Eye Specialist Joins UAMS Eye Institute

By todd

LITTLE ROCK – Bhairavi Kharod, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute as director of Cornea and External Disease Service.


Kharod also is a member of the Eye Institute’s Cataract and Refractive Surgery Service and is an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology in the UAMS College of Medicine.


Kharod sees patients at the Eye Institute and the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital. Her special interests include cornea and external disease, corneal transplants, refractive surgery and cataract surgery. She also has a special interest in international ophthalmology, with a focus on the prevention of blindness. 


Kharod is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga., and completed a preliminary year in internal medicine from Emory University in Atlanta. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and served a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the Duke University Eye Center in Durham, N.C.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,538 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,600 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.