Physicians: Dr. Asim R. Piracha
Hometown: Princeton, WV
Specialties: Cornea Trained Cataract and Refractive Specialist

Dr. Piracha is the medical director at John-Kenyon and a cornea trained cataract and refractive specialist. He is credited with performing the first all laser LASIK surgery in the state in 2003.

A native of West Virginia, Dr. Piracha comes from a medical family; his father, brother and sister are all doctors. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine with top honors and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a national medical honor society. He completed a highly specialized residency at the University of Kentucky where he was selected Senior Chief Resident in ophthalmology. Afterwards, he completed his fellowship at the University of Minnesota where he specialized in cornea, refractive and anterior segment surgery.

Dr. Piracha chose ophthalmology because of the amazing impact it has on people’s lives when their vision is restored. A recognized leader in his field, Dr. Piracha is a past President of the American Board of Eye Surgery and is on the board of the American College of Eye Surgeons. Here in Kentucky, Dr. Piracha was recently appointed by the Governor to the Kentucky Board of Licensure and is an associate professor at the University of Louisville’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He is dedicated to remaining on the forefront of medical advancements and regularly speaks at conferences and publishes articles in ophthalmologic trade journals.

When he’s not at the office, you’ll find Dr. Piracha hitting the trails of Cherokee Park on his mountain bike or spending time with his wife and two children.

Did you know? Dr. Piracha grew up in a small town in Southern West Virginia and in high school was ranked in the top three in his state for both singles and doubles tennis.

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?”
Seeing the smiles on my patient’s faces after they have LASIK. "

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