Meet the team
Mr Shahram Kashani
Bsc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCOphth, MSc
Mr Shahram Kashani is the clinical lead for Ophthalmology at East Sussex NHS Trust and he also leads the South East Eye Surgeons team (SEES). He was appointed as a substantive consultant ophthalmologist to the trust in 2011, a decade after completing his ophthalmology training at various prestigious teaching hospitals in London including Moorfields Eye Hospital. His passion involves management of challenging retinal disorders. These conditions still sadly account for the majority of the blindness in the western world today. He thrives on operating on complex cataract cases and has an active interest in advancing surgical and lens technologies.
He is a keen mentor and teacher and has received many plaudits from junior trainees, middle grade doctors, consultant colleagues and nursing staff. His role was pivotal in modernising the retina service at the trust with training of highly specialised optometrists and nurse injectors, delivering a dedicated macular degeneration service to patients across East Sussex. He is part of the curriculum committee at the Royal college of Ophthalmologist and has been involved in national trainee selections for doctors entertaining a career in ophthalmology.
He has membership status from 2 different royal colleges (physicians and ophthalmologist) and has completed a masters degree in leadership and management in healthcare. He is married to Ellie and has 2 children Ayla and Ava whom he adores.
Secretary and practice manager
She is the first port of call for all enquiries and is an integral member of Mr Kashani’s team. She has over 20 years of experience in the industry having previously worked in health sector in London teaching hospitals before she decided to move to Eastbourne. Her hobbies include wood work, travelling and photography.
She can be reached at 07307 184 540 or e mail [email protected]
Public Relations and marketing
Ellie trained in business management and graduated from Queen Marys University in London in 2006. She brings a wealth of experience from the city prior to her move to Eastbourne. She is passionate about her job and has recently been appointed to be the group leader of Eastbourne Macular society, which will involve raising awareness of macular disease amongst the public and organising charity events and keynote lectures for patients affected with retinal conditions.