Dr Peter Sumich is a Cataract and Refractive Surgeon from Parramatta, Sydney. He has a special interest in microincisional cataract surgery and LASIK Laser Eye Surgery for vision correction. He has performed over 5000 eye procedures and is an experienced eye specialist with over a decade in private practice. Dr Sumich graduated with Honours from NSW University in 1990. He worked as an Emergency Medicine Doctor at Royal North Shore Hospital and was awarded the Australian Gold Medal in the Emergency Medicine Primary Exam.
After 4 years of Emergency Medicine he transferred to eye surgery and later graduated from Sydney Eye Hospital. He was honoured to be appointed as the Professorial Senior Registrar in his final year at Sydney Eye Hospital and worked with the Sydney University Department of Ophthalmology which deals with complex eye disease. He was awarded the Sir Norman Rose travelling scholarship and furthered his surgical experience by living in England where he underwent a Corneal and Cataract Surgery Fellowship at the renowned Bristol Eye Hospital. In recognition of his high level of training to an international standard, the Royal British College of Ophthalmology granted him dual registration as a specialist eye surgeon in both Britain and Australia.
Dr Sumich holds public hospital postings as an Associate Eye Surgeon at Sydney Eye Hospital and was previously a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Westmead Hospital where he instructed training Registrars in cataract surgery. He is a Past Chairman of the Independent Ophthalmologists Association and the current Vice President of the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists. He is a member of The Australian and also the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and enjoys participation in daily internet discussions with expert colleagues from many countries. Dr Sumich is a 20 year member of the Australian Medical Association. He is a Clinical Lecturer with the Sydney University Department of Ophthalmology at the Save Sight Institute.
Dr Sumich has published many scientific papers and is currently the Section Editor for Cataract and Refractive Surgery in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (‘Australian Journal of Ophthalmology’). He has previously worked on the Blue Mountains Eye Study Team and was involved in research on a new drug therapy for Corneal Transplant rejection which involved collaboration with Sydney, Bristol and Nottingham University.
Dr Sumich is well known as a regular expert guest with radio 2GB and 2UE and greatly enjoyed this experience. He regularly presents lectures and seminars at medical conferences around Australia and overseas.
Dr Sumich continues to update his knowledge and skills and is committed to providing his patients with the very best eye care available.