Vadrevu “VK” Raju, MD, FRCS, FACS is an Eye Surgeon and humanitarian, a university professor, Founder and Director of the Eye Foundation of America (EFA)
Born and raised in Rajamundry, Andhra Pradesh, went to medical school at Andra University in Visakhapatnam, and completed an ophthalmology residency and fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons. Trained in corneal transplant surgery, he also holds a D.O. degree from the University of London, & Board-Certified Ophthalmologist in the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Raju is Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) and of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Dr. Raju founded the Eye Foundation of America (EFA), a charitable organization serving in India, Afghanistan, Ghana and Iraq. With its mission to cure childhood blindness and make eye care affordable and accessible, in rural areas of developing countries.
Dr. Raju also helped found two hospitals in India, the Srikiran Eye Institute and the Goutami Eye Institute in his hometown. Over the course of his career, Dr. Raju has authored more than three hundred papers, one hundred publications and seventeen book chapters. He is the co-author of Musings on Medicine, Myth, and History: India’s Legacy, along with his daughter.
Dr. Raju is the recipient of many international honors and awards. In 2008, he received the Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award.