Mr Hadi Zambarakji
MB ChB FRCOphth DM
Specialties at a glance
Mr Hadi Zambarakji is an ophthalmic surgeon with over 10 years of experience as a consultant vitreoretinal and cataract surgeon. Specialities Include:
- Small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery
- Diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous (retinal detachment surgery)
- Retinal tears
- Diabetic eye disease including diabetic macular oedema
- Retinal vascular disease
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- Intravitreal injections for macular degeneration
- Vitreomacular diseases, macular hole and epiretinal membrane
- Complications of high myopia
- Retinal vein occlusion using lucentis, eylea and avastin retinal laser for diabetic retinopathy
- Yag Laser capsulotomy
- Vitrectomy surgery for retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and advanced diabetic retinopathy
About Mr Zambarakji
Mr Zambarakji is an ophthalmic surgeon with over 10 years of experience as a consultant vitreoretinal and cataract surgeon and was appointed as consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Barts Health, Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust in 2005.
He studied medicine at Dundee University and spent 2 years as a clinical fellow investigating imaging in diabetic retinopathy at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham (1996-1998). He undertook his residency training on the North Thames rotation in London including Moorfields Eye Hospital and subsequently trained as a vitreoretinal fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital (2002-2004) before being appointed to a retinal fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School in Boston (2004-2005) where he undertook angiogenesis research.
At Whipps Cross, he runs a busy vitreoretinal and cataract surgery service with a particular interest in the management of advanced diabetic eye disease using small gauge vitrectomy surgery. He was an early adopter of local anaesthesia for vitreoretinal surgery and performs most surgeries as day case.
His has held numerous additional roles including Clinical Governance Lead for Ophthalmology (2014). He has a strong interest in education and training, having previously been College Tutor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Regional Advisor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He was closely involved with the development of the post-graduate educational programme in Ophthalmology and continues to take an active role in education at Barts Health, Whipps Cross where he runs an active vitreoretinal fellowship training program.
NHS and Academic Posts
Mr Zambarakji has held numerous non-clinical roles including having been College Tutor and Regional Advisor to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Examiner for the Royal College and Clinical Governance Lead.
Mr Zambarakji speaks French
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