Top London business school launches scholarship that honours Moorfields doctor

The Business School (formerly Cass) is launching six new medical scholarships in memory of doctors who sadly died during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The six Covid-19 Medical Leadership Commemoration Scholarships for the Executive Master’s in Medical Leadership are in memory of the many doctors who died during the pandemic. Each doctor honoured believed strongly in medical leadership – the need for doctors to move into leadership and management positions in health care organisations.

Those remembered include Dr Paul Kabasele, a Moorfields Eye Hospital consultant ophthalmologist.

Paul specialised in medical retina, glaucoma, and uveitis. Throughout his ophthalmology journey he managed age-related macular degeneration patients with intravitreal injections and delivered a range of laser procedures.

Dr Kabasele’s passion and commitment in ophthalmology went beyond the UK and extended to his home country – the Democratic Republic of Congo – where he had begun to research into glaucoma and how to introduce laser treatment to prevent loss of eyesight. This journey was tragically cut short on the 24th April 2020 when he became a victim of Covid-19.

Beyond his career as an ophthalmologist, Dr Kabasele was a significant figure in the community as senior pastor of the Rock of Ages Christian Assembly, mentor and motivational speaker.

Dr Kabasele, who was described by those who knew him best as a man of faith, family, and work, was a man of integrity who would always practice what he preached.

He left a wife, six children and two grandchildren.

David Probert, chief executive, said: “Paul was a much-loved member of the Moorfields family. He provided an exceptional level of care to his patients. He was incredibly hardworking, kind, gentle and a joy to work with. His death continues to be a huge loss to us all. Our thoughts remain with Paul’s family and friends.”

The scholarships, which are worth £5,000 each, will be awarded to doctors who would like to join the Executive Masters from a non-Apprenticeship Levy route.

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