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Professor Anthony Khawaja

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Areas of expertise:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (Foulds Trophy 2013, Chair of Informatics & Audit Sub-committee)
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Achievement Award 2011, Senior Achievement Award 2018, Secretariat Award 2010 & 2020)
  • Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • President-elect of the European Eye Epidemiology Consortium
  • Member of the European Glaucoma Society (Next Generation Partnership Co-chair)
  • Director of the European Society of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Programme
  • Member of the Glaucoma Research Society (limited to 100 members globally)
  • Member of the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society

Current NHS / University Post:

  • Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (Glaucoma Service Training Director (2017-2020)
  • Associate Professor, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer, King's College London

Medical training:

  • University of Cambridge - MA(Cantab)
  • University College London - MB BS
  • University of Cambridge - Masters in Epidemiology (Nick Day Prize)
  • University of Cambridge - PhD in Epidemiology
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - SHO and Registrar training
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Glaucoma Fellowship
  • Harvard Medical School - Berkeley Fellowship

Research interest / experience:

  • Genetic basis of glaucoma (lead author for landmark 2018 study published in Nature Genetics)
  • Predicting glaucoma risk on the basis of genetics
  • Lifestyle and other modifiable factors associated with glaucoma
  • Real-world outcomes of glaucoma treatments and procedures
  • UK Research & Innovation Future Leaders Fellow
  • Voted in The Ophthalmologist's top 100 most influential thought leaders in ophthalmology globally
  • Moorfields Research Medal, 2016
  • UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Research Excellence Award, 2018

Alison Palmer-Anscomb

T: 07546 174743

E: moorfields.akhawaja@nhs.net

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