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Miss Shokufeh Tavassoli

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Miss Tavassoli is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Sulis Hospital, Bath, specialising in the treatment of Cataract and Cornea conditions. For her NHS practice, Miss Tavassoli holds the position of Consultant Ophthalmologist at The Royal United Hospitals, Bath, where she subspecialised in Cornea. In this role, she performs both Cataract and Cornea surgery, including Cornea transplantation and pterygium excisional surgery.

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Additional information about Miss Shokufeh Tavassoli

Miss Tavassoli studied Medicine MBChB (Hons) and Physiology BSc (Hons) at the University of Bristol. She was awarded the National Physiology Society undergraduate award, as well as the University of Bristol Physiology staff prize, for achieving the highest grade and being the top student in the final BSc examination, as well as for the best undergraduate research project. She achieved a First-class honours degree in Physiology, and additionally received multiple distinctions in her undergraduate medical degree, leading to the award of Honours for her degree in Medicine.

After foundation training in Bristol, and an Academic Ophthalmology rotation, Miss Tavassoli went on to commence Ophthalmology specialist training in the Severn Deanery. During her training, Miss Tavassoli was awarded multiple national and international awards (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, ARVO, member in training poster award, EuRetina video award, South West Ophthalmology society 1st prize presentation award, Bayer educational Grant Award by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, South West Ophthalmology society ARVO award and the Best scientific paper Severn Deanery award for her research on microbial keratitis).

Upon completion of basic training, Miss Tavassoli completed two highly prestigious Cornea fellowships, firstly, at The Bristol Eye Hospital and then at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. During her fellowships, she managed a variety of complex Cornea conditions and provided surgical treatments including all types of Cornea transplantation procedures (PK, DALK, DSAEK and DMEK).

Miss Tavassoli holds a number of roles with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. She is on the subcommittee for the Certificate of Laser Refractive Surgery (CertLRS) examination, and is also an examiner for this examination. She is additionally a Consultant examiner for the part 2 Fellow Royal College of Ophthalmology (FRCOphth) examinations. She continues to publish research papers, having published over 20 peer-reviewed articles, including a Cochrane review on intraocular lenses and clinical review on ocular rosacea, as well as a national podcast on microbial keratitis, and has written two book chapters.


Cataract, Cataract surgery, Cornea, Cornea transplantation (PK, DALK, DSAEK, DMEK), keratoconus, cornea dystrophy, Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, dry eye, blepharitis, pterygium surgery, Ocular rosacea, microbial keratitis, contact lens related keratitis.

Intraocular lens implantation
Microbial keratitis
Ocular Rosacea

General Medical Council

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

National Physiology Society Undergraduate award 2005
University of Bristol Physiology staff prize 2005
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) member in training poster award 2012
EuRetina video award 2014
South West Ophthalmology society 1st prize presentation award 2014
Bayer educational Grant Award by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2015
South West Ophthalmology society ARVO award 2018
Best scientific paper Severn Deanery award 2019