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Professor Sir Peng Khaw

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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  • Honorary Doctor of Science (Anglia Ruskin University)
  • Fellow of the College of Optometrists (Honorary)
  • Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (Elected)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (Elected)
  • Fellow of the Society of Biology (Elected)
  • Fellow Royal College Physicians London (Elected)
  • Fellow Royal College Surgeons England
  • Fellow Royal College Ophthalmologists
  • Fellow Royal College Surgeons and Physicians (Glasgow)
  • Diploma Ophthalmology (Royal College of Surgeons England)
  • Member Royal College Physicians (UK)
  • Awarded Senior Investigator (one of 200 in the UK) status by the National Institute for Health Research (2008, re-awarded in 2013)
  • Department of Health Platinum Clinical Excellence Award (one of 200 in the UK)

Current NHS / University Post:

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 1993
  • Professor of Glaucoma and Ocular healing, University College London, since 1997
  • Director, National Institute for Health Biomedical Research Centre since 2007
  • Director of Research and Development since 2008
  • Programme Director "Eyes and Vision Theme" UCL Partners since 2009

Medical training:

  • Southampton University Medical School
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

Research interest / experience:

  • Glaucoma surgery techniques, new anti-scarring agents, stem cell therapy, tissue regeneration
  • Fellow in paediatric glaucoma 1989-1994, concurrent with PhD in ocular wound healing and advanced therapies to prevent scarring
  • Largest tertiary referral experience for surgery in complex young adult and paediatric glaucoma in the UK
  • Developed several new treatments and surgical techniques from discoveries in the laboratory used around the world, including the Moorfields Safer Surgery Sytem for glaucoma
  • Director, National Institute of Health Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalology
  • Supervised over 35 PhD and MD theses
  • Raised over £100 million for research and buildings including funding for the world’s largest Children’s Eye Hospital and translational research clinical centre
  • Voted onto the Ophthalmologist Top 100 power list, which recognises the achievements of the top 100 most influential people who have made the biggest impact in the field of ophthalmology

Rita Lau

T: +44 (0)20 7566 2334

E: moorfields.pkhaw@nhs.net

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