Dr Peter Sumich is a Cataract and Refractive Surgeon from Parramatta, Sydney. He has a special interest in refractive cataract surgery and LASIK Laser Eye Surgery for vision correction. He has performed over 7000 cataract and refractive surgery procedures and has over 20 years of surgical experience.
Dr Sumich is the President of the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (2017- ) and the Past Chairman of the Independent Ophthalmologists Association (2008-2011). He is a member of The Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons where he was appointed as a member of their "Council of 100" which comprises 100 international thought leaders who advise on future direction and strategy.
Dr Sumich graduated with Honours from NSW University in 1990. He did his Residency at Royal North Shore Hospital and then trained there as an Emergency Medicine Specialist being awarded the Medal in the Primary Sciences Exam. He transferred to eye surgery in 1997 and later graduated from Sydney Eye Hospital in 2001. 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.
After gaining Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmologists he was awarded the Sir Norman Rose travelling scholarship in 2001 and furthered his surgical experience by living in England where he underwent a Corneal and Cataract Surgery Fellowship at Bristol Eye Hospital. In recognition of his high level of training, the Royal British College of Ophthalmology granted him registration as a specialist eye surgeon in Britain.
Dr Sumich has held public hospital postings as an Associate Eye Surgeon at Sydney Eye Hospital and was previously a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Westmead Hospital where he trained Registrars in cataract surgery. He has been a Clinical Lecturer with the Sydney University Department of Ophthalmology at the Save Sight Institute.
Dr Sumich has published many scientific papers and was a Cataract Section Editor for the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology ('Australian Journal of Ophthalmology') for several years. He has worked on the Blue Mountains Eye Study and in the UK was involved in research on a new drug therapy for Corneal Transplant rejection which involved collaboration with Sydney, Bristol and Nottingham University.
Dr Sumich 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.