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Bina J. Patel, OD, FAAO

  • Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Disease
  • Director, International Programs
  • Attending, Joslin Diabetes Center’s Beetham Eye Institute


Residency, Northeastern State University
OD, Indiana University

Areas of Expertise

Professional Honors & Awards

2016 Humanitarian of the Year Award, VOSH International
2015 International Optometrist of the Year Award, World Council of Optometry

Practice Locations

Joslin Diabetes Center’s Beetham Eye Institute

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Optometry
VOSH International

Publications & Presentations

  1. A Global Compendium of Good Practice -‘Integrated Care for Diabetes and Eye Health. “Diabetic eye health care model of integration at the inter and intra professional levels at a community health center in the US” Timothy Bossie, Bina Patel. Melbourne, Australia 2018.
  2. Deficits in Retinopathy self -awareness and timeliness of Eye Care follow- up over 6 years among diabetic patients. Gupta, Aditi; Silva, Paolo; Cavallerano, Jerry; Tolson, Ann; Tolls, Dorothy; Rodriguez, Jessica; Morris, Kassandra; Rodriguez, Sashida; Patel, Bina; Sehizadeh, Mina; Thakore, Komal; Sun, Jennifer K; Aiello, Lloyd PARVO meeting 2017
  3. Comparison of Nondiabetic Retinal Findings Identified with Non mydriatic Fundus Photography vs. Ultrawide Field Imaging in an Ocular Telehealth Program. Paolo Silva, Jerry Cavallerano, Nour May Haddad, Dorothy Tolls, Komal Thakore, Bina Patel, Mina Sehizadeh, Ann Tolson, Jennifer Sun, Lloyd Paul Aiello. JAMA Ophthalmology Published on line January 21, 2016
  4. Potential Efficiency Benefits of Non-mydriatic Ultrawide Field Retinal Imaging in an Ocular Telehealth Diabetic Retinopathy Program. Silva PS, Cavallerano JD, Tolls D, Omar A, Thakore K, Patel B, Sehizadeh M, Tolson AM, Sun JK, Aiello LM, Aiello LP. Diabetes Care. August 12 2013