A/Prof Raf Ghabrial graduated from the University of Sydney, with Honours in Medicine in 1988. Since then, he has trained as an Ophthalmologist at the Sydney Eye Hospital. Afterwards, he gained unique experience in oculoplastic surgery in the United Kingdom and in the United States. He was appointed to New York University, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital. He has written numerous chapters for texts and scientific publications in medical literature. A/Prof Ghabrial is also regularly invited to facilitate lectures and surgical courses nationally and internationally.
A/Prof Ghabrial is Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and Senior Consultant Surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred, Concord and Sydney Eye Hospitals. He serves as an examiner to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) as well as representing the College for the Health Care Complaints Committee. He sits on many state and national committees including the Prosthesis and Devices Committee (Commonwealth Department of Health and Aging) and the Governing Body of Statewide Ophthalmic Services (Greater Metropolitan Task Force).
A/Prof Ghabrial is currently in private practice at Sydney Oculplastic Surgery in Sydney.