Sawsan R Nowilaty, MD
Education and training
- Retinal fellowship
- Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Sawsan Rashad NOWILATY is a Senior Academic Consultant Ophthalmologist Vitreoretinal Division and the Past Director of Continuous Medical Education at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
She was appointed to the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) Medical Staff in December 1993 as a full-time physician member of the Vitreoretinal Division. She served as Associate Chief of the Vitreoretinal Division from 1997- 2004, and Director of Medical Education from 2005 to 2011 and from May 2017 to January 2018, and as Director of Continuous Medical Education from January to 28 November 2018.
In addition to patient care, Dr Nowilaty is a full-time teacher, both practical and didactic, to Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows and provides mentoring and supervision of residents and fellows research projects. She’s a regular Saudi Ophthalmology Board examiner. She is also regularly invited to lecture both in Saudi Arabia and abroad including the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr Nowilaty also organized the Annual Saudi Ophthalmology Symposium from 2005 to 2011 and in 2018.
Dr Nowilaty’s major research interests include diabetic retinopathy, macular telangiectasis, posterior microphthlamos and hereditary retinal degenerations. She has delivered over 120 scientific presentations, 25 courses, 14 Grand Round Lectures and 65 retinal subspecialty lectures in both local and major international ophthalmology meetings in the USA and Europe. Her publications include two thesis, 38 peer reviewed publications in indexed journals and numerous published abstracts.
Dr Nowilaty is a member of the Saudi Ophthalmologic Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
She has received several awards and honors including
American Academy of Ophthalmology International Ophthalmologist Scholar Award in 2013
American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award in 2014
Saudi Ophthalmology Society Best Research Award (x2) – in 2014 and 2017
Best Scientific Poster Awards (x2) in 2008 and 2011
Teacher of the Year Award (x3) from 2009 to 2012
Top Teacher Award 2017 and 2018.
- Senior Academic Consultant Ophthalmologist, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia