Aside from her work at Eye Consultants SA, Dr Joanna Black MBBS, FRANZCO currently works as the Ophthalmology Unit Department Head at Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Dr Black attended Adelaide University for her undergraduate medical degree. She then completed 5 years of training in Adelaide as a specialist Ophthalmologist before moving to the UK in for sub-specialist training.
She initially lived in Oxford for 6 months, working and training in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Ocular Motility, predominately managing disorders of eye movement. She then completed a 12 month fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals where she acquired experience in the management of rare and complex children’s eye diseases.
In 2006, Dr Black worked with her husband in Ghana, West Africa before returning to Adelaide in 2007 to start a family. She began work as an associate at Eye Consultants SA that year and simultaneously began working as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital where, in 2014, she became Medical Head of Unit in the Department of Ophthalmology. Since 2008, she has worked at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she consults adults with general Ophthalmic conditions.
Since 2007, Dr Black has also provided Ophthalmology services to Broken Hill Hospital, where she visits 4 to 5 times per year.
Dr Black is a visionary for Sight For All, a South Australian not for profit organisation which provides support and training for local ophthalmologists in the developing regions. She has volunteered for them in several countries across South East Asia.
In addition, Dr Black’s major passion is in the provision of the best quality eye care to people of all ages, from all areas of the world and with all levels of education and privilege. She loves working in a collaborative way with patients, their carers and their families and feels privileged to be able to work in such an endlessly fascinating and rewarding area of healthcare.