Aakriti Garg Shukla, MD

Columbia University Irving Medical CenterNew York, New York

Dr. Shukla is the Leonard A. Lauder Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center. She received her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, where she completed her ophthalmology residency and served as Chief Resident. She pursued further glaucoma subspecialty training at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wills Eye Hospital prior to relocation to New York.

Dr. Shukla has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and has been invited to speak nationally and internationally on patient care and research. She has received research grants and several awards, including the American Glaucoma Society (AGS) Mentoring for Advancement of Physician Scientists Grant and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Best Paper Award and Secretariat Award. She was awarded the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) International Service Grant for her involvement in global health initiatives. She serves on the Ophthalmology Glaucoma editorial board, the World Glaucoma Association Associate Advisory Board, the AGS Glaucoma Screening Task Force, the AAO Sustainability Task Force, and the ASCRS Young Eye Surgeons Clinical Committee. Her research interests include structure-function relationships in glaucoma, optimization of surgical outcomes, and sustainability in ophthalmology. She is passionate about trainee education in the clinic and operating room and is committed to excellent clinical care.