Meet the SEHF 2024 Fellows

22 Feb 2024

With thanks to generous donors and supporters, Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation welcomes four new fellows.

The Fellowship Program provides opportunities for fully qualified ophthalmologists to deepen their knowledge, skills and experience. They come from all over the globe to learn from the world-renowned surgeons at Sydney Eye Hospital.

The new fellows welcomed at the start of this year were selected competitively on merit says Dr Andrew Chang, Head of Ophthalmology at Sydney Eye Hospital.

“Our eye speciality departments are committed to the Foundation’s Fellowship Program providing unparalleled access to the best in medical and surgical ophthalmology training,” he says.

“Fellows have the opportunity to work along-side leaders in the field who have expertise in training junior doctors, so to be awarded a Fellowship at Sydney Eye Hospital can be a true career-development highlight,” says Dr Chang.

Farewell and Welcome SEHF Fellows

“Fellows enrich the hospital in many ways and are often described as central and fundamental to our service delivery to patients,” says Linda Fagan, Chief Executive of Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation.

“The applications we received at the end of last year were of an extremely high calibre. We are pleased to provide this invaluable experience which also flows on enriching the hospital and patient experience,” she says.

To support the Fellowship Program please donate here or phone us on 9382 7415.

2023 meets 2024 Fellows

Meet the Fellows

Dr Yew Jen Goh (Vikki)

Honorary Glaucoma Fellow Dr Yew Jen Goh (Vikki) graduated with an Honours degree in Medicine from the National University of Ireland. Furthering her academic journey, she was offered a scholarship to pursue her Master of Ophthalmology from the University of Malaya.

Throughout her general ophthalmology training, she actively participated in post graduate medical training, contributed in cataract camps and delivered talks in local and international ophthalmological symposiums. During this time, she developed a keen interest in both medical and surgical aspects of glaucoma management, prompting her to undertake a year-long glaucoma subspecialty training in Malaysia.

Vikki looks forward to pursuing the esteemed Honorary Glaucoma Fellowship Program at Sydney Eye Hospital, aspiring to collaborate with and learn from globally recognised experts in the field. Outside of her professional commitments, she looks forward to immersing herself in the beautiful landscapes of Australia.
Dr Alexander Newman

Honorary Professorial (Uveitis) Fellow Dr Alexander Newman is an Ophthalmologist from Queensland, Australia. After obtaining his MD at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Alex completed his ophthalmology training in Queensland. He has completed a Fellow year at the Mater Hospital Brisbane with subspecialty focus on ocular immunology, medical retina, ocular oncology, and glaucoma.

Alex is excited to join the Sydney Eye Hospital team and to complete the Professorial Uveitis Fellowship and to participate in research with world-renowned team at the Sydney Eye Institute.

In the future, Alex plans to return to Queensland and provide a public ophthalmology service to deliver subspecialty Uveitis and Medical Retina care.

Dr Nina Asrini Noor

Honorary Mabs Melville Corneal Fellow Dr Nina Asrini Noor is the first female Indonesian ophthalmologist to train as a cornea fellow at Sydney Eye Hospital. She holds this honor in the highest regard and is deeply grateful to the Foundation for the opportunity.

Nina completed her ophthalmology training at Universitas Indonesia, then underwent several cornea and external disease observerships across Asia and Europe. In hope of filling the need for cornea subspecialty care in her country, she is keen to further enhance her clinical and surgical skills under the guidance of the exceptional cornea team at Sydney Eye Hospital.

Upon returning to Indonesia, Nina is committed to applying her newfound knowledge to provide corneal and external disease services that serve both the private and public sectors, with a focus on treating corneal blindness through corneal transplant surgery.

Dr Sahila Parathan

Honorary Graham Lovett Vitreoretinal Fellow Dr Sahila Parathan was born in Jaffna district, northern Sri Lanka. She was educated in popular schools in the eastern and northern provinces of Sri Lanka. She obtained her MBBS and MD in Ophthalmology from University of Colombo. She had training in general ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgery at well-known teaching hospitals in Sri Lanka including National Eye Hospital of Sri Lanka. Sahila was an acting vitreoretinal surgeon at Jaffna Teaching Hospital before coming to Australia for the fellowship.  

Sahila is excited to join the Sydney Eye Hospital team as vitreoretinal fellow and looks forward to improving her knowledge and skills in vitreoretinal surgery from the world-renowned surgeons in the field. Upon completion of this fellowship, Sahila intends to return to Sri Lanka to continue her career as vitreoretinal surgeon.