Shivani Kamat, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Glaucoma Fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in complex glaucoma, anterior segment disease, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, and cataract surgery and has extensive experience in medical, laser, and surgical treatment of glaucoma, including combined cataract and glaucoma procedures as well as the latest glaucoma surgical devices and intraocular lens implant technology.

Dr. Kamat earned her medical degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She completed an internship in internal medicine at the UF Health Shands Hospital, a residency in ophthalmology at Loyola University, and a fellowship in glaucoma at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, a primary teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor, where she served as the Glaucoma Fellowship Director and the Medical Director of the center’s community clinic in Brighton, Michigan.

Dr. Kamat founded and co-chairs Women in Glaucoma. She serves on multiple committees of the American Glaucoma Society and as an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Kamat is actively involved in clinical research, her interests including the epidemiology of glaucoma, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, anterior segment disease, and plateau iris syndrome. She has lectured widely and published numerous research articles on these and related topics in publications such as Nature, Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology, Journal of Glaucoma, and EyeNet Magazine, among others. In addition, she has served as a reviewer for Journal of Glaucoma, contributed to a book on gonioscopy-assisted transluminal trabeculotomy, and been interviewed for stories in national magazines and digital platforms.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Florida College of Medicine (2006-2010)
  • Internship - Shands Hospital (2010-2011), Internal Medicine
  • Residency - Loyola University of Chicago Stritch SOM (2011-2014), Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship - Mass Eye and Ear (2014-2015), Glaucoma
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Women in Glaucoma
Honors & Awards
  • Magis Star Award for Excellence in Patient Care 2012-2013
  • Resident Teacher of the Year 2011, Loyola University Department of Ophthalmology
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • GATT in Secondary Glaucoma in GATT: Gonioscopy Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy- A Guide to Circumnavigating Schlemm's Canal from Around the World
      Shivani S Kamat, Helen L Kornmann, Kugler Publications
  • Complex glaucoma and anterior segment disease
  • Epidemiology of glaucoma, including risk factors for pseudoexfoliation syndrome
  • Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery
  • Plateau iris syndrome and associated ocular complications
  • Nanophthalmos
  • Narrow-angle and chronic angle-closure glaucoma

Clinical Focus

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Anterior segment disease
  • Combined cataract/glaucoma procedures
  • Complex cataract and lens extraction surgery
  • Complex glaucoma
  • Nanophthalmos
  • Plateau iris syndrome
  • Pseudoexfoliation syndrome

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Shivani Kamat, M.D.

Dr. Kamat talks about her approach to patient care.