Dr. V.K. Raju was born in Rajahmundry, AP, India. Dr. Raju attended Andhra University (MB, BS). He is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at West Virginia University, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Director of the International Ocular Surface Society, Director of the Ocular Surface Research and Education Foundation, MBBS at Andhra University in India, Chairman of Goutami Eye Institute in Rajahmundry, Adjunct Professor at Wilmer Eye Institute and John Hopkins University, and is the President and Founder of the Eye Foundation of America.
AMA Foundation Nathan Davis Excellence in Medicine International Award, Four Time Awardee by The American Academy of Ophthalmology, Martin Luther King Jr Achievement Award from WVU, Distinguished Community Service Award from AAPI (American Association of Physicians from India), Pride of the Pride Award from Lions International District 29, Vaidya Ratna (conferred by Sankaracharya of Kanchi), Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Ophthalmologists of Indian Origin, Melvin Jones Fellow from Lions Club International Foundation, Paul Harris Society from Rotary International, President’s lifetime achievement award from Barack Obama, most recently he was inducted into the Class of 2017 University of Toledo Global Medical Missions Hall of Fame, and Established Charaka and Susruta endowed lectureships at various universities in the USA to advance medical ethics and teachings. In 2013 MedScape listed Dr. Raju as one of the best Doctors in America.