Asim R. Piracha, M.D., is a corneal specialist and performs cataract, refractive and corneal surgery at the John-Kenyon Eye Center.
A native of Albany, New York, Dr. Piracha spent the majority of his childhood and young adult life in West Virginia. He graduated from the West Virginia School of Medicine in 1995 with top honors and as a member of the prestigious Medical School Honorary of Alpha Omega Alpha. Next, he completed a one-year Internship at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.
In 1996 he began a highly specialized, three-year residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Kentucky. It was here that he earned the honor of first runner-up in the cataract and lens implant surgery competition sponsored by the American Board of Eye Surgeons. He competed for this award with residents from across North America. His peers at the University of Kentucky later selected him as the chief resident in Ophthalmology.
Then chosen to participate in one of the most prestigious cornea and refractive surgery fellowship programs in the United States, Dr. Piracha received advanced corneal training in 1999 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. During this surgical fellowship, Dr. Piracha was given the distinguished honor of Fellow in Cornea, Refractive, External Diseases and Anterior Segment Surgery.
Dr. Piracha became Board certified in Ophthalmology in April 2000 and is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition, Dr. Piracha is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.
He is also certified in both LASIK and phacoemulsification by the American Board of Eye Surgery and is the youngest member of the American College of Eye Surgeons Board of Directors. Dr. Piracha began participating as a volunteer clinical instructor for the University of Louisville Ophthalmology Department, winning the Moran Teaching Award in 2004.