BOPSS 2014 Speakers bios

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Saj Ataullah

Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, UK

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I graduated from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, London, in 1991 and then
trained in general ophthalmology in Manchester & North West England.

After Oculoplastic Fellowships in Auckland & Manchester, I was appointed as a Consultant Oculoplastic, Lacrimal & Orbital Surgeon in 2002 at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) where I�m the Clinical Lead for Oculoplastic Surgery.

I also co-run a renowned Fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery at MREH.

My work for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ (RCOphth) includes College Tutor (2005-12) and currently Regional Adviser.

I�m a founder member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) and represent both RCOphth & BOPSS at the RCSEng Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialty Committee.


Jurij R. Bilyk

Wills Eye Hospital & Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, USA

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Dr. Jurij R. Bilyk is an attending surgeon on the Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Service at Wills Eye Hospital and a professor of ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University.

He graduated with a bachelor�s degree in chemistry with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Bilyk completed an internship in internal medicine at Jefferson University Hospital and his residency in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital. His oculoplastic and orbital surgery fellowship training was completed at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) of Harvard Medical School with Dr. John Shore. Upon completing his fellowship, Dr. Bilyk joined the faculty at MEEI in 1993. In 1994, he returned to the Wills Eye Hospital, where he has a special interest in orbital disease and trauma, and works closely with the Departments of Otolaryngology, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, and Neurosurgery at Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Bilyk is a member of the International Orbital Society as well as a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). He has served as the chairman of the ASOPRS thesis committee and has won awards for his teaching excellence. He has published over 80 papers in the peer-reviewed literature as well as numerous book chapters, and is a frequently invited speaker at local, national, and international conferences.


James Brown

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Aintree University Hospital

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Prof Brown has been a member of the Head and Neck team at the University Hospital Aintree since 1992. He trained in Sunderland and the West Midlands before being appointed to his present post. He is the Lead Cancer Clinician and also chairs the Multidisciplinary Team Meetings (Tumour Board) for skull base cases. He is the Section editor for Reconstruction for the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and on the editorial Board of Head and Neck.

Clinical Interests
He is part of the adult skull-base team in Liverpool and has considerable experience in mid-face reconstruction. His main interest is in the use of the vascularised iliac crest with internal oblique for maxillary and mid-face reconstruction. He has developed a classification of the maxillectomy defect, and regularly lectures at International meetings

Research Interests
Prof Brown has concentrated on pathological research into the patterns and routes of tumour invasion of the mandible. He has been awarded a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons for 2004-2005 on this subject which was also the topic for his MD thesis awarded from the University of Birmingham 1995. His latest interest is in the efficacy of post-operative radiotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer, and the use of sentinel node biopsy in early oral cancer.


Sandeep Cliff

Consultant Dermatologist
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

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Dr Cliff is Moh’s and Laser Surgeon to St Helier University Hospital, Senior Lecturer at St Georges Medical School and Sub-Dean at Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Dr Cliff’s interests clinically include skin cancer and its management using both surgical and non surgical technqiues as well as undergraduate teaching and curriculum development. In addition to his clinical interests he has extensive experience in non invasive facial rejuvenation using lasers both ablative and non ablative techniques. He has lectured extensively throughout the world undertaken workshops in the use of dermal fillers and the use of botulinum toxin.

As principal investigator for 8 ongoing research trials at the trust he is involved extensively in clinical research mainly focussing on psoriasis and the genetics of acne.


Elgan Davies

Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist
Leighton Hospital, Crewe, UK

Mr. Davies pecialises in cosmetic surgery, Ear, nose and throat, Sinus Surgery, Paediatric otolaryngology, Hearing loss, Head and neck surgery, Balance disorders

His Special clinical interests include: Sinus disease, Ostosclerosis/stapes surgery, Salivary tumours, Balloon Sinuplasty

His research interests include:Sinus disease,?Pituitary disease – endoscopic.
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:British Association Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery,?European Rhinological Society,?British Association Otolaryngology?Head & Neck Surgery,?European Rhinological Society.

He regularly teaches on endoscopic sinus surgery courses in the UK and overseas. He developed the technique and service for endoscopic pituitary surgery with colleagues in West Midlands. He is a committee member of BAOHNS.


