Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has appointed consultant ophthalmologist Nick Strouthidis as medical director.
Mr Strouthidis is currently the hospital’s glaucoma service director and has worked for the trust since 2002, starting as a research fellow before completing training as a registrar and a clinical glaucoma fellow.
Alongside corneal consultant Mark Wilkins, Mr Strouthidis runs the clinic for patients undergoing keratoprostheses, a surgical procedure to replace a diseased cornea with an artificial cornea.
Speaking about his appointment, Mr Strouthidis, said he was honoured to take on the role at an organisation that has shaped his professional life.
“I will work hard with our incredible staff to ensure we succeed in delivering our five-year strategy to work with patients and partners to discover, develop and deliver the best eye care,” he said.
The outgoing medical director, Declan Flanagan, will step down in August after eight years to focus on clinical practice. Mr Flanagan will remain with Moorfields as a consultant ophthalmologist in the medical retina service.
Reflecting on his time as medical director, Mr Flanagan said: “I am proud that, despite growing demand for our services, our clinical outcomes continue to be among the best in the world.”
Chief executive of Moorfields, David Probert, added: “I look forward to Nick joining the executive team at Moorfields and congratulate him on his appointment. I am incredibly grateful for Declan’s exceptional leadership throughout his time as medical director.”