Mr Ankur Barua

Mr Ankur Barua

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

QualificationsMBChB, FRCOphth, MA (Medical Law & Ethics) and BSc (hons)

Languages spoken:English

Professional memberships:

  • Undergraduate Tutor Warwick Medical School
  • United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Midland Ophthalmic Society
  • British Medical Association

Main NHS base:

  • Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre

Clinical interests:

  • Corneal transplantation
  • Refractive and cataract surgery
  • Corneal surface issues

Training & background:

Mr Barua qualified from Manchester Medical School; intercalating in Physiology and Pharmacology and undertaking an ophthalmology clerkship in Harvard Medical School.

During his Foundation Training in South Manchester he passed written exams in MRCS, MRCP and FRCOphth, after which he pursued his interest in ophthalmology with specialist training in the North West Deanery.

While training he completed his MA in Law (Medical Law and Ethics). His interest for anterior segment led to two periods of sub-specialist training in both Cornea and Glaucoma. After completion of CCT he completed an advanced fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Corneoplastics Unit, QVH, East Grinstead.

After a locum cornea-glaucoma consultant post at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital he moved to the Midlands to take over the corneal service as lead in UHCW. Working across two sites, UHCW and St Cross Rugby, he carried out complex anterior segment surgery including corneal grafting, keratoconus treatment and high-risk cataract surgery.  He has since moved to a role at Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre.

He has taken on roles of undergraduate tutor at Warwick Medical School and honorary consultant at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Mr Barua led in developing and introducing the keratoconus pathway and lubricant protocol into Coventry and Warwickshire.

Mr Barua has multiple peer-reviewed publications, authored a book chapter on paediatric keratoconus, run an instructional course at ESCRS and is heavily involved in teaching for medical students, ophthalmology trainees, and optometrists. This includes running wet labs along with regional teaching sessions.

He has numerous posters and talks for both international and national meetings and has won prizes. His passion for ophthalmology is reflected in his dedication to patient care, and he has been involved in charity work in developing countries.

In 2017 he was nominated for Compassion in Care segment of the Outstanding Service and Care Awards at UHCW.

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