Dr. Glenn Strauss, MD
Chief Subject Matter Expert
Texas, United States
Dr. Glenn Strauss serves as HelpMeSee’s Chief Simulator Subject Matter Expert, working closely to apply his decades of experience to develop their Eye Surgical Simulator. Glenn graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, Magna Cum Laude. He has been an American Academy of Ophthalmology fellow since 1986. For the past 30 years, Dr. Strauss has held numerous training positions in the U.S. and internationally. Since joining HelpMeSee in 2011, he has developed novel approaches for cataract surgery skills training in developing countries and has worked extensively in the development of high fidelity simulation models for surgical training. Read his full bio, profile, and CV here
Dr. Akshay Gopinathan Nair, MBBS, MS
Simulation Subject Matter Expert
Dr. Nair has joined HelpMeSee as a Simulation Subject Matter Expert (SME). He completed his MS from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India. Following this, he underwent fellowship training programs in ophthalmic plastic surgery, ocular oncology and facial aesthetics at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, and at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, USA. He currently serves as faculty at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Advanced Eye Hospital & Institute in Mumbai, India.
He has a strong academic background with over 60 peer-reviewed indexed publications and 10 textbook chapters. With his expertise and insights in ophthalmic microsurgery, Dr. Nair will richly contribute to the simulation development process.
Dr. Ashish Bacchav, MBBS, DNB, FAEH
Lead Instructor and SME
Dr. Bacchav has joined HelpMeSee as Lead Instructor and Subject Matter Expert. He is a Fellow of Cornea & Microsurgery from Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, India, and a senior consultant with eye hospitals in Thane, India. He brings to the table a vast amount of experience of more than 10,000 surgeries across MSICS, Phacoemulsification, LASIK, Cornea and Refractive Surgery.
Dr. Bacchav will play a critical role in training and leading the team of Instructors who will in turn train MSIC surgeons. As an SME, he will also work with Dr. Nair to help with the MSICS surgical simulation development for training purposes.
Dr. Chetan Ahiwalay, MS
Senior Instructor and SME
Dr. Ahiwalay has joined HelpMeSee as Senior Instructor and SME. He has done Fellowships in Phacoemulsification as well as Medical Retina from Sankara Nethralaya and Aravind Eye Hospital respectively – two of India’s top eye hospitals.
In his role at HelpMeSee, he will assist Dr. Bacchav in training and managing our team of Instructors, besides providing his inputs in developing our MSICS surgical simulators from the training perspective. In addition to his engagement with HelpMeSee, Dr. Ahiwalay also extensively practices cataract and anterior segment surgery, and comes with rich experience in MSICS practice and training.
Dr. Tejas Sheth, MBBS, MS
Dr. Sheth has joined HelpMeSee as an Instructor. He comes in with over six years of practice in trust hospitals and private hospitals. In addition, he has worked four years in the field of pharmacovigilance (medical review) at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Mumbai, India. Working along with HelpMeSee’s team of instructors, Dr. Sheth will be responsible for training MSICS surgeons, using simulation based learning system.