Niraj Nathan, M.D.

Effective August 31, 2022, Dr. Nathan will be closing his practice at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The clinic will be happy to recommend a physician to assume your care. Patients can obtain a copy of their medical records by calling 214-645-3030 or by email at


Niraj Rama Nathan, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He also is the Medical Director of the ophthalmology service at Parkland Hospital, where he is active in training residents and fellows. He specializes in cataracts, comprehensive ophthalmology, and glaucoma, particularly in its medical and surgical treatment, including newer microinvasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) techniques. 

Dr. Nathan holds an undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University. He earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he also completed a residency in ophthalmology. He then received advanced training in treating glaucoma through a fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. 

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.

Dr. Nathan conducts research and presents lectures on a variety of ophthalmology topics, with particular interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery. He also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.

He’s a member of several professional organizations, including the Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine (2016-2017), Glaucoma
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2013-2016), Ophthalmology
  • Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2012-2013), General Surgery
  • Medical School - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (2008-2012)

Clinical Focus

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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