I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at North West Anglia Foundation Trust. My special interests within ophthalmology include cataract surgery, glaucoma, glaucoma surgery and general ophthalmology. I have consultation rooms at the Fitzwilliam Hospital, Peterborough for my private patients. Since 2015 I have been the head of the eye department at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals.

My undergraduate medical and surgical training was at the University of Oxford. Following this I have completed nine years of post-graduate higher surgical training working at various teaching and district general hospitals in Oxfordshire, Birmingham, London and Sheffield.

I have also completed three years as a glaucoma research fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology UCL studying advances in glaucoma surgery. Following my training in general ophthalmology, I have further enhanced my specialist glaucoma training by joining the prestigious glaucoma fellowship training program at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. I was awarded a PhD for my work on glaucoma scarring from the Institute if Ophthalmology, UCL, London in 2016. 

I try to maintain an interest in teaching and training, regularly giving national and international presentations and I am also actively involved in the training junior surgeons and allied health professionals.

I am married to Hema, a Dental Surgeon and director of a dental practice (Ballard and Tucker) based in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. We are the proud parents of a new baby boy.

Sumit Dhingra

"Thank you for your exquisite care when my doctor referred me for your opinion. Your careful and unhurried assessment and thoughtful advice were exemplary. You relieved my anxiety, explaining carefully the significance of the episode, and gave confidence on the action to take should similar problems recur."