Board of Directors
On many levels, V.K. Raju, M.D’s life is one of vision. The West Virginia-based ophthalmologist envisioned the Eye Foundation of America in 1979 after volunteering his time to conduct eye camps and provide free eye care for years in his native India. He created the Foundation to extend the work’s scope and to partner with other organizations who shared the same goals, maximizing its capabilities many times over. (Read more about the Foundation’s development on the History page.)
Raju also helped found the Goutami Eye Institute in 2006, a fully-equipped eye hospital in Rajahmundry, India, with a wing dedicated to children’s eye problems. The Institute, also a teaching hospital, has trained 200 opththalmologists, served 400,000 patients, and performed 50,000 surgeries in the short time it has been in operation. (Read more about the Institute on our Hospitals page.
A native of Rajahmundry, India, Raju was educated in India, Great Britain, and the US. He has a large private practice in Morgantown, West Virginia. He also is an adjunct clinical professor of ophthalmology at West Virginia University’s School of Medicine. He spends his time teaching and performing surgery and medical services on a volunteer basis for the Eye Foundation of America.
V. K. Raju, MD, FRCS, FACS
Founder and President
Leela Raju, M.D. - Secretary
New York, NY
New York, NY