Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS

Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, MD, MHS

Ophthalmologist

Bio:   **DR MRUTHYUNJAYA IS AVAILABLE TO CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH EYE CANCERS AND RETINAL DISEASES**

Prithvi Mruthyunjaya MD, MHS is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford Univeristy, member of the Vitreoretinal Surgery Service and is the new Director of Ocular Oncology at the Byers Eye Institute. He is a board certified ophthalmologist who has completed two prestigious fellowships: the first in Vitreoretinal Surgery at Duke University and the second in Ocular Oncology at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England.

He cares for patients with conditions related to cancer of the eye in both adults and children--either benign, pre-cancerous, or eye cancer. These conditions include ocular melanoma, hemangioma, cancers from other parts of the body which spread to the eye, Coats' disease, retinoblastoma, iris tumors (melanoma, cysts, metastatic lesions) and tumors of the conjunctiva including melanoma, and squamous cells carcinoma. He also manages the eye related side effects of chemotherapy treatments. He is an expert in using the most advanced diagnostic tests to make a personalized treatment plan for every patient. With his expertise in retinal surgery, he treats patients with a variety of advanced techniques including small instrument tumor biopsy, vitrectomy, and radiation therapy.

As a retinal surgeon, he manages complicated retinal diseases including retinal detachment, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, and diabetic eye disease.

His approach to any patient is to provide customized care for every patient and works closely with other experts at the Stanford Cancer Institute. Dr. Mruthyunjaya is actively involved in research in ocular cancer imaging, genetics, and new modalities of tumor biopsy.

His passion lies in developing collaborative research networks and training the next generation of vitreoretinal surgeons. His academic contributions were recognized by the Heed, AOS-Knapp and Ronald G Michels foundations the American Society of Retina Specialists with a Senior Honor Award. He was recently listed as one of the worlds 150 most innovative retinal specialists.


BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Mruthyunjaya was born in India and moved to Upstate New York at the age of 2. He was selected for the highly prestigious accelerated 6-year medical program completing his undergraduate studies at Rensselaer in 2 years then moving on to complete his medical studies at Albany Medical College where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. At the Duke Eye Center in Durham, NC, he finished his Ophthalmology residency, Chief Residency, and clinical-research fellowships in Vitreoretinal surgery followed by an Ocular Oncology fellowship at the Moorfields Eye Hosptial in London, UK. As a fellow, he was recognized with the highest nationwide honors by the Heed, AOS-Knapp and Ronald G Michels foundations. He was on faculty at Duke from 2005-16 where developed an integrated Retina-Ocular Oncology program and was named a tenured Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Radiation Oncology, Medical Director and Director of Ocular Oncology. He has enjoyed moving to the Bay area with his family.
4.9 out of 5
409 Patient Ratings
109 Patient Comments

Ocular and Orbital Oncology

Retinal and Macular Diseases

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center Ophthalmology Fellowships (2004) NC
  • Internship: University of Rochester Internal Medicine Residency (1997) NY
  • Medical Education: Albany Medical College (1996) NY
  • MHS, Duke University School of Medicine, Health Science in Clinical Research (2016)
  • Fellowship, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London UK, Ocular Oncology (2005)
  • Fellowship, Duke University Eye Center, Vitreoretinal Surgery (2004)
  • Chief Resident, Duke University Eye Center, Ophthalmology (2002)
  • Residency, Duke University Eye Center, Ophthalmology (2000)
  • MD, Albany Medical College, Medicine (1996)
  • BS, Renselaer Polytechnic Institue, Bioloy (1994)

Honors & Awards

  • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2010)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, Albany Medical College (1996)
  • American Ophthalmologic Society (AOS)- Knapp Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation (2003)
  • Edward K. Isbey, Jr. Resident Award for Excellence in Clinical Care, Ethics and Research, Duke University Eye Center (2000)
  • Golden Apple Award as best faculty teacher, Duke University Eye Center (2016)
  • Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation (2002)
  • Honor award, American Society of Retina Specialists (2014)
  • Honor Award, Association of Asian Indian Ophthalmologists (2014)
  • Hornaday Fellow as Best Outgoing Fellow, Duke University Eye Center (2003)
  • Ronald G. Michels Fellowship Foundation award as best senior fellow in the country, Ronald G. Michels Foundation (2004)
  • Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2019)
  • Senior Honor Award, American Society of Retinal Specialists (2016)
  • Summa Cum Laude, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1994)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director of Ocular Oncology, Byers Eye Institute (2016 - Present)
  • Director, Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship Program, Byers Eye Institute (2018 - Present)

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Friendliness

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Explanations

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Listens

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Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

4.8

Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Recommended to others

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

excellent

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Always treated as a Queen and as if I am the only one that matters!

