2017 Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (MRCOphth)
2013 Doctor of Medicine in Research (MD), University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2013 Fellowship in Medical Retina and Reading Centre, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
2012 Senior Fellowship in Medical Retina, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester
2011 Fellowship in Uveitis and Medical Retina, Jules Gonin Eye Hospital, Lausanne
2010 Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmologists (FEBO)
2002 Medical Degree, University of Athens, Greece (MB BS)
Director of the Moorfields Ophthalmic Reading Centre (since November 2017): Since taking up the role of Director of the Moorfields Reading centre, I have been working to establish the Reading Centre as a pioneer in the Big Data and Artificial Intelligence ecosystem through academic and commercial collaborations, including with Google DeepMind. Novel, efficient methods of image grading are being developed through the AI pipeline allowing faster turn-around and enabling exploratory projects on novel biomarkers of response to treatment for retinal disease.
Service Delivery Research and Implementation Science: I have a keen interest in new ways of delivering care in Ophthalmology, including with tele-medicine, ‘virtual’ clinics and Artificial Intelligence. I have led two national research projects in the UK funded by the National Institute of Health Research looking at novel care models for Ophthalmology patients, exploring the role of modern imaging and digital technologies. I am developing the role of the Reading Centre as a tele-ophthalmology hub in the context of novel models of care, including ‘virtual clinics’, AI and home-monitoring.
Principal Investigator for Clinical Trials: I have received national recognition as one of the Best Principal Investigators for Clinical Trials in the UK for three consecutive years. This has equipped me with in-depth understanding of the challenges of research governance and clinical trial set-up and monitoring. I am bringing this knowledge and expertise into my current role as Director of the Moorfields Reading Centre.
Dr Cathy Egan is a world-renowned retinal expert and lead for the MacTel trial at the Moorfields Reading Centre.
Dr Egan has published extensively on novel imaging and automated grading for Diabetic Retinopathy. Her pioneering work on the MacTel study has engendered new insight into this condition and has demonstrated the crucial role of ophthalmic imaging for refined phenotyping of retinal disease.
Dr Egan is lead for the diabetic retinopathy service at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
2011-2014 PhD Statistical Genetics, Cambridge
2008-2009 MSci Bioinformatics, Imperial College
2003-2007 MEng Computer Science, University College
Computational Image Analysis
PhD and MSc Human Nutrition, Granada University Spain
BSc Biology, West University Romania
Grading for Bio Bank studies
Screening/grading for diabetic retinopathy –face to face contact with patients
Data management for clinical trials
Conduct clinical trial, responsible from open and lock trial, patient recruitment, monitoring, cross-checking.
I am interested in seeing how nutrition impacts on health and disease and how it can improve day-to-day life.
MSc Biomedical Sciences, Kingston University UK
BSc Biomedical Sciences, King’s College London, UK
Grading for Diabetic retinopathy screening, NetwoRC UK studies, epidemiological studies, PEEK smartphone grading and working on the Cleopatra clinical trial.