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DUA Harminder

Chair and Professor Ophthalmology, University of Nottingham, UK

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), Nagpur University, India, 1975. [By written, oral and clinical examination]
Diploma in Ophthalmology (D.O.), Nagpur University, India, 1977. [By written, oral and clinical examination]
Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology (M.S. Ophth.), Nagpur University, India, 1977. [By written, oral, clinical examination and submission of a thesis].
Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (M.N.A.M.S.), National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 1978. [By written, oral and clinical examination in two parts].
Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences (Ph.D.), Nagpur University, India, 1984. [By submission of thesis and oral examination].
Diploma in Ophthalmology (D.O.), Royal College of Surgeons of England, United Kingdom, 1985. [By written, oral and clinical examination].
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (F.R.C.S.), Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 1986. [By written, oral and clinical examination in two parts].
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (F.R.C. Ophth.), College of Ophthalmologists, United Kingdom, 1989. [Conferred].
Doctor in Medicine (M.D.), [with Commendation], University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. 1993. [By submission of a thesis and oral examination].
Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology (FEBO), European Board of Ophthalmology, 2003. [Conferred]

Other Examinations Passed:

  1. Professional and linguistics assessment board examination (PLAB), General Medical Council, United Kingdom. 1983.
  2. Federal licensing examination (FLEX), State Board of Medicine, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
  3. Foreign medical graduates’ examination in medical sciences (FMGEMS), Educational council for foreign medical graduates (ECFMG), Philadelphia, USA.

Accreditation:

Accredited as Specialist (ophthalmologist) by the Joint committee on Higher surgical training and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, United Kingdom. The certificate was awarded by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, in February 1992.

Medical License:

  1. Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United Kingdom granted by the General Medical Council, United Kingdom (No. 3369326).
  2. Unrestricted license to practice medicine in India granted by the Indian Medical Council (Maharashtra state), India (No. 33634).
  3. Unrestricted license to practice medicine in Pennsylvania, USA granted by the State Board of Medicine, Harrisburg, PA. (MD-050949-L).

Fellowships and Awards:
Eponymous Research Awards/Lectures.

  1. Julia Duane Scholar, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia. This title is to be retained for the length of my academic career. Awarded 1994.
  2. The Wilfred Fry lecture at the Biennial Cornea Conference, Philadelphia, USA, 1996.
  3. AV Madangopal oration, at the Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society meeting, Nagpur India, 2000.
  4. Eye Bank Association of India, Oration and achievement Award, Ahmedabad, India, 2002.
  5. The Ida Mann Lecture at the Joint Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, annual congress, Auckland, 2003.
  6. The Duke Elder Lecture, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK. May 2005.
  7. Honorary Life Member (First ever), The Poona Ophthalmological Society, May 2005.
  8. MDA Annual Lecture, Cardiff, 24th of March 2006.
  9. Memorial Lecture, The Syrian Ophthalmological Society meeting, May 2006.
  10. MDA Annual Scientific contribution Award 2007. For outsantding contribution to the betterment of community through science.Cardiff 15th July 2007.
  11. Endowment Lecture: Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton. 175th Anniversary Endowment Lecture 23rd Nov. 2007.
  12. College Lecture, Sri Lanka College of Ophthalmologists, Colombo, Sri Lanka. October 2008.
  13. Ishwarchandra Oration, The Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society annual meeting, Nagpur, India. October 2008.
  14. EVER (European Association for Vision and Eye Research) Lecture 2009, 30th September 2009, Portoroz, Slovenia (To be given).
  15. Dermot Pierse memorial lecture, Ireland, 12th November 2009 (To be given).

Other Awards (not mentioned above)

