Dr.  Samer Elsherbiny specialized in ophthalmology

Dr. Samer Elsherbiny

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Machen Eye Unit, South Warwickshire Foundation, Trust. And Associate Clinical Professor, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick.

Country United Kingdom
Speciality Ophthalmology
Subspeciality Cataract, Diabetic eye, Retinal diseases and Macular Degeneration.
Experience 1993 years
Languages English and Arabic

Dr. El-Sherbiny is a leading Birmingham ophthalmologist specialising in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and retinal diseases. He is well-versed in all aspects of general adult ophthalmology.

Areas of expertise: Cataract surgery, Diabetic eye disease, Macular degeneration and Retinal disease


Having qualified from Sheffield in 1993, Dr Samer trained in general surgery, general medicine, accident and emergency and neurology before starting his training in ophthalmology. In 1996 he started his ophthalmology training in Glasgow and then went on the senior house officer rotation Leeds. He then joined the specialist registrar rotation in 1999 in the West Midlands and in 2004 was appointed Consultant in the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, with a specialist interest in retinal diseases. Despite this specialist interest, he continued to oversee a large volume of general adult ophthalmology and was responsible for approximately ten thousand patient episodes annually. In May 2017, he moved to the Machen Eye Unit in the South Warwickshire Foundation Trust. In January 2020, He took up the additional role of Assistant Clinical Professor (OSCE Lead) at the Warwick Medical School. Dr. Samer have co-authored numerous publications and he has many areas of interest within ophthalmic practice, one of the most prominent of which is workforce development and education and training. He was awarded the Masters in Medical Education from the University of Birmingham in 2016. He has convened a number of different national courses in ophthalmic imaging, laser and intravitreal therapies. After holding a number of administrative roles within BMEC, Dr. Samer has spent more time recently as examiner and surgical skills instructor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. . He has also served as an invited examiner overseas. He has taken part in charitable collaborative education and training programs in Tanzania and Cambodia. He set up the Vision 2020 Link twinning their hospital with the Kenyatta University Hospital in Nairobi and delivered retinal laser training in February 2019. His external duties include being ophthalmology adviser to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

Experiences and Positions

2020 - Today

Associate Clinical Professor
Warwick Medical School

2017 - Today

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
South Warwickshire Foundation Trust

2004 - 2017

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC)

Degrees and Certifications

Masters in Medical Education (MMed Ed)
University of Birmingham

Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education
University of Birmingham

Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education
University of Birmingham

Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOpth)

Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST)

Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Edinburgh

Sheffield University.


Member of:

  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Member of the Midland Ophthalmological Society
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331964787_The_role_of_optical_coherence_tomography_in_therapeutics_and_conditions_which_primarily_have_systemic_manifestations_a_narrative_review
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324271546_Central_serous_chorioretinopathy_with_angioid_streaks_a_rare_combination
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312588897_Report_of_12-months_efficacy_and_safety_of_intravitreal_fluocinolone_acetonide_implant_for_the_treatment_of_chronic_diabetic_macular_oedema_A_real-world_result_in_the_United_Kingdom
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311449338_Nonarteritic_anterior_ischemic_optic_neuropathy_associated_with_interferon_and_ribavirin_in_a_patient_with_hepatitis_C
  • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/291517762_Intravitreal_fluocinolone_acetonide_Iluvien_for_treatment_of_refractory_diabetic_macular_oedema_in_vitrectomised_eyes

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