Professor Peter Shah

Professor Peter Shah

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MB ChB, FRCOphth

Practising at

Spire Little Aston Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Peter Shah at Spire include:


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Professional profile

Professor Peter Shah is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at University Hospital Birmingham. 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 four 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.

Private contact details

Telephone 0121 580 7171
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Current NHS posts

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Birmingham & Midland Eye Centre

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Personal Profile

Professor Shah was born and educated in Birmingham and is an "Old Edwardian". His interests include squash, tennis, classical music, walking and mountaineering. He is married to a dermatologist and has three children.

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