Madhu Gorla, MD, is an accomplished ophthalmologist at Chicago Glaucoma Consultants, serving patients in Glenview and Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Gorla specializes in glaucoma, cataracts, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He brings his outstanding qualifications to the team, with advanced fellowship degrees from both Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania Scheie Eye Institute. He practiced privately in Pennsylvania for three years prior to joining Chicago Glaucoma Consultants in 2001.
Dr. Gorla's aim is to improve the quality of his patient's care. His early interest in medicine and dedication to excellence in science were encouraged by his father, a professor and a NASA fluidics engineer. Dr. Gorla received his medical degree from Boston University. He completed his internship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and his residency at Columbia University and St. Luke's Roosevelt Medical Center in New York. He is currently the Director of Medical Student Education, a clinical assistant professor at Rush University, and an assistant professor in their Ophthalmology Department. Dr. Gorla often lectures to medical groups, optometrists, and the general public covering various subjects about the eye.
Among his many publications, Dr. Gorla has recently co-authored a chapter of a textbook on the topic of low-tension glaucoma along with a book chapter on anterior chamber washout. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Medical Association. His current research interests include studying the efficacy of new medical and laser therapy in the treatment of glaucoma. He has published widely on topics related to glaucoma and ocular surface disease.
Dr. Gorla has donated his medical and surgical expertise annually in India, performing cataract surgery and instructing local ophthalmologists on advanced surgical techniques. As a child visiting India, he witnessed the debilitating effects of preventable loss of sight which later inspired him to pursue a career in ophthalmology. The complex surgical techniques required in treating impoverished individuals in developing countries brings valuable insight to patient care at home in the United States.