Who I am...


I have been a consultant ophthalmologist since 2004. Since that time, I have carried out a number of additional roles both within and outside my NHS role.

In 2004, I started my role as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC). During that time, I held a number of roles including College Tutor, Honorary Senior
Lecturer, Clinical Audit Lead and Medical Retina Service Lead.

From this I moved to lead the Medical Retina Service at the Machen Eye Unit in the South Warwickshire Foundation Trust in May 2017. In
addition to my clinical role, I am a designated Educational Supervisor for Buckingham University Medical School and GIRFT Lead for the eye department.

In addition, I have been Principal Investigator for two studies (one NIHR sponsored and one commercially sponsored) In January 2020, I commenced my role as Associate Clinical Professor (OSCE lead) at the Warwick Medical School, in time for implementing the new GMC UKMLA examinations in one of its pilot sites for this new examination.

The role was subsumed by the successful delivery of OSCE examinations in the midst of the COVID pandemic. My role there ended in July 2021. I have previously been a member for the Royal College Fellowship Examinations committee, a surgical skills faculty member and examiner for the College. In addition, I am an external advisor to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and a reviewer for a number of ophthalmology journals.

MR Samer elsherbiny


  • MB ChB Sheffield University, UK, 1993
  • FRCS Ed 1999
  • FRCOphth 2010
  • Masters Medical Education, University of Birmingham, UK, 2016


  • General adult ophthalmology
  • Cataract surgery
  • Medical retina (including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retina and retinal vascular occlusions)
  • Education and training
  • Mentoring and coaching