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James is an Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London.
He performed medical training at the University of Cambridge and University College London, where he graduated with Distinction in Medicine and Surgery. He was also awarded a degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology by the University of Cambridge (Pembroke College).
James carried out his postgraduate medical and surgical training at University College London Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital, London before embarking on a career in Ophthalmic Surgery. He was selected for and completed his Ophthalmology training in the prestigious Oxford Deanery. During his training, he undertook an additional 2 year vitreoretinal surgery research fellowship at King's College Hospital.
His subspecialty advanced senior fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery was performed at St. Thomas' Hospital, London under the mentorship of the internationally renowned Professor Tom Williamson. He was awarded 18 academic prizes and awards during his training.
James is an experienced Cataract and Retinal surgeon, with specialist interests in Retinal Detachment Surgery, Macular Holes, Epiretinal Membranes, Diabetic Eye Disease, Medical Retina and Complex Cataract Surgery. He also sees patients with General and Emergency Ophthalmic Conditions.
James is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and regularly serves as an examiner for the College. He is actively involved in retinal research and has published in excess of 30 peer reviewed publications as well as presenting his work at over 40 international and national meetings. He is frequently asked to review and critically appraise research for many of the leading ophthalmic specialty journals. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, European Society of Retinal Specialists (EURETINA) and British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons.
Aside from his clinical work, James is the medical director of an international artificial intelligence company which analyses ocular biomarkers for the diagnosis and monitoring of ophthalmic and neurological disease.
James enjoys skiing and playing tennis, is a member of the Oxford and Cambridge Club and an Associate Member at the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He lives in London with his wife Elizabeth, an Oculoplastic surgeon and their son Maximilian.
Areas of interest
Cataract Surgery; Vitreoretinal Surgery; Retinal Detachment Surgery; Epiretinal Membrane Surgery; Macula Hole Surgery; Diabetic Retinopathy Surgery; Retinal Tear; Vitreous Haemorrhage; YAG Laser Capsulotomy; Age-Related Macular Degeneration; Diabetic Eye Disease; Retinal Vein Occlusion; Emergency Ophthalmology; General Ophthalmology; Chalazion Treatment