Professor Gerard Sutton
MBBS MD FRANZCO
Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation Board Member
Professor Sutton is an ophthalmic surgeon and clinical academic who holds the Douglas and Mary Douglas Chair of Clinical Ophthalmology and Eye Health at the Save Sight Institute Sydney University. He is also the Head of the Corneal Unit at Sydney Eye Hospital and the Medical Director of the NSW Eye and Tissue Banks. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Medicine Mandalay, Myanmar and The University of Wollongong Intelligent Polymer Institute. His other current appointments include Chair of the ANZ Cornea Society, Council of the Asia Cornea Society and Fellow of the Academy of the Asia Pacific Professors of Ophthalmology. His expertise in clinical ophthalmology and translational research has been recognised by numerous awards including the XOVA Excellence in International Ophthalmology Award 2015, the Lions International Achievement Award 2016, Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award 2016, the Sydney Research Inaugural Big Idea Award 2017 and the Inaugural John Parr Medal 2019. He has received grant funding in excess of $3M for his research including the NSW Medical Device Fund Grant in 2018. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and given over 100 invited lectures nationally and internationally. Professor Sutton is the Director of a Corneal & Eye Bank Programme in Myanmar and is the Co-Chair of the International Advisory Committee for the establishment of Cambodia’s first Eye Bank.