Mr Arijit Mitra is a Consultant Ophthalmogist at BMEC, with subspecialty interest in Surgical and Medical Retina. He graduated from and completed basic surgical training in Ophthalmology from Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, in India. He undertook higher specialist training in Ophthalmology at West Midlands School of Ophthalmology. He underwent further specialist training in the management of complex vitreo-retinal disorders at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.
He has won several prizes during his training at the West Midlands Deanery. He has published over 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented widely at national and international meetings.
He conceptualised the idea of an intraocular simulation course and together with his colleagues has successfully run the Birmingham laser simulation course twice in 2016.
He is currently the Simulation Lead for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.