|Dr. Wajiha Kheir|
|Visiting Consultant Ophthalmologist
Specialised in Medical Retina and Ocular Oncology
Languages: English, Arabic and French
Dr. Wajiha Kheir is a visiting Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Consultant Ophthalmologist, specialised in Medical Retina and Ocular Oncology at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai in Dubai Healthcare City.
Dr. Wajiha completed her undergraduate studies and medical education at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She was awarded the BSc degree in Biology (2009) with high distinction and the Penrose Award, and the MD degree (2013) with induction to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) – Honor Medical Society. She then completed a year of Internal medicine Internship followed by three years of Ophthalmology residency at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (2017). Her subsequent sub-specialty training includes one year of Medical Retina fellowship and one year of Ocular Oncology with Clinical Pathology Concentration fellowship, both at the Duke Eye Center, Duke University School of Medicine.
She has more than five years of regional and international experience in Medical Retinal and Ocular Oncology in the United States and Lebanon. In her career, she has practiced in leading medical institutions such as Duke University Health System and the American University of Beirut Medical Center.
Dr. Wajiha has eighteen peer-reviewed journal articles and 10 book chapters published. To date, her research work has been presented in over twenty posters and/or paper presentations at regional and international conferences. Her research interests relate to age-related macular degeneration, ophthalmic oncology, radiation retinopathy as well as retinal degenerations and electrophysiology of vision.
She is a member of the AOA Medical Honor Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the International Society of Ocular Oncology.