Tracing our origin back to 1939, the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco
has the largest number of glaucoma specialists in one location on the
West Coast. We’re proud of the team of Doctors we’ve assembled.
Sunita Radhakrishnan, MD joined the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco in 2007. After
completing medical school in India, Dr. Radhakrishnan completed ophthalmology residencies at
the Chennai Medical College, India, and at the Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland,
OH. She then completed a clinical glaucoma fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns
Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
Her research interests include imaging of the anterior chamber angle and optic nerve, angle-
closure glaucoma, and OCT technology. She is the Research Director of the Glaucoma Research
& Education Group and provides guidance to the Shaffer glaucoma fellows in their research
projects. She also teaches ophthalmology residents and medical students at California Pacific
Medical Center and UC San Francisco. Dr. Radhakrishnan is an active member of the American
Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Glaucoma Society and is a peer reviewer for
several ophthalmology journals. In addition to her clinical and research activities, she is involved
in patient education through her work as Editor-in- Chief of Gleams, a newsletter published by
the Glaucoma Research Foundation in San Francisco, CA.
Further complementing the multicultural team at the Glaucoma Center of San Francisco, Dr.
Radhakrishnan speaks Hindi, some Malayalam and some Tamil.