Victoria Cohen


Victoria Cohen is Director of the National Ocular Oncology Service in London and Chair of the Ocular Oncology Multidisciplinary Team. 12 years ago she was appointed Consultant Ocular Oncologist at Moorfields and St Barthololmew’s Hospital taking on leadership of the service 2 years later. Significant achievements in her consultant career include the introduction of cytogenetic testing of uveal melanoma and sentinel node biopsy for conjunctival tumours, the initiation of Multidisciplinary Team working including data collection and development of the first UK National Guidelines for the management of Uveal Melanoma, which achieved National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) accreditation in 2015.

Her training in Ocular Oncology began in Sheffield in 1996.  Victoria undertook two London Ocular Oncology fellowships with John Hungerford in 2003 and 2005. She was awarded the Pfizer Ophthalmic Fellowship to undertake a year of Ocular Oncology in the USA and trained at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, MD Anderson, Texas and Memorial Sloane Kettering, New York.

Victoria is actively involved in research, teaching and training. She is widely published in the field of Ocular Oncology. Victoria has a prominent international leadership role as Vice-President of the International Society of Ocular Oncology (ISOO) and Chair of the International Young Ocular Oncologist (YOO).  In 2019 She will be President elect of ISOO and will host the Ocular Oncology Group Conference in London. Victoria is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmologists, the Wills Eye Fellows Association, Euroretina, the European Ocular Oncology Group and the International Society of Ocular Oncology. She also runs an International Fellowship program in Ocular Oncology, training individuals from all around the world.

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