University of Nebraska Medical Center

Pukhraj Rishi, MBBS, MS, FACS, FASRS

Associate Professor

Pukhraj Rishi

Dr. Rishi is an associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he is an ocular oncologist and vitreoretinal surgeon.

After completing his ophthalmology residency in India, Dr. Rishi was fellowship trained in vitreoretinal surgery in India and at the Truhlsen Eye Institute/UNMC, Omaha. A scholarship from the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) allowed him to pursue further training in ocular oncology (eye tumors) at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.

He has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, authored 20 book chapters and co-edited three books. He has presented more than 150 invited lectures. He is a reviewer for 50 international Ophthalmology journals and he is the academic editor for PLOS ONE journal and section editor for ocular oncology in Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.

  • MBBS: BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
  • Residency: BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
  • Fellowship: Retina, Retina Foundation, Ahmedabad, India
  • Fellowship: Retina, Sankara Nethralva, Chennai, India
  • Fellowship: Retina, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Fellowship: Ocular Oncology, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Research Interests
  • Ocular oncology
  • Pediatric retinal disease
Patient Care
Honors and Awards
  • AIOS-IJO Gold Award - AIOC, India
  • Col Rangachari award - AIOC, India
  • AIOS CN Shroff award - AIOS, India
  • P. Hanumantha Reddy award - AIOS, India
  • Honor award - American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
  • Carl P. Herbort Travel fellowship award - Uveitis society of India
  • Rhett Buckler award - American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS)
  • International Education award - American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Prof. MA Matin Memorial Oration - Bangladesh Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Council of Ophthalmology - Helmerich Retina Research Foundation Fellowship grant