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Dr Hessom Razavi

“Dr Razavi was the inaugural Lions Outback Fellow, providing outreach services to remote and Indigenous communities in WA”

Biography

Dr Hessom Razavi completed his ophthalmology training in Western Australia, before undertaking two fellowships. He was the inaugural Lions Outback Fellow, providing outreach services to remote and Indigenous communities in WA. This was followed by a medical retina fellowship at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, and the Centre for Eye Research Australia. Prior to this, Dr Razavi completed a Masters of Public Health in Eye Care at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is developing a new ophthalmology service at St John of God Hospital in Midland, and is the unit coordinator for ophthalmology teaching at UWA.

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Medical retina fellowship, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Centre for Eye Research Australia, Melbourne, Australia (2015)
Clinical Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (2008-’09)
MSc in Public Health in Eye Care, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (2007-’09)

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK)
Australia and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists
RANZCO Indigenous Committee
Fellowship of Australian Writers WA

Unit Coordinator, Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UWA
Clinical senior lecturer, Centre for Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UWA
Consultant ophthalmologist, Medical retina, Fremantle Hospital
Consultant ophthalmologist, St John of God Hospital Midland Campus

Diabetic macular oedema in Indigenous Australian patients
Teleophthalmology applications and cost-effectiveness
Clinical service redesign in retinal practice
Design and evaluation of online open access medical education

UWA Alumni Fund and Centre for Education Futures Scholarship Recipient (2016)
Gordon Johnson Prize, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2008)
Bill and Melinda Gates Project Award, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2008)

Poetry: featured in peer-reviewed publications in Australia and the UK, including ‘Best Australian Poems 2016’ (Black Inc. Publishing) and the ‘Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine’ (Top Edge Press).

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