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LVPEI Scientists Featured in the World Ranking of Top 2% Scientists

LVPEI also figures among the top eye researchers from India in 2020

Stanford University Study

Hyderabad: L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) has six of its eminent scientists listed among the top researchers (lifetime achievers) in the world in a study done by Stanford University. 

o   Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Founder and Distinguished Chair of Eye Health

o   Prof Dorairajan Balasubramanian, Director Emeritus, Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre

o   Dr Savitri Sharma, Director Emeritus, Laboratory Services

o   Prof Jill Keeffe, Visiting Professor

o   DrShivaji Sisinthy, Director Emeritus, Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre

o   Dr Prashant Garg, Executive Chair

Former members of the LVPEI faculty, Dr Virender Sangwan, Dr Santosh Honavar, Dr Jay Chhablani, Dr Ravi Thomas and Dr Undurti N Das are also included in this list.

Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Prof Dorairajan Balasubramanian, Dr Savitri Sharma, Prof Jill Keeffe and Dr Shivaji Sisinthy were listed as the top 2% world scientists last year also in a similar study that was published by Stanford University for the first time.

Additionally, the Stanford University also conducted a study to generate the research impact of scientists in a single year (2020). Twelve LVPEI researchers (including the 6 lifetime achievers) figured among the top eye researchers of 2020. They are:

·      Dr Shivaji Sisinthy

·      Prof Mohammad Javed Ali

·      Dr Savitri Sharma

·      Dr Gullapalli N Rao

·      Dr Prashant Garg

·      Prof Jill Keeffe

·      Dr SwathiKaliki

·      Prof Dorairajan Balasubramanian

·      Dr Taraprasad Das

·      Dr Rohit C Khanna

·      Dr Milind N Naik

·      Dr Sayan Basu

“Research has been an integral part of L V Prasad Eye Institute since inception, and LVPEI has over 3600 publications to its credit. It is heartening to see that scientists from LVPEI are listed among the top eye researchers worldwide. I congratulate everyone on the global eye researchers list,” said Dr Gullapalli N Rao. 

This database of top-cited scientists has been created by a team of scientists at Stanford University, USA, and Elsevier BV, a Netherlands-based publishing company. According to the Stanford – Elsevier report published last week, the rank is based on the top 100,000 by C-scores (number of citations, excluding self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. It includes scientists spread over 22 fields and 176 sub-fields across all disciplines.