Our Team

Principal Investigator
Dr Raja Narayanan
Director, Suven Clinical Research Centre
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

Dr Raja Narayanan (PI) is a surgeon specialising in Vitreo Retinal Diseases. He is also the Director and Network Head of Clinical Research at LVPEI. With his expertise in clinical research and health economics, he will lead the project team and bring together all other leads into a single resource centre. He has many hours of experience in teaching clinical research at LVPEI, and has also designed and published investigator-initiated randomized clinical trials.

Dr Anthony Vipin Das is an Ophthalmic surgeon with a specific interest in Ocular Trauma and Community Ophthalmology. He is the innovator of EyeSmartTM Electronic Medical Record system of LVPEI. His extensive knowledge and expertise in big data analysis have resulted in numerous publications and an algorithm for myopia progression in children with myopia.

Co-Principal Investigator
Dr Anthony Vipin Das
Associate Director
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

Co-Principal Investigator
Prof Chirantan Chatterjee
ICICI Bank Chair in Strategic Management
Chairperson, CMHS
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Dr Chirantan Chatterjee is the ICICI Bank Chair Professor of Strategic Management at IIMA. He is also jointly appointed at IIMA with the department of Economics and Strategy. Chatterjee is also the Chairperson of the Center for Management of Health Services at IIMA. Chatterjee is a 2019-2020 Visiting Fellow and a 2018-2019 Campbell and Edward Teller National Fellow at The Hoover Institution in Stanford University, USA.

Dr GVS Murthy is a renowned public health expert. He headed the Community Ophthalmology department since its inception at Dr. R.P.Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS. Later, he established the LSHTM Overseas Centre of Excellence. He worked at WHO, Geneva, on the Childhood Blindness Program and was a UNAIDS Consultant with National Aids Control Organization (NACO) for 2 years. He has over 300 publications in peer reviewed journals.

Co-Principal Investigator
Dr Gudlavalleti Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy 
Director, Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad

Key Collaborators

Dr Mehul Mehta​

Chief Medical Officer
Albright Stonebridge Group

Dr Rohit Khanna

Director, GPR-ICARE
L V Prasad Eye Institute

The IHOPE Scientific Advisory Board

Founder-Chair, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India

Chair: Dr Gullapalli N Rao

Expertise: Diseases of the cornea, eye banking and corneal transplantation, community eye health, eye care policy and planning.

President, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

Co-Chair: Prof K Srinath Reddy

Expertise: Diseases of the cornea, eye banking and corneal transplantation, community eye health, eye care policy and planning.


Dr Clare Gilbert

Professor of International Eye Health, London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Dr Isidore Rigoutsos

Founding Director of the Computational Medicine Center at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA

Dr Jay Bhattacharya

Professor of Medicine, Center for Health Policy and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, California, USA

Dr Partha P Majumder

Distinguished Professor, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani, India

Dr Sarang Deo

Associate Professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India

Organizational Flow

Centre for Health Outcomes Research and Economics