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Nishant G. Soni, M.D

“I have been privileged to provide eye care to individuals around the world. It is an honor to give people a chance to life a better life with better vision.”


Dr. Nishant Soni is a board-certified general ophthalmologist and cornea specialist. Dr. Soni is a leading surgeon specializing in complex cataract surgery, ocular surface disease, endothelial cell transplantation surgery (DSEK and DMEK), LASIK and PRK. He also has interests in international ophthalmology.

Dr. Soni is an accomplished researcher, has been published in several key industry journals, and has garnered international clinical experience while training in small incision cataract surgery in Hyderabad, India at the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute.

Outside of ophthalmology, Dr. Soni enjoys time with his wife and baby girl, singing blues music, riding a bicycle and playing tennis.

Education and Training

  • College
    Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Society, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Medical School
    Doctor of Medicine, UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    (2007- 2012)
  • Internship
    MedStar Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
    (2012 – 2013)
  • Residency
    Ophthalmology Residency, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
    (2013 – 2016)

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Certified – American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association


  • Soni NG, Jeng BH. Blood-Derived Topical Therapy for Ocular Surface Diseases. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Jan;100(1):22-27.
  • Soni NG, Jeng BH. Preservation of the corneal epithelium in different corneal storage media. Cornea. 2015 Nov;34(11):1400-3.
  • Soni NG, Bauza AM, Son JH, Langer PD, Zarbin MA, Bhagat N. Open globe ocular trauma: Functional Outcome of eyes with no light perception at initial presentation. Retina. 2013 Feb;33(2):380-6
  • Zhang X, Soni N, Alexander J, Kalarn S, Saeedi O. Pupillary block due to reverse implantation of a sulcus intraocular lens. JCRS Online Case Rep. 2016 Aug;4(3):41-4
  • Xia T, Bauza A, Soni NG, Zarbin MA, Langer PD, Bhagat N. Surgical Management and Outcome of Open Globe Injuries with Posterior Segment Complications: A 10-Year Review. Sim Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec 14:1-6.
  • Emami-Naeini P, Ragam A, Bauza AM, Soni NG, Langer P, Zarbin MA, Bhagat N. Characteristics, outcomes, and prognostic indicators of fall-related open globe injuries. Retina. 2013 Nov-Dec;33(10):2075-9
  • Bauza AM, Emami P, Soni NG, Holland BK, Langer P, Zarbin M, Bhagat N. A 10-year review of assault-related open-globe injuries at an urban hospital. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2013 Mar;251(3):653-9

Awards and Achievements

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation Research Grant, 2014 and 2016
  • Eye Bank Association of America Travel Grant, 2015
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2010
  • C.R. Bard Summer Research Scholarship, 2008
  • Biology and Society Major Award, 2007

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