Rattehalli Sudesh, MD

Job Title

Oculoplastic Surgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English

About Me

I joined Kaiser Permanente in 2002 as an Ophthalmologist with sub-speciality training in Oculoplastics, Orbital Surgery and Neuro-ophthalmology.

I grew up in Bangalore, India, the technology hub of India. I studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and received my Medical Degree from Bangalore University in 1986. Soon after, I moved to the United Kingdom and trained as an Otolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgeon. I received a Diploma in Otolaryngology (DLO RCS) from the Royal College of Surgeons, London and obtained a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (FRCS Ed).

In 1994 my family relocated to the United States. I started an Ophthalmology Residency at State University of New York, Buffalo, NY and a Fellowship in Oculoplastics, Orbital Surgery and Neuro-ophthalmology at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

As a sub-specialist at Santa Clara, I deal with a wide variety of cases. Oculoplastics deals with abnormalities of eyelids and the periocular area, (Drooping, Baggy eyes), growth around eyes (benign and malignant), orbital trauma , orbital tumors and disorders of tearing. Neuro-ophthalmology deals with disorders of the optic nerve and its connections with the brain, including eye motility disorders (crossed eyes).

I am fluent in Kannada and have a working knowledge of Hindi.

Rattehalli Sudesh, MD's Before & After Photos

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Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member of the Santa Clara County Medical Association

Hobbies and interests

My two boys keep me busy outside of work. My other interests include cycling, photography, travel and music.

Medical Education

Bangalore University – Medicine, Bangalore, India


State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY


Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

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