  1. Qualified for the award of the National Science Talent Scholarship, India, 1968.
  2. Dr. Sahastrabuddhe Prize for standing First in all examinations in First M.B.B.S. 1970.
  3. Distinction with Honours in Forensic Medicine in Second M.B.B.S., 1972.
  4. Distinction with Honours in Ophthalmology in Final M.B.B.S., 1973.
  5. M.P. Ophthalmic surgeon’s prize, in Final M.B.B.S.
  6. First in Nagpur University in Diploma in Ophthalmology examination, 1977.
  7. Represented the Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur and the Nagpur University, in several inter-collegiate and inter-university debates and elocution contests. Have been awarded over one hundred prizes, certificates and awards in such contests including “Orator of the town” award.
  8. Best Scientific Paper Award, Second annual convention of the Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society, Maharashtra, India 1977.
  9. Best Scientific Paper Award, Third annual convention of the Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society, Maharashtra, India 1978.
  10. Second Best Scientific Paper Award, Fourth annual convention of the Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society, Maharashtra, India 1979.
  11. Best Scientific Paper Award, Fifth annual convention of the Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society, Maharashtra, India 1980.
  12. “Dr. Agarwal’s Prize” for Research presentation, Fifth annual convention of the Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society, Maharashtra, India 1980.
  13. First prize in the “Clinical photography competition” Fifth annual convention of the Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society, Maharashtra, India 1980.
  14. Best Scientific Paper Award, Sixth annual convention of the Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society, Maharashtra, India 1981.
  15. Best Scientific Paper Award, Seventh annual convention of the Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society, Maharashtra, India 1982.
  16. Second prize in the “Clinical photography competition” Seventh annual convention of the Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society, Maharashtra, India 1982.
  17. Recipient of the “Group Study Exchange” Rotary Foundation award of Rotary International. Member of the Group Study Exchange team that visited Rotary district 728, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., in April 1981.
  18. Made “Honorary citizen of Erie”, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. by the Mayor of Erie county, 1981.
  19. Was chosen as the “Outstanding young person of the year” (1981) in Nagpur city (India) by the Nagpur Jaycees and later as one of the “Ten outstanding young persons” of the state of Maharashtra, India, by the Maharashtra Jaycees of Jaycees International under their “T.O.Y.P” program.
  20. Aberdeen surgical research prize for best scientific paper, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 1990.
  21. Henry and Corinne Bower Research Scholarship, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, USA, 1990-91.
  22. Oxford Ophthalmological Congress, Oxford, England, Founders’ cup award, for most original scientific paper presented at the Congress in 1991.
  23. Oxford Ophthalmological Congress, Oxford, England, Ian Fraser award, for most original scientific poster presented at the Congress in 1992.
  24. Special Commendation by the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, for the thesis on “Immunomodulation of experimental autoimmune uveitis” submitted to the university for the award of the M.D. degree. 1993.
  25. Research Award, Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley, 1993.
  26. Gomes JAP, Dua HS, Laibson PR: P. Robb McDonald Award for best clinical paper presented at the Wills Eye Hospital and
  27. Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology 46th annual meeting, April 1994.
  28. Eye Research Institute Medal (Philadelphia) for contribution to eye research, 1995.
  29. Spencer Walker Prize of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists for best paper published in the journal eye in 1993-94.
  30. Ahmed S and Dua HS: Midland Ophthalmic Society Poster prize “Acanthamoeba keratitis” 1996.
  31. Merit Award, 4 Discretionary points in April 1996 and 1 Discretionary point in April 1997 (Total 5). Queens Medical Centre NHS Trust.
  32. Nottingham Poster prize, 1997.  Dev Raj and Dua HS. Stem cell deficiency of the corneoscleral limbus: a new approach to surgical management.
  33. Nottingham Research prize, 1997. Saharan AR, Beech M and Dua HS. Rapid suture management in postkeratoplasty astigmatism.
  34. Nottingham Poster prize 1998. Ahmed R and Dua HS. Modified Sheridan Gardiner vision test with semi-transparent card.
  35. Nottingham Research prize, 1998. Sloper M, Dua HS and Powell RJ. Tacrolimus (FK506) in high risk corneal and limbal transplants.
  36. Department of Health, UK, B Merit (Distinction) Award. April 1998.
  37. Midlands ophthalmic research (first) prize. Haynes RJ, Tighe PJ, Dua HS. Ocular surface defensins. Midland Ophthalmic Society annual meeting, Birmingham, 1998.
  38. Oxford Ophthalmological Congress Founders’Cup. Haynes RJ, McElveen J, Tighe PH and Dua HS. Intra ocular defensins. Oxford 1999.
  39. Nottingham Poster Prize, 2000. El-Gharbly IA, Dua HS, Orr GM, Fischer D, Tighe PJ. Quantitative assessment of cytokine mRNA and secreted protein in proliverative vitreoretinopathy.
  40. Oxford Ophthalmological Congress Founders’Cup. Haynes RJ, McElveen J, Tighe PH and Dua HS. Pro-inflammatory cytokines increase defensin production by human ciliary body and retinal pigment epithelial cells. Oxford 2000.
  41. Troutman-Veronneau Prize Winning Paper: Efeito do hialuronato de sodio (HS) na migracao e proliferacao das celulas do epitelio de cornea humana. (The effect of sodium hyaluronate (HS) on the migration and proliferation of human corneal epithelial cells. XXIII Pan-Americal congrress of Ophthalmology. 21-25th July 2001, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Gomes JAP, Amankwah R and Dua HS. (US $ 10,000.00)
  42. Nottingham Research prize, 2001. Morgan J, Robins RA, Dua HS, Tighe PH. The detectionof T-cell activation by retinal autoantigen in uveitis patients using cytokine flow cytometry.
  43. Nottingham Poster Prize, 2001. Amankwah R, Powell-Richards AO, Gomes JAP, Amoaku WMK, Dua HS. Hyaluronic acid promotes the migration of corneal epithelial cells in vitro.
  44. Nottingjam Medico-Chirurgical Society, Guest Lecture, ‘The eye of the beholder’ 8th January 2003.
  45. Department of Health, UK, A Merit (Distinction) Award. April 2003 renewed in 2007 until April 2013.
  46. Nottingham Research Prize 2004. Maharajan VS, McIntosh R, Currie A, Dua HS. Amniotic membrane transplantation for ocular surface reconstruction. A seven year retrospective analysis.
  47. Lincoln Medical Society, Guest Lecture 19th March 2004.
    Invited as Visiting Professor, Harvard University, Massachussetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston, USA. 22-23 April.
  48. Royal College of Physicians, College Lecturer at the Admission ceremony, 12th May 2004.
  49. Asian Doctor of Eminence, Award. British Asian Trust, Nottingham, August 2004.
  50. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Poster Prize. Hawker M, Vernon S, Dua HS. 2009.

 

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