Mr Barsam is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, a University Teaching Hospital of University College London (UCL) and at the Western Eye Hospital, Imperial NHS Trust, London where he specialises in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Mr Barsam has full specialist registration with the General Medical Council and is one of only a handful of Consultant surgeons in the UK who is fellowship trained in Cornea, Cataract and Laser Vision Correction.
Mr Barsam has undergone extensive and rigorous training in the worlds most prestigious institutions. He went to Cambridge University and University College London Medical Schools where he graduated with Honours and a Distinction in Surgery. He completed his residency training at Moorfields Eye Hospital and went on to complete a one year fellowship in New York where he worked closely with Drs Donnenfeld and Perry, two of the US founding fathers of modern Cornea and Refractive Surgery. He followed this with an additional Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Fellowship at the Western Eye Hospital in London.
Over the last 8 years Mr Barsam has been carrying out research towards a Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Cambridge on corneal ectasia. He has published over 30 peer review publications, 6 book chapters and is the co-author of a comprehensive textbook of Ophthalmology, which is used by Ophthalmologists around the world. He is an invited reviewer for the major international journals in his field. Mr Barsam is a member of the editorial board for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today Europe.
Mr Barsam is actively involved in teaching and has been a clinical examiner and lecturer for City University, School of Optometry. He is on the Executive Board of the London Deanery and is the lead instructor for a video based instructional course in refractive anterior segment surgery at both the American and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Mr Barsam is regularly invited to speak, chair and moderate research sessions nationally and internationally.
Mr Barsam lives in North London and outside of work enjoys time with his wife (a Haematologist) and his 3 boys.
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