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Biography

Dr. Priyanka Kanakamedala is an ophthalmologist who specializes in diseases and treatment of the cornea.

Dr. Kanakamedala earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her Doctorate from Indiana University School of Medicine. Her residencies were at MacNeal Hospital and Indiana University School of Medicine. She was chief ophthalmology resident at her second residency. 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 our Concord (645 Amalia St. NE, Concord, NC), Huntersville (10305 Hamptons Park Drive, Suite 201, Huntersville, NC), and University (2325 West Arbors Drive, Suite 201, Charlotte, NC) offices. 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, Duke University, 2010

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

Residencies
Transitional Year Residency, MacNeal Hospital, 2015
Ophthalmology Residency, Chief Ophthalmology Resident, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2018

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




Featured Procedures

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


Research

Publications and Posters

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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