Message from the Chair

Chair's Message

The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences is one of Canada's foremost academic departments. Through the five affiliated teaching hospitals and the Kensington Eye Institute our educational, research and tertiary care programs are recognized world-wide. Our researchers have international reputations, while our Fellowship positions attract candidates from all over the world.

The department is particularly strong in the areas of glaucoma, cornea and external disease, retina, oncology, genetics, oculoplastics, paediatric ophthalmology, ultrasonography, cataract surgery, neuro-ophthalmology etc. Residents rotate through the five hospitals and Kensington during a five-year ophthalmology program.

Sherif El-Defrawy, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Professor and Chair


Oct 19 Uveitis - Dr. Panos Christakis
Grand Rounds | 7:30am–8:30am
Nov 2 Plastics - Dr. Nancy Tucker
Grand Rounds | 7:30am–8:30am
Nov 9 Uveitis - Dr. Phoebe Lin
VPP | 7:30am–8:30am
Nov 16 Uveitis - Dr. Vincent Lam
Grand Rounds | 7:30am–8:30am
Nov 16 Faculty Research Day
CPD | 1:30pm–5:30pm
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