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DHALIWAL_DEEPINDER Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD, L.Ac
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Director, Cornea, Cataract and External Disease Service
Director, Refractive Surgery Service
Medical Director, UPMC Laser Vision/Aesthetic Center
Director and Founder, Center for Integrative Eye Care
Associate Medical Director, Charles T. Campbell Ocular Microbiology Laboratory
Director, Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Eye & Ear Institute
203 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-2214
Email: dhaliwaldk@msx.upmc.edu
Fax: 412-647-5119
Faculty Research Interests
 
bullet point  Education
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Undergraduate:

1984 - 1986
Northwestern University,
Evanston, IL
Honors Program in Medical Education
Degree: B.S.M. 1988


Graduate:

1986 - 1990
Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, IL
Degree: M.D. 1990


Post-Doctoral:

1990 - 1991
Transitional Medicine Internship
Evanston Hospital (Northwestern University/McGaw Medical Center)
Evanston, Illinois

1991 - 1994
Residency in Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh,
The Eye & Ear Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1994 - 1995
Fellowship in Refractive Surgery, Cornea/External Disease, and Anterior Segment Surgery
University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, UT
Preceptors: J. Charles Casebeer, M.D. (Scottsdale, AZ) and R. J. Olsen, M.D., T. Clinch, M.D., C. Alldredge, M.D. (Salt Lake City, UT)
 
bullet point  Academic Affiliation
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2002 to Present
Chief of Refractive Surgery
Associate Professor,
Cornea and External Diseases
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

1995 to Present
Chief of Refractive Surgery
Assistant Professor,
Cornea and External Diseases
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

1999 to Present
Medical Director,
Casebeer Education Foundation

1999 to Present VISX Trainer

2000 to Present
Medical Director,
Clinical Research and Statistics

2000 to Present
Medical Monitor:
CRS Study Investigating Sunrise Laser Thermokeratoplasty for the Treatment of Spherical Hyperopia

2000 to Present
Medical Director,
CRS Study Investigating Intacs for the Treatment of Keratoconus

2001 to Present
Member,
Editorial Board,
Journal of Refractive Surgery

2001 to Present
Member,
American Academy of Ophthalmology Self-Assessment Committee

2001 to Present
Medical Director,
Laser/Vision Center,
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
 
bullet point  Publications
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Tripathi BJ, Tripathi RC, Borisuth NSC, Dhaliwal R, Dhaliwal DK. Rodent models of congenital and hereditary cataract in man. Lens and Eye Toxicity Research 1991; 8(4):373-413.

Dhaliwal DK, Kowalski RP, Donahue SP, Doft BH, Karenchak L. Are vitrectomy machines a source of false positive contamination in endophthalmitis. Am J Ophth. 1995; 119(1):62-64.

Dhaliwal DK, Mamalis N, Olson RJ, Crandall As, Zimmerman PL, Alldredge OC, Durcan FJ, Omar O. Visual significance of "glistenings" seen in the Acrysof lens. J Cataract Refract Surg. 1996; 22(4):452-457.

Azar MJ, Dhaliwal DK, Bower KS, Kowalski RP, Gordon YJ. Possible consequences of shaking hands with your patients with epidemic keratoconjunctivitis. Am J Ophth 1996; 121(6):711-712.

Bower KS, Dhaliwal DK, Barnhorst DA, Warnicki JW. Pellucid marginal degeneration with superior corneal thinning. Cornea 1997; 16(4):483-485.

Dhaliwal DK, Barnhorst DA, Romanowski E, Rehkopf PG, Gordon YJ. Efficient reactivation of latent herpes simplex virus type i infection by excimer laser keratectomy in the experimental rabbit ocular model. Am J Ophth. 1998; 125(4):488-492.

Dhaliwal DK, Romanowski EG, Yates KA, Barnhorst DA, Goldstein MH, Deeter RG, Fish DN, Gordon YJ. Valacyclovir inhibits recovery of ocular HSV-1 after experimental reactivation by excimer laser keratectomy. Cornea 1999; 18(6):693-699.

