CURRICULUM VITAE – R.S. Dhaliwal

CURRICULUM VITAE

Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC FACS


I. PERSONAL

Birthplace:
Canada.
Citizenship:USA

Marital Status:
Married

Work Address/Telephone:
The Retina Eye Center
3520 Walton Way Extension
Augusta, Georgia  30909-6605
(706) 481-9191
FAX  481-9197

II. EDUCATION

Premedical:
Honors Program in Biochemistry
University of British Columbia

Medical School:
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Internship:
Medical and Surgical Mixed Internship 
The University of Toronto
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Residencies:
Internal Medicine
The University of British Columbia
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ophthalmology
Queen's University
Department of Ophthalmology
Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Fellowships:
Medical Retina
Retinal Vascular Center
Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
The Johns Hopkins University Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland

Vitreoretinal Surgery
Retina Consultants
Barnes Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri

III. POSITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Undergraduate:

  • British Columbia Provincial Scholarship.
  • University of British Columbia Scholarship
          For each of undergraduate years
       (for top 5% of undergraduate student population).
  • Research Assistant
    UBC Department of Biochemistry
  • Pathology Research
    Assistant Royal Inland Hospital

Medical School:  

  • Medical Class President
  • Kapoor Singh Memorial Scholarship
  • Irving Clinic Scholarship
  • Parke, Davis Co. Ltd Book Prize
  • Charles A. Banks Foundation Scholarship
  • Samuel Diamond Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. W.T. Kergin Memorial Scholarship
  • Kiyoharu Momose Memorial Scholarship

Residency:

  • Resident Representative PARI-BC
    (Professional Association of Residents & Interns of BC)

Retina Fellowship:

  • E.A. Baker Foundation - (for the prevention of blindness)
    The Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Academic Positions:  

  • Assistant, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
    Johns Hopkins University, Faculty of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Lecturer, Department of Ophthalmology
    University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Assistant Clinical Professor,
    Department of Pediatrics, 
    Medical College of Georgia
    Augusta, Georgia
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Ophthalmology
    Queen's University, Faculty of Medicine
    Kingston, Ontario, Canada 
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Ophthalmology
    Emory University Faculty of Medicine
    Atlanta, Georgia

IV. CERTIFICATIONS

Canadian:

  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1G 3H7.
  • FRCSC 
    (Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Canada)
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

American:

  • American Board of Medical Examiners
    Parts I 88%; II 94%; III 94%;
    National Board of Medical Examiners
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Diplomate American Board of Ophthalmology
    99th Percentile Written Exam                                     

V. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

State/Provicincial:

  • College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • The Board of Physician Quality Assurance of the State of Maryland
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Missouri State Board of Registration For the Healing Arts
    Jefferson City, Missouri
  • The Composite State Board of Medical Examiners of Georgia
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners
    Columbia, SC

Medical/Alumni Societies:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    San Francisco, CA
  • American College of Surgeons
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Paul Cibis Club
    St. Louis, MO    
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists
    Mendocino, CA
  • The Grant Hall Society
    Queen's University. Alumni Association
    Kingston, Ontario, Canada    
  • Toronto Hospital Foundation (Patron Member)
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Daniel Coit Gilman Society 
    (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Honor Roll) 
    Baltimore, Maryland

Medical Associations:

  • Ontario Medical Association &nCanadian Medical Association
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • American Medical Association
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Wilmer Alumni Association
    The Johns Hopkins University Hospital
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • The Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Medical Association of Georgia
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Richmond County Medical Society
    Augusta, Georgia
  • Georgia Society of Ophthalmology
    Atlanta, Georgia

VI. MEDICAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

Emergency Room:  

  • Casualty Officer in Barry's Bay, Ontario
    St. Francis Memorial Hospital
    Barry's Bay, Ontario, Canada 
  • Certified in ATLS & ACLS 

Family Practice:

  • Solo Physician in northern Ontario
    (Ignace, Ontario & Hornepayne, Ontario)
  • Solo Physician in northern British Columbia
    (Hudson Hope, British Columbia) 
  • Queen's University Student Health Physician
    Prior to resumption of residency

Ophthalmic Practice:

  • Assistant, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
    Johns Hopkins University, Faculty of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow
    Retina Consultants, Ltd
    Barnes Retina Institute, Barnes Hospital
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Lecturer and Attending Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Department of Ophthalmology
    University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Associate Staff and Retinal Consultant,
    Department of Ophthalmology
    Queen's University, Faculty of Medicine
    Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Medical Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgeon/Partner,
    Southeast Retina Center
    Augusta, Georgia (1994-1998)
  • Medical Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgeon (Founder),
    The Retina Eye Center
    Augusta, Georgia  (1999-present)

VII.  PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Canadian Ophthalmological Society meeting June 1990
(Quebec City, Quebec, Canada):
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD and Raymond A. Bell MD FRCSC.

