Associate Professor  |  Clinician Teacher

Ajoy Vincent

Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences - Ocular Genetics & Ocular Electrophysiology


Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue, Room# S102, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1X8
Research Interests
Genetic eye disorders,
Clinical Interests
Caring for patients with inherited eye diseases, Electrophysiology , Mouse Models, Genetic Mechanisms


  • MBBS – Government Medical College Trichur, Calicut University 2000
  • MS Ophthalmology – St Johns Medical College Bangalore, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences 2006
  • Fellowship in Ocular electrophysiology – Moorfields Eye Hospital London, UK, 2009
  • Fellowship in Ocular Genetics – Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 2014

Research Synopsis

Dr. Vincent is a passionately dedicated physician and researcher working in the field of Genetic eye disorders. He is actively involved in teaching Ophthalmology residents and fellows in the training program at SickKids.  

One half of his clinical activities are dedicated to caring for patients with inherited eye diseases. The other half is spent at the Clinical Electrophysiology Unit at SickKids, for which he is the Medical Director. Dr. Vincent is heavily invested in identifying the disease mechanisms underlying various retinal and visual pathway disorders and in precision phenotyping.

He dedicates quality time to conduct research. His research interests include carefully dissecting genetic retinal disorders, adopting various clinical and electrophysiological tools, and to identifying new disease genes, characteristics and mechanisms. He is also keenly interested in animal models of inherited retinal dystrophies and neurodegenerative disorders.


Recent Publications

Dr. Vincent has 78 peer-reviewed indexed publications, 35 abstract publications and 25 International Conference Presentations/Posters. 

A complete updated list of peer-reviewed publications can be found at

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Staff Physician, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
Hospital for Sick Children

Full Member, School of Graduate Studies, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto

Associate Scientist, Genetics and Genome Biology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Medical/Scientific Director, Visual Electrophysiology Unit, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto