Dr. Sudeep Pramanik is a board-certified ophthalmologist and Fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology specializing in cornea and external disease. He completed his internship at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.  His residency and fellowship of cornea and external disease was completed at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He also completed an MBA at Rice University’s Jones School of Management, graduating among the top of his class as a Jones Scholar.

As a corneal specialist, Dr. Pramanik offers all methods of corneal transplantation (PKP/ DLEK / DALK / DMEK / DSEK / and keratoprosthesis), complex cataract surgery by referral, refractive surgery, ocular tumor surgery, and reconstruction of the front portion of the eye.

As an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Pramanik teaches routine and complex cataract surgery techniques to residents. He also teaches management of corneal disease, corneal surgery, and refractive surgery to residents. Currently, he is working on a database to track improvement in safety and outcomes in their teaching program.

Dr. Pramanik is passionate about helping fight blindness. He has been to India numerous times to teach courses at the Aravind Eye Hospital, the Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology in Bangalore, and the Disha Eye Hospital in Barrackpore.    While on his most recent trip to India in January 2011, Dr. Pramanik was recognized and awarded for helping to develop an endothelial keratoplasty program for Aravind Eye Hospital. He has trained several of their faculty in advance keratoplasty techniques including DSEK and DALK, enabling them to help countless others by performing these surgeries in the highest volume charity eye hospital system in the world.Dr. Pramanik has also traveled with ORBIS to teach pediatric keratoplasty in India. ORBIS is a non profit organization that provides eye care to countries in need. Since its first program in 1982, ORBIS volunteer doctors and other experienced volunteers have provided care to over 85 countries including Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, India, Vietnam, Peru, and Jamaica. Instead of creating short term assistance, ORBIS volunteer doctors teach and train local doctors so they can provide their own local eye care. ORBIS has the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital, with a teaching facility and an ophthalmic surgical center aboard. Learn more about ORBIS, saving sight worldwide.


“My son, Nikhil, refers to other children as ‘brother’ and ‘sister.’ I was tempted to correct him, but have learned instead to see the world as he does-one interconnected family that should care for each other.”
“When we are driven by love, we can’t help but discover great success.”
“I have been blessed all my life with a loving family and educational opportunity-the two ingredients for success in life. I consider it our obligation to create opportunities for others. By creating opportunities for surgeons overseas, we look to transfer skills to help communities around the world for years to come”

Recent Publications

S Pramanik, JE Sutphin, AA Farjo. “Ultra long-term outcomes of penetrating keratoplasty for keratoconus. Presented at the Paton Society Meeting, Oct 2004, New Orlean, LA, paper submitted to Ophthalmology.

C Robinson, MD, S Pramanik, MD, KM Goins, MD, JE Sutphin, MD, WL Alward, MD, EC Greenlee, MD, YH Kwon, MD, PhD. “Evaluation of changes in the intraocular pressure and incidence of glaucoma following endothelial keratoplasty.” In press.

Davis TC, Holcombe RF, Berkel HJ, Pramanik S, Divers SG. “Informed consent for clinical trails: a comparative study of standard versus simplified forms.” Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 1998 May 6;90(9):668-74.

Zurawin RK and S Pramanik. “Endometrail balloon ablation as a therapy for intractable uterine bleeding in an adolescent.” Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Aug 2001, 14:119-21.

Rodgers PA, S Pramanik, PA Dennery and DK Stevenson. “Effects of starvation on hepatic heme oxygenase in adult rats.” Journal of Investigative Medicine. Jan 1996, 44:145A.

Lass JH, Szczotka-Flynn LB, Ayala AR, Pramanik S et al. Cornea Preservation Time Study: Methods and Potential Impact on the Cornea Donor Pool in the United States. Cornea. 2015;34(6):601-608. doi:10.1097/ICO.0000000000000417.

Recent Presentations

2004 American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Extended long-term outcomes of penetrating keratoplasty for Keratoconus.”

2005 American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Correlation between interface opacity and visual acuity to Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasy (DLEK).

2006 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting: One Year Results After Combine Phacoemulsification and Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasty (Phaco/DLEK).

2008 Eye Bank Association of America

2009 Unite for Sight Conference

2009 All India Ophthalmological Society

2010 Unite for Sight Conference

2011 Cornea Conference at Aravind Hospital

2017 Advanced Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK/DMEK): Overview and Surgical Pearls. American Academy of Ophthalmology.