Ophthalmology And Visual Sciences

Vinit B. Mahajan, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Contact Information

Primary Office: 11190E PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-8161

Lab: 4166 MERF
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-384-1700

Email: vinit-mahajan@uiowa.edu
Web: Mahajan Laboratory


BA, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California
MD, NIH Medical Scientist Training Program, University of California, Irvine
PhD, NIH Medical Scientist Training Program, University of California

Internship, Transitional , Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Residency, Ophthalmology, University of California Los Angeles
Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, University of Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Medical License Iowa Board of Medicine

Research Summary

My career goal is to understand and discover new treatments for vitreoretinal disease. My passion and core belief is that the delivery of molecular genetic therapeutics for vitreoretinal disease can be accelerated into the clinic and operating room by translational research teams of clinicians and scientists.

Selected Publications

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Chen J, Ingham N, Clare S, Raisen C, Vancollie V, Ismail O, McIntyre R, Tsang S, Mahajan V, Dougan G, Adams D, White J, Steel K.  Mcph1-Deficient Mice Reveal a Role for MCPH1 in Otitis Media.  PLoS One.  2013 March 13. 8(3):e58156.

Tarantola R, Tsui J, Graff J, Russell S, Boldt H, Mahajan V, Folk J.  Intraoperative sclerotomy-related retinal breaks during 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy.  Retina.  2013 January. 33(1):136-142.

Cunningham M, Tarantola R, Folk J, Sohn E, Boldt H, Graff J, Elkins K, Russell S, Mahajan V.  Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy may be a risk factor in combined macular hole retinal detachment cases.  Retina.  2012 December 7. 33(3):579-85.

Rowell H, Bassuk A, Mahajan V.  Monozygotic twins with CAPN5 autosomal dominant neovascular inflammatory vitreoretinopathy.  Clin Ophthalmology.  2012 December 6. 6:2037-2044.

Skeie J, Brown E, Martinez H, Russell S, Birkholz E, Folk J, Boldt H, Gehrs K, Stone E, Wright M, Mahajan V.  Proteomic analysis of vitreous biopsy techniques.  Retina.  2012 November. 32(10):2141-2149.

Wert K, Skeie J, Davis R, Tsang S, Mahajan V.  Subretinal injection of gene therapy vectors and stem cells in the perinatal mouse eye.  J Vis Exp.  2012 November. 25(69):pii: 4286. doi: 10.3791/4286..

Tarantola R, Graff J, Somani R, Mahajan V.  Temporal approach for small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy combined with anterior segment surgery..  Retina.  2012 September. 32(8):1614-1623.

Kay C, Quiram P, Mahajan V.  23-gauge pediatric vitrectomy using limbus-based trocar-cannulas..  Retina.  2012 May. 32(5):1023-1027.

Xu L, Burke T, Greenberg J, Mahajan V, Tsang S.  Infrared imaging and optical coherence tomography reveal early-stage astrocytic hamartomas not detectable by fundoscopy..  Am J Ophthalmology.  2012 May. 153(5):883-889 e2.

McIntyre R, Lakshminarasimhan C, Ismail O, Carragher D, Sanchez-Andrade G, Forment J, Del Castillo Velasco-Herrera M, Edwards A, van der Weyden L, Wang F, Sanger Mouse Genetics Project , Ramirez-Solis R, Estabel J, Gallagher F, Logan D, Arends M, Tsang S, Mahajan V, Scudamore C, White J, Jackson S, Gergely F, Adams D.  Disruption of mouse Cenpj, a regulator of centriole biogenesis, phenocopies Seckel syndrome.  PLoS Genet.  2012. 8(11):e1003022. doi: 10.1371.

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