Qualifications: MBBS, 1989 MS, MS, MML, FRCS (Glas), FRCOphth

Faruque has been a consultant ophthalmologist at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 1999. He is a leading medical retina specialist renowned for his work in the UK and overseas.

Faruque pioneered the medical retina service at Bradford, establishing the first centre to provide PDT for macula degeneration in Yorkshire. He has served on the Secretary of State’s advisory panel for vision standards for driving (DVLA), worked as an expert on the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) appraisal committees, and the examination and scientific committees of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Faruque is also a former Associate Sub-Dean for Admissions at the University of Leeds Medical School, and co-founded the Yorkshire Retina Society, which has been promoting education and research in retinal disorders for over a decade. He has also been an examiner for the FRCOphth and FRCS (Glasgow) exams.

He is the current vice-chairman of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Ophthalmology Clinical Research Network and national lead for industry studies. He has many publications in peer-reviewed journals to his name.

Clinical interests: Cataract surgery including premium lenses, macula degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease, CSR

Professional memberships: Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasgow), Yorkshire Retina Society, North of England Ophthalmology Society