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Newcastle Eye Centre

Meet the team

 


Management Team

Mr Phil YatesClinical Director and ENT Consultant

Miss Zoe JohnsonConsultant Ophthalmologist and Head of Department

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist and Head of Department
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code: 3466869
  • Qualifications: MBChB, MPhil, FRCOphth, FRCS(Ed)
  • Special Interests

    Special interests include; cornea and external eye disease, glaucoma

Margaret GrayDirectorate Manager - ENT, Plastics, Ophthalmology, Dermatology

Julie GrahamMatron

Consultant team

Mr Alan ConnorConsultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist

  • Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist
  • Tel: 01912825448
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:

Mr Eric BarnesConsultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 282 4156
  • GMC Code: 3351273
  • Qualifications: MBBS MRCP FRCOphth
  • Special Interests

    Cataract surgery; watery eyes; diseases of the eyelid.

  • Biography

    Graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School (1988) and trained at Chelsea and Westminster, Charing Cross, St Thomas’s Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, including an extended oculoplastic fellowship.

    Appointed as a consultant at the RVI in 2001 and has a clinical interest in cataract surgery, peri-ocular tumours, eyelid malposition and watery eyes.

    Keen interest in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Responsible for delivering the undergraduate ophthalmic course at Newcastle University since 2002.

    Involved in developing and delivering national courses in peri-ocular tumours and hosted the British Oculoplastic Surgeons Society annual conference in Newcastle (2008). Ophthalmic Audit Clinical lead since 2012.

  • Directorate

    Plastics, Ophthalmology and Dermatology.

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Action for Cataracts, Lacrimal and Oculoplastics Clinics, Joint Peri-ocular tumour clinic.

  • Name of Secretary
    Susan McDonald
  • Any other Information

    Passionate ornithologist and keen supporter of habitat and wildlife preservation.

  • Eric Barnes 

Mr Michael BearnConsultant Ophthalmologist

Mr Andrew BrowningConsultant Ophthalmologist

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code: 4109264
  • Qualifications: BM, BSc, FIMLS, FRCOphth
  • Special Interests

    Special interests include;

    Medical retina including age related macular degeneration and diabetes

    Retinal genetics

    Ocular electrophysiology

    Cataract surgery

  • Biography

    My early training as an SHO was undertaken in Southampton while my registrar training took place in Nottingham. While in Nottingham, I undertook research into ocular angiogenesis with particular relevance to age related macular degeneration and diabetes. I subsequently trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital as a medical retina fellow.

Miss Lucy ClarkeConsultant Ophthalmologist

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code: 4342302
  • Qualifications: MBBS (Newcastle) MRSC (London) FRCSEd FRCOphth
  • Special Interests

     Special interests include;

    Oculoplastics, lacrimal and orbital surgery

  • Biography

    Qualified from Newcastle University medical school 1996.

    Postgraduate basic surgical training and specialist ophthalmic training undertaken in the north east region.

    Oculoplastics, lacrimal and orbital surgery subspecialist fellowships in Newcastle, Nottingham and Manchester.

    Consultant in charge of Eye Casualty department

Mr Phil YatesClinical Director and ENT Consultant

Miss Margaret DayanConsultant Ophthalmologist

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code: 3483080
  • Qualifications: BMBCh, MA (Oxon), FRCOphth
  • Special Interests

    Special interests include; Neuro-ophthalmology,  Adult Ocular Motility,  Botulinum Toxin Treatment

  • Biography

    Margaret Dayan is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Honorary Lecturer. She graduated from Oxford and trained in Leeds and around the Northern Region before undertaking a fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology and motility in Oxford and spending time at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore. Her subspecialist interests are Neuro-ophthalmology and Adult Ocular Motility and she runs the departmental Botulinum Toxin service which takes referrals from all over the region. She also works closely with the Regional Neurorehabilitation service and sees patients with visual impairment (including higher cognitive visual dysfunction) secondary to brain injuries. She established and convenes the Newcastle Course on Orbital and Neuro-Imaging for Ophthalmology which has attendees from all over the UK. She teaches ophthalmology, neurology and medicine specialty trainees and medical students and is an educational supervisor, mentor and appraiser.

Prof. Francisco FigueiredoConsultant Ophthalmologist

Miss Roxane HillierConsultant Ophthalmologist

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Tel: 01912825315
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:

Dr William InnesConsultant Ophthalmologist

Miss Tsveta IvanovaConsultant Ophthalmologist

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Tel: 01912825315
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:

Dr Rajeev KakAssociate Specialist - Ophthalmology

  • Associate Specialist - Ophthalmology
  • Tel: 0191 282 5315
  • GMC Code: 4239581
  • Qualifications: FRCS(Ed)
  • Special Interests

    Medical Retina

  • Biography

    I am an overseas graduate having done my basic medical degree in India. I have been working here at Newcastle Eye Centre since 2001.

