Biography

Dr. Priyanka Kanakamedala is a fellowship-trained subspecialist who specializes in cornea and external diseases, cataracts, comprehensive ophthalmology, and refractive surgery.

Dr. Kanakamedala earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. After an internship year at MacNeal Hospital, she completed her ophthalmology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine and served as chief resident her final year. Her cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery fellowship was at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Kanakamedala has been involved in several cornea-related research projects, and has contributed to a number of publications about glaucoma care.

Dr. Kanakamedala has participated in medical missions in India, Kenya, and Indonesia. She has also taken part in medical forums in Geneva, Switzerland, and Washington, DC.

Dr. Kanakamedala practices in the following offices:

Concord (645 Amalia St. NE, Concord, NC)

Huntersville (10305 Hamptons Park Drive, Suite 201, Huntersville, NC)

University (2325 West Arbors Drive, Suite 201, Charlotte, NC)

To make an appointment with her, call 704-295-3000. You can also request an appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.


Education & Fellowship

Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts, Program II: Genomics, Race, & Global Health Policy, Duke University, 2010

Doctorate
Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2014

Internship
Transitional Year Residency, MacNeal Hospital, 2015

Residency
Ophthalmology, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2018, Chief Resident 2017-2018

Fellowship
Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2019


Associations & Memberships

Board Eligible by:
- American Board of Ophthalmology

Member of:
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
- The Cornea Society


Featured Procedures

Dr. Kanakamedala is a cornea specialist who cares for patients with DSEK, DMEK, and keratoconus.


Research

Publications and Posters

Mammo DA, Kanakamedala P., Hou JH. Severe corneal and conjunctival keratinization with rapid response to topical Vitamin A ointment. Ophthalmology. In Press.

Kanakamedala P., Harris A., Siesky B., et al. Open-angle glaucoma patients of African descent have more functional progression after 4 years compared to European descent patients while demonstrating similar structural progression. Poster session presented at: Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; 2017 May 7-11; Baltimore, MD.

Kanakamedala P., Harris A., Siesky B., et al. Optic Nerve Head Morphology in Glaucoma Patients of African Descent is Strongly Correlated to Retinal Blood Flow.Br J Ophthalmol 2014; 98(11): 1551-4.

Huck A., Harris A., Siesky B., Kim N., Muchnik M., Kanakamedala P., et al. Vascular Considerations in Glaucoma Patients of African and European Descent. Acta Ophthalmol 2014; 92(5):e336-40.

Marek B., Harris A., Kanakamedala P., et al.Cerebrospinal fluid pressure and glaucoma: regulation of trans-lamina cribrosa pressure. Br J Ophthalmol 2014; 98(6): 721-5.

Kanakamedala P., Harris A., Siesky B.. Longitudinal changes in retinal capillary blood flow correlate with changes in macular thickness in glaucoma patients of African descent. Poster session presented at: Annual Meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; 2014 May 4-8; Orlando, FL.

Kanakamedala P. and Haga S.B.. Characterization of clinical study populations by race and ethnicity in biomedical literature. Ethn Dis 2012; 22(1): 96-101.


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