Navin Tekwani, MD, Ophthalmologist

Dr. Navin Tekwani was born and raised in St. Louis. He returned to his hometown and in 2002 he proudly joined his father in practice. Since returning, he has made it his mission to provide the best possible care to every patient he sees. He achieves this daily and has earned a reputation as a world-class surgeon. He has also added the most advanced diagnostic technology available to the practice making it an advanced center of excellence in the St. Louis area. He has been a leader in his field and has participated as a Principal Investigator in countless FDA clinical trials that have advanced the technology available in eye care today. Dr. Tekwani also participates annually in Mission Cataract USA. He gives the gift of clear vision by donating his time to perform cataract surgery on patients in need.

Dr. Tekwani is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Tekwani has been honored by Newsweek Magazine as the #1 Ophthalmologist in Missouri and #12 in America. He has also been awarded the honors of America’s Top Ophthalmologists, Best Doctors in America, Who's Who Top Doctors,  "10 Best" Corrective Eye Surgeons for Missouri,  America's Best Physicians and locally among  St. Louis Magazine's Top Doctors. He serves as Chief of Ophthalmology for Mercy South Hospital and sits on the Board for Gateway Surgery Center.

He maintains professional memberships with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, International Society of Refractive Surgeons, St. Louis Ophthalmologic Society and St. Louis Physicians Alliance.


High School: St. Louis Priory School
Undergraduate/Medical School: University of Missouri- Kansas City (Combined BA/MD 6 year Medical Program)
Internship: University of Chicago
Residency: Eye Foundation of Kansas City
Fellowship in Refractive Eye Surgery: The Cleveland Clinic