Mr Frank Ahfat
MB ChB (Hons), FRCOphth
"Spire is committed to excellent patient care."
I qualified in medicine from Leeds University, with honours and Gold medal in 1989. After postgraduate ophthalmology training in Leeds, Southampton, Liverpool and Moorfields (London), I was appointed consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2000.
I specialise in cataract surgery (incl. multifocal and toric lenses) and in retinal diseases, for which I provide a Kent-wide tertiary referral service. I am a postgraduate trainer for cataract surgery for Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery and am a member of the examinations committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. I have carried out research in retinal diseases and have previously acted as lead researcher for Kent and Medway Comprehensive Local Research Network.
Spire Alexandra Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MB ChB / University of Leeds / 1989
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MB ChB is a degree given to physicians at the basis of their training
Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medway Maritime Hospital, Medway NHS Trust. Consultant Ophthalmologist, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
I am married to Rebecca and we have three children. In my spare time I enjoy classical music, football and reading.