Dr. Ajeet Madhav Wagle
|Credentials||MBBS FRCS (Edinburgh) FAMS (Singapore)|
|Language||English, Mandarin Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil, Hokkien Dialect, Hindi|
Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle is Medical Director and Senior Consultant in Ophthalmology at Singapore International Eye Cataract Retina Centre, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre. He is also a Visiting Consultant to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He was previously a Consultant Ophthalmologist in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Alexandra Hospital; Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Eye Clinic at Jurong Medical Centre; Associate Consultant, Vitreoretinal Service at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India; Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore; and Part-time Lecturer, Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Optometry and Advanced Diploma in Optometry, Singapore Polytechnic Optometry Centre.
Dr Ajeet graduated from the University of Pune, India with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery in 1994. He completed his training in Ophthalmology at Sankara Netralaya, Chennai, India and obtained Diplomate of National Board (Ophthalmology), India in 1999. He also obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1999 and from the Academy of Medicine in Singapore in 2014. After completing his Basic and Advanced Surgical Training in Ophthalmology, Dr Ajeet received hands-on clinical fellowship training in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina at the top ophthalmology institution in India – Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation, Chennai, India. During his fellowship training, he worked with world-renowned vitreoretinal surgeons including Dr SS Badrinath, Dr Lingam Gopal, Dr Tarun Sharma, Dr Pramod Bhende and Dr Mahesh P. Shanmugam. His current areas of interest include retinal and macular diseases, cataract and comprehensive ophthalmology.
Dr Ajeet has keen interests in teaching and research. He has published many articles in peer-reviewed local and international journals and has a book and two book chapters to his credit. He has been a Principal Investigator for three sponsored randomized clinical trials at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He has also been actively involved in teaching medical students as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and optometry students as Part-time Lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic Optometry Centre and Guest Lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic Optometry Centre.
Dr Ajeet has been actively involved in raising awareness of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Singapore and has led the nation-wide AMD Awareness Week campaign in Singapore from 2008-2011 as Chairman of the Organising Committee. He was successfully awarded the Public Health Education Grant from Ministry of Health for the AMD Awareness Week campaign for 6 years. He has been instrumental in increasing the reach of the awareness campaign to the community by engaging many community centres, public libraries, senior citizen homes, nursing homes, and religious places of worship across the nation.
Dr Ajeet has won many awards including a Gold Medal for the Best Outgoing Student at Medical Research Foundation, Chennai, India, Distinction in Basic Science Assessment Test of the International Council of Ophthalmology, many named Research Prizes for Best Oral Presentations and an Outstanding Published Research Paper at the National Healthcare Group Eye Institute Research Day. He has also won numerous Service Champion Awards such as the Health Services Excellence Silver Award at Alexandra Hospital, Meritorious Service Award and Service Champion Award at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.