Bishwanath Pal

NHS secretary: 

Lynda Barry

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2419

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Medical retina, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis and inherited eye disease
Training director (fellows only)

Year of first medical qualification: 

1993

Location of initial medical training: 

Delhi, India

Further key experience: 

Three years clinical and lab research in inherited retinal diseases as a Wellcome Trust funded Fellow towards PhD from Leeds University
Advanced sub-specialty training in medical retina from Leeds, Halifax and Sheffield
Further training in medical retina with fellowship from Moorfields Eye Hospital

Date joined Moorfields: 

Jan 2008

Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

Fellow of Royal College of Ophthalmologists
International member of Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Specialist register with General Medical Council.

Current NHS/university posts, whether full/part time, and starting year: 

Consultant eye surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital
Training director of fellows at Moorfields Eye Hospital

Other professional achievements: 

Recipient of a prestigious Wellcome Trust fellowship towards PhD for original research into the molecular and genetic basis of inherited eye disease

Research interests: 

Diabetic retinopathy
Age-related
Macular Degeneration
Albinism in Asians
Inherited eye diseases

Languages spoken: 

English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi and Guajarati

Any other personal interests/background information that may be relevant: 

Married with two children; support Magic Bus (UK-registered charity helping street and slum children in India); travelling; badminton; and running