Michel Michaelides, M.D.

Dr. Michel Michaelides (BSc MB BS MD(Res) FRCOphth FACS) is a Founding Member of MeiraGTx and Professor of Ophthalmology, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in Dept. of Genetics. He is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at MEH in Depts. Of Inherited Eye Disease, Medical Retina and Paediatric Ophthalmology.

Dr. Michaelides was awarded a Medical Retina and Genetics clinical fellowship at MEH (2008-2009) and a combined Ophthalmic Genetics and Paediatric Ophthalmology Clinical & Research fellowship at Casey Eye Institute, USA (2009-2010). He is a recipient of a career development award from the Foundation Fighting Blindness (USA) – an award which is rarely given to non-US applicants; and has gained membership of the highly prestigious Macular Society and Retina Society in the USA. He is currently the Principal Investigator of 3 active interventional clinical trials and has 10 on-going ethically approved studies, including 6 in-house natural history studies and a multi-centre international natural history study.