Dr. Trent Sandercoe

Prior to starting medicine Dr Sandercoe completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours at Sydney University in 1997. In the following years Dr Sandercoe embarked on a PhD looking at Retinal Vascular Development at Sydney University. He simultaneously completed this with his medical degree at the same university in 2005.

Dr Sandercoe started his prevocational training at Westmead Hospital in 2005 and completed his Ophthalmology Training at Sydney Eye Hospital in 2011 and was awarded FRANZCO after completing a General Ophthalmology Fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital in 2012. He completed a Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane from 2013 to mid 2014. During this period he was also an honorary consultant at the Mater Children’s Hospital. He then undertook a Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital until mid 2015. Whilst in London he also undertook occasional work as a locum consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital and oncall consultant duties at Moorfields. He was awarded a RANZCO travel scholarship for this period. Upon returning to Australia he worked at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane as a locum staff specialist for several months before returning to Sydney.

Throughout his training and fellowships he has been involved in the teaching of medical students, other non-ophthalmic medical professionals, including the Rural Vocational Training Scheme for General Practitioners, as well as supervision of registrars, and has several publications.

Dr Sandercoe has public hospital appointments at Westmead Children’s Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital (Kogarah Clinic).

Outside of work Dr Sandercoe enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor adventure sports, triathalons , surfing, and watching AFL.

Academic record

What is an ophthalmologist?

An Ophthalmologist is a medically trained doctor who acts as both physician and surgeon. They examine, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries in and around the eye.