Pooja Gupta Garg


Specialty Retina Center

6280 West Sample Road, Suite 202

Coral Springs, FL 33067

Sep 2018 – Present

Retina Vitreous Consultants

300 Oxford Drive, Suite 300

Monroeville, PA 15146

Aug 2017 – Aug 2018


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Vitreoretinal Fellowship Licensure: ABO certified

Beaumont Eye Institute at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

Combined Transitional year & Department of Ophthalmology

Licensure: USMLE STEP 3, OKAP

July 2015 – July 2017

July 2011 – June 2015

Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami, Miami, FL

Doctorate of Allopathic Medicine, Class 2011 Awarded Senior AOA

Licensure: USMLE STEP 1 & 2, CS, CK

Aug 2007 – May 2011

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Research assistant

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

College of Arts & Sciences: Major – Biopsychology, B.Sc.

Deans List Sept 2003 – April 2006

Aug 2006 – Apr 2007

Sep 2003 – Apr 2006

Research Experience

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Supervisor: Manjot K. Gill, M.D.

  • Conducted a retrospective chart review to identify the long-term outcomes and correlation to imaging of anti-VEGF treatments.

WBH Beaumont Eye Institute, Royal Oak, MI

Supervisor: Antonio Capone Jr., M.D.

  • Evaluated the prevalence, risk factors, outcomes, and visual prognosis in patients with bilateral macular holes repaired surgically with ICG-assisted ILM peeling.

  • Conducted retrospective evaluations from patient charts and compiled the data into Excel.

July 2015 – July 2017

Dec 2011 – Aug 2012

UMMSM Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL

Supervisor: Philip J. Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Compared the quantization of drusen area in eyes with non-exudative age-related macular degeneration using spectral domain optical coherence tomography vs. color fundus photography.

  • Organized and compiled data of patients’ eyes as well as graded CF images by exporting the files to a CintiQ WACOM digitizing tablet and drawing the drusen boundaries by hand.

Sep 2009 – May 2011

UMMSM Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, FL

Supervisor: Richard Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Volunteered for the Student Sight Savers Program sponsored by The Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus Foundation.

  • Conducted and collected data for the free vision screenings designated to raise glaucoma awareness.

Sep 2008 – May 2009

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Supervisor: Gregory S. Hageman, Ph.D.

  • Studying the genetic factors of age-related macular degeneration using single-strand conformation polymorphism.

  • Involved with the clinical aspect by taking patient histories, drawing blood, taking punch biopsies of fresh eyes and conducting DNA analysis.

Aug 2006 – Apr 2007

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Supervisor: James Varani, Ph.D.

  • Used numerous cell cultures and organ cultures to demonstrate that a compilation of tumor cell properties effect the local invasion of human epithelial cells.

  • Gained experience in lab techniques such as gel electrophoresis and Southern blotting.

Sep 2003 – Apr 2004

University of Florida Eye Institute, Jacksonville, FL

Supervisor: Kakaria V. Chalam, M.D., Ph.D, M.B.A.

  • Rounded with Dr. Chalam at the UF & Shands Jacksonville Hospital.

  • Conducted retrospective evaluations of types of cataract removal surgery combined with vitreo-retinal surgery.

June 2004 – Aug 2004

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Supervisor: James D. Potter, Ph.D.

June 2003 – July 2003

Poster/Oral Presentations

Garg PG. The Surgical Approach to Retinal Pathology. Oral Presentation: POS 39th Annual Meeting for Ophthalmic Personnel – Pittsburgh, PA, March 2018.

Garg PG, Lee A, Lyon AT, Mirza R, Fawzi AA, Gill MK. Characteristics of patients with good visual outcome after long- term use of anti-VEGF for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Poster Presentation: ASRS – San Francisco, CA, August 2016

Garg PG, Lee A, Lyon AT, Mirza R, Fawzi AA, Gill MK. Clinical outcomes and OCT analysis of Anti-VEGF treatments with neovascular aged-related macular degeneration. Poster Presentation: ARVO – Seattle, WA, May 2016

Garg PG. Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome: Early Signs and Preventative Techniques. Surgical Video Oral

Presentation: WIO – Leesburg, VA, August 2014; ASCRS – San Diego, CA, April 2014

Garg P, Chang E, Capone A. Outcomes and Predictive Factors in Bilateral Macular Holes. Oral Presentation: Michigan

Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MISEPS) – Grand Rapids, MI, August 2013

Chang E, Garg P, Capone A. Outcomes and Predictive Factors in Bilateral Macular Holes. Oral Presentation: ASRS – Las

Vegas, CA, August 2012

Parikh P, Peschansky V, Parikh T, Gupta P, et al. Chhota Udaipur Health Fair: Outreach in the Outskirts of India. Poster

Presentation: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) – Washington, DC, November 2010

Yehosha Z, Gupta P, Rosenfeld PJ. Comparison of Drusen Area Detected by Spectral Domain OCT and Color Fundus

Photography. Poster Presentation: ARVO – Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 2010

Gupta P, Yehosha Z, Rosenfeld PJ. Comparison of Drusen Area Detected by Spectral Domain OCT and Color Fundus

Photography. Poster Presentation: Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum (ESRF) – Miami, FL, February 2010

Chalam KV, Gupta P, Shah V. Quality of Life measured by the 25-Item NEI correlates accurately with severity
of macular scotoma in age related macular degeneration.
Poster Presentation: AAO – Chicago, IL, October 2005.


Garg PG, Simonett JM, Fawzi AA. White vitreous deposits after subtenon steroid injection more than meets the eye. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2017:135(4), 391-392. [PMID: 28196197]

Garg PG and Hart J. Anticipating and managing the intraoperative floppy iris syndrome. Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 2016:32(2).

