Suma Shankar, MD, PhD


Titles and Roles

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Cell and Molecular Biology


Suma Shankar, MD, PhD, is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Shankar is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship.


Dr. Shankar earned her MD from Bangalore Medical College in India. She also holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Iowa. Dr. Shankar completed a residency in ophthalmology at the Royal College of Opthamologists, a residency in medical genetics at the University of California San Francisco, and a fellowship in pediatric opthamology at the University of Iowa.


Dr. Shankar's research interests include chromosomal deletion/duplication syndromes, single gene disorders, eye genetic disorders, lysosomal storage disorders and rasopathies.


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