Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD

Director of Ocular Oncology at the Byers Eye Institute | Professor

Ophthalmology

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Stanford Byers Eye Institute
2452 Watson Ct, MC 5353
Palo Alto, CA 94303

My Approach

Dr. Mruthyunjaya cares for patients with conditions related to cancer of the eye in both adults and children, either benign, pre-cancerous or eye cancer. These conditions include ocular melanoma, hemangioma, cancers from other parts of the body which spread to the eye, Coats' disease, retinoblastoma, iris tumors (melanoma, cysts, metastatic lesions) and tumors of the conjunctiva including melanoma, and squamous cells carcinoma. He also manages the eye related side effects of chemotherapy treatments. He is an expert in using the most advanced diagnostic tests to make a personalized treatment plan for every patient. With his expertise in retinal surgery, he treats patients with a variety of advanced techniques including small instrument tumor biopsy, vitrectomy and radiation therapy.

As a retinal surgeon, he manages complicated retinal diseases including retinal detachment, macular holes, epiretinal membranes and diabetic eye disease.

His approach to any patient is to provide customized care for every patient and works closely with other experts at the Stanford Cancer Institute. Dr. Mruthyunjaya is actively involved in research in ocular cancer imaging, genetics and new modalities of tumor biopsy.

His passion lies in developing collaborative research networks and training the next generation of vitreoretinal surgeons. His academic contributions were recognized by the Heed, AOS-Knapp and Ronald G Michels foundations the American Society of Retina Specialists with a Senior Honor Award. He was recently listed as one of the worlds 150 most innovative retinal specialists.

Locations

Stanford Byers Eye Institute

2452 Watson Ct, MC 5353

Palo Alto, CA 94303

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Phone : (650) 723-6995

Fax : (650) 565-8297

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Dept of Ophthalmology

751 S Bascom Ave Ste 310

San Jose, CA 95128

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Phone : (408) 793-2525

Fax : (408) 885-5849

Conditions

Ocular Oncology

Retinal and Intraocular Tumors

Retinoblastoma

Vitreoretinal Surgery

Work and Education

Professional Education

Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 05/31/1996

Residency

Duke University Eye Center, Durham, NC, 6/30/2000

Fellowship

Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK, 6/30/2005

Duke University Medical Center Ophthalmology Fellowships, Durham, NC, 6/30/2004

Internship

University of Rochester Internal Medicine Residency, Rochester, NY, 6/29/1997

Board Certifications

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2001

Languages

English