Dr. Aniruddha Maiti
MBBS, DO (Gold Medallist), DNB, MNAMS, FVRS, FICO (UK),
MRCS (Edinburg), FACS (USA), FASRS (USA)
Vitreo Retina Surgeon
(Former Senior Consultant & HOD at Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre)
Dr. Aniruddha Maiti is a senior vitreoretinal surgeon currently practising at Netralayam – The Super speciality Eye Care Centre and B B Eye Foundation VIP. Dr Maiti is a senior clinician and a surgeon par excellence with more than 18 years of experience in the field of Ophthalmology. Before joining Netralayam, he had worked as a Senior Consultant Vitreo-Retina and Head of Retina Department, Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre, Kolkata (2008-2021).
Dr. Aniruddha Maiti acquired his Bachelor’s Degree MBBS in 1999 from Calcutta National Medical College under University of Calcutta. He obtained his Diploma in Ophthalmology, a two year Residency Programme from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology in 2005. After his PG he was attached with South End on Sea Hospital, London & Birch Hill Hospital, Rochdale, UK as clinical observer. Following that he completed his Diplomate of National Boards (DNB - two year Residency Programme) from Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai in 2008. He did his long term Vitreo Retina Fellowship from Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai under the mentorship of Padma Shree Prof (Dr) S Natarajan in 2006. He was awarded Fellow of International Council of Ophthalmology (FICO) in 2011, MRCSEd (Ophth) from Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Edinburg in 2019, Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS) in 2020 & Fellow of American Society of Retina Specialists (FASRS) in 2021.
Dr. Aniruddha Maiti is practicing Vitreo Retina surgeon for last 15 years. His special skills include Macular Surgeries, complex retinal detachment surgeries & complex diabetic retinopathy surgeries. He has contributed immensely in developing and creating the first ever Ocular electrophysiology centre in Eastern India. He is one of the leading figures in whole of India in this field. He has performed more than 10000 vitreo retinal surgeries since 2008. He has trained more than 10 long term VR fellows and 20 post graduate students. He is mentor to more than 100 VR surgeons in India , Nepal & Bangladesh for short term fellowship on advanced VR training.He also worked on innumerable community Eye care projects to serve the economically weaker section of the society. He regularly visits remote places in North East India, where basic eye care facility is grossly lacking. Not only does he do challenging cases there, he trains, guides, and supports the local young budding surgeons working there.
Other contributions e.g. research, innovation, audit, awards
Dr. Aniruddha Maiti has vast research experience in the field of Ophthalmology, multiple collaborative research work on Artificial Intelligence , Metabolic profiling, oxidative stress bio markers with IIT Kharagpur & Science College, Calcutta University. He was the principal investigator in 3 drug trials. He has conducted many clinical audits on ophthalmic referrals, Retinal detachment surgery success rate & macular hole closure rates etc. He was a teaching Faculty for more than a decade engaged in regular teaching of Post Graduate students & was also a Research Guide for Dissertation for award of DNB degrees. He has published more than 20 papers in peer reviewed journals (International & National) & authored chapters on Lasers in posterior Segment, Paediatric Retinal Disorders (Jaypee publishers), Diabetic Macular Edema - Evidence to Real World (Springer Nature publishers) & has presented more than 150 research works, Instruction courses, papers, posters & videos in international & national conferences. He is the recipient of multiple best paper (Dr Vengala Rao AIOS APOS Award, Dr B K Mitra Memorial Award, Dr K P Roy Memorial Award) and best poster (Dr Anadi Bhusan Basu Memorial Award) awards from State & National Ophthalmic Societies & has also bagged the Young Researcher Award (2010) from All India ophthalmological Society of India & Senior Honor award (2020) from American Society of Retina Specialists for significant academic contribution. He also got IJO Gold award for best publication in Indian Journal of Ophthalmology (2011) and Ophthalmic Heroes of India Award in 2019 & 2020 for outstanding academic contributions.
Dr. Maiti is a member of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS), Vitreoretinal Society of India (VRSI), Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS), American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), Vireo Retinal Society of West Bengal (VRSWB) and Ophthalmological Society of West Bengal (OSWB). He has organised more than 100 Seminars & conferences as Scientific Committee Chairman & PG Education Committee Chairman of OSWB. He has also organised State Annual Conference as Organising Secretary & All India Ophthalmological Society of India (AIOS) annual conference as Additional Organising Secretary. Presently is the Joint Secretary of OSWB, Scientific Committee of VRSWB & Editorial Board member of DOS Times.
He is an academically & professionally competent surgeon with a mission of nurturing & protecting vision.