Leela Raju, MD

Dr. Leela Raju is an ABMS board certified ophthalmologist and an associate professor at NYU Langone Health Center in New York. Dr. Raju’s research focuses are ocular surface treatment and reconstruction, and herpetic eye disease and factors to reduce recurrence. She has a special interest in international eye care and is currently involved with the Eye Foundation of America and the Goutami Eye Institute in India and Ghana.


  • Marshall University School of Medicine, MD


  • American Board of Ophthalmology – Ophthalmology

Professional Accomplishments

  • Co-author of the book “Musings on Medicine, Myth, and History: India’s Legacy,” which includes a description of Indian developments in ophthalmology
  • Has presented research findings at national and international conferences, and has published articles in journals including Eye & Contact Lens and JAMA Ophthalmology