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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Rahul S. Tonk, M.D.

General Information

Rahul S. Tonk, M.D.


  • Fax: 305-326-6337

Academic Title

  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Clinical Specialties

Cataracts and Intraocular Lens, Corneal and External Diseases, Corneal Transplant Surgery, Corneal Infectious Diseases, Keratoconus, Corneal Collagen Crosslinking for Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia, Ocular Surface Diseases, Keratoprosthesis, Anterior Segment Reconstruction and Secondary Intraocular Lenses, LASIK and Laser Vision Correction

Research Interests

Corneal Transplantation

Dry Eye Disease

Ocular Surface Diseases and Infections


Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers Business School

Newark, NJ

Internship in Internal Medicine
Northwell Health Lenox Hill Hospital

New York, NY

Residency in Ophthalmology
Albany Medical College

Albany, NY

Fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Miami, FL

Practice Locations

  • UMHC - Lennar
  • UHealth at Plantation
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Naples
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami



Rahul Singh Tonk, M.D., M.B.A., is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute focusing on cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and ocular surface diseases. Dr. Tonk earned his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, from Cornell University. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration degrees from Rutgers University, which equipped him with the unique skills to lead public health initiatives in his local community as well as the developing world.  Dr. Tonk completed his ophthalmology residency at Albany Medical College, where he served as Chief Resident, followed by fellowship training in Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Dr. Tonk is proud to train medical students, residents, and fellows in ophthalmic medicine and surgery. He has authored several publications and book chapters, and has presented original research at national and international meetings. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the Cornea Society. Dr. Tonk is fluent in English, Spanish, and Hindi. His hobbies include drumming, photography, and cycling.