Dr. Vajaranant is nationally recognized as an expert clinician and clinician-scientist. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award and three Clinician-Scientist Awards from the American Glaucoma Society. She has secured research funding from the National Institute of Health since 2009. At present, she is the principal investigator of the National Eye Institute funded project, entitled Optic Nerve Aging and Glaucoma and site principal investigator of multicenter drug trials. In addition, she has been listed as one of Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors, and Super Doctors. She directed the Ophthalmology Residency Program from 2007–2009, and became Director of the Glaucoma Service in 2010.