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Professor Mariya Moosajee

Consultant Ophthalmologist

portrait of Mariya Moosajee

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), Imperial College London
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, First Class Honours, Imperial College London
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Molecular Ophthalmology, Imperial College London
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London (FRCOphth)
  • Member of the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Member of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • Member of the European Paediatric Ophthalmology Society
  • Member of the British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association
  • Member of the Genetics Society
  • Member of the Medical Protection Society

Current NHS / University Post:

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London.
  • Wellcome Clinical Research Development Fellow and Senior Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London (UCL).

Medical training:

  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 2008-2010
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 2010-2015
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (Fellowship) 2015-2016

Research interest / experience:

  • Specialises in genetic eye disease, with a focus on establishing a molecular diagnosis for patients to improve genetic counselling.
  • Provides advice on prognosis and associated disease risks, develops novel therapies and identifies individuals who may be eligible for current and future treatments.
  • Heads a research team across UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust developing new treatments.
  • Develops gene therapy and small molecule drugs for treating conditions such as choroideremia, Leber congenital amaurosis, retinitis pigmentosa, Usher syndrome and congenital eye defects to prevent, slow or halt disease progression or improve vision.
  • Undertakes detailed natural history studies to understand disease progression, identify the optimal therapeutic window and determine reliable outcome measures for clinical trials.
  • Several research studies into Charles Bonnet syndrome and the effect on both children and adults with any form of sight loss.
  • Committed to optimising the multi-disciplinary clinical care pathways for patients with eye disease and syndromes.
  • Dr Moosajee has won over 25 international and national prizes and awards for her research and was the first ophthalmologist in the UK to receive the prestigious Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Development Fellowship.
  • This fellowship investigates the molecular complexity of normal and abnormal human eye development, growing 3D human eye cups from patient stem cells to better understand congenital eye defects.
  • For her scientific publications visit: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=moosajee+m

Natasha Thompson

T: 0207 566 2326

E: moorfields.mmoosajee@nhs.net

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