Professor Jonathan Gibson MB BS MD FRCS FRCOphth


Jonathan Gibson

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Research interests

  • Imaging of the human fundus – collaboration: Dr. Antonio Calcagni, Professor Ela Claridge, Dr.Iain Styles, University of Birmingham.

  • Age related macular degeneration

  • Diabetic retinopathy – collaboration Professor Paul Dodson, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust;

  • Retinal vascular disorders

  • European Vision Institute Clinical Trials Network -; Collaborator Prof. Jose Cunha Vaz, Coimbra, Portugal.

  • Pharmaceutical clinical trials of drugs used in retinal disorders..


  • 1976 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery,  St Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London
  • 1981 Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • 1987 MD University of Leicester
  • 1989 Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists


  • 1971-1976: Medical College of St.Bartholomew’s Hospital, University of London.
  • 1977-1978: Pre-registration house jobs in London and Edinburgh.
  • 1978-1981: Senior House Office and Registrar in Ophthalmology, Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh.
  • 1981-1986: Lecturer/Hon.Senior Registrar in Ophthalmology, University of Leicester and Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • 1986-2011: Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust.
  • 1986-current: Consultant Ophthalmologist Birmingham Heartlands and Solihull Hospitals, Heart of England Foundation Trust
  • 1990-current: Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham Medical School
  • 2007-current: Personal Chair in Ophthalmology, Aston University

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmologists (Past Council Member)
  • Member British Medical Association (Past Chairman, Solihull Division)
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Overseas Senior Member American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Midland Ophthalmological Society (Past President)
  • Medical Retina Group (Co-founder)
  • Fellow Royal Society of Medicine

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