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Dr. Deepinder K. Dhaliwal Receives 2022 ISRS Casebeer Award

September 13, 2022

Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD, LAc, received the International Society of Refractive Surgery 2022 Casebeer Award in recognition of her achievements in refractive surgery. The award, named in honor of renowned refractive surgery pioneer Dr. J. Charles Casebeer, is presented annually to a physician who has contributed to refractive surgery through nontraditional research and development activities.

Dr. Dhaliwal is a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and director of Refractive Surgery and co-director of the Cornea Service at the UPMC Eye Center. She also serves as the director of the UPMC Laser Vision Center, the associate medical director of the Campbell Ophthalmic Microbiology Laboratory, and clinical co-director of the Corneal Stem Cell Task Force at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Dhaliwal is the founder and director of the Center for Integrative Eye Care at the UPMC Eye Center, which aims to systematically research alternative treatments for eye disease.

Dr. Dhaliwal earned her medical degree from Northwestern University and completed her residency in ophthalmology at the UPMC, followed by a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Utah. She is internationally recognized for her work, having taught ophthalmologists from around the globe; in addition to teaching and her clinical practice, Dr. Dhaliwal has authored numerous book chapters and journal articles and serves on the editorial boards of several ophthalmology journals.