V. Nathan Ravi, MS, PhD, MD, FAAO

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Office Phone: (314) 747-4458

Email: Ravi@vision.wustl.edu

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  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Bombay, India, 1972
  • M.S. Physical Chemistry, University of Bombay, India, 1975
  • Ph.D. Polymer Science, Virginia Tech (VPI and SU), 1980
  • M.D. University of Miami, 1988


  • Intern, Internal Medicine, Albany Medical Center, 1988-1989
  • Resident, Ophthalmology, Albany Medical Center, 1989-1992

Selected Publications

  1. Reilly, MA, Swindle-Reilly KE, Ravi, N, 2011: In Situ-Forming Ophthalmic Prostheses, in: Novel biomedical hydrogels: biochemistry, manufacture, and medical applications. S. Rimmer, Editor. Woodhead Publishing Ltd.: 118-148.
  2. Kleinberg TT, Tzekov RT, Stein L, Ravi N, and Kaushal S, 2011: Vitreous Substitutes: A Comprehensive Review. Survey of Ophthalmology, 56(4): 300-323.
  3. Swindle-Reilly, KE, Ravi N, 2010: Designing hydrogels as vitreous substitutes in ophthalmic surgery. In: Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology. Traian Chirila, Editor. CRC Press, Woodhead Publishing Ltd.: 339-373.
  4. Day TE, Li MW, Ingolfsson A, Ravi N, 2010: The Use of Queueing and Simulative Analyses to Improve an Overwhelmed Pharmacy Call Center", Journ Pharm Pract, Volume 23, (5): 492-495.
  5. Swindle-Reilly KE, Shah M, Hamilton PD, Eskin TA, Kaushal S, and Ravi N, 2009: Rabbit Study of an In Situ Forming Hydrogel Vitreous Substitute. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 50: 4840-4846.
  6. Du H, Hamilton PD, Reilly MA, d’Avignon A , Biswas P, Ravi N, 2009: A facile synthesis of highly water-soluble, core–shell organo-silica nanoparticles with controllable size via sol–gel process. J Colloid Interf Sci, 340: 202–208.
  7. Hamilton PD, Jacobs DZ, Rapp B, Ravi N, 2009: Surface Hydrophobic Modification of Fifth-Generation Hydroxyl-Terminated Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimers and Its Effect on Biocompatibility and Rheology. Materials 2(3): 883-902.
  8. Reilly M.A., Ravi N, 2009: Microindentation of the Young Porcine Ocular Lens. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131:044502.
  9. Reilly M, Hamilton PD, Perry G, Ravi N, 2009: Comparison of the Behavior of Natural and Refilled Porcine Lenses in a Robotic Lens Stretcher: Experimental Eye Research, 88(3): 483-494.
  10. Swindle KE, Hamilton PD, Ravi N, 2008: In situ formation of hydrogels as vitreous substitutes: viscoelastic comparison to porcine vitreous. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. 87A-3: 656-665.

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