Rakhi Patil, M.D.

"Ophthalmology is an evolving field with continual improvements in care and treatment of the eye and associated diseases. My goal is to develop a working relationship with the patient in which the patient is educated about their ocular status and undertands management and treatment."

"My goal is to develop a working relationship with the patient."

-Dr. Rakhi Patil

Dr. Rakhi Patil is one of five board certified ophthalmologists providing superior patient eye-care at The Midwest Center for Sight. Dr. Patil is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.

Dr. Patil received her medical degree from Rush University Medical College in Chicago. She graduated summa cum laude from Millikin University in Decatur, IL, majoring in biology and chemistry. She completed her residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she was Chief Resident in the Department of Ophthalmology. While at the UIC she completed a glaucoma fellowship.

Dr. Patil is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the Chicago Ophthalmologic Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Patil specializes in glaucoma treatment and cataract surgery with intraocular lens implants.

Professional Experience

Private Practice 2004-present
The Midwest Center for Sight
Des Plaines, IL

Education

Fellowship 2003 - 2004
Glaucoma Fellowship
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Ophthalmology

Chief Resident 2002 - 2003
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Ophthalmology

Residency 2000 - 2003
Department of Ophthalmology University of Illinois at Chicago

Transitional Internship 1999 - 2000
Weiss Memorial Hospital
University of Chicago

Medical School M.D. 1995 - 1999
Rush University Chicago, IL
Rush Medical College

Undergraduate 1992-1995
Millikin University Decatur, IL
Bachelor of Science
Major: Biology; Minor: Chemistry
B.S. summa cum laude - May 1995

1990-1991
University of Illinois
Champaign-Urbana, IL
Liberal Arts and Sciences

Medical Licensure
2003 - 2005
State of Illinois - Medical License
Department of Professional Regulation

Awards and Honors 2002-2003

Chief Resident
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Ophthalmology

The Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award 1999
Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center Medical Staff Prize for clinical excellence and graduation first in medical school class.

Alpha Omega Alpha 1998
Rush Medical College

Rush Medical College 1995-1999
Pre-Clinical Honors: Histology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Ethics and Law in Medicine, Behavior in the Life Cycle, Behavioral Science, Immunology, Microbiology, Neurobiology, Preventive Medicine, Psychology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Pathology
Clinical Honors: Surgery, Pediatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Electrocardiography

Millikin University - Summa Cum Laude 1995
Scovill Science Award

Research

Principal Investigator 2003-2004
Effects of trabeculectomy on the expression of human conjunctival beta-defensins 1 and 2.

Prospective Study 2003-2004
Examining corneal thickness in normal patients and glaucoma patients to determine if corneal thickness is independent risk factor for development of glaucoma.

Extravascular Matrix (Looping PAS-Positive) Patterns in Retinoblastoma. 2002-2003
University of Illinois at Chicago
Robert Folberg, M.D., Department of Pathology

Teaching Experience 2004-Present

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Ophthalmology

Resident Morning Report and Clinical Conferences 2003 - 2004
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Ophthalmology

Big Sib-Little Sib Mentor Program 1996-1999
Rush Medical College

Publications / Presentations / Abstracts

R.R. Patil, L. Leach, D. Majmudar, A. Maniotis, S. Vangveeravong, K. Valy-Nagy, R. Folberg. Extravascular Matrix (PAS-Positive) Looping Patterns in Retinoblastoma. Manuscript in preparation (2003).

R.R. Patil, M. Sharma, W. Lai. Posterior Scleritis as a Presenting Sign of Orbital Pseudotumor. Submitted for publication (2003).

2003 25th Annual Ophthalmology Research Symposium Extravascular Matrix (PAS-Positive) Looping Patterns in Retinoblastoma.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Chicago Ophthalmological Society

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The Midwest Center for Sight

8901 West Golf Road • Suite 300
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-824-3127
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