Dr. Khalid Al SabtiOphthalmologist

Dr. Khalid Al Sabti, a Kuwaiti Ophthalmologist graduated from Glasgow University ( UK ) in 1993. He did his post-graduate Ophthalmology training at McGill University in Canada ( Fellowship of the royal college of physicians and surgeons of Canada ) followed by Vitreoretinal fellowship at the same institute. After completing the residency and fellowship in year 2000 he joined Al Bahar Eye Hospital, the only government eye hospital in Kuwait as a retina specialist. He was then transferred to Kuwait University as an assistant professor. He then became the chief of Vitreoretinal unit at al Bahar Hospital in 2003. In 2006 he was granted a position of Associate professor at Kuwait University. His academic participation in research including several publications in peer reviewed journals with over 20 publications. He was appointed to be the chairman of Ophthalmology faculty at Kuwait institute of Higher Medical qualifications ( KIMS ) in 2005. He initiated Ophthalmology residency program in Kuwait in 2005. At this time the first group Ophthalmology residents has started the program for the first time in Kuwait. Since then 4 patches of residents graduated from the program, which was supervised by external examiners. Dr. Khalid participation in several international scientific meetings and conferences including AAO, ASRS, Euretina as well as local and regional conferences as a speaker. This included an instruction course given at the AAO on Endoscopic eye surgery in 2010. In 2012 Dr. Khalid decided to become a full time private Ophthalmologist in Kuwait. Despite being in private sector research has continued with 2 publications in peer-reviewed journals since resignation from the University. He is also the founder of Kuwait specialized eye center ( KSES ), the first private Ophthalmology center in Kuwait providing a high standard of eye care to the people of Kuwait. The vision of this project is to be a prominent eye care provider in the region.