Ms Humma Shahid

BM Bch, DM, MA, FRCOPhth

  • Specialities Ophthalmology
  • Telephone 01223 370922
  • Year of first qualification 1998
  • Email
  • Languages spoken

    English, Urdu and Punjabi

  • GMC Number 4530835
  • Fax 01223 281310


Ms Shahid graduated in medicine from Trinity College, University of Oxford. Since then she has trained in several leading Ophthalmology units, including the Tennant Institute of Ophthalmology and the Oxford Eye Hospital. She completed 3 years of advanced fellowship training in Glaucoma both in Oxford and Cambridge, before being appointed Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Ms Shahid is a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. As well as general Ophthalmology, she has a special interest in all aspects of glaucoma care (medical, laser and surgical management) as well as adult cataract surgery, including the management of complex cataracts.

Ms Shahid is committed to the teaching and training of future generations of healthcare professionals, including medical students, junior doctors and optometrists. She is a peer reviewer for several leading ophthalmic international journals and is keen on patient-centred care and education about eye disease.

Our expert Ophthalmologist in Cambridge, Ms Humma Shahid, recently appeared in our touching story of cataract surgery patient Bruce - Read his story / view the video here.


  • Weekly Monday PM


Current posts

  • Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital,

Member of

  • Royal College of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • European Glaucoma Society
  • Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology


Ms Shahid has a research interest in genetics of complex eye disease and has published widely throughout her career. Her MRC-funded research at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research led to landmark publications in the New England Journal of Medicine and Nature Genetics and the award of a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Oxford.


Ms Humma Shahid works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA

Ms Humma Shahid does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Ms Humma Shahid does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Ms Humma Shahid does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.