The SNEC alumni is the official world alumni association for all overseas and local fellows that have trained here in the last two decades.
SNEC has trained eye specialists from more than 15 countries and has provided the opportunity for our fellows to learn, train, conduct research and share their experiences on ophthalmology and eye care.
The SNEC alumni has two main goals:
To establish and maintain contact between fellows around the world and SNEC doctors
To facilitate the sharing and exchange of knowledge, skills and experience in ophthalmology and the different practices worldwide
The alumni is established with the active encouragement and support of former fellows who recognise the value of keeping in touch with SNEC and with each other, and to continue to be part of the SNEC family.
The SNEC Alumni was founded by Dr Cesar Gomezperalta from Mexico, who remains as its Chairman since the formation of SNEC Alumni.
SNEC accepted the first overseas fellow, Dr Marc Lawrence Weitzman. He had completed his residency and served three years in Mt Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr Weitzman did a six-month overseas fellowship in vitreo-retinal during his attachment in SNEC. He then spent three months in China teaching general ophthalmology before returning to the US to take up another fellowship in glaucoma.
The second doctor from overseas to be attached for six-month in SNEC was Dr Grace Gray Mugume from Mbuya Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Sponsored by the Uganda government, Dr Mugume, a general ophthalmologist, started his fellowship programme in microsurgery in July 1993. Upon completion of his fellowship programme, Dr Mugume resumed his duties as a general ophthalmologist in Mbuya Hospital with the experience gained here.
Dr Zhao Shao-Zhen, a senior resident from the International Intraocular Implant Training Centre in Tianjin, China, became SNEC’s third overseas Fellow when she accepted a one-year fellowship programme. Besides upgrading her knowledge in intraocular implant surgery and other eye surgical procedures, she also participated in excimer and glaucoma clinical research projects. She completed her fellowship in May 1995.
Dr Paul Foster, from the United Kingdom, was a Glaucoma fellow at SNEC from 1995 to 1997. During his first two years he was attached to the glaucoma service as a Research Registrar, where he participated in the multicenter randomised trials on 5-FU for filtration surgery. During his third year he took an active role at our Tanjong Pagar Community survey for glaucoma in the elderly. He also took time off to observe the prevalence of glaucoma in Mongolia.
Dr Svati Bansal
Dr Sourabh Sharma
11 January 2016
9 July 2012
2 June 2014
6 January 2015
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