BSc(Med) MBBS(Hons) MMed FRANZCO
Dr Vivek Pandya is a vitreoretinal surgeon and macula specialist, with expertise in the treatment of surgical retinal conditions (retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane), medical retinal diseases (age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusions) and complex cataract surgery, including secondary intraocular lens implantation.
He graduated with Honours from the University of New South Wales Medical School, before completing a Master of Medicine (Ophthalmic Science) from the University of Sydney. He subsequently underwent specialist training in ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (FRANZCO). This was followed by a comprehensive subspecialty fellowship in medical retina at Westmead Hospital. Vivek then completed the William H. Ross fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
In support of his fellowship training, Vivek was awarded the Sydney Eye Hospital Alumni Association traveling scholarship and the RANZCO/Bayer Scholarship. During his time at the University of British Columbia, he was honoured to receive the annual award for Excellence in Teaching. Most recently, Vivek was the recipient of the 2020 RANZCO leadership grant after successful development of a vitreoretinal surgery unit at Liverpool Hospital.
Vivek has a particular interest in clinical and surgical teaching, with a commitment to training retinal fellows, ophthalmology registrars, residents and medical students. He has published extensively in the medical literature, is a reviewer for several ophthalmic journals and has presented at local and international scientific meetings. He actively pursues the latest advances in clinical practice and is a treating investigator in trials for treatment of retinal disease. In addition, Vivek is committed to international development, having been involved in eye care service delivery and training of local surgeons in Cambodia and Fiji.
Medical School and Postgraduate degree:
- University of New South Wales
- University of Sydney
- Sydney Eye Hospital
- Vitreoretinal Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (William H. Ross fellow)
- Medical Retina/Macular disease, Westmead Hospital, Sydney
- Clinical Lecturer, University of Sydney
- Conjoint Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales
- VMO (Locum), Vitreoretinal Unit, Sydney Eye Hospital
- VMO, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney
Area of Specialisation:
- Vitreoretinal Surgery
- Medical Retina / Macular disease and surgery