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Rithwick Rajagopal, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Specialty Areas

Ophthalmology
Retina

Board Certifications

Ophthalmology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusions, retinal detachments, ocular trauma, macular pucker and macular hole surgery

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Two

10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Office Phone: 314-996-3300
Fax: 314-996-3490

Center for Advanced Medicine
Eye Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 12
Office Phone: 314-362-EYES
Fax: 314-842-2316

Education

Education

PhD: Cell and Molecular Biology, New York University Medical Center, New York, New York 2006
Medical Degree: New York University, New York, New York 2007
Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine and The Retina Institute, St. Louis Missouri 2013
Residency: Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2011
Bachelor's Degree: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 1999

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Bevacizumab Versus Ranibizumab in the Treatment of Macular Edema Due to Retinal Vein Occlusion: 6-Month Results of the CRAVE Study.
Rajagopal R, Shah GK, Blinder KJ, Altaweel M, Eliott D, Wee R, Cooper B, Walia H, Smith B, Joseph DP. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2015 Sep;46(8):844-50. doi: 10.3928/23258160-20150909-09.

PMID:
26431300
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Functional Deficits Precede Structural Lesions in Mice with High-Fat Diet-Induced Diabetic Retinopathy.

Rajagopal R, Bligard GW, Zhang S, Yin L, Lukasiewicz P, Semenkovich CF
Diabetes. 2016 Jan 6; pii: db151255.

PMID:
    26740595
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Seeing through thick and through thin: Retinal manifestations of thrombophilic and hyperviscosity syndromes.
Rajagopal R, Apte RS
Surv Ophthalmol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 61(2)236-47. doi: 10.1016/j.survophthal.2015.10.006.

PMID:
    26519860
    [PubMed - in process]
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Optic Nerve Atrophy and Hair Loss in a Young Man.
Liu EM, Rajagopal R, Grand MG
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Dec; 133(12)1469-70. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.1957.

PMID:
    26402428
    [PubMed - in process]
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Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-δ: the middle child vies for attention.
Rajagopal R, Semenkovich CF
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 Jan; 34(1)5-7. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.113.302777.

PMID:
    24335675
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Visual involvement in corticobasal syndrome.
Rajagopal R, Bateman R, Van Stavern GP
J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Dec; 32(4)338-40. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0b013e3182305162.

PMID:
    21926916
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diagnostic testing and treatment choices in primary vitreoretinal lymphoma.

Rajagopal R, Harbour JW
Retina. 2011 Mar; 31(3)435-40. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0b013e31820a6743.

PMID:
    21336066
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Full-thickness macular hole in a patient with proliferative sickle cell retinopathy.
Rajagopal R, Apte RS
Retina. 2010 May; 30(5)838-9. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0b013e3181d87ee7.

PMID:
    20453806
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Pathogenic mechanisms in diabetic retinopathy, neuronal damage in diabetes mellitus