RCSI Alumnus, Sheraz Daya, MD, FACP, FACS, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth, will take the stage with his former patient, TV presenter, and author, Katie Piper, at 6:30 pm this evening at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) for the third of the ‘In conversation with…’ series which showcases RCSI Alumni and other inspiring role models who are front-runners in their field, celebrating those who have been successful as healthcare innovators and global thought-leaders. The life-changing impact of health care professionals is the central theme of this evening’s event.
Dr. Daya, a ground-breaking Ophthalmologist & Medical Director of Centre for Sight in the UK (www.centreforsight.com) is credited as the surgeon who restored Katie Piper’s vision after her vicious acid attack in 2008. At tonight’s event in RCSI, they will discuss the story of Katie’s recovery from the viewpoint of both the patient and her surgeon. They will also discuss Dr. Daya’s vision for the future of ophthalmic surgery. More than 100 alumni and special guests are expected to attend the event.
Aíne Gibbons, Director of Development - Alumni Relations, Fellows & Members, RCSI said, “We are honored to welcome RCSI alumnus Dr. Sheraz Daya along with his former patient Katie Piper to share their perspectives on the life-altering impact of innovative healthcare treatments. I look forward to hearing both Katie’s story from the patient perspective and Dr. Daya’s insights as her surgeon and a trailblaizer in the field of ophthalmic surgery. This event promises to offer some inspiring insights into how our alumni are making a real impact on the lives of their patients”.
RCSI is ranked in the top 250 institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2016-2017). It is an international not-for-profit health sciences institution, with its headquarters in Dublin, focused on education and research to drive improvements in human health worldwide.