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Mr René is a Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Cambridge) and Hinchingbrooke Hospital (Huntingdon). He is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

He qualified at Middlesex Hospital in London in 1985 and completed junior ophthalmology training in London and the South East, before moving to Birmingham for a period of research, followed by Ophthalmology Higher Surgical Training in Birmingham and the West Midlands region. He completed subspecialty fellowship training at Queen’s Medical Centre (Nottingham) and Moorfields Eye Hospital (London), and took up his consultant post in Cambridge and Huntingdon in 1998. He practices exclusively in all aspects of adnexal surgery, with a special interest in lacrimal surgery, orbital surgery and reconstructive eyelid surgery.

Mr René is a founder member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS). He served the Society for 4 years as the Treasurer and is the immediate past President. He is passionate about teaching and has run a very successful fellowship programme in Cambridge since 2004. He has been a faculty member on the Ipswich Lacrimal Course since its inception and he has been a visiting consultant on the Lifeline Express Teaching Programme in China since 2013.

His main interests outside medicine are photography, music, family and cooking.