Service Chief, Neuro-Ophthalmology

Edward Margolin

Appointed January 2013

Dr. Edward Margolin is an Assistant Professor in the department. He finished medical school at West Virginia University followed by residency in ophthalmology at McGill Faculty of Medicine. He completed a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the University of Michigan under the supervision of Drs. Jonathan Trobe and Wayne Cornblath.

Since coming to Toronto in 2007, Dr. Margolin has established a very active clinical practice in neuro-ophthalmology. He has been teaching ophthalmology and neurology trainees at all levels, as well as participating in a variety of neuro-ophthalmology educational programs for the Departments of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Family Medicine. In 2011 he was given the Best Teacher in Ophthalmology Award.

Dr. Margolin has published numerous articles and given presentations and lectures both nationally and internationally. He has been actively involved in the Canadian Neuro-Ophthalmological Society, as well as the North American Neuro-Ophthalmological Society.

His research has been focused on treatments for non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and predictors of visual function after surgical resection of meningiomas affective visual pathways. Recently he has been involved as a clinical lead at the Kensington Eye Institute in a large multi-center collaborative research project investigating the relationship between the quantitative levels of beta-amyloid protein in crystalline lens and development of Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Margolin's main interest is ophthalmic and particularly neuro-ophthalmic education. He hopes to continue to further develop new teaching approaches to ophthalmic education as Chief of Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.

For details on Dr. Edward Margolin, please refer to his Faculty Members page.