Service Chief, Oculoplastics
Appointed January 2013
Dr. Tucker completed her residency in ophthalmology at McGill University in 1993 and undertook a fellowship in oculoplastics with Drs. Francois Codere and Brian Arthurs at McGill University, and a second fellowship in ocular and orbital oncology with Devron Char and Joan O'Brien at the University of California San Francisco. After California, she returned to Montreal and joined the Ophthalmology Departments at both McGill University and the University of Montreal. In 1996 she was honored to receive the Frank Buller Award given to the most outstanding surgical instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University.
In 2001 Dr. Tucker moved to Chicago with her husband where she built a successful private practice in oculoplastics, and was recruited by the University of Chicago as its chief of Oculoplastics Service. She also served as official oculoplastic surgeon for the Chicago Blackhawks, and as the official ophthalmologist for the US Open at Olympia Fields Golf course. In 2005, she moved to Toronto and joined Dr. Jeff Hurwitz in oculoplastics in the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto. She was again recognized for her skill in surgical teaching by being awarded the Resident Teaching Award in 2010.
Dr. Tucker has published numerous articles, written several book chapters, given numerous presentations and lectures both nationally and internationally, and has been involved in teaching courses at the American Academy of Ophthalmology over the past 10 years. Her current research interests are in the areas of endonasal DCR, and fat re-injection in blepharoplasty surgery.
For details on Dr. Nancy Tucker, please refer to her Faculty Members page.