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Dr. Umang Mathur

Consultant Cornea, refractive surgery and anterior segment
MBBS, MS, Fellow Cornea (LVPEI)
Years of experience
25 +Years
Areas of interest
Corneal surgery, Lasik, Cataract surgery, Public Health, Health systems & management, Medical leadership, Eye care education, Research

Dr Umang Mathur is an accomplished ophthalmologist who has played an important role in reviving the century old charitable eye hospital, the Dr. Shroff Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH), in the heart of Delhi. The hospital, established in 1922, had been languishing in a state of neglect for several decades. Dr Mathur joined SCEH in 1998, and with his team systematically worked on all aspects of the hospital to make it one of the best in north India. SCEH is an institution that effectively combines patient care, academics, research and public health in a sustainable manner. Following his residency in Ophthalmology, Dr. Umang Mathur did his fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment from the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. He is an accomplished surgeon and performed cataract surgery on the former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. He founded the Eye Bank at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, which is today among the leading eye banks in north India. Dr. Mathur has several publications in peer reviewed journals and participates actively in research including Project Prakash, a NIH/NEI funded research project. He has founded the Bodhya Eye Consortium (BEC), a research consortium linking several community based eye care institutions in India to create a large knowledge base of ophthalmology in India. Dr. Mathur has trained over 250 long term and short term fellows in cornea, anterior segment pathology and cataract surgery.

Awards, Honours & Recognition
  • Distinguished Service Award 2023- Asia Pacific Association of Ophthalmology,
  • Gold Medal MS Ophthalmology;
  • Gold Medal MBBS