Name: Dr. Aishwarya R. Mulay

Qualification: MBBS, DOMS, FIGO, FMR, FHVDEH (Glaucoma)

Admission year: 2014

Resident or Fellow: Resident

Current position:

1) Consultant at Sahyadri Hospital, Pune

2) Glaucoma Consultant at Dada Laser Eye Institute, Pune

Experience at NIO: Dr. Shreekant Kelkar Sir, Aruna Kelkar Madam, Dr. Aditya kelkar Sir, Dr. Jai Kelkar Madam and the whole team of NIO has been working with passion, discipline, and dedication to serve the society for the last 26 years.
I am grateful that I was a part of the NIO family and got an opportunity to learn from the experts. I hope that they achieve new heights in future. All the best NIO for upcoming project!

Name: Dr. Alok Wasudeorao Borkar

Qualification: MBBS, DOMS, DNB (Ophthal), MNAMS, FGO

Admission year: June 2011

Resident or Fellow: Resident- Primary DNB

Current position: Consultant & Phaco Surgeon.




Name: Dr. Amit Ranade

Qualifications: MBBS, DOMS

Admission year: 2003 admission for Doms from NIO

Resident or Fellow: Resident

Current address: NIO and Ranade Eye Hospital, Sadashiv Peth, Near Nagnath Par, Pune.

Experience at NIO: I received a strong support from SBK Sir, Aruna Ma’am, Dr. Aditya and Dr. Jai. They have helped me a lot in my journey.

Name: Dr. Ashish K. Jain

Qualification: Vitreo Retinal Surgeon

Admission year: 2012

Resident or fellow: Resident

Current position: Lecturer at GMC, Mumbai.

Experience at NIO: NIO was my home for three years. The journey at NIO was simply an experience for life. Not only did we learn the intricate details of ophthalmology, but also the art of communicating to the patients. The value of social responsibility was also imbibed at NIO. I pay my gratitude for shaping my life to Dr. Shreekant Kelkar, Dr. Aditya Kelkar, and Dr. Jai Kelkar.

Name: Dr. Asmita Rahul Phase

Qualification: MBBS, DOMS

Admission Year: 2015

Resident or fellow: Resident

Current position: Medical Retina Consultant

Experience at NIO: It was good to work in NIO for two years where I learned many advanced things. I am lucky to be a part of NIO family.

Name: Dr. Bhargav S Dave

Qualification: DO, DNB (NIO)

Year of joining: 2008

Year of completion: 2010

Resident or Fellow: DNB Resident (Secondary)

Current position: Consultant- Retina, Dr. Dave Eye Care, Ahmedabad.

Current address: Dr. Dave Eye Care, Ramnivas, Near Mahadev Temple, behind Prithvi hotel, L.G.corner, Maninagar, Ahmedabad-8.

Experience at NIO: My residency in NIO was a life changing experience. I learnt from the best and that training made me a better ophthalmologist. I am really thankful to respected Dr. S B Kelkar Sir, Mrs. Aruna Ma’am, Aditya Sir, and Jai Ma’am.

Name: Dr. Bipin Shah

Qualification: FRCS, DO, DNB

Admission year: 1999-2000

Resident or fellow: DNB at KEM

Current position: Consulting Anterior SEG Eye Surgeon

Current address: Navyajyot Eye Hospital, 2/3, Santacruz Mansion No. 1, Santacruz East, Mumbai, 55.

Experience at NIO: I learnt a lot of things at NIO, especially handling patients and dealing with different situations and people. Many thanks to team NIO for my current success.

Name: Dr. Ekta Arora

Qualification: M.B.B.S, DNB (Ophthalmology)

Admission year: 2013

Resident or Fellow: DNB Resident

Currently position: Glaucoma Fellow at Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore.

Experience at NIO: Having been introduced to the nuances of Ophthalmology, NIO has been my mentor in every sense. It laid down the foundation for my career and the support shown to me here only motivated me to look forward in this field. The learning and experience which I was exposed to here at NIO plays a contributory role in my journey towards becoming a better doctor, each day. The opportunity to work with renowned doctors and supportive colleagues has only taught me how any practice should be centred towards patient safety and care. NIO taught me how challenging situations can be handled when approached with the right attitude and experience. It made me conscious not only about my own field but also about social issues and how important it is to give back to the society. As I progress in my field, I will always be thankful for the contributions of NIO and always hope to see it flourish.

Name: Dr. Hetal Mehta Khandge

Qualification: MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology), DNB, FICO, FVRS, FAICO (Vitreo-Retina), MRCS Edinburgh.

Admission year: FVRS fellow in the year 2017-18

Current position: Consultant Eye Surgeon (Cataract, Vitreo-Retina)

Current address: Dr. Khandge Hospital, Shitole nagar, Old Sangvi, Pune 411027.

