Cornea and Tissue Banking, North Carolina Eye Bank
  • 2013-2014Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases, Wake Forest Baptist Hospital


  • 2009 Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 2009 David Bryan Sloan, III Award Recipient for Excellence in Ophthalmology
  • 2013 Featured in One to Watch, a Millennial Eye mobile app-based publication, Issue 3