    I have trained and worked in India and in the UK. I passed the final fellowship examination in 1995 from Edinburgh.

    The medical retina team here at Newcastle have led in the provision of new treatments for age-related macular degeneration in the North East and I have been an active member of the team.

    I have also been involved as an investigator in several trials which the department has hosted.

    I am an affiliate member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmologists.

  • Directorate

    Ophthalmology Dermatology and Plastics

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Name of Secretary
    Sarah Pickering
  • Rajeev Kak 

Mr Rajen GuptaConsultant Ophthalmologist

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code: 4096498
  • Qualifications: B Med sci., BM BS., MRCOphth., FRCOphth
  • Special Interests

    Special interests include; Medical retina, Diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration, vascular retinal diseases and cataract surgery

  • Biography

    My undergraduate training was in Nottingham. Following qualification in 1994 I had a broad exposure to general medicine, neurosurgery, and acute medicine, including working in South Africa . I subsequently did my post graduate ophthalmic training in Nottingham and Birmingham before doing a Fellowship at Moorfields Eye hospital, London.  I joined the RVI eye department in 2008. My interests include diabetic retinopathy and vascular disorders as well as age related macular degeneration. I also have a keen interest in teaching trainees and having a role in research.

Miss Monica HrabovskyConsultant Ophthalmologist

Miss Zoe JohnsonConsultant Ophthalmologist and Head of Department

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist and Head of Department
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code: 3466869
  • Qualifications: MBChB, MPhil, FRCOphth, FRCS(Ed)
  • Special Interests

    Special interests include; cornea and external eye disease, glaucoma

Mr Gordon LauConsultant Ophthalmologist

Dr Vina ManjunathConsultant Ophthalmologist

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Tel: 0191 282 0474 or 282 5452
  • GMC Code: 6059310
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MS (ophthalmology), MRCSEd, Dip. Stat, FRCOphth.
  • Special Interests

    Medical retina including macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease; general ophthalmology and cataract surgery.

  • Directorate

    Plastic surgery, Ophthalmology and Dermatology.

  • Hospital Base

    Royal Victoria Infirmary

  • Clinics Provided

    Medical retina and general ophthalmology clinics at RVI,  Battle Hill Centre and Chester-le-Street

  • Name of Secretary
    Beverley Surtees and Lyndsey Daglish
  • Vina Manjunath 

Miss Anca NitaConsultant Ophthalmologist

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Tel: 01912825559
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:

Mr Ranjeet PanditConsultant Ophthalmologist

Mr Ayad ShafiqConsultant Ophthalmologist

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code: 3548341
  • Qualifications: FRCOPhth, MRCPPaeds, BM &BCh, DCH, MA
  • Special Interests

    Special interests include;

    Childrens eye problems from birth.

    Adult cataract surgery (approximately 450 operations per year for cataract)

    Adult squint or strabismus

  • Biography

    I began my training as a Paediatrician and changed specialisations to train as an Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Children s eye conditions, and inherited eye problems.

     

Mr Kevin StannardConsultant Ophthalmologist

Mr James TalksConsultant Ophthalmologist

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code: 3285275
  • Qualifications: MA MB Bchir MRCP FRCOphth
  • Special Interests

    Special interests include; Medical retina including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, Cataract surgery, general ophthalmology

  • Biography

    James Talks has been a consultant ophthalmologist at the Royal Victoria Hospital Newcastle upon Tyne since 2000. He trained in Birmingham, Oxford and at Moorfields. He is the lead for the medical retina service. The unit was an early provider of PDT, covering the whole of the North East, and then ranibizumab for AMD, ahead of NICE, and is one of the largest providers in the Country. He has clinical research interests in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and imaging. He is a member of Council for the Oxford Congress and regularly runs an imaging course at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists annual congress.

Clinical Area Management and Nursing

 Julie Mulroy   Ward 20 
 Carol Hughes  Ward 21
 Beverley Slater  Eye Outpatients 
 Kevin Gales        Opticians
 Helen Haggerty/Kathryn Smart  Orthoptics
 Karen Guy  Photography
 Bernadette Hope  Eye Emergency Dept (Senior Sister)
 Judith Potts/Tracy Lawther          Corneal Donation Specialist Nurses
 Barbara Lamb/Uri Malhotra  Specialist Nurses
   

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