Dr Gordon Plant MA MD FRCP FRCOphth
Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital and Moorfields Hospital, London, UK
Gordon Plant took the Medical Sciences Tripos in Cambridge in 1974 with a first in Physiology, on the way acquiring an interest in Vision. Undergraduate Clinical Medicine at St Thomas’ Hospital followed, qualifying in 1977. After completing his postgraduate training in Medicine he returned to Cambridge for 2 years in Clinical Neurology then back to Physiology for three years supported by the Welcome Trust studying the visual deficit in optic neuritis. During this period he began weekly visits to Moorfields Eye Hospital to attend Ian MacDonald’s Neuro-ophthalmology clinic. Further clinical training in Neurology at the National Hospital for Neurology in Queen Square was followed by a year as a Medical Research Council Travelling Fellow at the Smith Kettlewell Research Institute in San Francisco where he studied visual motion perception with Ken Nakayama. He also took the opportunity to spend time with Bill Hoyt at UCSF. Since 1991 he has been a consultant in Neurology to The National Queen Square, St Thomas’ and Moorfields. His work has been as a full time NHS Consultant but he has found time for research with over 300 articles to his credit and an h-index of 76. Dr Plant retired from the NHS in March 2018 but was re-employed in the same job 24 hours later. As of April 1st 2020 he will retire from all clinical work but continue in academic activities.