Artificial intelligence hub Meet the team.

Team

Dr Pearse Keane
Artificial Intelligence Lead

Role:

  • NIHR Clinician Scientist, University College London (UCL), Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Pearse leads a programme of applied clinical research in artificial intelligence (AI) at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. As part of this, he initiated the long-term collaboration between Moorfields NHS Foundation Trust and DeepMind. He works closely with the Moorfields Image Reading on this and a number of other independent research projects.

Summary:

Dr Keane specialises in applied clinical and translational research, with a particular interest in the application of new technologies to health care. In April 2015, he was ranked no. 4 on a worldwide ranking of ophthalmologists under 40, published in “the Ophthalmologist” journal (https://theophthalmologist.com/the-power-list-2015/). In 2016, he initiated a formal collaboration between Moorfields Eye Hospital and Google DeepMind, with the aim of applying machine learning to automated diagnosis of optical coherence tomography (OCT) images.

Team

Dr Giovanni Ometto
Senior Computer Scientist (visiting)

Role:

Senior Computer Scientist

Qualifications:

  • 2014-2016 PhD Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University
  • 2008–2012 MSci Biomedical Engineering, University of Padova

Professional Experience:

  • 2016-now Postdoctoral Research Fellow, City University of London
  • 2013-2014 Image Analyst, Optometric Technology Group Ltd

Projects:

  • Relayer
  • Equator vision

Expertise:

  • Computational Ophthalmic Image Analysis
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Image Segmentation
Team

Dr Livia Faes
Visiting Clinical Research Fellow

Role:

Honorary research fellow.

Qualifications:

  • 2014 – 2017: Study of Human Medicine, MMed, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2011 – 2014: Study of Human Medicine, BMed, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2006 – 2011: Study of Psychology, MSc, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Projects:

  • Moorfields Eye Hospital, AI pipeline.
  • Automated machine learning.
  • Systematic review on deep leaning applications in healthcare.

Expertise:

  • Systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Awards:

  • 2011 Career development award for outstanding young persons, medignition Inc., Zurich, Switzerland.
Team

Dr Gabriela Morales
Research Fellow

Role:

Research Fellow

Qualifications:

  • 2017 - ongoing: MSc Clinical Ophthalmology, University College of London, London, UK
  • 2008 - 2013: Primary medical qualification, University Estacio de Sa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Professional Experience:

  • 2014 - 2017: Specialty training in Ophthalmology, Benjamin Constant Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Projects:

  • Creation of a Moorfields database for patients with neovascular age related macular degeneration receiving intravitreal injections
  • Moorfields AI Pipeline

Expertise:

  • Big data applications in ophthalmology
Team

Dr Josef Huemer
Research Fellow

2018- current Honorary clinical and research fellow Moorfields Eye Hospital

2018 Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology FEBO

2017-2018 Ophthalmology Consultant, Lead of Medical Retina, General Public Hospital Zell am See

2017 Ophthalmology Specialist Diploma, Austrian Medical Chamber
2016-2017 Medical Retina Fellowship, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Healthcare Trust
2012-2016 Ophthalmology Resident, General Public Hospital Zell am See
2010-2012 General Medicine Training, General Public Hospital Zell am See
2012 General Medicine Diploma, Austrian Medical Chamber
2009-2010 Ophthalmology Resident, General Public Hospital Zell am See
2008-2009 General Medicine Training, General Public Hospital Zell am See

Team

Dr Katrin Fasler
Visiting Clinical Research Fellow

Role: Research Fellow

Qualifications:

  • 2004-2010: study of medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Primary medical qualification)

Professional Experience:

  • 2011-2015: Speciality training in Ophthalmology (Department of Ophthlamology, State Hospital, Lucerne, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland)
  • May 2015: Specialist Examination Ophthalmology EBO, Paris
  • 2016 to current: Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Projects:

  • Creation of a database for all Moorfields patients with age-related macular degeneration
  • Collaboration with Google Deepmind for AI applications in OCT image analysis

Expertise:

  • Electronic health records studies
  • Clinical Medical Retina
Team

Dr Siegfried Wagner
NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, Specialty Registrar in Ophthalmology

Role:

  • National Institute for Health Research Academic Clinical Fellow
  • Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Specialty Registrar in Ophthalmology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Qualifications:

  • 2009: BA (hons), University of Oxford
  • 2012: BM BCh: University of Oxford
  • 2017: FRCOphth, Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Projects:

  • Data linkage: Retinal Imaging and Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Outcomes and Insights from Age-Related Macular Degeneration Analytics
  • Automated Machine Learning in Ophthalmology

Expertise:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Data Linkage
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Retinal Imaging
Team

Dr Dun Jack Fu
Honorary Research Fellow

Role:

Honorary research fellow

Qualifications:

  • 2014-2018 BM BCh Graduate Medicine, Oxford
  • 2010-2014 PhD Mouse models for gene therapy, Dundee university
  • 2007-2010 BSc(Hons) Molecular medicine, Sussex university

Projects:

  • Large dataset analysis in AMD and DMO patients
  • Moorfields AI pipeline
  • Application of generative adversarial networks in retinal imaging

Expertise:

  • Molecular biology
  • Gene therapy
  • Genetics
  • Large data analysis