Dr. Poonam Panda originally grew up in Plymouth, MI. She completed her undergraduate studies at Wayne State University in Detroit where she obtained a B.S in Biomedical Physics. She made the journey to Columbus, OH to complete her Doctor of Optometry at The Ohio State College of Optometry.
While attending The Ohio State College of Optometry, Dr. Panda was very active in the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry and Epsilon Psi Epsilon. Dr. Panda was also the president of the Women in White Coats Optometry chapter, and continues to be involved in empowering women as well as diversity inclusion within the community.
Dr. Panda is currently pursuing a residency in Specialty Contacts Lens and Ocular Surface Disease at The Ohio State College of Optometry. Through her journey she has found a true passion for the treatment and management of Dry Eye disease, by providing in office treatment carefully curated to each individual patient. Besides caring for her patients, she loves teaching and working closely with the optometry students at the university.
When Dr. Panda is not seeing patients, she loves spending time with her significant other and their dog Noodle. Dr. Panda is also an Amazon enthusiast, enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Buckeyes!