James Hsuan

MBBS FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Orbital surgeon at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool.

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He underwent a 1 year fellowship in Bristol and a further year in Adelaide, Australia.


Naresh Joshi

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, UK

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Mr Naresh Joshi is Consultant Oculoplastic surgeon at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust London and Honorary Consultant to the Royal Marsden. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London.

He is a founder member of the British Ophthalmic Plastic surgical Society (BOPSS), and president of the society. Other memberships : BAAPS , ASOPRS, APSOPRS .

Currently, he represents the Royal College of Ophthalmologists on the BSI (British Standards Institute) and CEN (Communite European Normalization) committees for the regulation of safety in aesthetic procedures. He has an interest in periocular aestheic surgery.


Niall Kirkpatrick

Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, UK

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Niall Kirkpatrick is a Consultant Plastic surgeon in the Craniofacial Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where he is also a core member of the North West London specialist multidisciplinary team for the management of skin cancers and a member of the multidisciplinary team for Vascular Anomalies. He is Honorary Consultant at Guy�s and St Thomas� Hospital where he is a member of the national complex Neurofibromatosis-1 multidisciplinary unit.

Niall is a Trustee, Chairman and the Medical Director of �Facing The World�, an international children�s charity providing Craniofacial surgery to children worldwide.

He has previously been Consultant Plastic surgeon in the Head and Neck Cancer Units at both the Royal Marsden Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital. He is Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London. He is an examiner for the Royal Colleges of Surgery Intercollegiate Board in Plastic Surgery and a past President of the Royal Society of Medicine Plastic Surgery Section


Roger Laitt

Chair of Division of Clinical Support Services
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford, UK

Dr Laitt is currently the Chair of Division of Clinical Support Services & Tertiary Medicine at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Roger originally trained as a Civil Engineer before taking up a career in Medicine. He graduated from Manchester University in 1987 and trained in General Medicine on the Birmingham rotation. His Radiology training was on the Bristol training scheme when he developed an interest in Neuroradiology. His specialist Neuroradiology training was performed in Bristol and Manchester. He also obtained sub specialty training in Interventional Neuroradiology in Nottingham, UK, and Gothenburg, Sweden. He was appointed as Consultant Neuroradiologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1996 and transferred to Salford with Neuroscience service reconfiguration in 2002.

He is past secretary of the UK Neurointerventional group and is currently a member of the British Society of Neuroradiology Committee. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester University and has written a number of peer review papers.

He was Clinical Director of Radiology for four years prior to taking up his role as Chair of the Division in July 2010.


Brian Leatherbarrow

Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgeon
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester & The Face & Eye Clinic, Manchester

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Mr. Leatherbarrow was appointed as consultant ophthalmic, oculoplastic and orbital surgeon at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in July 1992. His interests lie in all aspects of oculoplastic, orbital, and lacrimal surgery, and in medicolegal matters. He graduated from Manchester Medical School in 1982. He trained in general ophthalmology at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital before undertaking subspecialty training fellowships in oculoplastic surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and in oculopastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.

He is the author of the textbook ‘OCULOPLASTIC SURGERY’ (1st edition published by Martin Dunitz, 2002, the second edition published by Informa Healthcare, December 2010).

He was the founder Treasurer of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) (www.BOPSS.co.uk) 2001-2006. He is currently the President of the Society and will hand over this position to his colleague Mr Naresh Joshi at the end of the BOPSS Congress 2014.

He is also a member of:
� The European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons (ESOPRS)
� The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

He is an inter-specialty member of BAAPS, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.BAAPS.org.uk ).

He has run an internationally renowned subspecialty training fellowship in oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery for over 20 years, training surgeons from around the world.

He has over 95 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has contributed 6 book chapters.


Hunter Maclean

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

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Having graduated from Edinburgh University in 1986 Hunter trained in Ophthalmology initially in Edinburgh and subsequently as a Senior Registrar in Newcastle.

Hunter completed a further year as a clinical fellow at the Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia before being appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Portsmouth in 1998. Hunter is currently an Editor of �EYE� and regional representative on the BOPSS committee


Raman Malhotra

Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon
Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, UK

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Raman Malhotra is a Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic surgeon at The Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, East Grinstead.

