Service Chief, Glaucoma

Dr. Neeru Gupta 

Appointed January 2013

Dr. Neeru Gupta is Professor and Dorothy Pitts Chair of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at St. Michael's Hospital and a Scientist with the Li KaShing Knowledge Institute. She is President of the Canadian Glaucoma Society. She serves the Board of the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada and is Editor of the Vision Science Section of the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Gupta is active in the international community, currently serving as Program Chair of the American Glaucoma Society meeting, Co-Chair of the World Glaucoma Congress, Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, and Scientific Board Member of the New York Glaucoma Foundation. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), a member of the ICO Strategic Planning Committee, in addition to the ICO Ethics Committee. She is Chair of the new ICO Glaucoma Curriculum for residents and Chair of the ICO Glaucoma Fellowship Curriculum currently under development. Dr. Gupta co-authored the 2012 edition of the Glaucoma Section of the AAO Basic and Clinical Science Course for residents.

Her research team investigates visual system injury in glaucoma, and new treatments for eye disease. She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards for her contributions to the field, including mentorship awards from the American Medical Association, and scientific awards from the New York Academy of Medicine, Glaucoma Research Society of Canada and the World Glaucoma Association. Nominated by the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, she was the first Canadian to be honoured by the American Academy of Ophthalmology with a 2012 LDP Leadership Award.

Dr. Gupta received her medical degree from the University of Manitoba, and doctorate degree from the University of British Columbia. Following ophthalmology residency training at the University of Toronto, she completed a Fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology, University of Toronto, and a Glaucoma Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from Joseph Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

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