Thasarat Vajaranant, Ophthalmologist, Ophthalmology

Thasarat Vajaranant, MD, MHA


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Dr. Thasarat Vajaranant is an ophthalmic surgeon, physician-scientist, and educator at UI Health. Dr. Vajaranant's clinical expertise in managing complex glaucoma and cataracts, and she leads a wide range of research projects, including clinical studies and epidemiological analysis. Dr. Vajaranant serves as a site PI for a multicenter clinical trial investigating new glaucoma treatments. Her clinical and research interests primarily focus on glaucoma epidemiology; optic nerve aging; women's eye health; structural and functional testing of the optic nerve; and management of glaucoma after corneal transplant. Throughout her tenure, she has also had the honor of serving in multiple professional organizations. Present and past positions include American Glaucoma Society (AGS) Lead Ambassador; Editorial Board Member of Ophthalmology Glaucoma; a member of the AGS research committee; an American Academy of Ophthalmology Scientific Reviewer for the glaucoma section; and a member of the Prevent Blindness America scientific committee. She has been recognized by Castle Connolly as one of America's Top Doctors (10 consecutive years), by Best Doctors in America, and by Super Doctors in Chicago.

Language : English, Thai

Specialties & Services

  • Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery


Specialty Care Building

1009 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612
312.996.EYES (3937)

Millennium Park Eye Center, Suite 410

30 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60602


  • Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Medical School: Chulalokom University, Thailand
  • Residency: University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago
  • Postgraduate: University of Illinois at Chicago