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About Jitendra Swarup, MD

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Jitendra Swarup, MDDr. Jitendra Swarup is one of the world’s leading cataract surgeons, performing more than 30,000 cataract surgeries. He graduated with honors at the prestigious Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and received his Ophthalmology training at Sinai Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, where he served as a Chief Resident and was involved in the initial FDA approval for the Excimer Laser.
Dr. Swarup has been involved with the Excimer Laser since 1993. He has been performing LASIK surgery since its introduction in 1996.

Dr. Swarup specializes in therapeutic and cosmetic plastic surgery, glaucoma surgery, laser surgery for diabetic eye disease and micro-incision (no stitch) cataract surgery. He is the only area physician offering the mono and multifocal implants to patients.

Dr. Swarup has received regional and national awards for his scientific presentations. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a respected member of many medical and ophthalmologic societies including the Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Jitendra Swarup is licensed in North Carolina as well as Virginia, and is also the Medical Director of Albemarle Clinical Trials, LLC as well as the staff physician and partner of Albemarle Eye Center, PLLC with 3 additional locations in; Kitty Hawk, NC, Edenton, NC and Washington, NC. In addition to this Dr. Swarup is also affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Albemarle Health, Vidant Beaufort Hospital, Outer Banks Hospital and Chowan Hospital. He is one of 3 doctors at Albemarle Health and one of 2 at Vidant Beaufort Hospital who specialize in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Swarup lectures nationally on subjects pertaining to cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation and management of complications. He has also been involved in many cataract and intraocular lens research studies to investigate new technologies.

Dr. Swarup has authored as well as co-authored numerous papers and textbook chapters pertaining to cataract surgery, complication of cataract surgery and the development of new cataract technologies. He is the only certified Laser Cataract Surgeon in the region, and offers the bladeless LenSx Laser surgery for his patients.

Dr. Swarup is dedicated to performing the highest quality surgical and medical care to his patients as well as his optometric partnerships.

Awards and Acknowledgements:

  • 2nd Place – 1990 Howard University Medical Student Research Competition
  • 2nd Place – 1990 Ophthalmology Residents Day Symposium at Howard University Hospital
  • 3rd Place – 1990 American Medical Association – Eastern Student Research Forum

Publications:

  • Reginald L. Peniston, M.D., Jitendra Swarup, B.S., John M. Barnwell, M.D., Michael D. Crittenden, M.D.
  • Cardiovascular Surgery in Blacks Cardiovascular Clinics, Nov. 1990 Vol 21 Chapter 22

Poster Publications:

  • Coronary Revascularization for Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: Prophylactic Balloon Counterpulsation, 1990
    1990 National Medical Association Science Assembly at Las Vegas
  • Spleen Cells of Normal BALB/c Mice Proliferate Under the Influence of Interleukin-2
    Independent of Prior Experimental Antigenic or Mitogenic Stimulation, 1986
    14th Annual M.B.R.S. Research Symposium at New Orleans
  • The Induction of a Parkinson-Like Syndrome by 1-methyl, 4-phenyl, 1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine of Long Evans Black Hooded Rats, 1985
    13th Annual M.B.R.S. Research Symposium at Miami
    1st Annual Howard University Research Symposium

Oral Presentations:

  • Surgical Treatment of Neovascular Glaucoma in an Afro-American Population
    1990 American Medical Association Eastern Student Research Forum
    1990 Residents Day Research Symposium at Howard University
    1990 National Medical Association Science Assembly as Las Vegas
  • Receptor Density of 5HTI + 5HTII in the Pars Reticulata of the Substantia Nigra of M.P.T.P. Induced Parkinson Beagle Pups, 1988
    National Institutes of Health
  • The Morphology if Intrafusal Muscle Spindles in the Soleus of Albino Rats After Extended Tetanic Contraction, 1987
    Howard University Department of Anatomy, Annual Research Conference
  • The Induction of a Parkinson Like Syndrome by 1-methyl, 4-phenyl, 1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydrophydrine of Long Evans Black Hooded Rats, 1985
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