Mark Westcott

Mark Westcott

Consultant telephone: 

020 7566 2016

Area(s) of specialism / subspecialism: 

Medical retina

Year of first medical qualification: 


Location of initial medical training: 

St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London

Further key experience: 

Advanced training in cataract surgery and glaucoma surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital
Expertise in medical retina fellowship in uveitis at Moorfields Eye Hospital
Won national scholarship to undertake clinical training in glaucoma at Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles and undertook postdoctoral research in techniques to identify visual field progression in glaucoma

Date joined Moorfields: 

Fellow 1994, Consultant 2003

Membership of professional /national/regional bodies: 

American Academy of Ophthalmologists (international member)
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (member)

Current NHS/university posts, whether full/part time, and starting year: 

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon, Barts Health (full time 2003)
Moorfields Eye Hospital (honorary, part time start 2003)
Senior lecturer (honorary), Institute of Ophthalmology (start 2007)

Other professional achievements: 

Surgical trainer for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists supervising training of surgeons in microsurgery and modern phacoemulsification cataract surgery
Large private practice based at The London Clinic in Harley Street and in the private wing of Moorfields Eye Hospital - more than 1,200 private consultations a year and 170+ lasers and surgeries (a mix of cataract surgery, femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery and complex glaucoma surgery) in addition to procedures performed on the NHS

Research interests: 

Published 18 scientific papers and presented more than 30 times at international meetings
Honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Ophthalmology
Active role in research, including looking at the early detection of glaucoma, and uveitis
Peer reviewer for several leading research journals

Languages spoken: 

English and French

Any other personal interests/background information that may be relevant: 

Mark coaches the London Wasps “minis” junior rugby team at the weekends. He is also a keen amateur astronomer.