Ankur Barua

Ankur Barua, MBChB, FRCOphth, MA (Medical Law & Ethics), BSc (Hons), PGDip

GMC no: 6122483

Ankur Barua qualified from Manchester Medical School, intercalating in Physiology and Pharmacology and undertaking a double honours 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 a 7-year specialist training in the North West Deanery.

During his training he completed an MA in Law (Medical Law & Ethics). His interest in the front of the eye (the anterior segment) led to 2 periods of sub-specialist training in both Cornea and Glaucoma. He undertook an advanced sub-specialist training fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Corneoplastics Unit of Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.

Following a locum cornea-glaucoma consultant post at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, he moved to the Midlands to take over the corneal service as a substantive lead consultant in Coventry. Working across two sites, University Hospitals of Coventry & Warwickshire and St Cross Rugby, he carried out complex anterior segment surgery including corneal grafting, keratoconus treatment and complex cataract surgery.

During his time at Coventry, he had taken on the roles of undergraduate tutor at Warwick Medical School and honorary consultant at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. He was the lead consultant in developing and introducing the keratoconus pathway and lubricant protocol into Coventry and Warwickshire. He was nominated for Compassion in Care segment of the Outstanding Service and Care Awards at UHCW in 2017 and 2018. He was also voted Trainer of the Year 2017 within the Deanery.

In 2019, an opportunity arose to move to the regional centre as a substantive corneal consultant at the Birmingham Midland Eye Centre, which is where he is now based. Since moving to the new post, he was the first corneal consultant in the region to offer DMEK surgery (a form of corneal transplant) and he has run a national training course for this. He has been an examiner in the BMEC Oculus Course and helped initiate multi-disciplinary clinics for complex cases.

He is also a published author of multiple peer-reviewed publications including a book chapter on paediatric keratoconus. He has run an instructional course at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and he is heavily involved in teaching medical students, ophthalmology trainees and optometrists.

He is dedicated to patient care.  He is also involved in charity work in developing countries such as Cambodia.

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