Cook DR, Dhaliwal DK, Davis PJ, Davis J. Anesthetic interference with laser function during excimer laser procedures in children. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2001; 9(6):1444-1445.

Dhaliwal DK, Romanowski EG, Yates KA, Hu D, Goldstein M, and Gordon YJ. Experimental laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis induces the reactivation of latent herpes simplex virus. AJO. 2001; 131(4):506-507.

Dhaliwal DK, Romanowski EG, Yates KA, Hu D, Mah FS, Fish DN, and Gordon YJ. Valacyclovir inhibition of recovery of ocular herpes simples virus type 1 after experiemental reactivation by laser in situ keratomileusis. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. 2001, 27(8):1288-1293.


REVIEWED ARTICLES

Pollock DA, Barnhorst DA, Awad OE, Dhaliwal DK. Conjunctivitis: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment. Current Concepts in Ophthalmology 1997, 5:23-32.

Hu DE, Sankar PS, Chang BM, Dhaliwal DK. Dry Eye syndrome. Current Concepts in Ophthalmology 1999, 7:29-33.

Mah FS, Dhaliwal DK. LASIK Review. Current Concepts in Ophthalmology (In Press).

Scherer J, Dhaliwal DK. Update Dry Eye Syndrome. Current Concepts in Ophthalmology (in press).


BOOK CHAPTERS

Grewal RK, Dhaliwal DK, Hersh P, Zagelbaum, BM. Anterior Segment Injuries. Sports Ophthalmology. Cambridge: Blackwell Science, Inc., 1996:184-209.

Dhaliwal DK. Refractive Errors. The Merck Manual. 17th edition. Whitehouse Station, Merck Research Laboratories, 1999; 741-744.

Portnoy SL, Dhaliwal DK, Franklin RM. Scleritis. A Review. Retina. Third Edition. Medical Retina, Ryan S. (ed), C. V. Mosby, St Louis, MO, 1999.


PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS:

Dhaliwal DK, Dhaliwal AS. Effects of the Extracts of Allium porrum on the Multiplication of Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science: Abstract, p.13, 1984.

Dhaliwal DK, Roat MI, Kowalski RP. Sensitivity of Giemsa Stain in the Diagnosis of Acanthamoeba Keratitis. Invest Ophthal Vis Sci. 33:1318, 1992.

Dhaliwal DK, Donahue SP, Doft BH, Karenchak L. Are Vitrectomy Machines a Source of False Positive Contamination in Endophthalmitis? Invest Ophthal Vis Sci. 34:1259, 1993.

Azar MJ, Kowalski RP, Karenchak LM, Dhaliwal DK, Bower KS, Gordon YJ. The Recovery of Adenovirus from the Hands of EKC Patients. Invest Ophthal Vis Sci. 34:1003, 1993.

Bower KS, Kowalski RP, Dhaliwal DK, Gordon YJ. Contact-lens related keratitis: Is topical fluoroquinolone therapy adequate? ARVO Abstracts. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1996;37(3,suppl):4055.

Guibord, NM, Fanous MM, Dhaliwal, DK, Hu D, Goldstein MH: Effect of Laser in situ keratomileusis on intraocular pressure. ARVO Abstracts. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 1999; 40(4,suppl):4717.

Keverline MR, Kowalski RP, Karenchak LM, Dhaliwal DK. Ciprofloxacin vs. ofloxacin vs. iodine/povidone for topical surgical prophylaxis: An in-vitro time-kill analysis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2000;41(4,suppl):759.


JOURNALS

Guest Editor: Seminars in Ophthalmology. Excimer Laser Part I, Vol 11(3), 1996

Guest Editor: Seminars in Ophthalmology. Excimer Laser Part II, Vol 11(4), 1996
 
 
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