His specialist interests include facial nerve palsy rehabilitation, reconstructive eyelid and orbital surgery, endonasal lacrimal surgery and aesthetic eyelid rejuvenation. He also runs a fellowship training programme.

Mr Malhotra graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of Bristol, completed his basic ophthalmic surgical training at the Western Eye Hospital in London and went on to higher surgical training in Oxford. He undertook fellowship training in Adelaide, Australia, in 2002 before returning to the UK to take up consultant post at the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.


Austin McCormick

MBChB FRCOphth. is a Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Orbital surgeon at Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool

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He underwent a 1 year fellowship with Paul Rosser and Brian Sloan in Auckland, New Zealand and a further year with Brian Leatherbarrow, Saj Ataullah and Anne Cook in Manchester, UK.


Ilse Mombaerts

Orbital, Lacrimal & Eyelid Clinic, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium

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After her magna cum laude Bachelor�sdegree in Dental Surgeryat the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, Ilse Mombaerts gravitated towards the rest of the human body and graduated with summa cum laude as an MD in 1989. The old interest rekindled, but moved supradentallytowardsthe orbit, for which reason she studied Ophthalmology at the University Hospitals of Leuven from 1989 to 1993. She was a fellow toLeo Koornneef at the Orbital Center of Amsterdam from 1993 to 1996, culminating in a PhD thesis on � at that time still permitted name – orbital pseudotumor in 1996. This was the basis for her development of a steroidophobia in orbital inflammatory disease.

Back in Leuven, she set up the orbital, lacrimal, and eyelid surgery unit at the University Hospitals of the Catholic University of Leuven, where she is now Clinical Head and Associate Professor. Her passion remains the orbit, more specifically the orbital tumors, Graves� orbitopathy, and the anophthalmic socket. She hosted the 2004 ESOPRS meeting in Leuven, and is an active member of the international Orbital Society since 2007. Despite being an Anglophile, this is Mombaerts� first appearance at a BOPSS meeting.


Colm O�Mahony

Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV
Countess of Chester Hospital, UK

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Dr O�Mahony is a Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV at the Countess of Chester Hospital. He was elected as Chairman of the National Association of GU Doctors in 2001 and to the British HIV Association executive committee in 2005. He featured in �Sex, warts and all� shown on BBC Choice 2002, and also a Channel 4 series �Let�s talk sex� with Davina McCall, shown in March 06 and March 07. In November 2006 he featured in the series �Girls� Guide to 21st Century Sex� on Channel 5, still being repeated.

He featured with Stephen Fry on BBC �HIV and me� in 2008.

He as chair of BASHH media committee.


Ben Parkin

Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon
Royal Bournemouth Hospital, UK

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Fellowship in orbit and oculoplastic surgery with Jack Rootman and Peter Dolman in Vancouver, Canada. Research in inflammatory lacrimal disease and in vivo suture hydrolysis. Practice now almost exclusively subspecialist, especially peri ocular and eyelid reconstruction following Mohs, ptosis and lacrimal. Multidisciplinary management of thyroid orbitopathy with joint thyroid clinic. Designed new trice for easy insertion of Lester Jones tubes.


Ian Rennie

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Royal Hallamshire Hospital, UK

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Ian was formerly the Head of the Academic Unit of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics and the clinical director of the directorate of Ophthalmology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital. As a recognised international expert on the treatment of adult ocular cancers. Ian is also the Clinical lead for the Sheffield Unit of the National Oncology Service, which is one of only 3 centres in England specializing in the treatment of ocular oncology. He is the recipient of the Ashton, Duke Elder, Percival Hay, Owen Aves and Doyne medals, and was editor of �Eye� and section editor of the British Journal of Ophthalmology.

