Dr Kathy McClellan brings to the practice a wealth of experience in General Ophthalmology as well as a particular area of interest in Corneal and External Eye Diseases. Her approach to patient care combines her considerable level of experience with a natural empathy and understanding for her patients’ needs.
Kathy has considerable experience both within Australia and internationally. Kathy trained at Sydney Eye Hospital and undertook a corneal fellowship with Professor Doug Coster in Adelaide before returning to work at Sydney Eye Hospital and the University of Sydney. She has worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Sydney for 20 years teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, and registrars in clinical ophthalmology, microsurgery and ocular microbiology. She has also worked as a lecturer and examiner for the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh, training local doctors and nurses for Sight Australia (an Australian NGO). In 2000, Kathy undertook a post doctorate year at the University of Texas, South Western Medical Centre at Dallas.
In 2003 Kathy was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for service to medicine, and in 2012 Kathy was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.