Mr Philip Alexander is a Consultant Ophthalmologist with expertise in cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. He is based at Addenbrooke's Hospital, (part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust) where in addition to his cataract and vitreoretinal workload, co-leads the Stickler Syndrome Diagnostic Service. Mr Alexander sees private patients at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital and Nuffield Cambridge Hospital.
Mr Alexander attained his medical degree from the University of London, graduating with a double distinction and a number academic prizes. He went on to complete his surgical training in Nottingham, Southampton and at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.
Outside his medical practice, Mr Alexander extensively publishes in peer-reviewed journals and has written over 45 publications. In 2013, he was awarded funding from the Global Ophthalmology Award Programme allowing him to conduct research into ocular stem cell transplantation, and he went on to receive a doctorate for his work. Mr Alexander has further gained an MBA, with his thesis looking at healthcare innovation for patients with diabetic eye disease.
Mr Alexander is very involved in the training of Ophthalmologists and Vitreoretinal Surgical Training Fellows. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and his professional memberships include the British Medical Association and the British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons.
Mr Alexander has recently become Associate Lecturer of the Clinical School, at the University of Cambridge.
BSc, University of London - 1999
MBBS, University of London - 2002
FRCOphth, Royal College of Ophthalmologists - 2011
DM, University of Southampton - 2016
MBA, Imperial College Business School - 2016