Dr Ajeet Madhav Wagle is Medical Director & Senior Consultant in International Eye Cataract Retina Centre at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Farrer Park Medical Centre. He is also a Visiting Consultant to the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Dr Ajeet was previously Consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Alexandra Hospital and Jurong Medical Centre. He was also Associate Consultant, Vitreoretinal Service, Sankara Nethralaya, India; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Part-time Lecturer for the Bachelors Degree Programme in Optometry and Advanced Diploma in Optometry in Singapore Polytechnic Optometry Centre.
Dr Ajeet graduated from the University of Pune, India with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1994 and obtained his Diploma from the National Board of Examinations (Ophthalmology), India in 1999. He obtained his 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 world-renowned institution, Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation in Chennai, India. During his fellowship training, he worked with top vitreoretinal surgeons including Dr S S 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 a keen interest 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 was a principal investigator for three sponsored clinical trials at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He has also been actively involved in teaching medical students as a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine as well as optometry students as a Part-time Lecturer in the Singapore Polytechnic Optometry Centre and Guest Lecturer in Ngee Ann Polytechnic Optometry Centre.
Dr Ajeet has been actively involved in raising the awareness of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in Singapore and led the nationwide AMD Awareness Week from 2008-2011 as chairman of the organising committee. He was successfully awarded the Public Health Education Grant from the 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 places of worship across the country.
Dr Ajeet has won many awards including a Gold Medal for the Best Outgoing Student at Medical Research Foundation in India, Distinction in the Basic Science Assessment Test of the International Council of Ophthalmology, many named research prizes for best oral presentations and an outstanding published paper at the National Healthcare Group Eye Institute Research Day presentations. He has also won numerous service awards including the Health Services Excellence Silver Award in Alexandra Hospital, Meritorious Service Award from the eye care community and Service Champion Award in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. He was awarded a Travel Fellowship Grant at the First Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) – Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) meeting and the International Council of Ophthalmology Fellowship.
Dr Ajeet has been actively involved in eye screenings and has given many public health talks. He also volunteers his time in free eye surgery camps for needy patients in developing countries on a regular basis.