Canadian Ophthalmological Society meeting June 1991
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada):
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD and Raymond A. Bell MD FRCSC.

Chapter 115 Vol 2 RETINA, ed. Ryan SJ, Schachat AP, and Murphy RP.
"Traumatic Chorioretinopathies"
James S. Kelley MD and Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC
The C.V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, 1994.

Chapter 56 Vol 1 RETINA,ed. Ryan SJ, Ogden TE, and Schachat AP.
"The Leukemias and Lymphomas"
Andrew P. Schachat MD and Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC
The C.V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, 1994.

Chapter 33 Vol 1 RETINA, ed. Ryan SJ, Ogden TE, and Schachat AP.
"Remote Effects of Cancer on the Retina"
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC and Andrew P. Schachat MD
The C.V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, 1994.

Atlantic Coast Fluorescein Conference (hosted at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital January 24-25, 1992):
"Loculated Fluid in Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization"
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC and Neil M. Bressler MD.

51st Annual Wilmer Residents Alumni Association Meeting (Johns Hopkins University Hospital April 30, 1992):
"Systemic Risk Factors for Diabetic Retinopathy and Proliferative Diabetic
Retinopathy as a Risk Indicator for Cardiovascular Disease"
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC and Arnall Patz MD.

3rd International Symposium on Ocular Neovascularization (Paris, France May 23, 1992):
"Indocyanine Green Angiographic Findings in Acute Posterior Multifocal
Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy (APMPPE)"
M.F. Goldberg MD, R. Dhaliwal MD, A.M. Maguire MD, R.W. Flower.

Canadian Ophthalmological Society meeting June 1992
(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada):
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC and Andrew P. Schachat MD.

Grand Rounds University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta) September 25, 1992:
Wavelength Considerations in Retinochoroidal Photocoagulation and Evaluation
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC.

Grand Rounds University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC), November 25, 1992:
Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization: Investigative Approaches to Diagnosis & Management
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC , Matthew A. Thomas MD, Robert W. Flower.

Indocyanine Green Angiography: An International Symposium (New York City), January 16, 1993:
Indocyanine Green (ICG) Dye-Enhanced Diode Laser Photocoagulation of Occult Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization in ARMD
R. Joseph Olk MD, Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC.

Retinovascular Diseases Interdisciplinary Course, St. Luke's Hospital
Institute for Health Education, February 06, 1993:
Systemic Diseases and Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC

"Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy: 
An Indocyanine Green Angiographic Study" Retina , 13: 317-325, 1993.
R.S. Dhaliwal MD, A.M. Maguire MD, R.W. Flower, N.P. Arribas MD

Chapter 18 in OPTHALMIC SURGERY COMPLICATIONS: PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT, ed. Weinstein GW and Charlton JF:
"Endophthalmitis"
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC, and Travis A. Meredith MD
J.B. Lippincott Publishers, Philadelphia, 1995.

Read at the Retina Society 26th Annual Meeting, San Francisco CA Sept 29, 1993:
Indocyanine Green Dye-Enhanced Diode Laser Photocoagulation of
Occult Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization in ARMD
R. S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC, R. Joseph Olk MD.

American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1993 Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL; November 18, 1993):
"Surgical Removal of Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascular Membranes in ARMD and POHS"
Matthew A. Thomas MD, R. S. Dhaliwal MD, H. E. Ibanez MD,
A. J. Ruby MD.

Vitreous Society Annual Meeting (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, December 2, 1993):
"Atypical Macular Phototoxicity From Fiberoptic Endoillumination During Subfoveal and Macular Hole Surgery"
David F. Williams MD, Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) (Sarasota FL; May 1994):
Indocyanine Green Angiography Patterns of Choroidal Watershed Zones in
Patients with Choroidal Neovascular Membranes
M.F. Goldberg MD, R.S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC, M.G. Grand MD,
R. J. Olk MD 

XXVII International Congress of Ophthalmology (Toronto, Ontario; June 28,1994):
Septic Cardioembolic Choroidopathy                                             
S. Sharma MD, R.S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC, A. Naqvi MD, 
A.F. Cruess MD FRCSC 

"Retina and Vitreous" [Book Review]  
Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology , 29(3):160, 1994.
R. S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC.

"Visual Results after Surgical Removal of Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascular Membranes" Ophthalmology , 101: 1384-1396, 1994.
M.A. Thomas MD, J.D. Dickinson MD, N.S. Melberg MD, H.E. Ibanez MD,
R. S. Dhaliwal MD.

Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (Atlanta, GA; November19, 1994):
A Prospective Randomized Study of Retrobulbar and Peribulbar Anaesthesia in Vitreoretinal Surgery
O.M.Demediuk MD FACS, R.S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC, 
D. Papworth MD FRCPC, D. Wong MD FRCPC.

