Specialist fields and passions
Shilpa is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with specialist skills in adult and paediatric ophthalmology, including cataract surgery (phacoemulsification and manual small incision cataract surgery), strabismus surgery and management of medical retinal conditions like diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. She is passionate about providing caring, compassionate, evidence-based eye services to all her patients.
After obtaining her MBBS degree in India, Shilpa completed her specialist training in ophthalmology in 2012, in the renowned Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. She was a gold medalist in both MBBS and specialist Ophthalmology training. Subsequently she trained in both Australia and New Zealand.
She completed a one-year fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus in the University of Auckland, training under 6 paediatric ophthalmologists, each with special areas of interests within Paediatric Ophthalmology.
After her subspecialisation, she worked in India as a specialist in adult and paediatric ophthalmology. In Australia, she has worked in all subspecialties within ophthalmology. Her extensive experience and training across 3 countries allows her to deliver high quality care for a wide range of eye disorders.
Shilpa enjoys teaching and is actively involved in training of medical and post-graduate ophthalmology trainees both in India and Australia. She has several publications in peer reviewed ophthalmology journals.
The other side to Stewart
Shilpa is married and has 2 sons. She enjoys hiking, painting with oil and acrylic, and loves cooking traditional South Indian food for her family and friends. She is fluent in some languages of the Indian sub-continent, including Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil.
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