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Mr Sajjad Ahmad

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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  • MB BS Newcastle University Medical School.
  • FRCOphth Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London.
  • PhD in stem cell biology, Institute of Human Genetics, Newcastle University.
  • Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

Current NHS / University Post:

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London.
  • Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, St Paul's Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
  • Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Department of Eye and Vision Science, University of Liverpool.

Medical training:

  • Corneal, cataract and ocular surface disease specialist who studied at Newcastle University Medical School.
  • Early ophthalmology training in Newcastle up Tyne.
  • Corneal fellowship with Professor Stephen Kaye at St Paul's Eye Unit, Liverpool.
  • Corneal fellowship with Professor John Dart at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon/Senior Clinical Lecturer at St Paul's Eye Unit, Liverpool.

Research interest / experience:

  • Mr Ahmad is dual trained in ophthalmology and clinically relevant laboratory research.
  • He was awarded a PhD in stem cell biology from Newcastle University in 2007 for his work on developing a novel stem cell therapy for corneal burns. This has led to pivotal European and national trials.
  • Held an NIHR academic clinical lecturer post at Newcastle University and a senior clinical lecturer post in the Department of Eye and Vision Science at the University of Liverpool.
  • His current research, based at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, is in the development of novel therapy for corneal endothelial disease.

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T: 077 2064 3561

E: moorfields.sahmad@nhs.net

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