Dr. Alisa Thavikulwat is a Board-Certified Comprehensive Ophthalmologist.
She was born and raised in Towson, MD and studied at the University of Rochester, where she completed a combined BA/MD program as a Rochester Early Medical Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. During medical school, she participated in the global healthy pathway and received an international research fellowship to study outcomes of cataract surgery at a mobile eye clinic in Thailand, where she discovered her interest in ophthalmology. She was then selected to participate in the Medical Research Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health, allowing her to spend a year at the National Eye Institute conducting research in age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Thavikulwat went on to complete her residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she received the Normal Blair Resident Research Award, followed by medical retina fellowship back at the National Eye Institute.
Dr. Thavikulwat is a published author in the field of ophthalmology and has been published in prestigious journals, such as Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, and JAMA Ophthalmology. She has presented her research at many conferences and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
In her spare time, Dr. Thavikulwat enjoys playing competitive badminton, cooking Thai food, and traveling.
Awards & Honors
- Normal Blair Resident Research Award
- National Eye Institute Travel Grant
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Rochester Early Medical Scholars Program