Alex Hewitt, MBBS (Hons), M Med Sci, PhD

Dr. Alex Hewitt is a clinician-scientist and leads the Clinical Genetics Unit at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne. During medical training he completed a BMedSci (Hons) degree investigating the outcomes of cataract surgery for people living in remote areas of the Northern Territory. He obtained his Ph.D. investigating the molecular and phenotypic associations for open-angle glaucoma from Flinders University of South Australia in 2009. Alex completed formal Ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in 2011, and then spent one year as the Novartis Genetics Fellow at the Lions Eye Institute in Western Australia. He returned to Melbourne in 2013 to take up the position of Unit Head.