Nikisha Kothari, MD


Areas of Focus  |  Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical Retina


Office Locations  |  Grapevine, Arlington, Mansfield


Languages Spoken  |  English, Spanish, Gujarati

“I feel privileged that I get to pursue my passion — preserving and restoring vision. With this privilege comes a responsibility to take the best care of my patients, attending to their concerns with compassion. I strive to do just that every day as we work together toward a common goal.”

Fellowship


Vitreoretinal Surgery
Jules Stine Eye Institute, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California

Residency


Ophthalmology
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami, Florida

Internship


Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Medical School


University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Co-investigator — A Staged Study Incorporating a Phase Ib, Multi-center, Unmasked, Dose Escalation Evaluation of Safety and Tolerability and a Phase IIb, Multi-center, Unmasked, Randomized, Parallel-group, Controlled, Proof of Concept Investigation of Efficacy and Safety of ASP7317 for Atrophy Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration
  • Co-investigator — Long-term Follow-up to a Phase I/II, Open-label, Multi-center, Prospective Study to Determine the Safety and Tolerability of Sub-retinal Transplantation of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Retinal Pigmented Epithelial (MA 09-hRPE) Cells in Patients with Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy (SMD)
  • Co-investigator — Long-term Follow-up to a Phase I/II, Open-label, Multi-center, Prospective Study to Determine the Safety and Tolerability of Sub-retinal Transplantation of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derived Retinal Pigmented Epithelial (MA 09-hRPE) Cells in Patients with Advanced Dry AMD
  • Co-investigator — A Phase III, Multi-center, Randomized, Double-masked, Sham-controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Lampalizumab Administered Intravitreally to Patients with Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration
  • Co-investigator — A Multi-center, Open-label Extension Study to Evaluate the Long-term Safety and Tolerability of Lampalizumab in Patients with Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration Who Have Completed a Roche-Sponsored Study
  • Co-investigator — A Natural History Observation and Registry Study of Macular Telangiectasia Type 2
  • Co-investigator — Extension Study of NT-501 Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor (CNTF) Implant for Macular Telangiectasia
  • Co-investigator — A Phase III Multi-center, Randomized, Sham-controlled, Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of Renexus® in Macular Telangiectasia Type 2
  • Co-investigator — A Phase IIb, Double-masked, Controlled Trial to Establish the Safety and Efficacy of Zimura™ (Complement C5 Inhibitor) Compared to Sham in Subjects with Autosomal Recessive Stargardt Disease
  • Kothari N, Tran K, Read SP, Berrocal AM. Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging After Surgical Closure of Pediatric Traumatic Macular Holes. Journal of Vitreoretinal Diseases. 2018 Jan.
  • Kothari N, Relhan N, Flynn HW. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Showing Perifoveal Capillary Stability 30 Years After Fluorescein Angiography. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports. 2017 Dec.
  • Osigian C, Cavuoto K, Kothari N, Capo H. Sequential Congenital and Acquired Brown’s Syndrome. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2017 Jun.
  • Read SP, Aziz H, Kuriyan AW, Kothari N, Davis JL, Smiddy W, Flynn HW, Murray T, Berrocal AM. Retinal Detachment Surgery in a Pediatric Population: Visual and Anatomic Outcomes. Retina. 2017 Aug 28.
  • Kothari N, Young RC, Read SP, Tutiven J, Perez V, Flynn HW, Berrocal AM. Retinal Detachment Associated with Atopic Dermatitis. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina. 2017 Jun 1.
  • Kothari N, Kuriyan AE. Branched Retinal Vein Occlusions and Susac Syndrome. JAMA Neurology. 2016 May 9.
  • Kothari N, Berrocal AM. Book Chapter: Retinopathy of Prematurity. Anti-VEGF Use in Ophthalmology. SLACK Incorporated. 2017.
  • Kothari N, Kuriyan AE, Flynn HW. Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Subretinal Bands Associated with Chronic Retinal Detachments. Clinical Ophthalmology. 2016 Mar 30. 10: 467-70.
  • Batwai H, Kothari N, Camp A, Bernhard L, Karp C, Galor A. Spontaneous Corneal Hydrops in a Patient with a Corneal Ulcer. Case Reports in Ophthalmology. 2016 Jan. PMID: 26889160
  • Kothari N, Mohsenin A. Book Chapter: Retinal Arterial Macroaneurysm. Manual of Retinal Disease. Springer International Publishing. 2016.
  • Kothari N, Mohsenin A. Book Chapter: Sickle Cell Retinopathy. Manual of Retinal Disease. Springer International Publishing. 2016.
  • Kothari N. Radiation Retinopathy. Manual of Retinal Disease. Springer International Publishing. 2016.
  • Kothari N, McCannel T. Intravitreal Aflibercept for Radiation Retinopathy After Iodine-125 Brachytherapy for the Treatment of Choroidal Melanoma. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2018. Honolulu, HI.
  • Kothari N, Hua H, Read SP, Aziz H, Smiddy W, Berrocal AM. Surgical Management of Pediatric Macular Holes at BPEI from 2005 to 2016. American Academy of Ophthalmology 2016, Chicago, IL.
  • Kothari N, Hua H, Read SP, Aziz H, Smiddy W, Berrocal AM. Surgical Management of Pediatric Macular Holes at BPEI from 2005 to 2016. The Retina Society 2016, San Diego, CA.
  • Kothari N, Levitt R, McClellan A, Galor A. C-Reactive Protein Levels in Neuropathic Ocular Pain. American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2016. New Orleans, LA.
  • Kothari N, Tian J, Gregori G, Rosenfeld P, Cabrera-DeBuc D, A Nomogram of Retinal Layer Thickness Measurements Established from Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Normal Eyes. Florida Society of Ophthalmology 2016. Orlando, FL.
  • Kothari N, Tian J, Gregori G, Rosenfeld P, Cabrera-DeBuc D. A Nomogram of Retinal Layer Thickness Measurements Established from Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Normal Eyes. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Imaging 2016. Seattle, WA.
  • Kothari N, Kuriyan AE, Flynn HW, Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Subretinal Bands Associated with Chronic Retinal Detachment. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2016. Seattle, WA.
  • Kothari N, Young RC, Berrocal AM. Retinal Detachment Associated with Atopic Dermatitis. Macula Society 2016. Miami, FL.
  • Kothari N, Tian J, Gregori G, Rosenfeld P, Cabrera-DeBuc D. A Nomogram of Retinal Layer Thickness Measurements Established from Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Normal Eyes. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Residents’ Days 2015. Miami, FL.
  • Kothari N, Kulkarni KM, Lam BL. Untreated Bilateral Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma Successfully Observed for 27 Years. American Medical Women’s Association Annual Meeting 2012. Miami, FL.
  • Kothari N, Yi H, Caberoy N, Li W, Hackam AS. The Role of Galectin-3 in Regulating the Neuroprotective Wnt Signaling Pathway: A Potential Link to AMD. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2011. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Florida Society of Ophthalmology 1st Place Winner of Resident Research Symposium, 2016
  • Alpha Epsilon Lamda Honor Society, 2012
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2012
  • Hope for Vision iWalk Visionary and Lili Medel Vision Award