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Dr. Sunir Garg received both his Bachelor of Science with honors and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the Inteflex program. He completed his internship at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan and returned to the University of Michigan for his residency in Ophthalmology where he was appointed Chief Resident. During his residency, Dr. Garg was voted Teacher of the Year and also received the LaBerge award for research excellence. He attended Wills Eye Hospital for his retina fellowship and became an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Garg then returned to Philadelphia to join the staff of Wills Eye Institute.
Dr. Garg is board certified in Ophthalmology and is currently Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Garg is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Ophthalmology, and is an active member of the Retina Society, the Macula Society, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the American Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology, the Greater Philadelphia Ophthalmic Society, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
Dr. Garg has been invited to speak both nationally and internationally. Dr. Garg serves as principal investigator on several major national and international clinical trials. He has authored numerous papers and book chapters, and serves as a manuscript reviewer for a number of prestigious journals. He is also a consultant to the American College of Physicians, the Merck Manual, and the Wills Eye Manual.
Dr. Garg has been the course director for an honored vitreoretinal surgery course at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received an award from the American Retina Foundation for his research on macular degeneration.
His clinical interests include advanced treatments for diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, complex retinal detachments, retinal vascular diseases, surgical diseases of the macula and retina, and ocular inflammation. Dr. Garg is listed among "The Best Ophthalmologists" in the United States and is an Official Team Doctor of the Philadelphia 76ers.