“Macular Scatter Diode Laser Photocoagulation of Ill-defined Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization in ARMD”  ARVO Abstract.  Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 36(4, suppl):1069, 1995.
V.N Desai, R.J. Olk, R.S. Dhaliwal.  Department of Ophthalmology; 
Washington University School of Medicine; St. Louis, MO.

Canadian Ophthalmological Society meeting June 1995 (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada):
"Autosomal Dominant Vitreoretinochoroidopathy and Angle Closure Glaucoma with Sudden Visual Loss"
R.S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC , O. M. Demediuk MD, N. Nijhawan MD,
E. Traboulsi MD, C. J. Pavlin MD FRCSC.

“A Comparison of Peribulbar and Retrobulbar Anesthesia for Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures” Archives of Ophthalmology, 113:908-913, 1995.
O.M.Demediuk MD, R.S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC, D. Papworth MD FRCPC,
R. Devenyi MD FRCSC, D. Wong MD FRCPC.

25th Anniversary Meeting of the Retinal Vascular Center of the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute : meeting August 1995 (Sundance, Utah):
"Toxic Retinal Manifestations of Urological Therapy"
R.S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC .

“Septic Cardioembolic Choroidopathy” Canadian Journal Ophthalmology, 32(1):42-45, 1997
S Sharma MD, R.S. Dhaliwal MD, A. F. Cruess MD.

“Diffuse Anterior Retinoblastoma: A Clinicopathological Correlation”  Retina, 18:238-241, 1998
H. E. Grossniklaus MD, R.S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC,  D. F. Martin MD.

“Choroidal Watershed Zones of Perfusion in Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration” 
Ophthalmic Surgery & Lasers, 29(5):385-390, 1998
M. F. Goldberg MD, R.S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC,  R. J. Olk MD.

Chapter 56 Vol 1 RETINA,ed. Ryan SJ, Ogden TE, and Schachat AP. (3rd ed)
 "The Leukemias and Lymphomas"
Andrew P. Schachat MD and Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC
The C.V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, 2000.

Chapter 33 Vol 1 RETINA, ed. Ryan SJ, Ogden TE, and Schachat AP. (3rd ed)
"Remote Effects of Cancer on the Retina"
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC and Andrew P. Schachat MD
The C.V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, 2000.

Nashville Ophthalmological Society (Nashville, TN), March 22, 2004:
The Electronic Ophthalmic Office
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC , Oksana M. Demediuk MD FACS

“Total Blindness From Presumed Optic Nerve Melanocytoma” 
American J Ophthalmology, 139:1113-1114, 2005
J.A. Shields MD, C.L. Shields MD, H. Ehya MD, R.S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC

Chapter 56 Vol 1 RETINA,ed. Ryan SJ, Ogden TE, and Schachat AP. (4th ed)
"The Leukemias and Lymphomas"
Andrew P. Schachat MD and Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC
Elsevier Health, 2005.

Chapter 33 Vol 1 RETINA, ed. Ryan SJ, Ogden TE, and Schachat AP. (4th ed)
"Remote Effects of Cancer on the Retina"
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC and Andrew P. Schachat MD
Elsevier Health, 2005.

American Academy of Ophthalmology (Poster Session: Information Technology):
“Multi-Office EMR, Practice Management Software, and Image Management Software in Clinical Retinal Practices: A Four-Year Experience”
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FACS, Oksana M. Demediuk MD FACS, Sanjay Logani MD FACS
October 17-18, 2005.  Annual Meeting Chicago IL.

American Academy of Ophthalmology (Course):
“Retinal Practice EMR: A Five Year Experience and Practical Considerations”
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC FACS, Oksana M. Demediuk MD FACS, Sajay Logani MD FACS
November 13, 2006.  Annual Meeting Las Vegas, Nevada.

David Rosen Clinical Symposium, Queen’s University at Kingston, May 5-7, 2007:
“Should I Aquire An OCT?”
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC

“Do I Need EMR and When Do I Need It?” 
Retinal Physician, 5(3):30-35, 2008
Randy Dhaliwal MD FRCSC FACS, Oksana Demediuk MD FACS, Andrew N. Antoszyk, MD

“Spectral-Domain OCT Reveals Details of Intraretinal and Choroidal Vasculature” 
Retina Today, 3(3):53-55, 2008
Randy Dhaliwal MD FRCSC FACS

Chapter 33 Vol 1 RETINA, ed. Ryan SJ, Ogden TE, and Schachat AP. (5th ed)
"Remote Effects of Cancer on the Retina"
Ranjit S. Dhaliwal MD FRCSC and Andrew P. Schachat MD
Elsevier Health, 2011.

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