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G. Atma Vemulakonda, MD
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
BioDr. Vemulakonda cares for adult patients with both medical and surgical retinal conditions including Age-related macular degeneration, Diabetic retinopathy, Macular degeneration, Macular holes, epiretinal membranes, retinal vein occlusion, macular edema, retinal tears and holes, and Retinal detachment.
Dr. Vemulakonda earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where he also completed his residency in Ophthalmology. He completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.
Prior to moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Vemulakonda was an Associate professor, surgeon, and educator at the University of Washington.
Professor of Genetics and, by courtesy, of OphthalmologyOn Partial Leave from 07/01/2021 To 08/15/2022
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsThe Vollrath lab works to uncover molecular mechanisms relevant to the health and pathology of the outer retina. We study the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), a cell monolayer adjacent to photoreceptors that performs a variety of tasks crucial for retinal homeostasis. Specific areas of interest include the circadian regulation of RPE phagocytosis of photoreceptor outer segment tips, and how RPE metabolic dysfunction contributes to retinal degenerative diseases.