Dailey WA, Wojciech G, Garg PG, Drenser KA. Frizzled-4 mutation associated with retinopathy and intrauterine growth retardation; a potential marker for prematurity and retinopathy. Ophthalmology. 2015 Jun 25.

<http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.05.036> [PMID: 26119001]

Garg PG. Cystoid macular edema. EyeWiki.org, December 2013. <http://eyewiki.aao.org/Cystoid_Macular_Edema>

Chang E, Garg P, Capone A. Outcomes and predictive factors in bilateral macular holes. Ophthalmology. 2013

Sep;120(9):1814-9. [PMID: 23631949]

Yehoshua Z, Gregori G, Sadda SR, Penha FM, Goldhardt R, Nittala MG, Konduru RK, Feuer WJ, Gupta P, Li

Y, Rosenfeld PJ. Comparison of drusen area detected by spectral domain OCT and color fundus photography. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Apr:54(4):2429-34. [PMID:23471895]


American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society (POS)

Women in Ophthalmology (WIO)


Women in Retina, Women in Ophthalmology Travel Grant, 2014

Certificate of Advanced Training in Medical Education, 2014

Senior Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, 2011

Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) Graduate-Professional Honor Society, 2011

Edward W.D. Norton Memorial Award for Excellence in Research and Clinical Ophthalmology, 2011

1st Place “Outstanding Clinical Science Poster Presentation” at ESRF in Miami, FL, 2009

Certificate for Global Health and Program Delivery for Unite for Sight, 2008

Certificate as a 2005 Global Volunteer in Costa Rica, 2005

Certificate as a 2005 Global Volunteer in Ecuador, 2005

Deans List, University of Michigan, 2003 – 2006

1st, 2nd, & 3rd place on Michgan Bhangra Team (traditional Indian-Punjabi dance), 2003-2006

Leadership and Community Service Activities

Kenya Relief Organization

  • Partner with Kenyans to provide medical needs to the people and improve quality-of-life

through cataract surgery and ocular care

Aug 2014

Resident and Fellow Council (Representative)

  • Advocate and voice for Ophthalmology residents at William Beaumont Health System

July 2013 – June 2015

Mentorship Program (Mentor)

  • Conducting workshops and providing guidance on the process of applying for residency to

Oakland University medical students

July 2012 – June 2015

Residents as Teachers Program

  • Cross-disciplinary course designed to enhance Resident’s and Fellows’ teaching skills

July 2013 – June 2006

Transitional Year Education Committee (Representative)

  • Liaison between Transitional year residents and the administration regarding the quality

July 2011 – June 2012

and betterment of the overall program

Ophthalmology Interest Club Executive Board (President; Ophthalmology Survival Guide Editor-in-Chief)

  • Managed positions, organized lecture series, gave talks on ophthalmic conditions, and served as liaison to the administration

  • Creator of guide with materials on residency application, career path, externships, alumni contacts, research, and shadowing

Aug 2007 – May 2011

ESCape to India: Education*Service*Culture (Founder/Trip Coordinator/Fundraiser)

  • Non-profit organization offering healthcare and supplies to the impoverished, educating on safe health practices, and fostering student participation and multicultural awareness

  • Served in Ahmedabad, Gujarat at local village health camps and the Civil Hospital. Students assisted with surgical procedures and delivered preventative medical care

  • Selected invitees out of 3,800 applicants to the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative University meeting geared towards implementation of action for your specified commitment

Aug 2007 – May 2011

Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum (Director; Registration Chair; Judging Committee)

  • International symposium held at Miami, FL sponsored by the American Medical Association

  • Directed execution of the forum, reviewed abstracts, prearranged registration packets, and organized doctors and researchers to judge the presentations

Aug 2007 – May 2011

UMMSM Academic Societies Program-Courvoisier Academic Society (Pre-medical Mentor; Executive Public Relations and Program Development Coordinator; Courvoisier Events Coordinator)

  • This program helps to foster a team-based investigative approach to the practice of medicine through clinical skills, leadership, research, and community service

  • Conducted workshops for premedical students on the process of applying to medical school

  • Performed program evaluation for all aspects of Academic Societies, organize faculty appreciation dinner, recruit new faculty, and serve as liaisons to the societies

  • Coordinated Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, and society social events

Aug 2007 – May 2011

Department of Community Service (Ophthalmology Station Manager)

  • Non-profit community outreach effort of students screening service and health education to the underserved through a free weekly clinic and 8 annual health fairs

  • Assembled physicians, packed equipment, trained volunteers, and supervised each fair

Aug 2007 – May 2011

Student Government (Match Day Volunteer; Social Chair)

  • Assist with the planning and the setting up of Match Day

  • Fundraising manager, organizer, and liaison to other Class Government’s

Sep 2007 – May 2011

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)(Recruitment Officer & Student Life Committee Director)

  • Head of recruitment and organizing the Diabetes Awareness, National Primary Care Week, and Breast Cancer Awareness events for the community

Aug 2007 – May 2011

Unite For Sight (Global Impact Fellow)

  • Non-profit organization providing eye care to the underprivileged with local

ophthalmologists in New Delhi, India

June 2008 – July 2008

Camillus House (Tutor)

  • Tutoring the homeless in preparation for their GED’s

Aug 2007 – June 2008


The Arts – Vocalist & Dancer

Activities – Spending time with friends and family, horse-riding skiing, and water sports

Traveling - Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and most recently, Iceland


“Be the change you wish to see in this world.” ~ Arun Gandhi