Dr John Bladen

Dr John Bladen is a highly specialised Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon working at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust looking after adults and children. He has world class expertise in cancers of the eyelid and orbit. He completed his ophthalmology training at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital including in a fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery, followed by a second fellowship at Queen Victoria Hospital, a specialist tertiary centre focused on transformative reconstructive surgery and burns care.

Current Appointments

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon

  • Research Lead for the Princess Royal University Hospital King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Qualifications

2017 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Cancer Genomics Queen Mary University of London
2014 Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
2011 Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership Open University Business School
2006 Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) Royal College of Surgeons England
2003 Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Honours in Surgery Imperial College School of Medicine
2000 Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology Imperial College School of Medicine

Professional Membership

  • Member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS)

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCOphth)

Prizes

2018 Best Scientific Paper Prize
British Oculoplastic Surgery Society, Dublin
2018 The Collin Scholarship Prize
British Oculoplastic Surgery Society, Dublin
2017 Moorfields Research Medal
37th Moorfields Alumni Annual Meeting
2016 Annual Best Free Paper Presentation Prize
British Oculoplastic Surgery Society, Glasgow
2015 Jean Campbell Cup Pathology Prize
British Association for Ophthalmic Pathology
2013 Best Scientific Paper Prize
British Oculoplastic Surgery Society, Bristol
2011 Merit Award for Leading Healthcare Innovation
Open University
2004 South West Paediatric Prize- Best Presentation
Awarded by the South West Paediatric Society, University of Bristol
2003 Anthony De Rothschild Prize for Surgery
Awarded by Imperial College School of Medicine, London

Awards

2019 Winner of the Medopad NHS Greatest Minds competition
2018 The Collin Scholarship, British Oculoplastic Surgery Society
Awarded £6,000
2014 Eyelid Cancer Genetics Study, National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)
Awarded £18,120
2012 Fight for Sight Clinical Research Fellowship
Awarded £189,957
2012 NHS London Steering Group for Paired Learning
Awarded £2,918
2003 The Lord Mayor’s 800th Anniversary Awards Trust for Medical Elective
2003 Vandervell Foundation Award for Medical Elective