Dr. Kakarla V Chalam MD Ophthalmologist

Dr. Kakarla Chalam is an ophthalmologist in Jacksonville, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Guntur Medical College NTR and has been in practice for 35 years. Dr. Chalam accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 33 doctors at Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center and one of 4 at Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center who specialize in Ophthalmology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Ophthalmologist: Neuro-Ophthalmology, Retinal

Clinical Interests: Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases

Education & Medical Training

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus
Residency, Ophthalmology, 1989–1992

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Campus
Internship, General Surgery Preliminary Year, 1988–1989

Guntur Medical College NTR
Class of 1979

U Texas SW Med Sch
Fellowship, Vitreo Retinal Surgery, 1992–1994

U Texas HSC
Fellowship, Neuro Ophthalmology, 1988–1989

University of South Carolina
Other Training, Molecular Biology, 1996–2000

Webster University
Other Training, Business Administration, 1997–1999

Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
Other Training, Ophthalmology, 1991–1991

Royal College of Surgeons
Other Training, Ophthalmology, 1984–1984

Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
Other Training, Ophthalmology, 1980–1983

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Ophthalmology
Certified 21 years in Ophthalmology

FL State Medical License
Active through 2016

TX State Medical License
Active through 2014

NY State Medical License
Active through 2014

SC State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

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Publications & Presentations

Differential sensitivity of choroidal endothelial, retinal ganglion, and retinal pigment epithelial cells in vitro to proton radiation.
Balaiya, S.,Murthy, R. K.,Malyapa, R.,Grover, S.,Chalam, K. V.

Acute, Bilateral, Concurrent Central Retinal Artery Occlusion in Sickle Cell Disease After Use of Tadalafil (Cialis).
Murthy, R. K.,Perez, L.,Priluck, J. C.,Grover, S.,Chalam, K. V.

Lutein protects retinal pigment epithelium from cytotoxic oxidative stress.
Murthy, R. K.,Ravi, K.,Balaiya, S.,Brar, V. S.,Chalam, K. V.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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