B.Sc. (Med) M.B., B.S. (Hons), M.P.H., M.H.A., P.H.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.O.
Samantha Fraser-Bell BSc(Med), MBBS, MHA, PhD, FRANZCO, Associate Professor, Discipline of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney
Associate Professor Samantha Fraser-Bell is an ophthalmic surgeon specialising in medical retina and uveitis; with expertise in managing conditions such as age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and inflammatory eye disease.
After graduating with first class honours from the University of New South Wales Medical School, Samantha completed Ophthalmology training at the Sydney Eye Hospital. She undertook a Postgraduate Research Fellowship at the Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, USA in the area of age related macular degeneration and was awarded a PhD for this work.
Having been awarded the Sydney Hospital Alumni and Novartis/RANZCO foundation Medical Retinal Scholarships, she completed sub-specialty training in Medical Retinal and Uveitis at Moorfields’ Eye Hospital, London, UK.
Since returning to Sydney to practice, Samantha has continued to conduct research and is a principal investigator for many clinical medical retinal trials at the Save Sight Institute and Sydney Eye Hospital including trials in macular degeneration, diabetic macular oedema and retinal vein occlusion. She is often asked to present her research at national and international ophthalmology conferences which has also been published in numerous leading internationally ophthalmology journals.
Samantha is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, and a consultant Medical Retinal subspecialist at the Royal North Shore and Sydney Eye Hospitals. Other significant positions held by SFB include; Director of Sydney Eye Hospital Medical retinal fellowship, ORIA research Advisory Board member and Executive Scientific Programme Committee member for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists annual conference. She is a member of RANZCO, ANZSRS, ORA, ASRS and ARVO and is one of the few Australians elected to the Macula Society.