Our Staff

Program Summary

At VSA, members and staff work together in a wide range of ways. If you would like to share your own practice, we would love to hear from you. Contact us at info@visionscienceacademy.org

Saptarshi Mukherjee

Director of Advanced Studies, India


Saptarshi completed his Bachelor in Optometry (B.Optom) from University of Technology, West Bengal. After completing B.Optom he enrolled for the fellowship program at Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH), New Delhi where he received the best fellow award.

Dr. Abhishek Mandal

Founder & CEO


Dr. Abhishek Mandal is a Doctorate in Visual Neuroscience from Glasgow Caledonian University. Abhishek has obtained three post-graduate degrees in Vision Science and is a recipient of Gold Medal in Vision Science studies.

Dr. Rakesh Kotapati Raghupathy

Senior Director


Rakesh Kotapati Raghupathy is Molecular Biologist by training. He got his Doctorate in Vision Sciences from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2015 and post doctorate at Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London (UCL).

Dr. Mukesh Kumar Jha

Head of Optometry Nepal


Dr. Mukesh completed Bachelor in Optometry and Vision Science from University of Technology in 2009. Dr. Mukesh worked as an Optometrist for one year in Janaki Medical College in Nepal. He then moved on to pursuing Doctor in Optometry (OD) from Southwestern University in Philippines.

Madeline Harvey-Brown

Head of Optometry Scotland


Madeline Harvey-Brown graduated with 1st class honours in Optometry from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2009 and subsequently gained registration with the College of Optometrists in 2010. Madeline is an experienced optometrist and has an active academic and teaching portfolio.

Sepideh Heydar Zadeh

Training Manager, USA


Sepideh is a clinical research coordinator staff member at Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Her main research interest is focused on advanced glaucoma imaging.

Sourav Basu

Senior Program Manager, East Africa


Sourav Basu is a Post-graduate in Public Health from University of Liverpool, U.K. and Bachelor in Optometry and Vision Science from University of Technology, Kolkata. Sourav is currently the Managing Director of Bose Optical in Kisumu, Kenya.

Somayeh Heidarzadeh

Training Manager, Turkey


Somayeh obtained a Master in Optometry degree in 2010 from Bharti Vidyapeeth University. She has been involved in ophthalmic clinical research since 2011. She worked a full-time optometrist at Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran, Iran from 2013 to 2017.

Priyanka Ray

Digital Strategist and Content Creator


Priyanka is an assistant teacher at South Thames College, England. She completed her Masters in English Literature along with a Bachelor of Education from University of Calcutta. She qualified the National Eligibility Test for Assistant Professor (NET) and was awarded Junior Research Fellowship by University Grants Commission, India.

Pritam Dutta

Instructor of Neuro Optometry


Pritam Dutta has completed Bachelor of Optometry from Ridley College of Optometry, Assam, and Master’s in Optometry from The Sankara Nethralaya Academy, Chennai. He is currently Lecturer at Ridley College of Optometry and practicing Optometrist at Chandraprabha Eye Hospital.

Sankhadeep Roy

Training Manager, India


Sankhadeep Roy is currently the Faculty of Nandadeep School of Optometry, a unit of Nandadeep Eye Hospital as well as Consultant Optometrist at Nandadeep Eye Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra.