Consultant Profile

Miss Humma Shahid

Miss Humma Shahid BM BCh DM MA FRCOphth
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Ophthalmology
    • Cataract surgery
    • Glaucoma treatment
Special clinical interests:

Small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery
Medical and surgical treatment of all types of glaucoma and ocular hypertension
Laser treatment for glaucoma

Research interests:

Genetics of ophthalmic disease

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Member of the European Glaucoma Society
Member of the UK and Eire Glaucoma Society
Member of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Wednesday and Friday
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Miss Shahid graduated in Medicine from Trinity College, University of Oxford in 1998. Since then she has trained in several leading Ophthalmology units, including the Tennant Institute of Ophthalmology and the Oxford Eye Hospital. She completed 3 years of advanced fellowship training in Glaucoma both in Oxford and Cambridge, before being appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. She is currently the Clinical lead for the Department of Ophthalmology.

Miss Shahid is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. As well as general Ophthalmology, she has a special interest in all aspects of glaucoma care (medical, laser and surgical management) as well as adult cataract surgery, including the management of complex cataracts.

Miss Shahid has a research interest in genetics of complex eye disease and has published widely throughout her career. Her MRC-funded research at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research led to landmark publications in the New England Journal of Medicine and Nature genetics and the award of a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Oxford.

Miss Shahid is committed to the teaching and training of future generations of healthcare professionals, including medical students, junior doctors and optometrists.

Personal profile:

Humma Shahid is married and enjoys spending time with her family and 2 young children. She is multilingual and speaks fluent Urdu (Hindi) and Punjabi. Outside of medicine, she is a talented hand embroiderer, with a special interest in couture embroidery.

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