Mr Ken K Nischal


Ken K. Nischal, MD, FRCOphth

Chief, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, and Adult Motility Director, Pediatric Program Development, UPMC Eye Center Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Nischal is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Opthalmology and Strabismus at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Director of Pediatric Program Development at the UPMC Eye Center, and Professor of Opthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Ken attended King’s College Hospital Medical School of the University of London and completed Ophthalmology Residencies at both Birmingham and Midlands and the Oxford Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom. Ken completed his fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Prior to joining Children’s in 2011, Ken was at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Ken is one of the pioneers of Pediatric Corneal Transplants. Children from all over the world come to Children’s because of Ken’s expertise in helping children with Genetic Corneal Diseases. His focus is on evidence based protocol led clinical care with clinical outcome measures as a source of clinical research. His main areas of clinical research are Anterior Segment Developmental Anomalies affecting the Cornea, Lens and Trabecular Meshwork. He has published widely on Pediatric Cataract, Glaucoma and Cornea and also Craniofacial Anomalies.