Ashiqur Rahman Akanda, MD
National Institute of Ophthalmology
ICO Fellow in Pediatric Ophthalmology
October 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016
Ashiqur Akanda, MD completed a three-month International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) fellowship at Kellogg in December 2016.
Dr. Akanda was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and received his medical education there at Barisal Medical College and ophthalmology training at the National Institute of Ophthalmology (NIO). Later he qualified for the advanced degree in ophthalmology known as a Diploma.
After spending a mandatory two years as a general medical doctor in rural Bangladesh, he returned to the NIO as a consultant in comprehensive ophthalmology. He went on to obtain two further years of training in ophthalmic clinical practice and academic work in order to be certified by the Fellowship of the Bangladeshi College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2012.
He began to specialize in pediatric ophthalmology, deciding to apply for an ICO fellowship in order to learn additional techniques. Based on recommendations from his colleagues and friends, intensive investigation of ophthalmic center websites, and familiarity with the academic contributions of Kellogg ophthalmologists, he selected Kellogg as his first choice. His application was accepted and he has enjoyed a “very educational three months here at Kellogg.”
“I have watched the very expert performance of superior oblique tucks, Harada-Ito procedures, and adjustable suture techniques,” he said. “I look forward to putting my new knowledge to work at NIO.”
He returns to a busy practice in Bangladesh and to rejoin his wife, a pediatrician, and his two daughters, ages 9 and 7, “who have been looking forward to my coming home.”
Monte Del Monte, MD with Dr. Akanda