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Ken K. Nischal, MD, FRCOphth

Ken K. Nischal, MD, FRCOphth
Job Title Chief, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, and Adult Motility
Job Title Director, Pediatric Program Development, UPMC Eye Center
Job Title Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-8940 Phone
412-692-7220 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1988 King's College Hospital Medical School, University of London, United Kingdom


1998 Senior Registrar Rotation, Ophthalmology, Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford and Prince Charles Eye Unit, Windsor, United Kingdom
1995 Registrar Rotation, Ophthalmology, Birmingham and Midlands Rotation, Birmingham, United Kingdom


1999 Pediatric Ophthalmology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada


  • British Medical Association
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Foundation of Science and Technology
  • AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology)
  • AAPOS (American Assoc. of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus)
  • EPOS (European Paediatric Ophthalmology Society)


  • 2005 Honourable Mention for Poster: Amniotic Membrane Transplant in Children with Symblepharon and Massive Corneal Pannus, World Cornea Congress V., Washington D.C.
  • 1997-1998 Keeler Scholarship
  • 1995 London Poster Prize at the Annual Congress of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Royal Eye Hospital


  • Harding SA, Nischal KK. Author reply. Ophthalmology. 2011 Sep;118(9):1901-2.
  • Kelberman D, Islam L, Holder SE, Jacques TS, Calvas P, Hennekam RC, Nischal KK, Sowden JC. Digenic inheritance of mutations in FOXC1 and PITX2 : Correlating transcription factor function and axenfeld-rieger disease severity. Hum Mutat. 2011 Aug 11.
  • Khaier A, Nischal KK, Espinosa M, Manoj B. Periocular Port Wine Stain: The Great Ormond Street Hospital Experience. Ophthalmology. 2011 Jul 21.

Research Interests

  • Craniosynostoses
  • Ultrasound
  • Paediatric Anterior Segment
Last Update
November 14, 2011
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Last Update
November 14, 2011