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Mr Ankur Barua

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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

Languages spoken:English

Professional memberships:

Undergraduate Tutor Warwick Medical School

United Kingdon and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

European Society of Cataact and Refractive Surgeons

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Midland Ophthalmic Society

British Medical Association

Main NHS base:

  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

Clinical interests:

Corneal Transplantation

Glaucoma Treatment

Refractive and Cataract Surgery

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 carries out complex anterior segment surgery including corneal grafting, keratoconus treatment and high-risk cataract surgery. He has taken on roles of undergraduate tutor at Warwick Medical School and honorary consultant at Birmingham Childrens’ Hospital. Mr Barua has 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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