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Wai-Ching Lam MD

Wai-Ching Lam MD

Professor, Vice Chair of Education, Continuing Education Director of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto.

Dr. Wai-Ching Lam is professor, Vice Chair of Education, Continuing Education Director, and former Residency Program Director (2001-2013) of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto. He is also the Vitreo-retina Fellowship Director for the University Health Network/Sunnybrook Health Science Center.

Dr. Lam is a vitreo-retinal surgeon and educator who have published over 50 peer-reviewed articles. He has also authored 7 book chapters. He serves as the reviewer for many journals including: Ophthalmology, Retina, IOVS …etc. He has been invited speaker, visiting professor, and meeting session chairman in many national and international meeting.

He won numerous teaching awards from both the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Ophthalmology. He received the Clinical Teaching Award from the Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario (PARIO) in 1998. He also received the Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education Award from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto in 2006. He is also the recipient of The Ross Fleming Surgical Teaching Award in 2013 to recognize the exemplary surgical teaching across all surgical specialties at the University Health Network which consists of the Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Prince Margaret Hospital.

His main clinical interests are in adult and pediatric vitreoretinal diseases. In addition, he also published in the field of medical education.