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Dr. Mruthyunjaya was incredibly warm and attentive. He explained exactly what he was doing and helped me understand the issue with the vitreous in my eye. He was patient and clear in answering my questions. He is precisely the kind of doctor I want--very present, kind and caring.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

You cannot do better than this - especially under pandemic procedures.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Dr. Mruthyunjaya continues to be a world-class physician. I'm so luck to have him as my provider.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Dr M is wonderful ! He never makes me feel rushed at my visits he is always very thorough I truly appreciate that he takes time to explain things and answer any questions or concerns that I have.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Dr. Mruthyunjaya is an amazing, caring doctor. I am so blessed to have him caring for me.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Dr. Prithvi was soft-spoken, thoughtful, very knowledgeable, and he allowed me time to ask questions. He was open-minded, kind and very caring, a patient listener, he had reviewed my records before this appointment, he reviewed the tests results done during this visit. I felt very reassured and we are grateful that Dr. Prithvi is my eye specialist. Thank you,

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

I can honestly say Dr. Mruthyunjaya was the best doctor that I have ever met. He explained everything in detail using language that was easily understood. I would highly recommend him to anyone that asked for my input. I want to personally THANK him again.

SHC Patient, May 2020

I really appreciated Dr M's concern for the unusual symptom I was having. He talked through his thoughts, next steps and what I should be aware of. His manner made clear that he was looking out for me, which I so much appreciate.

SHC Patient, May 2020

I have been a patient of Dr Mruthyunjaya for years. I had an Ozurdex injection in my eye. I felt no pain and had no irritation the following might. I really appreciated the attention to cleaning my eye in a way that did not create any irritation. Very good experience!

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4.9 out of 5
409 Patient Ratings
109 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

excellent

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Always treated as a Queen and as if I am the only one that matters!

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Dr. Mruthyunjaya was incredibly warm and attentive. He explained exactly what he was doing and helped me understand the issue with the vitreous in my eye. He was patient and clear in answering my questions. He is precisely the kind of doctor I want--very present, kind and caring.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

You cannot do better than this - especially under pandemic procedures.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Dr. Mruthyunjaya continues to be a world-class physician. I'm so luck to have him as my provider.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Dr M is wonderful ! He never makes me feel rushed at my visits he is always very thorough I truly appreciate that he takes time to explain things and answer any questions or concerns that I have.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Dr. Mruthyunjaya is an amazing, caring doctor. I am so blessed to have him caring for me.

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Dr. Prithvi was soft-spoken, thoughtful, very knowledgeable, and he allowed me time to ask questions. He was open-minded, kind and very caring, a patient listener, he had reviewed my records before this appointment, he reviewed the tests results done during this visit. I felt very reassured and we are grateful that Dr. Prithvi is my eye specialist. Thank you,

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

I can honestly say Dr. Mruthyunjaya was the best doctor that I have ever met. He explained everything in detail using language that was easily understood. I would highly recommend him to anyone that asked for my input. I want to personally THANK him again.

SHC Patient, May 2020

I really appreciated Dr M's concern for the unusual symptom I was having. He talked through his thoughts, next steps and what I should be aware of. His manner made clear that he was looking out for me, which I so much appreciate.

SHC Patient, May 2020

I have been a patient of Dr Mruthyunjaya for years. I had an Ozurdex injection in my eye. I felt no pain and had no irritation the following might. I really appreciated the attention to cleaning my eye in a way that did not create any irritation. Very good experience!

SHC Patient, May 2020

Was very pleased with the efficiency of this visit and was of course, pleased that this follow up visit revealed no worsening of my macular degeneration.

SHC Patient, May 2020

As patient I trusted their professionalism , Clinical expertise and compassion ( treated like family).

SHC Patient, May 2020

My care provider is absolutely the best. I would recommend him to anyone. He really listens to your questions and answers them well. I feel like he is a friend. I feel very fortunate to have him as a doctor.

