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Prof Paul Healey

Clin A/Prof Paul Healey M.B.,B.S. (Hons), B.Med.Sc., M.Med., PhD, F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Sydney Ophthalmic surgeon, glaucoma and cataract, diseases of the eye

After completing a Bachelor of Medical Science in Cell Biology as the first medical student accepted to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Paul went on to graduate with Honours from the Medical School of the University of New South Wales and St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. His postgraduate qualifications include Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology and PhD in Medicine from the University of Sydney.

Paul completed a glaucoma fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital (London) before returning to Australia to become Director of Glaucoma Services at Westmead Hospital & Director of Glaucoma Research at the Westmead Millennium Institute (Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney). He is also Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Honorary Medical Officer at Sydney Eye Hospital.

Paul holds many regional and worldwide positions including Board member and Treasurer of the World Glaucoma Association, founding Board member and Treasurer of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society and Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society. He also has interests in postgraduate education most recently as Director of Training for the Sydney Eye Hospital training network, and medical ethics as a member of the Ethics Committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

Paul has many research interests including: Glaucoma, Ophthalmic Epidemiology & Public Health, Cell Biology, Diagnostic Test & Screening Evaluation and Genetic Epidemiology. In 2005 he was honoured with the International Young Clinician-Scientist Award from the Association of International Glaucoma Societies and in 2018 received the Gillies Medal from the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society. He is a Board member and Treasurer of the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia. He has made over 275 scientific presentations at meetings throughout the world. He is an editorial board member of number of journals and has published over 175 articles based on original research.

  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • UNSW Australia
  • The University of Sydney
  • Sydney & Sydney Eye Hospital
  • Westmead Hospital
  • Save Sight Institute