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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)
  • Gold Fellowship, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • 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:

  • American Glaucoma Society International Scholar Award for “lifetime contributions to glaucoma research, education, and patient care” (2020)
  • National Health Service Gold Clinical Excellence Award (2019)
  • Gold Medal of Merit for “contribution to Glaucoma”, Greek Glaucoma Society (2018)
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Gold Fellowship (2017)
  • Reappointed Senior Investigator of the National Institute for Health Research (2015)
  • Alcon Research Institute Award for “outstanding contributors to ophthalmic research” (2014)
  • Overall Winner Medical Research Council Translational Research Innovation Award (2008)
  • Consecutively voted onto The Ophthalmologist magazine’s power list recognising the top 100 people who have made the biggest impact in the field of ophthalmology
  • 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 of 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 over 200 scientific research papers; invited as keynote speaker and visiting professor over 30 times worldwide
  • Supervisor to over 30 doctoral students and post-doctoral research fellows; mentor to over 25 research fellows from Europe, Asia and Latin America
  • Chair and organiser of over 20 education programmes to ophthalmologists and optometrists, and over 30 courses and 20 symposia at national and international scientific meetings
  • Participate in long-term strategic planning for research at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Workstream Lead for the combined new building for Moorfields Eye Hospital and Institute of Ophthalmology

Zainab Kanu

T: 020 7521 4670

E: Moorfields.dgarway-heath@nhs.net

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