Dr Ronnie George completed his medical graduate degree from St John’s Medical College, Bangalore in and trained in ophthalmology at the Christian Medical College Vellore (1996-2001. He subsequently joined Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Reasearch Foundation, Chennai where he is Deputy Director in the glaucoma services at Medical Research Foundation and Research Director of the organization.
He has published over a 110 peer reviewed indexed articles , one book 15 book chapters. He has delivered more than 200 lectures at various conferences as an invited guest speaker. He was a clinical investigator for the population based epidemiology studies: The Chennai Glaucoma Study and the Chennai Glaucoma Follow Up Study and the “Chennai Eye Disease Incidence Study”
He was received the Thiru CK.Kumaraswamy Gold Medal by the Dr MGR Medical University for MS Ophthalmology. He was awarded the Thomas Gold Medal for the best outgoing postgraduate in ophthalmology by the Christian Medical College Vellore in 2001. He received the Pfizer best paper award for best research work presented at the XIIIth Annual Glaucoma Society Of India meeting 2003. He received the Ruby Banik award for best researcher by the Vision Research Foundation, Chennai, the Dr TLK Row Endowment award for best Associate Consultant Medical Research Foundation and the IJO silver award for best publication.
He is actively involved in teaching and training residents, fellows and optometrists. He is a residency guide in the National Board of Education and PhD
He is a past Associate Advisory Board member for the World Glaucoma Association and is past Secretary of the Glaucoma Society of India. He currently serves on the Education Committee of the World Glaucoma Association , the Editorial board of the Journal of Glaucoma and is the Section editor ( Glaucoma) for the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.