SHC Patient, May 2020

Dr. Mruthyunjaya is the best--very skilled but caring and compassionate.

SHC Patient, May 2020

Best treatment I have ever experienced.

SHC Patient, Apr 2020

The dr. is very professional and explain ever thing to you so you are comfortable with the visit.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Very good. Thank you!

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. M saw me in place of Dr. Moshfeghi due to a post surgery issue and he was so thorough and extremely polite and showed so much concern and made me feel very comfortable . resolved my issue and I felt very happy and my stress and worry totally disappeared .

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Excellent dr.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. Mruthyunjaya is excellent!

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. Mruthyunjaya is the best. He is thoughtful and extremely detailed in his evaluation and treatment. I am lucky to be his patient.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

my experience was the very best... I was able to clarify any questions.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Thank you!

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

My experience from the first visit on was provided by a genuine, caring staff, allowing time for questions and inviting any clarity. Outstanding.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr Mruthyanjaya was fantastic. The doctor that provided screening for him could have directed her conversation more towards me because my sister has very limited cognitive ability. I thought by now she would have picked up on that.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Wish I could give Dr. Mruthyunjaya a higher rating than very good.' He is excellent in all areas.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

I am beyond grateful to have Dr. M. as my doctor. He is thoughtful, compassionate, thorough, and a consummate gentleman. He is the classic doctor's doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

very good

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Was impressed by doctor's attention to my current condition which involved swelling of lower eyelid.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr M is amazing. Thoughful. Kind. Very thorough.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

The doctor gave me several treatment options and clearly explained the pros and cons of each.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

excellent

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I feel very fortunate to have such a gifted and personable doctor!

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

The only problem is to get thru for speaking with the doctor or a note in my file to respond to questions I left with the front desk.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Kind, clear, took time to get to know me a little, very good at explaining situation and next steps, very responsive on email post my appt (via My Health). Very good bedside manner

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Mrthuyunjaya has been very good at his first visit over a year ago and this one to make sure we understand what is going on with my husband's vision, any changes in eye therapy and an easy fix for on a laser procedure that will help with my husband's blurriness. Best of all no cancer in either eye.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. M is the best. He is both competent and caring. I have the utmost faith in my care.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Love Dr. M!

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

such a pleasure to have Dr. Murythyunjya as my care provider! Excellent throughout the entire process

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Excellent Doc! Dr M. is a great surgeon and has excellent bedside manner

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Prithvi Murthyunjaya is an amazing physician.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr.M is so kind and explains everything very clearly. I have complete confidence in him.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. M is a docotr's doctor. i would trust him with my family members. And, I of course, trust my vision to him. he is always kind, respectful, reasonable, and honest. He has a manner that engenders trust in a way that is crucial for one to develop a sense of "I'm going to be ok." I'm grateful he is my doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Every one I I came in contact with throughout the various procedures were very personable as well as professional. All and all a very gratifying experience which went far to alleviate my concern about the fact I had a form of cancer in my eye.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Mruthyunjaya. He is the ultimate doctor's doctor. I feel completely secure under his care. I would trust him with any family member. Most importantly, I am happy he is an example/model for Stanford's students and residents. Every doctor should be like him.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Mruthyunjaya is wonderful. He has always answered our questions completely and spent the time with us that was needed.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. M was kind, concerned and gave me confidence in my condition and next steps.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

I love Dr. Neal and Dr. Karam! Having to be seen every three months having wonderful caring doctors eases my tension of waiting on knowing if my cancer is back.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Excellent care, compassion, professionalism.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Best. The Doctor gave me his time to listen to me and address all my questions and concerns. The very best

SHC Patient, May 2019

Love Dr. M!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

all the doctors I've seen at Stanford have been very professional and very helpful

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

excellent

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. was extremely nice and left me with the feeling that I was entrusting my care to a top-notch expert.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. M is wonderful. He is kind, gentle, and shows concern for my condition. He makes sure I understand everything and keeps me involved in making decisions about my treatment. I praise him highly to my friends.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Very pleased with my appointments.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

There was insufficient effort to explain the different steps of the exam. Assistant who administered the ultrasound took what seemed like a dozen attempts to get a good image.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

We were very impressed with the doctor and I sent him a message telling him that. it is so wonderful to have a caring and competent medical provider.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I felt Dr. Mruthyunjaya and the other physicians and assistants were very experienced, efficient, caring and professional.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr Mruthyunjaya very attentive and informative. great Dr.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

I love Dr. M! He is so soft-spoken and let's me know that he really cares about my situation and how it can be resolved. I do speak highly of him and the entire Stanford staff here in Manteca and recommend getting treated there.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Nice professional manor friendly & personable.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

very exceptional doctor

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Mruthyunjaya and his team have provided extraordinariy care to me and to my family. i feel very lucky to have him looking after me

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Experience was great!

