UNM Eye Center
UNM Eye Center

MSC 10 8000
1600 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Brick Building at NE corner of street light

Phone: (505) 272-2553
Fax: (505)925-4785

Arup Das, M.D.


  • Chief, Ophthalmology Division
  • Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell Biology & Physiology
  • Vice Chairman of Research, Department of Surgery
  • Director, Retina Service

Clinical Specialty:

  • Retinal Diseases
  • Vitreo-retinal diseases and Surgery
  • Macular Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration


  • Doctor of Medicine
    Medical College, University of Calcutta
    Calcutta, India
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Physiology)
    Medical College of Ohio
    Toledo, OH
  • Residency (Transitional)
    University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    Albuquerque, NM
  • Residency (Ophthalmology)
    Wayne State University
    Detroit, MI
  • Fellowship (Retina)
    University of Southern California School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA


  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • New Mexico Medical Board

Research Interests:

Dr Das has strong research interests in the field of diabetic retinopathy, especially the role of inflammation. He, along with Dr. Paul McGuire, PhD, has been working on the role of proteinases in retinal and choroidal angiogenesis and alteration of the blood-retinal barrier in diabetic retinopathy. His lab is examining novel therapeutic targets in retinal diseases.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Retina Society
  • Macula Society
  • American Society for Retina Specialists (ASRS)
Arup Das, MD

Arup Das, MD