He is currently a member of the editorial board for the American Journal of Ophthalmology. In an extensive advisory capacity Ian has been a member of the Medical Research Council Advisory Board, and on advisory panels on the safety of Medicines (formerly CSM). Ian is a former senior Vice President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. As the director of a centre specialising in the treatment of Ocular Oncology, Ian has a longstanding interest in eye tumours, and was amongst the first to identify specific genetic changes associated with Uveal melanoma. The research currently ongoing focuses on genetic changes of uveal melanomas and their impact on the clinical behaviour, but also considers how other factors interact with the genetic background, and can be used to identify new treatment modalities. The research team comprises Dr Karen Sisley, Dr David W Hammond and Rachel Doherty, as well as students undertaking MSc and is all supported by funding from charities, and has benefited from grants from Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, Yorkshire Cancer Research and Yorkshire Eye Research.

Selected publications:
1.Gravells P, Hoh L, Canovas D, Rennie IG, Sisley K, Bryant HE (2011). Resistance of Uveal Melanoma to the interstrand cross-linking agent mitomycin C is associated with reduced expression of CYP450R. Br J Cancer 104: 1098�1105.
2. Hoh L, Gravells P, Canovas D, Ul-Hassan A, Rennie IG, Bryant H, Sisley K (2011) Atypically low spontaneous sister chromatid exchange formation in uveal melanoma. Genes Chromosomes Cancer 50: 34�42.


David Richardson

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Aintree University Hospital, &Alder Hey Children�s Hospital, Liverpool, UK

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Consultant maxillofacial surgeon since 1995 at Aintree hospital, Liverpool, and the nationally designated paediatric craniofacial unit at the Royal Liverpool Children�s hospital. He subspecialises in management of paediatric and adult facial deformity, and also has an interest in auricular reconstruction. Practice includes cranial, facial and orbital ostoetomies, and works closely with ophthalmic and occuloplastic colleagues at Aintree and Alder Hey hospitals.


Paul Rosser

Consultant Ophthalmic, Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgeon
Auckland Eye Centre, New Zealand

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Paul is a sub-specialist eye surgeon, with an emphasis on oculoplastic (eyelid surgery), lacrimal (tear duct) and orbital surgery. In addition, he is an experienced cataract surgeon and has been performing laser refractive surgery since 1997, specialising in LASIK. The majority of his practice however is concentrated on eyelid procedures both reconstructive and cosmetic.

Paul trained in ophthalmology in Auckland before traveling to London for fellowship training in oculoplastics, lacrimal and orbital surgery. He returned to a specialist position at Auckland Hospital in 1991, establishing the oculoplastic and lacrimal subspecialty within the hospital system. Having completed a three-year tenure as Chairman of the Ophthalmic Surgeons� Committee, Paul continues to consult part-time at Greenlane Clinical Centre alongside his commitments at Auckland Eye and Apollo Health and Wellness Centre. He has provided cataract surgery to the Cook Islands since 1992 and currently travels there annually as the visiting ophthalmic surgeon.

He is a clinical Senior Lecturer attached to the Department of Ophthalmology at the School of Medicine, and regularly trains optometrists, GP�s and junior ophthalmologists. Paul has held a four-year position as Section Editor in orbits and plastics for the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and continues to regularly review articles submitted to the journal. In conjunction with the University he helped establish an international oculoplastic fellowship position and since 2000 been involved in training 8 overseas doctors in the subspecialty.

Paul is a member in both the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology (RANZCO) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons (ANZSOPS) being a recent past president of this society. As well as regularly presenting at annual meetings he has published numerous papers on oculoplastic surgery, being at the forefront of new techniques in this specialty.


Julia Sen

Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon
Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust, Worcester, UK

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Miss Sen is a consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon within the Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust. Her training has included fellowships in ocular oncology in Liverpool and oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery in Newcastle upon Tyne and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

She has an interest in periocular skin cancer and has been involved in the development and provision of the Mohs microsurgery within the Worcestershire skin cancer MDT providing a service for the 3 counties skin cancer network.


Anthony Tyers

Consultant Ophthalmologist & Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon
Salisbury District Hospital, UK

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Anthony Tyers is a consultant ophthalmologist in Salisbury. He trained at Moorfields and he did fellowships in oculoplastic surgery in Boston, Amsterdam and Moorfields.

He is a Past President of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and of the British Oculo-Plastic Surgery Society.

He joined the Adnexal Service at Moorfields as a part time consultant between 1997-99 and he is co-author, with Richard Collin, of the Colour Atlas of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, now in its 3rd edition.