Experience at NIO: It has been an amazing journey of my Vitreo-retina fellowship at NIO during the year 2017-18. It was a privilege to get trained under Dr. Aditya Kelkar who guided so well both academically and surgically in the field of retina. Also the ongoing research opportunities at the institute have been very encouraging. After the fellowship i joined as a consultant eye surgeon, and it has been an overwhelming experience. I sincerely admire the ethics, patient care approaches, protocols, state of the art equipments and the cordial work atmosphere amongst all colleagues at the institute.

Name: Dr. Kaustubh Jayant Ranade

Qualification: MBBS, DO, DNB (OPHTHAL)

Admission year: 2000

Resident or Fellow: Resident at KEM/ Clinical Assistant (NIO)

Current position: Private Practice

Current address: Prathamesh Eye Hospital, 1939, Mahalaxmi Road, Dapoli, Dist. Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, 415712.

Experience at NIO: Sir taught us all aspects of clinical and private practice, right from how to manage the patient clinically to socially. We got to know the nuances of academics, institutional practice, as well as private practice. The fundamentals imbibed then are still strong and are the based of my practice today. Ethics have always been the foundation of sir's teachings and we still carry the same torch. Friends and colleagues from NIO have enriched our professional as well as personal lives.

Name: Dr. Manas Nitin Deshmukh

Qualification: MBBS, DO, DNB (Ophthalmology)

Admission year: 2014

Resident or Fellow: Secondary DNB Resident

Current position: Consultant

Experience at NIO:There are many experiences at NIO, especially scoldings of Dr. Aditya Sir that helped me improve my skills, discipline and overall development as an individual. The success story of Shrikant Sir that inspires everyone to struggle hard to achieve success. Jai Madam's help during surgeries and boosting your morale in complicated cases still she gives you a chance to improve it. Humbleness of Pankaj Sir taught us not to get carried away with success. Ever smiling and helpful Timble Madame who was like a Friend who would always pull you out of troubles and lead you towards success. Words might fall short but really NIO has helped me become what I am today. Thanks alot Team NIO.

Name: Dr. Pallavee Parag Karnad nee Pallavi Prakash Joshi

Qualification: DOMS

Admission year: 1997

Resident or Fellow: resident

Address: Karnad clinic, 102, Mukadam Landmarks, Building no. 1, Teen Batti Naka, Khed, dist. Ratnagiri – 415709.

Name: Dr. Priyanka Raut Amale

Qualification: MBBS, DOMS, DNB

Admission year: 2012

Resident or Fellow: Secondary DNB Resident

Current position: Consultant at Mahatme Eye Bank and Eye Hospital, Nagpur.

Experience at NIO: NIO is the place were I learnt what ophthalmology is. Dr. SBK sir, Dr.Aditya sir and Dr. Jai ma'am were helpful and learnt a lot from them. They are an inspiration for people who have worked at NIO and seen their hardwork.

Name: Dr. Rakshit Galia

Qualification: M.B.B.S., D.O.M.S., D.N.B

Admission year: 2006

Resident or Fellow: Resident

Current position: Consultant


Name: Dr. Ruchika Kedia

Qualification: MBBS, DNB, DOMS

Admission year: 2011

Resident or Fellow: Resident; Fellowship Cataract and Refractive

Current position: Consultant

Current address: Wavikar Eye Institute

Experience at NIO: NIO is a place where we learned the basic of ophthalmology.

Name: Sandeep Anjankar

Qualification: MBBS, DO, DNB, FVRS

Admission year: 2013

Resident or Fellow: DNB Resident, Fellow Vitreo Retina

Current position: Consultant Vitreo Retina Surgeon, Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital, Siliguri.

Current address: Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital, Behind Vishal Cinema, Sevoke Road, Siliguris.

Experience at NIO: It’s was great experience and I got to learn a lot. I changed my way of thinking and logical attitude to attend problem and patients. I learned a lot from SBK Sir, Aditya Sir, Jai ma’am, Aruna ma’am, Timble ma’am, Kanade ma’am, Pankaj Sir, Bhave Sir and all my teachers/Seniors who helped me at every walk of life. I even learned a lot from my juniors and other staff members. Each and every person has their importance in my life. It is them who shaped me into who I am today. Thank you, Team NIO!

Name: Dr. Sandeep Nakhate

Qualification: M.B.B.S., D.O.M.S.

Admission year: 1993

Resident or Fellow: DNB

Current position: Medical Administrator (Clinical Advisor) & Ophthalmologist at THC Hospital, Thane.

Experience at NIO: There is a special place in my life and heart for NIO and SBK Sir. I am proud and extremely lucky to be a pioneering student and part of NIO during its initial establishment days. This relationship will be cherished till the end. Thanks to Dr. Aditya for letting it continue because as the famous line goes, "You can take me out of NIO but you can't take NIO out of me."

Name: Dr. Sandeep Patil

Qualification: DOMS, DNB

Admission year: 2003

Resident or Fellow: Resident

Current position: Private Practice

Current address: Patil Hospital, 703/A Shaniwar Peth, Devi Chowk, Satara- 415001.

