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Nathan Congdon

Prof. Nathan Congdon MD, MPH

Job Title:
Ulverscroft Professor of Global Eye Health
Medical School:
Johns Hopkins
Residency Program:
Wilmer Eye Institute (Hopkins)
Belfast, United Kingdom
Association For Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Contact Information:
United Kingdom

Prof Nathan Congdon, MD, MPH, is Ulverscroft Chair of Global Eye Health at Queen's University Belfast, where he directs the Translational Research for Equitable Eyecare Center. He has been a senior advisor for ORBIS International in Asia since 2009, helping to design and evaluate ORBIS' projects in China and Mongolia. Prof Congdon also maintains a position as Professor of Preventive Ophthalmology at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC) in China. His work is focused on improving the quality of eyecare in areas of limited resources, especially in rural Asia. He received an AB degree from Princeton University and an MPhil from Cambridge, both in Oriental studies, and is fluent in written and spoken Chinese. His medical and public health education were received at Johns Hopkins University, where he pursued an ophthalmology residency at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr Congdon was on faculty at the Wilmer Eye Institute for many years, and was then based with his family in China from 2006-2015. He has received the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology's highest recognition for blindness prevention work in 2009 and a Chinese government Thousand Man Plan award of USD 2.1 million in 2011 to support his work. Dr Congdon's research on improving the quality of eye care in areas of limited resources has been supported by the World Diabetes Foundation, World Bank, NIH, several NGOs and the governments of China and Hong Kong. He has over 165 peer-reviewed publications.

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