Fellowships 2022

Fellowship 2022


Contact for queries regarding this list Email: margaret.dayan@nhs.net

For queries regarding individual Fellows please contact the Fellowship organiser below

Queens Square/ National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London

  • Contact: James Acheson, Fiona Bremner Email: f.bremmer@nhs.net
  • 1 Post
  • Deanery ST 7 Ophthalmology Program 1 year from 1st August

Moorfields Eye Hospital (at St George’s and City Road) London

  • Contact: Nadeem Ali Email nadeem.ali@nhs.net
  • 1 post
  • 1 year from August, includes adult Neuro and strabismus

Bristol Eye Hospital and Clinical Neurosciences, Department at Southmead Hospital

  • Contacts: Denize Atan, Luke Bennetto, Catherine Guly, Rani Sebastian, Andrew Lux  Email: Denize.Atan@UHBristal.nhs.uk
  • 1 post
  • 6-12 months with possibility of extension up to 2 years.
  • 3 Ophthalmology Consultants (one research), 1 Adult Neurology Consultant and 1 Paediatric Neurology Consultant.
  • Specialist training in adult Neuro-ophthalmology with monthly paediatric neuro-ophthalmology clinic held jointly with Consultant Paediatric Neurologist.
  • The Bristol Eye Hospital is a tertiary referral centre for Ophthalmology with regional services for the South West in Neuro-ophthalmology & Uveitis. There are strong links with Clinical Neurosciences at Southmead Hospital and Bristol Children’s Hospital, including gamma knife radiosurgery.
  • Timetable is flexible and would be suitable for a medical ophthalmologist/neurologist or a surgical ophthalmologist who will  have the option to combine specialist clinics in neuro-ophthalmology with further experience in cataract surgery and ocular motility, depending on the interests of the candidate.


  • Contact: Oliver Backhouse.
  • Occasionally
  • As part of Medical Ophthalmology training.

Royal Devon and Exeter

  • Contact: James Benzimra Email: james.benzimra@nhs.net
  • 1 post
  • Neuro-ophthalmology fellowship 6-12 months. Can be combined with adult motility paediatric ophthalmology if preferred.

Leicester Royal Infirmary

  • Contacts: Samira Anwar Email: Samira.RS.Anwar@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
  • Nagini Sarvananthan Email: nagini.sarvananthan@uhl-tr.nhs.uk, Mark Lawden, Jithin George
  • 1 or 2 posts
  • Start date usually August, but can be flexible. Timetable includes working with neurologists, paediatric and adult neuro-ophthalmology, opportunities for strabismus surgery, temporal artery biopsy, learning about eye movement recordings, electrodiagnostics, OCT in children and adults

University Hospitals, Birmingham

  • Contacts: Lidia Alverez, Ruchika Batra, Richard Blanch, Andrew Jacks, Tim Matthews, Susan Mollan
  • Email: Neuro-ophth.fellowship@uhb.nhs.uk, Susan.mollan@uhb.nhs.uk, Richard.blanch@uhb.nhs.uk
  • 3 posts (We also have an excellent timetable for trainee selected component training for any UK trainee to apply to)
Usually runs from August but flexible. Timetable can be tailored to neurologist or ophthalmologist.

Each of the fellowship posts will allow exposure to all aspects of neuro-ophthalmology.  Key areas include afferent disease (optic neuropathy, optic neuritis, papilloedema, skull base, pituitary, neurovascular lesions) and efferent disease (pupils, eye movement disorders and nystagmus).

Academic research

We have a strong track record in partaking in and publishing clinical research.  We encourage each fellow to take on research projects to enhance their skills, share their experiences and attend international meetings.


As Neuro-Ophthalmologists have strong leadership in education, we encourage the fellows to partake in our yearly afferent, efferent and CSF courses.  Within the region are opportunities to teach other ophthalmologists, neurologists, other health care professionals and patients


What to expect in your timetable

Ward work (including critical care)• specialist clinics • hot neuro-op clinics•multi-discliplinary meetings with neuroradiology, neurology and neurosurgery•botulium toxin clinics for dystonia/extraocular muscles•joint clinics with neurologists. Each post comes with time for research.  There is scope for extra clinic working and strabismus/cataract surgery may be negotiated.

Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

  • Contact: Brinda Muthusamy Brinda.muthusamy@addenbrookes.nhs.uk
  • 1 post
  • From August. Wide range of training: Regional pituitary and NF2 service; paediatric neuro-ophthalmology that includes a regional IIH service; paeds neuro-oncology and paeds neurosurgery; and soon to establish our neurogenetics service. It will also cover adult ocular motility with one theatre session per week. The fellowship will not provide training in cataract surgery but the experienced cataract surgeon will have the opportunity to continue with some intraocular surgery.

King’s College Hospital & Medical Eye Unit, St Thomas’

  • Contacts: Eoin O’Sullivan, Adam Bates, Lisa Scoppettuolo
  • 1 post
  • Combined with uveitis

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

  • Contacts: Mandagere Vishwanath, Ali Yagan, Adam Zermansky Email: Mandagere.vishwanath@mft.nhs.uk
  • 2 posts
  • 1 year funded posts – one starting in August and the second in February. Can be tailored to suit requirements, currently the 2 fellows have neuro-ophthalmology and adult strabismus components but previously neuro-uveitis and neuro-glaucoma combinations have been offered to suit applicants. There are 3 Neuro-ophthalmology and adult strabismus consultants and one neurologist. The unit has close links with neurosurgery, endocrinology, rheumatology, neurogenetics, vestibular and neuro-otology units with shared patients.

Moorfields City Road (External post)

  • Contacts: Sui Wong, James Acheson, Axel Petzold, Email: suiwong@nhs.net
  • 1 post
  • Suitable for Neurologist or Ophthalmologist post-CCT