Head of School

Harpreet Ahluwalia
Head of the Postgraduate School of Ophthalmology




Mr Ahluwalia is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the University Hospital Coventry (UHCW) since 2003. He subspecialises in Oculoplastics and Adnexal surgery. He has been Head of School of Ophthalmology HEWM since August 2014.

He has over 26 years experience in full time Ophthalmology and received his Higher Surgical Training in Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

He obtained his subspeciality training in Oculoplastic and Adnexal Surgery at the University Hospital of Wales Cardiff, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and then at the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth Western Australia.

He is the author of over 45 peer reviewed publications in international journals and has given numerous invited lectures at scientific subspecialty meetings. He has about 90 presentations at national and international meetings.

Mr Ahluwalia is strongly committed to delivering high quality medical education and training. He runs a Royal College approved Oculoplastics Trainee Selected Component (TSC) at the University Hospital Coventry. He is committed to establishing a variety of simulation training modules for local trainees.

Mr Ahluwalia is responsible for a medical student partnership for Warwick Medical school. He was College Tutor for UHCW from 2008 until 2014. He was Training programme Director from 2013 to 2014.

He is also an elected member of the Trust’s Local Negotiating Committee (LNC).

Mr Ahluwalia is a fellow of :

  • Royal College of Ophthalmologists London UK.
  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

Mr Ahluwalia is a member of: 

  • British Oculoplastics Surgery Society (BOPSS)
  • European society of ophthalmic plastics & reconstructive surgery (ESOPRS)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Midland Oculoplastics Surgery Society (MOPSS)
  • Midland Ophthalmological Society (MOS)
  • General Medical Council