Chennai-based ophthalmologist Dr Soosan Jacob has been named in the Power List - 2021, a list of top 100 most influential women ophthalmologists in the world.
Based on national and international recognition among peer ophthalmologists, the prestigious list is compiled annually by ‘The Ophthalmologist’, a premier international publication dedicated to the field of ophthalmology.
Dr Jacob has over two decades of experience specialising in cornea, refractive surgery and cataract surgery. A Director and Chief of Refractive and Cornea Foundation, she is also a senior consultant for Cataract and Glaucoma Services at Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals in Chennai.
Her other fields of interest in ophthalmology include cutting-edge cataract, complex and complicated cases, anterior segment reconstruction procedures, glaucoma, orbit and oculoplasty.
“I am honoured to enter this list. Initiatives like ‘Power List’ are important as they celebrate all the awesome, wonderful women ophthalmologists who show the way forward and inspire other women. For women, it is important to break glass ceilings to achieve their full potential,” Dr Jacob told the media.
This is not however the first time she has been recognised for her works. Previously, she has received several prestigious international awards, including International Society of Refractive Surgery’s Kritzinger Memorial Award, Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians’ Innovator’s Award, The Waring Medal, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s John Henahan Award for Young Ophthalmologist, and American Academy of Ophthalmology’s International Ophthalmologist Education Award, among others.
Dr Jacob is also a noted speaker and author. She has authored over 100 peer reviewed publications and is the editor for 17 ophthalmology textbooks. She also conducts courses and delivers lectures in various national and international conferences and institutions.
(Edited by Amrita Ghosh)