Hauppauge, NY – January 6, 2020 – SightMD (or the “Company”), a Sight Growth Partners managed practice and leading multi-specialty ophthalmology platform, today announced that it has hired retinal specialist Gaurav Chandra, M.D. to join its growing team of over 80 providers in the Tri-state area.
Dr. Chandra is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in medical management of ocular inflammatory and retinal disease. He is trained in the newest advances in injection and laser therapy for diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, as well as the safe and efficacious use of immunomodulators.
“It is an absolute honor to have the opportunity to join the award-winning surgeons at SightMD,” said Dr. Chandra. “I have always been driven to provide patients the personal care and attention they deserve and my colleagues at SightMD have the same passion and commitment toward patient care that I do.”
Dr. Chandra earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University in North Carolina before coordinating clinical trials at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He earned his medical degree from Stony Brook University and then completed ophthalmology residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Chandra was awarded and completed a fellowship in uveitis and ocular immunology at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Jeffrey Martin, CEO of SightMD, said “My partners and I at SightMD are always looking for talented physicians like Dr. Chandra who are as passionate about patient care as they are about their training and education. Adding a surgeon of Dr. Chandra’s caliber to SightMD allows us to continue our mission of delivering superior quality of personalized comprehensive ophthalmic care for patients across the Tri-state area.”
Jonathan Lujan, CEO of SightGrowth Partners, said “As the administrative services provider for SightMD, we are so excited to see the company continue to expand with talented physicians such as Dr. Chandra.”
Dr. Chandra is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and presented at national conferences. Outside of work, he enjoys international travel, cooking, and tennis.
SightMD is a rapidly-growing integrated ophthalmic provider group, offering patients access to over 60 ophthalmic surgeons and specialists through the convenience of 38 locations spanning the east end of Long Island, Westchester County and Manhattan. SightMD’s track record of providing clinically-excellent care spans over 50 years, and its services include laser cataract surgery and lens implantation, glaucoma management, retinal disorder treatment, corneal services, neuro-ophthalmology, LASIK laser vision correction, oculoplastic surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, and audiology. For more information about SightMD, please visit https://www.sightmd.com
About Sight Growth Partners
Sight Growth Partners, a portfolio company of Chicago Pacific Founders, is a leading management services organization and the administrative services partner for SightMD. It has over  employees who provide management solutions to 38 ophthalmology clinics and one ambulatory surgery center, which combined serve over 80 providers. Sight Growth Partners provides its physicians with world-class management services, including a 24/7 call center, billing, credentialing, human resources and other services, enabling them to continue delivering best-in-class care to patients in their communities. Sight Growth Partners is backed by Chicago Pacific Founders, a leading middle market private equity firm which focuses exclusively on partnerships with growing companies in the healthcare services sector. For more information about Sight Growth Partners, please visit https://www.sightgrowthpartners.com.