Thasarat Vajaranant, MD, MHA

Academic Profile

Thasarat Sutabutr Vajaranant, MD, MHA
Professor of Ophthalmology
Vice-Chair for Strategic Initiatives
Director, Glaucoma Service
The American Glaucoma Society Lead Ambassador

Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
1855 W. Taylor St, Ste 3071
Chicago, IL, 60612
Ofiice: (312) 996-7030

Clinical Interests

Glaucoma and Cataract
Women’s Eye Health
Comphrehensive Ophthalmology


MD (summa cum laude)—Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Research Fellow in Low Vision Research—Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
Residency in Ophthalmology—Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
Clinical and Research Fellowship in Glaucoma—Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary
Fellowship in Medical Education: The Scholars for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellowship (STEFF), University of Illinois at Chicago
Global Clinical Scholar Research Training Program (GCSRT), Harvard Medical School
Executive Masters in Health Administration (EMHA), School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Publications and Media

Link to Dr. Vajaranant's publications in PubMed

Research and interviews regarding women’s eye health:
Glaucoma in Women: The Estrogen Connection
Early Ovary Removal Could Affect Your Eyes