Macular Disease Foundation Australia has welcomed leading ophthalmologist Associate Professor Nitin Verma AM onto the Board of Directors and the Foundation’s research committee.
Assoc. Prof. Verma has a special interest in retinal diseases. He is a Consulting Ophthalmologist at the Hobart Eye Clinic and Calvary Hospital; Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney; Senior Lecturer of Ophthalmology at the University of Tasmania; and Head of Department of the eye clinic at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
He is a Board Member and Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, and Board Member of RANZCO Eye Foundation and Foresight Australia and the national Hospitaller for St. John Ambulance Australia.
Assoc. Prof. Verma is also the Honorary Consul in Tasmania for Timor Leste. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 2010 for his service to ophthalmology.
Speaking of his appointment, Elizabeth Carr, Chairman of Macular Disease Foundation Australia said it was a “great pleasure” to welcome Assoc. Prof. Verma to the Board. “He has been a long standing member of the medical committee where his expertise and guidance has been of great benefit to the Foundation and the macular disease community for which we serve.”