MB BCH FRCOphth
- Speciality: Ophthalmology
- Special clinical interests: Small incision cataract surgery, Multifocal intraocular lenses, Refractive lens surgery, Cataract surgery following previous refractive surgery, Corneal Diseases, Keratoconus, Corneal Transplantation, Contact lens related problems, Dry eyes
- Current NHS and /or university posts: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (Solihull Hospital, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and Good Hope Hospital), Honorary Senior Lecturer at Aston University
- Year of first medical qualification: 1999
- Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies: Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, British Society for Refractive Surgery [President], Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Association [ex-Council Member], United Kingdom & Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, British Medical Association
Mr Amit Patel is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. He obtained his postgraduate training in eminent teaching centres in Wales, Yorkshire and London. He was awarded the prestigious Pfizer Ophthalmic Fellowship Award by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and undertook further subspecialty training in corneal transplant surgery and laser refractive with world renowned surgeons in Italy and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Mr Patel is the lead for Cataract and Corneal/External diseases in his NHS post and has clinics at Solihull, Birmingham Heartlands and Good Hope Hospitals. He has published several book chapters and papers in peer reviewed journals and presented numerous papers and posters at both national and international meetings. Mr Patel has also been an invited speaker at various conferences and achieved several awards and prizes for his work.
Mr Patel is married with two children. In his spare time (when he finds it), he enjoys swimming, sketching, bonsai trees and spending it with family. He also has an interest in motor racing and flying light aircraft.