Associate Professor Salmaan Qureshi is the head of the Eye and Ear’s Medical Retina service. Associate Professor Qureshi chairs the hospital’s nationally recognised weekly angiogram meeting. He is also an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Centre for Eye Research Australia at the University of Melbourne. He attended the University of Adelaide Medical School graduating in 1991. His Ophthalmology training was at Flinders Medical Centre and the Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia.
Associate Professor Qureshi was editor-in-chief of “Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology”, the journal of the Royal Australian and NZ College of Ophthalmologists between 2010 to 2020. It is a top 10 journal in Ophthalmology worldwide and is the most highly cited medical journal published in Australia.
Associate Professor Qureshi introduced anti-VEGF therapy (Avastin) for retinal vascular disease to the Eye and Ear, as lead clinician in 2006. This led to it becoming the first hospital in Australia to offer this revolutionary therapy for blinding retinal disease.
He has authored many peer-reviewed papers in the international medical literature. He has also authored book chapters and published an Atlas of Retinal Disease for the iPhone and iPad.
MBBS (University of Adelaide) FRANZCO (Fellow of the Royal Australian & NZ College of Ophthalmologists)