Professor Frank Martin AM


Frank was head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead for 22 years and is currently a Visiting Medical Officer at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and Sydney Eye Hospital.

He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health and Ophthalmology at the University of Sydney and was involved in the development and implementation of the StEPS Preschool Vision Screening program.

Frank has been the recipient of national and international distinguished awards, including Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) College Medal.

He has published more than 40 articles, has written several book chapters, and is a reviewer for the British Journal of Ophthalmology. He was Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology for 11 years.

He is a past President of Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology and the RANZCO and has been a CMRI Board member since 1986 and was elected President in April 2000. He is also the past Chairman of the Westmead Research Hub Council.

Chair – Children’s Medical Research Institute
Chair – Orthoptic Industry Advisory Board
Director – Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology
Director – Lowy Medical Research Institute