Department of Ophthalmology

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 18 Dr. Ahsen Hussain
VPP | 7:30am–8:30am
Oct 25 Dr. Elise Heon
Grand Rounds | 7:30am–8:30am
Nov 1 Dr. Stephanie Low
Grand Rounds | 7:30am–8:30am
Nov 8 Dr. Allan Slomovic
Grand Rounds | 7:30am–8:30am
Nov 22 Dr. Jonathan Micieli
Grand Rounds | 7:30am–8:30am
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