Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ophthalmology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Hole
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis
  • Uveitis
View all 8 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Vitreo-retinal Surgery
Durham, NC USA

Fellowship - National Institutes of Health
Uveitis/Medical Retina
Bethesda, MD USA

Residency - Emory University Hospitals and School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA USA

Internship - Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Medical Education - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY USA

Undergraduate - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/7/2017, Dr. Srivastava has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Srivastava receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Clearside Biomedical, Inc
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
  • Optos plc
  • Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Royalty Payments. Dr. Srivastava receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:

  • Bioptigen, Inc.
  • Synergetics USA, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

233 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Dr. Srivastava understood our concern traveling to Cole Eye Institute in the winter since we live in Pennsylvania. We discussed with him options and he was open to work with us to find a solution.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr. Srivastava is a good doctor as well as a person. He took time to explain everything about my eye condition to me and address my concerns.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

this has been a life changing illness that I have. Sunil has been a very good Doctor, he is right to the point. Couldn't have a better person helping with this problem

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

great doctor, awesome staff, but very long wait time

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

We have nothing but the most positive things to say about Dr. Srivastava, he is excellent, extremely knowledgeable, attentive and listens to what I have to say. He has continued to personally assist with my care as I only have one good eye. He is the best of the best and we're grateful to have him!

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Cole Eye Center is a very busy place but, I really think Dr. Srivastava is a good doctor and I like him.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

dr. Srivastava was very concerned for my well being and did a great job explaining the issues with my detached retina. we were able to schedule surgery eight away.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr.Srivastava is an excellent doctor, i would recommend him to everyone i know.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

Dr. Srivistava is an excellent provider. I make the trip to Cleveland from Columbus because he always takes time to thoroughly answer my questions, review test results, and consider any concerns I have. I trust him completely to help me make decisions about my healthcare.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr and Schivastava and Kim are AMAZING!!!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Srivastava is terrific! He really worked with us to accommodate our needs while treating me. I can't say enough good things about him, he is the best physician I have encountered as a patient,

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

we always have a great experience when we travel 2 hours over Dr Strevasavia is always curtious & tells my father if he ever gets iron in his eye again don't wait call & ask for him & come over

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Srivastava is the best doctor I have ever seen. A very pleasant personality, patient and genuinely caring in his approach.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Great experience as usual, Dr S. was great

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Ran into Dr. Srivastava on the way in, he recognized me and we chatted a bit. That was nice. He's a very likable person. And talented because I can see and have no issues!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

My doctor is the best doctor for my eye disease. He has always treated me with respect, and concern. The only complaint that I have is the amount of time it takes for the office visit.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr S. was the best ex[experience I have had at the clinic

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

The people I talked to at the Cleveland Clinic and in Dr. Srivistata's office were great. Those scheduling over the phone (central appointment center) were not as good and I found it an annoying and tedious process, as they ended up having to call the Dr. office anyways to schedule!!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Dr. Srivistava is an incredible doctor. who knows his stuff!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

the doctor was efficient, knowledgeable, and thorough

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr Srivastava always includes me in decisions about treatment and is great about accommodating my schedule, etc.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

excellent visit with Dr. srivastava. learned so much from him. very helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2018

The doctor was very professional and made me feel at ease at a very stressful time.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2018

Outstanding response and care by entire team and especially from Dr. Srivastava. He explained what had happened to my eye after listening to my experience. With compassion he shared serious outcome with my vision.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

Dr Srivastava is amazing. He remembered us right away each time. He calmed our nerves when I was very upset. he was encouraging. He is a very knowledgable dr. We can't say enough good things about him!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

great experience and doc is GREAT, very happy with all care

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

every person I came in contact from Dr. to cafe was very nice and professional

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

wonderful Dr. and team. very caring

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

Dr. Srivastava is exceptional!! My fiance and myself have the utmost confidence in his care and knowledge. We are very thankful for all he does.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2018

Great doctor. Easy to talk to and was upbeat and positive.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

The clinic has alsways been very kind and efficient. Dr. Shivistrava is great.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018

The waiting area could be more attractive and more spacious and have up-dated seating. I think the way I was taken care by the students who saw me and Dr. Sri himself was outstanding.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

wonderful care provider...Dr Srivastava is extremely personable and concerned about my health problems. Very reassuring and confident of diagnosis. Highly recommend him for any eye problems!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

it's always uplifting to come to the clinic! when I walk through the door I know my doctor is going to do his best to help me because he seems to genuinely care. he feels like family and I'm always happy to see him. he is straightforward and reassuring with confidence and caring. His nurse Kim is just as dedicated and always with a smile. I've had two friends who have seen him because of my positive experience. I think the music, harp and recently cello , is soothing and calming. wonderful!! please keep that up!! I love the clinic and would recommend it and my great doctor to everyone with eye issues. he's the best!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

The doctor requested that I schedule a follow up visit in 3 weeks to check the med dosage. The earliest date available was 7 weeks. Not sure what to do about the dosage of medication after 3 weeks if I can not get an earlier appt.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Dr. Shrivastava is a very important asset to the Cleveland Clinic. his empathy, compassion and clear competence in his specialty is comforting in a difficult situation.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

I do not feel Dr. Srivastava REALLY understands how troublesome it is to me to have this constant fuzziness and feeling as if something is in my eyes all the time nor knows how to make it stop. All I ever hear is "Dry Eyes" and the medications he prescribes does not help so, he sends me to a colleague. I am so frustrated from not having clear vision like before. I often think it is possible to go somewhere closer and get better care...who knows....I am just so frustrated with his nonchalant disposition with my aggravating condition in my eyes.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

I do not think the Dr. really truly listens. I think they just go off the tests results and do not actually LISTEN to your concerns or discomforts.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

The Dr., Fellow or what ever they are that comes in to see you before the actual Dr., at least at my last visit, was rude and very unfriendly. It is aggravating to hear that person's assessment to then have the Dr. completely discount their findings and opinion and then send you to yet another Dr. I am just so aggravated.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

I had an amazing experience at the Cleveland clinic, I received the best care and everyone was professional and worked on behalf of my recovery. I'm greatful to have had such a wonderful Dr and his staff couldn't have taken any better care of me,.Sincerely,T Chik

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Knowing you are in the right place with the right doctor helps a great deal with the fear of taking and waiting for test results and your doctor's opinion concerning your health problem. Having a rare eye condition with no cure I need a place and a doctor I can check off all the above as I did. I also like my doctor as he truly seems to care.

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