"Thank you so much for the past year. Now I believe it when you say give me one year of your life! But it's been a geat year! Its not just the surgical and clinical skills, in the past year I've grown and matured and learnt so many other things from you as well. The operating theatre times we had will always be very memorable for me...."
"Thank you for giving me this opportunity to learn from you. It has been a tough fellowship but very rewarding indeed. When I started a year ago, I was very inexperienced....Thank you for believing in me and not giving up on cultivating my skills. Now, I am confident in managing most cases...Thanks for passing on bite-sized pearls of knowledge that one cannot acquire from books/papers. You have also inspired me to continuously challenge and improve myself not just in Eyes, but in life in general. Once again, thank you for investing your time in me..."
"Thank you. Not only have you taught me innovative skills in oculoplastics, but also a systematic approach to medicine and learning as a whole. It has been such a privelege to be your fellow. I will be forever grateful ...."
"Thank you for challenging me to step up to your incredible standards. Your guidance has helped me to mature and I now feel equipped to handle whatever future challenges I may face. Your acumen, knowledge and drive has meant I could not have wished for a better mentor. Forever grateful...."
"Just wanted to say thank you for everything. A life changing year undoubtedly, that has altered both my professional and personal outlook"
"Words cannot express....Thank you for giving me this opportunity and for setting high standards and help me overcome my difficulties and acheive more than I expected. Thank you for believing and investing in me..."
Mr Malhotra is the preceptor for a fellowship training programme in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery. An integral part of the Fellowship is taking part in complex, multidisciplinary orbito-facial surgery with maxillofacial and plastic surgery. A comprehensive training in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery is provided, with opportunities for clinical research.
The fellowship provides a broad training in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery. There are also opportunities for exposure to corneal and refractive surgery, plastic and maxillofacial surgery, burns management and Mohs surgery. The oculoplastic Fellow is expected to attend the inter-disciplinary Facial Anomalies Clinic (FACE) at East Grinstead and linked operating lists, as well as work closely with the maxillofacial, plastic surgery and burns departments.
The Fellowship is under the direct supervision of Mr Malhotra and Mr Andre Litwin.
The post is most suitable for experienced ophthalmologists who are at pre-consultant level or close to the end of their training. A Fellowship from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Royal College of Surgeons, or equivalent, is desirable. GMC Registration must be obtained or feasible.
1. Regional oculoplastic and orbital service
The Queen Victoria Hospital provides a regional service to the South East Thames Region. Within this is the tertiary Oculoplastic and Orbital Service, which includes a comprehensive service for periocular malignancy, regularly requiring complex reconstruction, often with multidisciplinary input. The unit also provides a regional tertiary service for the management of thyroid orbitopathy, including orbital decompression.
2. Lacrimal service
External, powered endoscopic endonasal and paediatric endoscopic endonasal DCR, including Lester-Jones tubes, are carried out.
3. Research and publication
The unit has an international reputation for oculoplastic and ocular surface research. The Fellow will be expected to participate in new and ongoing projects, as well as give presentations at national and international meetings. The fellow will be expected to undertake at least two projects leading to publication during the Fellowship.
4. FACE Service
The Facial Anomalies Clinic (FACE) was set up jointly by a consultant plastic and burns surgeon and a maxillofacial surgeon. Together, we now hold regular inter-disciplinary clinics and operate together on multi-disciplinary cases. The team are involved in the management of post-traumatic orbitofacial reconstruction and vascular malformations.
5. FACIAL PALSY SERVICE
The oculoplastic service is closely involved in the FACIAL PALSY team with Mr Charles Nduka and Mr Ruben Kannan, consultant plastic surgeons. It is a specialist multi-disciplinary team at the QVH devoted to the rehabilitation of facial weakness and is the largest facial palsy service in the UK.
6. Periocular Mohs service
A Mohs service for patients with periocular tumours has been developed with Dr Shergill at QVH and is also available at nearby Mohs units in Croydon and London. Facilities are available for the Fellow to spend time in the Mohs Unit.
7. The Prosthetics service
The prosthetics workshop at the Queen Victoria Hospital is one of the largest providers of ocular, oculofacial and facial prosthetics in Europe. It is also a teaching centre for students and postgraduate prosthetists. The Corneoplastic Unit works closely with the prosthetics department both in clinical care but also in prospective research studies.