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

excellent,caring has my trust and confidence

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Love Dr. M!

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr Mruthyunjaya is extremely humble professional and someone who wins your trust immediately. I could not have asked for a better surgeon to operate on my eye.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Incredible.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

I love Dr. M!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr Mruthyunjaya is a fantastic doctor and individual. He explained everything to me and was very concerned about my health. He made me feel at ease and made sure that I had all my questions answered.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Very good experience with my doctor during my visit.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Mruthyunjaya is a physician's physician. He is caring and direct. I'm very lucky to have been referred to him.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Excellent experience.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Excellent doctor!

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

I have already recommended my care providers at Stanford to several other people.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Doctor's bedside manner so to speak is excellent, shows concern and explains what I need to understand in detail.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. M & Lena were very good explaining the treatment & all instructions of use - Sorry about waiting - I have PO.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Very thorough, professional, and congenial. Great experience!

SHC Patient, May 2018

I am referring to my appointment with Dr Mruthyunjaya. he is outstanding and well represents the level of care that I have come to expect at Stanford

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Doctor called me on Saturday from out-of-state. Great dedication!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

I feel very privileged to have such a caring, skilled doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Excellent in all respects to my procedure

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Mruthyunjaya was fantastic. He was extremely personable and compassionate and clearly an expert in his field. It was totally worth the wait to see him.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

I am now commenting on the doctor. He was very nice, and he gave me a quick overview of what I was experiencing and talked about some over the counter eye drops that might help. He also mentioned some vitamins that might help, and for what I don't know. He just mentioned that and that was it. Then I read in his report all these vitamins and I have no idea what they are for. I am not going to invest in this without knowing what they will really do for me. Also in his report, he repeatedly says to not smoke, he did not ask me if I smoke, which I did a long time ago, but don't do today. My eyes were really bothering me for two days after the stuff they put in my eye and we had have a fire in our fireplace for weeks and it dawned on me that could be "smokey" for my eyes, and my eyes are not currently a major concern for me. I resented reading a report that seems to go out to everyone and I have no control over what is written, whether it is correct or not.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

good

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Mruthyunjaya epitomizes the complete physician. He's wonderful.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

The best.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

this care provider is a Specialist whom I trust implicitly.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

No mysteries from Dr. Mruthyunjaya. It addressed all my concerns.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

One of the best doctors out there! Gave me his personal cell # in case of any emergency - Told me that he would follow up in 24 hours - Followed up in 18! Excellent care! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

I am a MD & was aware of a problem with my macula. Dr. Mruthyunjaya's diagnosis & care was superb - I have a rare disease & his explanation & provision of an sciencetype article was extremely helpful. He was the epitome of the great clinician.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Very patient and informative.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Mruthyunjaya is everything one would want from a physician. He is a true physician's physician. His kind manner, thoroughness, compassion, and dedication is indeed, truly special.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

outstanding clinical skills

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Unlike previous doctor this doctor spent a whole lot of time and explained in detail-in a language i could follow the problems and possible treatments.I would like to be seen by this doctor from now on please.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Excellent care

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

The Dr. made me feel very comfortable. I appreciated his manner.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Good - excellent - outstanding! Very appreciative and grateful for this doctor's consideration and time.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. M.. the most amazing doctor I have ever met

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Mruthyunjaya is absolutely fantastic. He is bright, easy to speak with, caring, and thoughtful. I am so happy that I was referred to him and would not hesitate to send any of my family or friends to him for care.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Excellent

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

No bad experience.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Mruthyunjaya is quite simply one of the best... ophthalmologists anywhere. He is also a genuinely nice person. That's why I came all the way from... to see him. And I will continue to do so.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Outstanding service provided by the doctor and assistants.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Superb.