Mr Allaaeldin Abumattar
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Mr Abumattar moved permanently to the UK in 2001.
He graduated in medicine in 1994 and trained in ophthalmology in El Nasir Ophthalmic Hospital and the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital.
After training posts in Ayrshire and Arran Acute Hospitals Trust in Scotland, he joined Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire.
During his post in Stoke Mandeville he won the SAS Clinical Discretionary Award of 2006.
He then became member of the Discretionary Points Panel in the trust.
He acted as a Trust Appraiser, and worked as the Director of the Buckinghamshire Postgraduate Ophthalmology Teaching Programme.
He was member of the JCNC (Joint Consultation and Negotiating Committee) for Doctors and Dentists, Oxfordshire Deanery representative in The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Staff and Associate Specialists Group, and SAS representative in Royal College Revalidation sub-committee.
He held an Honorary Fellowship Post In Neuro-Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 2013.
Succeeding his consultant post in the Pennine Acute NHS Trust, Mr Abumattar joined The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in January 2017, where he is currently the Ophthalmology Unit Tutor on behalf of Bristol University Medical School.
Mr. A Abumattar has participated in several clinical trials and conducted many high-quality audits. He takes an active part in all aspects of clinical governance activities within the Great Western Hospitals Ophthalmology Department.
A major interest throughout Mr. A Abumattar career has been teaching and training in ophthalmology; he has lectured all professional groups involved in eye care, and has chaired local and national eye meetings and is teaching in courses (eg SCOPE course).
His study on “Pain Scores following Intravitreal Injections” and his tips for delivering virtually painless ocular injections in the management of age-related macular degeneration, subsequently won the Best Presentation Prize in the Regional Academic Study Day in 2013.