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