Based in Wichita, Kansas, Dasa Gangadhar, MD, is an ophthalmologist and partner at Grene Vision Group where he’s been since 1994 and is a clinical assistant professor of surgery for the KU School of Medicine. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, where he also completed his internship. Dr. Gangadhar completed his residency at the University of Michigan W.K. Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor and his fellowship was at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. He was also a research fellow at the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston. Among his many local and national honors and awards, Dr. Gangadhar was selected for “Best Doctors in America” by Consumers’ Research Council of America from 2001-2018 consecutively. He is one of the founding members of the KHSC Board of Trustees.
Why are you proud to serve on the KHSC board of trustees?
I am proud to be part of something big and something that will have a positive impact on the community, the people, and education for generations to come. It’s fun and exciting to be on the ground floor with great people.
What do you believe will be the biggest impact on the local community from this project?
There will be a huge positive economic impact for downtown Wichita. However, the greatest impact, I believe, will be for rural Kansas. Shortages of medical care exist in much of rural Kansas. KHSC aspires to ease this shortage of primary care and specialty care for our state by training the physicians of tomorrow, many of whom will make rural Kansas their home.
From your own personal career, what accomplishment are you most proud of?
I am proud of serving the great people of Kansas, especially rural Kansans and our great Veterans for over 25 years. Having performed over 30,000 operations now, I have had the privilege of touching many lives.
More recently, I completed an Executive Master’s Program in Health Care Leadership at Brown University. I hope to participate in the transformation of our health care delivery apparatus, as our current system fails too many and costs too much. KHSC fits into this mission for the next chapter of my career.