Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Appoints New Consultant Ophthalmologist

Dr Paola Salvetti will be a part of the consulting team to be based permanently in the UAE

Dr Paola Salvetti

Dr Paola Salvetti, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, one of the region’s leading eye hospitals, has appointed a new Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Medical Retina diseases, to the team of 10 consultants based permanently in the UAE. The hospital’s medical team is currently expanding as it prepares to open a new clinic in Abu Dhabi, in the second half of 2015.

Dr Paola Salvetti is an experienced ophthalmologist and retina specialist with substantial clinical and research experience in the diagnosis and treatment of retina diseases, gained in the USA, France and Italy. In addition, Dr Salvetti has a special interest in neuroscience research, assessing and treating children with varying degrees of eyesight disability.

Dr Salvetti studied medicine and ophthalmology in her native Italy prior to undertaking a fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. She was a Retina Fellow at the Schepens Eye Research Institute & Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School in Boston, before taking up a position as a General Ophthalmologist & Medical Retina Specialist and neurophthalmology physician in France; she was then appointed Medical Director of the Centro Oculistico Bergamasco in Italy. Dr Salvetti has undertaken a significant amount of published research work and presentations in her specialist areas and is a member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

Commenting on the new appointment, Mariano Gonzalez, Managing Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr Salvetti to our consulting team in Dubai. She brings outstanding qualifications and experience and reflects the very high standard of clinical professionals that we are able to attract to the hospital in Dubai. Our medical team is expanding rapidly now as we prepare to open our first Moorfields eye clinic in Abu Dhabi before the end of 2015. Our commitment is to maintain Moorfield’s very high standards across all our facilities in the UAE.”

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