Michel Michaelides BSc MB BS MD(Res) FRCOphth FACS is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital in the departments of Medical Retina, Inherited Eye Disease and Paediatric Ophthalmology; and is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He is a recipient of a Career Development Award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness (USA) – an award that is rarely given to non-US applicants; and has gained membership of the highly prestigious Macular Society and Retina Society in the USA.
He has undertaken a medical retina and genetics clinical fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and a combined ophthalmic genetics and paediatric ophthalmology clinical and research fellowship at the internationally renowned Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.
His clinical and research interests include diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, and inherited eye disease in adults and children; with over 180 peer-reviewed publications and 20 co-authored book chapters. He is actively involved in retinal clinical trials investigating novel and established therapies, being a principal investigator in 4 on-going clinical trials.