Nisha Acharya, MD, MS

Elizabeth C Proctor
Distinguished Professor,
Associate Director


  • Stanford University, MS, Health Services Research
  • University of California, San Francisco, MD
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Intern, Internal Medicine
  • Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (MEEI), Harvard Medical School, Resident, Ophthalmology
  • Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, Fellow, Cornea and Uveitis
  • University of California, San Francisco, Proctor Foundation / Genentech, Fellow, Clinical Research

Dr. Acharya’s research focuses on the design and implementation of epidemiological studies to determine risk factors impacting clinical outcomes in ocular inflammatory disease, and clinical trials to determine the optimal treatment for these conditions. Current projects include epidemiological studies on immunosuppressive therapies, juvenile idiopathic arthritis-associated uveitis, sarcoidosis, smoking and uveitis, and clinical trials on corneal ulcers and uveitis.