James is an Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London.
He performed medical training at the University of Cambridge and University College London, where he graduated with Distinction in Medicine and Surgery. He was also awarded a degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology by the University of Cambridge (Pembroke College).
James carried out his postgraduate medical and surgical training at University College London Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital, London before embarking on a career in Ophthalmic Surgery. He was selected for and completed his Ophthalmology training in the prestigious Oxford Deanery. During his training, he undertook an additional 2 year vitreoretinal surgery research fellowship at King's College Hospital.
His subspecialty advanced senior fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery was performed at St. Thomas' Hospital, London under the mentorship of the internationally renowned Professor Tom Williamson. He was awarded 18 academic prizes and awards during his training.
James is an experienced Cataract and Retinal surgeon, with specialist interests in Retinal Detachment Surgery, Macular Holes, Epiretinal Membranes, Diabetic Eye Disease, Medical Retina and Complex Cataract Surgery. He also sees patients with General and Emergency Ophthalmic Conditions.
James is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and regularly serves as an examiner for the College. He is actively involved in retinal research and has published in excess of 30 peer reviewed publications as well as presenting his work at over 40 international and national meetings. He is frequently asked to review and critically appraise research for many of the leading ophthalmic specialty journals. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), European Society of Retinal Specialists (EURETINA) and British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons.
Aside from his clinical work, James is the medical director of an international artificial intelligence company which analyses ocular biomarkers for the diagnosis and monitoring of ophthalmic and neurological disease.
James enjoys skiing and playing tennis, is a member of the Oxford and Cambridge Club and an Associate Member at the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He lives in London with his wife Elizabeth, an Oculoplastic surgeon and their son Maximilian.
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MBBS (Distinction in Medicine and Surgery) - University of London
MA (Medical Sciences) - University of Cambridge
Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Mr James Neffendorf was friendly, kind, and professional. He took time to explain every aspect of my treatment and made me feel comfortable throughout. I have had no complications following my procedure and for the first time feel informed on how to effectively manage the care & treatment of my eyes.
I came to Mr. Neffendorf with a detached retina and he performed a vitrectomy the same day. Mr. Neffenforf was attentive and supportive before, during and after the operation. I was quite anxious but Mr. Neffendorf chatted to me in a calm friendly manner throughout the operation which helped me cope with the situation and the procedure seemed to be over in no time at all. First thing the following morning Mr. Neffendorf phoned me to check on my welfare and explained any queries I had. I had several follow up appointments following the vitrectomy and Mr. Neffendorf was always thorough and extremely supportive; no question was ever too much and Mr. Neffenforf always had a clarity of expression which was completely accessible to the lay person. Overall the service I received was friendly, supportive and thoroughly professional and I would therefore not hesitate to highly recommend Mr. Neffenforf to any one else.
Good explanation of procedure and expectations...very professional but easy to talk to.
After having a big fear of having treatment on my eyes all my life I got a detached retina. I was operated on by Mr Neffendorf and the care taken and all the explaining I came through brilliantly and can’t thank him enough. Unfortunately I then developed a cataract that has been operated on two weeks ago and again fantastic, I could see so clear the next day and no complications. Sight is so precious and I am so grateful 🥰
James is a lovely, friendly man who makes me feel at ease every time I see him. Following a complicated eye op, he has always gone above and beyond to make sure everything has run smoothly for me. I can’t thank him enough.
Mr James Neffendorf is an excellent eye surgeon, he makes you feel at ease when I felt nervous about my surgery, his explanations are easy to understand and I trusted his experience and confidence. I was very lucky to have been under his care.
Mr James Neffendorf makes you feel comfortable and well informed. His professionalism is obvious and superb and make you trust his management easily
Mr Neffendorf is an excellent, kind and caring doctor. He goes the extra mile to ensure you receieve the best care. Thank you for looking after my family. We are all so pleased to have met you.
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James is an excellent vitreo-retinal specialist, I have referred patients to him, he has a very calm manner and is well respected by patients and colleagues. He also has an illustrious research and teaching portfolio which means you will get the best care with the latest technology.
Dr Sancy Low
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Mr James Neffendorf's overall patient rating is 5 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 14 reviews
What languages does Mr James Neffendorf speak?
Mr James Neffendorf speaks English
Where is Mr James Neffendorf located?
Mr James Neffendorf primarily practices at King's College Hospital, located at Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom, SE5 9RS
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