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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Arindel S. Maharaj, M.D., Ph.D.

General Information

Arindel S. Maharaj, M.D., Ph.D.

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Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Title

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Clinical Specialties

Cataracts and Intraocular Lens, Glaucoma

Clinical Areas

Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Research Interests

Investigations of mechanisms of glaucomatous optic neuropathy

Education

B.Sc.
State University of New York

Stony Brook, NY

M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Residency
Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Glaucoma Fellowship
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Miami, FL

Practice Locations

  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Naples

Biography

I am originally from Trinidad and Tobago and migrated to the U.S. in 1995 where I completed high school in Ronkonkoma NY.  I then attended SUNY at Stony Brook, NY, where I graduated in 2001 with a B.S. (honors/summa cum laude) in Biochemistry and Anthropology. From 2001-2009 I completed an M.D. and Ph.D. at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. My Ph.D. dissertation involved investigating the effects of VEGF blockade on quiescent adult homeostasis. I then pursued my Internship in Internal medicine and Residency in Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, followed by a Fellowship in Glaucoma at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.  My clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery.  My research focuses on clinical investigations on the pathology of glaucoma as well as treatment modalities in glaucoma.