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Ninani Kombo, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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Ninani Kombo, MD

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Dr. Kombo received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine, where she also completed her ophthalmology residency. She completed fellowship training in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology at The Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (MERSI) under the mentorship of Dr. C. Stephen Foster where she was the Chief Clinical Fellow.

Dr. Kombo has served on the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences since 2014. She is Director of the Uveitis Service and is a comprehensive ophthalmologist. Dr. Kombo is the Director of Medical Student Education in Ophthalmology. She volunteered in Nassau, Bahamas, at Princess Margaret Hospital for 6 years, providing resident teaching and helping in the care of the underinsured and underserved Bahamian population. She hopes to continue working in other international settings and is currently working with Drs. Martone and Alden Mead to secure a partnership with LV Prasad Institute in Hyderabad, India.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (2014)
  • Residency
    Yale Eye Center (2013)
  • Internship
    Hospital of St. Raphael (2010)
  • MD
    Yale University School of Medicine (2009)
  • BA
    Mount Holyoke College (2002)


  • Volunteer Ophthalmologist
    Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas (2014-2019)
    Supported Yale Ophthalmology residents during their 4-week elective. Staffed surgeries and provided consultation on patients with ocular inflammation.

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