Chiefs of Services
Dr. Neera Singal
Dr. Neera Singal is a cornea surgeon at The Kensington Eye Institute and The Michael Garron Hospital. She graduated from The University of Toronto Ophthalmology and went on to do her fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at The University of Toronto.
Dr. Neeru Gupta
Dr. Gupta is surgeon-scientist, educator and an internationally recognized champion for eye health. She is Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences and Chief of the Glaucoma Service at the University of Toronto. She established the Glaucoma Unit at St. Michael’s Hospital and was a principal investigator for international clinical trials to evaluate new drugs, several of which are used to treat glaucoma today. Dr. Gupta is past President of the Canadian Glaucoma Society and has served the Board of the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada. She is the Glaucoma Section Editor for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Edsel Ing
Dr. Edsel Ing completed his medical school and ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto. His clinical fellowships in neuro-ophthalmology, oculoplastics and strabismus were at the Wills Eye Hospital, the Mayo Clinic and Allegheny General Hospital. He is a graduate of the Harvard Masters of Public Health and Global Clinical Scholars Research Training program, the Evidence-Based Teaching for the Health Professions program at Johns Hopkins, has a Masters of International Affairs through the United Nations Research and Training Institute, and a PhD in diagnostic prediction models for giant cell arteritis from Kingston University.
Dr. Dan D. DeAngelis
Dr. Dan D. DeAngelis completed his medical school and ophthalmology training at the University of Toronto. After residency, he undertook three years of further subspecialty training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His first fellowship was at the University of Toronto in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under the direction of Dr. Jeff Hurwitz. Dr. DeAngelis was then awarded the E.A. Baker Fellowship Award from the C.N.I.B. to further pursue his interests in trauma and oncology through a subsequent two-year fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco with Dr. Stuart Seiff.
Dr. Yeni Yucel
Dr. Yucel is a certified pathologist specialized in eye diseases and tumours. Dr. Yucel is also a scientist with an active research program on translational ophthalmic pathology. His team’s research achievements include seminal discoveries including brain changes in glaucoma, and lymphatic drainage from the eye that were recognized by awards from Glaucoma Research Society of Canada, World Glaucoma Association, and New York Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Kamiar Mireskandari
Dr. Mireskandari is an Associate Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto. He is the John and Melinda Thompson Chair in Vision Research and a staff Ophthalmologist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). He did his residency training and PhD at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, UK. He is double fellowship trained in Cornea and External diseases (Moorfields) and Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (SickKids).
Dr. Efrem Mandelcorn
Dr. Efrem Mandelcorn is an attending vitreoretinal surgeon at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network. He received his medical degree with honours and subsequently completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He completed 2 surgical fellowships, first at the University of Toronto followed by the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, Florida. He is an associate professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology and is the Director of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program at the Toronto Western Hospital & Sunnybrook sites.
Dr. Larissa Derzko-Dzulynsky
Dr. Derzko-Dzulynsky completed both her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1993. Her training in Ophthalmology was completed at the University of Toronto in 1998 and her fellowship training in Uveitis at McGill University in 2000. She returned to the University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences for post-fellowship training in retina and uveitis and was then appointed Lecturer in 2000. She was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2008. She is currently on staff at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Kensington Eye Institute and St. Michael's Hospital, as well as consultant staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.