Dr. Edward Margolin is an Associate Professor in the department. He finished medical school at West Virginia University followed by a 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 busy clinical practice in neuro-ophthalmology focused on complex cases. 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 won the Best Teacher in Ophthalmology Award, in 2013 he was awarded Individual Postgraduate Teaching Award by Whitman-Berris Academy of the Faculty of Medicine, and in 2017 he received J.S. Crawford Award by the graduating residents (Most Popular Teacher) as well as Toric Fab 5 award.
Dr. Margolin has published numerous scientific articles and given presentations and lectures both nationally and internationally. He has been actively involved in the Canadian Neuro-Ophthalmological Society as well as North American Neuro-Ophthalmological Society.
His research has been focused on elucidating mechanisms and finding treatment for non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. He is also conducting research on most effective delivery of postgraduate medical education in neuro-ophthalmology. In addition, Dr. Margolin is a clinical lead at the Kensington Eye Institute in a large multi-center collaborative research project (Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative) investigating the relationship between retinal nerve fiber layer thickness and development of neurodegenerative dementias.
In 2013 Dr. Margolin has formed a neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus fellowship in the department and since then has trained three fellows who are all in academic neuro-ophthalmology practice.
Dr. Margolin's main interest is neuro-ophthalmic education and he is continually developing new teaching approaches to ophthalmic education as Chief of Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences.