Asha Kumar, M.D.

Buffalo Cornea Specialist

Dr. Asha Kumar is Western New York’s leading corneal specialist, with over 40 years managing corneal diseases and performing refractive surgeries. Her expertise is in corneal transplants, as well as complex corneal infections, dystrophies, and severe dry eye.

  • Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Member: American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

Education & Experience

  • M.D. – Dayanand Medical College
  • Internship – Deaconess Hospital
  • Residency – Erie County Medical Center
  • Fellowship – Flaum Eye Institute, University of Rochester

Expert Patient Care & Accomplishments

Through hard work and dedication, she earned a fellowship with James V. Aquavella, M.D., at the University of Rochester. This meant that she could learn firsthand from the first fellowship-trained corneal surgeon in the United States, and she has applied this knowledge and commitment to learning her entire career. She has been a member of ASCRS for the last 25 years.

In addition to teaching ophthalmology residents at the Buffalo VA Hospital for 30 years, Dr. Kumar travelled to Nicaragua from 2010-2015 to perform volunteer surgery.

Dr. Asha Kumar benefits from the ability to learn about her patients and quickly identify their needs. Her experience working under Dr. Aquavella, followed by decades in private practice, have put her on the front lines of corneal research.

Patient Testimonials

After four other specialists couldn’t help my fiancé, we went to Dr. Kumar. She was professional and courteous. Our wait time was minimal and walked out pleasantly surprised with our visit. She explained his options and her recommended follow ups. Other doctors wanted to do laser treatments but Dr. Kumar stated those would not help. She answered all of our questions and concerns. We are very thankful to have found this amazing specialist.

Kathy

Community Involvement & Interests

Dr. Asha Kumar makes her home in Buffalo and is happy to provide quality care to people from throughout Western New York and the surrounding regions.

Publications & Media Recognition

Research and publications:

  • “Immunological aspects of corneal transplant,” Immunological Investigations 2014

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