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Professor David Garway-Heath

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Areas of expertise:

  • President of the European Glaucoma Society
  • Vice President of the International Imaging and Perimetry Society
  • Chair of the Membership Committee of the Glaucoma Research Society
  • Co-Chair, Consensus Committee, World Glaucoma Association (2016, 2011, 2007; Research Recognition Award 2011)
  • Secretary to the Imaging Morphometry Association for Glaucoma in Europe
  • Senior Investigator of the National Insititute for Health Research (one of few in ophthalmology in the UK)
  • National Health Service Clinical Excellence Award (Silver)
  • Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (Chair, Glaucoma Program Committee 2008-9)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Member of the American Ophthalmological Society
  • Member of the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society (Chair 2010)
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Achievement Award 2006)

Current NHS / University Post:

  • International Glaucoma Association Professor of Ophthalmology for Glaucoma and Allied Studies, University College London
  • Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Theme Leader for research in Vision Assessment and Imaging, National Institute for Health Biomedical Research Centre
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, Clinical Visual Science, City University London

Medical training:

  • St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London
  • Central Middlesex Hospital, London
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, California, USA, (Visiting Assistant Professor 1999 – 2000)

Research interest / experience:

  • Alcon Research Insititute Award for "outstanding contributors to ophthalmic research" (2014)
  • Overall winner, Medical Research Council Translational Research Innovation Award (2008)
  • Principal Investigator of the UK Glaucoma Treatment Study, a landmark trial in glaucoma management and the first trial in glaucoma to be published in "The Lancet"
  • Key research: development and evaluation techniques for effective diagnosis, monitoring and management of glaucoma; identification of risk factors for glaucoma progression; decision-support systems for healthcare delivery services
  • Author of nearly 200 scientific research papers; invited as keynote speaker and visiting professor over 20 times worldwide
  • Supervisor to over 25 doctoral students and post-doctoral research fellows; mentor to over 20 research fellows from Europe, Asia and Latin America
  • Chair and organiser of over 15 education programmes to ophthalmologists and optometrists and over 30 courses and 15 symposia at national and international scientific meetings
  • Participate in long-term strategic planning for research at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Chair of the Design Steering Group for the combined new building for Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Voted onto 'The Ophthalmologist' magazine’s power list, which recognises the achievements of the top 100 most influential people who have made the biggest impact in the field of ophthalmology.

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E: moorfields.dgarway-heath@nhs.net

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