Mr Anthony Khawaja
Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Associate Professor, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
Anthony Khawaja is Associate Professor at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. He is currently a UK Research & Innovation Future Leaders Fellow. Anthony completed his medical training at the University of Cambridge and University College London and has undertaken the majority of his ophthalmic residency training at Moorfields Eye Hospital. His research training began with a Welcome Trust funded PhD programme at the University of Cambridge, including a Masters in Epidemiology for which he won the Nick Day Prize. He was also awarded the Berkeley Fellowship which supported a research period at Harvard Medical School.
Anthony’s research interests concern the genetic and environmental epidemiology of glaucoma, and learning about disease pathogenesis and optimal care pathways by probing routinely collected data. His ultimate aim is to develop clinical tools to personalise screening and treatment of glaucoma. Anthony is an active member of international multidisciplinary consortia for eye diseases, including the International Glaucoma Genetics Consortium and the European Eye Epidemiology consortium. Anthony established the Young Ophthalmologists section of the European Society of Ophthalmology and is director for the European Leadership Development Programme.
He was recently voted in The Ophthalmologist's top 100 most influential thought leaders in ophthalmology globally. Anthony is chair of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Informatics sub-committee. In his spare time, Anthony is passionate about music: he plays the piano, composes, and enjoys listening to broad range of music. His favourite record of 2020 so far is Suddenly by Caribou.