A./Prof. Winfried Amoaku
Associate Professor and Reader, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK
Winfried Amoaku is an Associate Professor/Reader in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Nottingham, and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust. His subspecialty interests are medical retina diseases and uveitis. His research complements his clinical practice and focuses on the occurrence, pathogenesis, and treatments of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and other retinal vascular diseases. He has advised the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on previous health technology assessments in retinal disease. He has also served on ad hoc Advisory Boards of various pharmaceutical companies on different aspects of AMD, diabetic macular edema, non-infectious uveitis, and retinal vein occlusion.
He is a member of several learned societies, has published a number of manuscripts in learned journals, and given presentations at various scientific meetings. He is Associate Editor of Eye and BMC Ophthalmology, was Guest Editor for the special ‘Diabetic Retinopathy’ issue of the International Journal of Translational Medicine, Specialty Chief Editor and Topic Editor for Frontiers in Ophthalmology Retina, as well as a reviewer for several journals.
He chaired the VISION 2020 UK Macular Interest Group until 2017 and was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Macular Society UK until 2015. He previously served the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) in different positions, including Chair of the Medical Retina Service Provisions Subcommittee, Vice-President and Chair of the Scientific Committee, and President, and has contributed to several RCOphth guidelines.