Professor Peter Shah is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Good Hope Hospital, Heart of England Foundation Trust and the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. He is Honorary Professor of Glaucoma at the Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement at the University of Wolverhampton.
Professor Shah is a Founder-member of the Midlands Glaucoma Society, past chair of the British Eye Study Group and a serving member of the Council of the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress. Professor Shah is the leader of the "ReGAE" [Research into Glaucoma and Ethnicity] team, which is a multi-disciplinary team which aims to prevent avoidable glaucoma blindness in the diverse ethnic communities of the UK. He is a past-Glaucoma Section Editor for "Eye" and is a reviewer for many international journals. He is also a member of a team of Ophthalmic Surgeons providing charitable help and practical support to an Ophthalmic Unit in rural Tanzania.
He has written 4 textbooks of Ophthalmology and has authored over 70 research publications. As a teacher he has organised many national and international symposia and courses, including the annual Birmingham Glaucoma Masterclass, the Royal College Glaucoma Surgery Masterclass and the Birmingham Trabeculectomy Wet-lab Academy. Professor Shah has a long-term interest in patient safety and risk management and is a national teacher in these areas.
He is an internationally recognised leader in glaucoma surgery and also specialises in cataract surgery.
Specialist Interests: Cataract surgery; Glaucoma