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      Rakhi Patil, MD

      Rakhi Patil, MD

      Rakhi Patil, MD

      "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."

      -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

      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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