Yinon Shapira (Israel)
Sonali Nagendran (UK)
Katja Ullrich (Australia)
Elad Ben-Artsi (Israel)
March 2018-Jan 2019
John Bladen (UK)
August 2017-July 2018
John is a consultant oculoplastic surgeon Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.
Nikhil Cascone (Italy)
Feb 2017-Feb 2018
André Grixti (UK)
August 2016 - August 2017
Andre is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool.
Ilan Feldman (Israel)
Feb 2016 - Feb 2017
Ilan is a consultant oculoplastic surgeon at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Israel.
Petrina Tan (Singapore)
June 2015 - June 2016
Petrina is a consultant oculoplastic surgeon at Jurong Helath Ng Teng Hospital, Singapore.
We Fong Siah (Malaysia, Ireland)
Feb 2015 - Feb 2016
We Fong is a consultant oculoplastic surgeon at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Ahsen Hussain (UK)
Nov 2014 - May 2015
Ahsen is Assistant Professor at the Dept. Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
Nora El-Shammah (Austria)
March 2014 – November 2014
Nora is a consultant oculoplastic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Kimia Ziahosseini (UK)
November 2013 – Feb 2015
Kimia is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitall NHS Foundation Trust.
Cornelia Poitelea (UK)
October 2013 – May 2014.
Cornelia is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Worthing Hospital, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.
Linda Wilboe (Denmark)
February 2013 – July 2013
Andre Litwin (UK)
November 2012 – October 2013.
In November 2013 Andre was appointed locum consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon at the Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex. In April 2014 he returned to QVH as a consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon at the Corneoplastic Unit, QVH.
Zaid Al-Abbadi (Jordan)
April 2012 – Feb 2014
Zaid is a consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon in private practice in Jordan.
Suresh Sagili (UK)
February 2012 – 2013
Suresh was a locum consultant oculoplastic surgeon at St Georges' Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital and is now a consultant at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Shrewsbury.
Zsuzsanna Antus (Hungary)
November 2011– 2012
Zsuzsanna is an oculoplastic surgeon in the Department of Ophthalmology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
Mano Sira (UK)
February 2011– Feb 2012
Mano is a consultant oculoplastic surgeon the Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, UK.
Inbal Avisar (Israel)
September 2010 – August 2011
Inbal is a consultant oculoplastic surgeon at the Rabin Medical Center, Petah-Tiqwa, Israel.
Jonathan Norris (UK)
February 2010 – January 2011
Jonathan is a consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon and head of the oculoplastic service at The Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford.
Philip O'Reilly (Ireland)
September 2009 – September 2010
Philip is a consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland.
Jonathan Ross (UK)
January 2009 – January 2010
Jonathan is a consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon at Borders General Hospital, Melrose, Scotland.
Vikesh Patel (UK)
September 2008 — September 2009
Vikesh is a consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon at the Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Preston, UK.
Anna Susie Morley (UK)
January 2008 – January 2009
Susie is a consultant oculoplastic surgeon and head of the oculoplastic division at St. Thomas' Hospital, London. If you'd like to know more about her experiences, e-mail: email@example.com
Hirohiko Kakizaki (Japan)
Research Fellow September 2007 – June 2008
Hirohiko is a consultant oculoplastic surgeon and Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Anatomy, Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Aichi, 480-1195, Japan
Siew-Yin Then (Australia)
February 2007 – January 2008
Then is a consultant ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon at Fremantle Hospital, as well as the South Street Eye Clinic and Mandurah Eye Clinic, Perth, Australia. If you'd like to know more about her experiences, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean-Louis de Sousa (Australia)
September 2005 – January 2007
Jean-Louis is a consultant oculoplastic and orbital surgeon at The Lions Eye Institute, Perth, Australia, and The Royal Perth Hospital, Wellington Street, Perth Australia. If you'd like to know more about his experiences, e-mail: email@example.com
Nikolas Trakos (Greece)
July – August 2005
Ioannis Mavrikakis (Greece)
July 2004 – June 2005
Ijaz Sheikh (UK)
November 2003 – June 2004
Ijaz is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at East Surrey Hospital, Redhill.