RCA Welcomes Two New Retinal Specialists to Its Growing Practice

Dr. Neal Palejwala and Dr. Sujit Itty Join Retinal Consultants of Arizona

September 28, 2015 – Phoenix – Retinal Consultants of Arizona – Arizona’s largest and most experienced ophthalmology (retina & vitreous) practice group and nationally recognized Retina Research Institute – announces the addition of two new physicians to serve more locations and patients throughout the state. Both physicians will serve patients in the Phoenix-metro area and will be involved in conducting clinical trials at RCA’s Retinal Research Institute.

Dr. Neal Palejwala
Dr. Palejwala is a Phoenix native completing his high school education at Brophy College Preparatory. He then went on to complete his undergraduate studies at the Pennyslvania State University where he was part of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He then entered medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national medical honor society and graduated summa cum laude. At Jefferson, he developed a passion for ophthalmology conducting multiple clinical research projects at Wills Eye Institute.

He returned back to the valley for his internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and then went on to pursue a residency in ophthalmology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. After the completion of his residency, he chose to further subspecialize in vitreoretinal surgery at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. During his training, Dr. Palejwala has performed thousands of ophthalmic procedures, authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and presented his work at local and national scientific meetings. He has a particular interest in novel intravitreal drug delivery systems.

Dr. Sujit Itty
Dr. Itty was raised in Arizona and graduated from Gilbert High School. He then graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California, where he was elected into Phi Beta Kappa and Order of the Torch. He subsequently attended the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota where he was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship.

After returning to Phoenix for his internship in Preliminary Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He then completed his 2-year vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Itty has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on a variety of topics in medical and surgical diseases of the retina. He has served as co-investigator of several clinical trials and has presented his findings at national meetings. Dr. Itty is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists, and the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
About Retinal Consultants of Arizona

Retinal Consultants of Arizona (RCA) was established in 1980 in central Phoenix. Since then, we have grown to be the largest retina group in the state, with more than 30 locations throughout Arizona, providing improved access to the highest quality medical eye care. RCA also manages the country’s leading independent clinical research & trials facility, Retinal Research Institute, where RCA physicians contribute to the advancement of new therapies by participating in clinical research studies.

Retinal Consultants of Arizona is proud to have become Arizona’s largest and most experienced ophthalmology practice and nationally recognized clinical research facility focused specifically on the diagnosis and management of the retina and vitreous. In many instances, RCA is the only retina group in Arizona to offer participation in specific research trials. We accept new patients every day, and urgent or emergency referrals are seen the same day.

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