Experience at NIO: NIO means NOSTALGIA. NIO is the strongest pillar of knowledge for me. Dr. SBK Sir is the best teacher in my life. He not only taught me Ophthalmology but also how to live life to its fullest. I learned to remain updated in life in all aspects from Sir. Dr. ASK Sir and Dr. JAK Ma’am are the best new era eye surgeons.

Name: Dr. Sapna Kotwaliwale

Qualification: MBBS, DOMS

Admission year: 1999

Resident or Fellow: Resident

Current position: Consultant Ruby Hall

Experience at NIO: Being a product of NIO is an honour. Working with Dr. Shreekant Kelkar is learning from a legend. I cannot be more thankful to him for making me what I am today.

Name: Dr. Sarvesh Tiwari

Qualification: MBBS, DOMS, DNB

Admission year: 2005

Resident or Fellow: Resident

Current position: Consultant Vitreoretina KB H Bachooali Eye Hospital Parel, MGM hospital Vashi, Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital Powai, Mumbai.

Experience at NIO: Working in NIO as a resident was a wonderful experience. It is a place known for strict discipline but also offers a lot when it comes to learning and personality building. The best part I loved about the institute was that it was fully equipped with all type of modern instruments which enabled us to become experts in diagnostic procedure at a very early stage of learning. Overall, it is a good place to begin your ophthalmic career with, I would say.

Name: Dr. Seema Kurhade-Khaire

Qualification: DNB, FCPS, DOMS

Admission year: 2001

Resident or Fellow: Resident

Current position: Consultant Private Practioner

Current address: K K Hospital, Kharadi, Pune.

Experience at NIO: I was a resident at KEM HOSPITAL and SBK sir was the HOD. I will never forget Consent Writing and Guarded Prognosis Writing taught by him. There were no retina, cornea work at that time. I asked sir if I could come to NIO to watch these cases and he immediately gave me permission to do so. As a teacher, I always found Sir helping us to any extent, be it with patients, books, surgery, presentation, exam preparation or even setting in practice. When I started multispeciality hospital, I had problem with Hospital registration at PMC, he helped in the same. No doubt he is a legend in ophthalmology but he is a very good person too. Same culture and vision is been carried successfully by Dr. Aditya and Dr. Jai. I will always have respect for you all.

Name: Dr. Shilpa Patil

Qualification: DNB, DOMS, FCPS, FVR

Admission year: 2009-2010 retina fellow; 2010-2016 consultant

Current position: Cataract and Retina Surgeon at ICON CLINIC

Current address: ICON CLINIC, Prime Square Building, Second floor, Opposite Datta mandir, Kunal Icon Road, Pimple saudagar, Pune.

Experience at NIO: I have had the honour and privilege of learning from and practicing with Dr. Aditya Kelkar Sir, Dr. Jai Kelkar ma'am and Dr. Shrikant Kelkar Sir, and Aruna Kelkar ma'am at NIO. I have been a part of the system for long and can say that good governance never depends on rules and regulations and accreditions that an institute has but it depends on the spirit in which they are implemented by the management of the institute. NIO is also a perfect example of commitment to patient care and integrity in executing that commitment.

Name: Dr. Swyambhu Prosad Ghosh

Qualifications: MBBS, MS, FVRS

Admission year: 2018

Currently position: Anterior Segment and Vitero Retina Surgeon at Nemesis Eye Centre and Consultant at Second Sight Eye Centre.


Name: Dr. Vishal Vasant Maniar

Qualification: MBBS, DOMS, DNB (Ophthalmology), Fellowship in Anterior Segment (Long term: 2 years)

Admission year: August 2007

Resident or Fellow: DNB Resident

Current position: Consultant Ophthalmologist and CMO Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea & Refractive Surgeon

Current address: Insure Eye Institute, Jaykul Arcade, 2nd floor, Above Raymond Showroom, Manpada road, Near Gaondevi Mandir, Dombivali East 421201, Mumbai-Thane.

Experience at NIO: I am proud to be a part of NIO. Those were 3 unforgettable years of my life. I loved the location of hospital and I learnt my practice of Ophthalmology from NIO. I had a great patient exposure. I had a chance to meet some unforgettable people Rationkar, Tokekar Madam, Prashant Kadam OT and Dr. Preeti Counsellor. My fondest memory was of Friday camps and Saturday early morning OT's. I had great seniors, colleagues, and juniors. Lastly, a big thanks to Dr. Aditya Sir, Dr. Jai Madam, Aruna Madam, and a Special thanks to Dr. Shreekank Kelkar Sir. What I am today is because of these Doctors.

Name: Dr.Sagar Wardhamane

Qualification: MBBS, DNB

Admission year: 2001

Resident or Fellow: Resident

Current position: Director Vardhaman Eye Care, Pune

Current address: Dr. Sagar Wardhamane, Vardhaman Eye Care, C201/202, 2nd Floor, Opp Brand factory mall, Above ICICI Bank, Mukundnagar, Pune.

Experience at NIO: NIO has great teachers. I had a great learning experience in residency. Dr. Shreekant Kelkar Sir not only teaches Ophthalmology but he is also a true Life Guru.