Dr. R. Krishna Sanka graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine following an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT. He completed an Ophthalmology residency at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago. He is a native of Baltimore, MD, and holds medical licenses in Wisconsin, Illinois and Georgia.
Dr. Sanka initially discovered a passion for medicine in an unconventional fashion at MIT when he conducted a software engineering research project in medical imaging at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In medical school, he was fascinated with the fast and tangible results of the various treatments in the diseases of the eye, and decided to make ophthalmology his specialty.
Dr. Sanka is happy to be able to provide comprehensive ophthalmic care to his patients. In addition to performing cataract surgery, refractive surgery like LASIK, PRK, and SMILE, and a variety of other laser procedures, he is thrilled to be the first ophthalmologist in the southeastern Wisconsin area to perform specialized corneal transplant surgeries such as Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK). Dr. Sanka was also the first surgeon in Wisconsin and Illinois to perform small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) vision correction. He believes in the importance of being at the forefront of adopting new technologies in order to provide the best possible care for his patients. Dr. Sanka was recently ranked one of the best cataract surgeons in American by the American College of Elective Surgery.
Outside of the office, Dr. Sanka loves spending time with his wife and 2 daughters, exploring the local food scene, traveling, and participating in almost any recreational sport. While he greatly admires the Green Bay Packers, he is and always will be a passionate fan of his hometown Baltimore Orioles and two time Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.