Saj Ataullah graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, University of London in 1991.
After a 7-year training programme in Ophthalmology (in London & Manchester) he then specialised further in Oculoplastic Surgery (also known as Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery or Oculofacial Surgery) with Oculoplastic Fellowship posts in Auckland and Manchester.
Saj Ataullah was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH) in 2002. MREH is one of the largest eye hospitals in Europe.
He is the Clinical Lead for Oculoplastic Surgery at MREH where he leads a team of 5 consultants, 3 oculoplastic fellows, trainees and specialist nurse practitioners.
He is also the Clinical Lead for MREH Operating Theatres.
He is a founder member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS)
Saj takes a keen interest in the teaching and training of oculoplastic surgeons. He has jointly run an internationally renowned fellowship in oculoplastic, lacrimal and orbital surgery at MREH since 2002. He is the Director of the Manchester Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Orbital Dissection Course which attracts oculoplastic surgeons from around the world. He worked as College Tutor for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists' Tutor for MREH from 2005-2012 and was Regional Adviser for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists 2012-2018.
Saj has contributed to National recruitment for Ophthalmology training and National recruitment for Cosmetic Fellowship training posts.
He has published in international peer-reviewed journals and has presented scientific papers in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Sweden, Spain and Belgium as well as the UK.