Shekar Eye Hospital is headed by its founder and Medical Director, Dr. Y.L. Rajashekar, who is a renowned ophthalmic surgeon and a top-ranking postgraduate (MD) of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). New Delhi.
After completing MBBS from Bangalore Medical College he was selected by AIIMS for post graduate studies in Ophthalmology. He passed his MD ophthalmology in 1993, securing the first rank in the institution. He also got an additional DNB (Diplomate of National Board) Degree in Ophthalmology. He has done his further specialization in Vitreo Retinal and Laser procedures.
He has been serving in the field of Ophthalmology for over one decade and has performed over 30,000 eye operations. Dr. Rajashekar possesses sterling credentials in his profession. He has presented technical papers and demonstrated new microsurgical and laser procedures on various ophthalmic forums. He has also authored several text books of ophthalmology for medical courses. Being a passionate educator, he has given a number of presentations in ocular care for the medical community, in addition to popular TV, radio and on-stage programmes for the mass audience. He has conducted many eye camps and eye education programmes.
Dr. Rajashekar is an International Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a Life member of All India, Karnataka and Delhi Ophthalmologic Societies and a member of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India).
Dr. Rajashekar has received the Aryabhata Award in 2005 for rendering yeomen service in the medical field. Some of his other awards are Kempegowda Award, Karnataka Vibhushan Award, Karnataka Padmashree Award, Award by BDA Housing Corporation, Subha Chinthana Award and Kautilya Global Indian Award by Chanakya Foundation.