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Dr. Desai

Rajen Desai MD is a board certified ophthalmologist with the Witlin Center for Advanced Eyecare in New Jersey.

Dr. Desai received his MD from the Stanford School of Medicine, where he conducted research in the genetics of and treatments for age-related macular degeneration. He completed his residency, chief residency, and glaucoma fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. During his training, he received the Academic Achievement Award and the Best Teacher of Medical Students Award twice.

With over 14 years of experience in vision research, Dr. Desai has produced over 40 peer-reviewed publications and presentations across the country. He has received multiple research awards and grants, including the Society of Heed Fellows Award, one of only 5 honorees selected nationally. He brings the latest advances of vision research to his patient care, both in the clinic and operating room, including bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. Other physicians, optometrists, and nurses have trusted him to operate on their and their parents' own eyes.

He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the American Glaucoma Society.