Vishal Jhanji, MD

  • Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Cornea, Cataract and External Disease Services
  • Refractive Surgery Service
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Vishal Jhanji is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is a corneal specialist and a clinician scientist by training. Dr. Jhanji was born and brought up in India. He completed his ophthalmology training from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, India. He moved to Melbourne, Australia for his fellowship training. From there, he went to Hong Kong and joined the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor. After spending a few years there, he moved to Pittsburgh in 2017 and has been here since then. Dr. Jhanji is currently the Vice Chair for Clinical Operations and Director of Clinical Trials in the Department. He splits his time between his clinics, laboratory meetings and administrative duties.

Research Interests

  1. Pathogenesis, etiology and treatment of dry eyes
  2. Keratoconus: genetics, management and outcomes
  3. Corneal infections: Diagnosis and management of external eye disease
  4. Corneal transplantation
  5. Imaging of the cornea