Meet Dr. Gill

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Dr. Harmeet S. Gill MD FACS FRCSC is a Royal College and board-certified Eye Surgeon (Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery) that specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgical and non-surgical procedures of the eyelids, brows, and face. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and consultant surgeon at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Gill is committed to providing exceptional, natural results catered to the customized needs of each individual while ensuring the treatment experience is relaxed and enjoyable.

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Dr. Gill’s personal philosophy is, at its core, to do unto others as you would have done unto yourself. He is committed to serving others and adding value during each and every interaction. As a physician, he treats his patients as he would have a close family member be treated. This requires that accurate diagnoses and treatment plans are devised, that such plans are executed with precision, and that such plans are communicated with empathy and clarity to patients and their family members.

 

Dr. Gill is a strong proponent of fitness, vitality, and healthy nutrition in order to live life at its greatest potential. He believes in feeding the mind, body, and soul with the best possible sources of “fuel” available at all times. He incorporates this philosophy into his patient care, research, product development, and peri-operative planning. Dr. Gill recognizes the unique needs and values of every patient to devise treatment plans that will add maximum value to enhance their health and quality of life.

 

His Specialties are as follows:

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Laser Therapy
  • Eye Vitality
  • Asian Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Forehead Lift
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Eyelid Rejuvenation
  • Skin Care (currently developing “MD Results™ Skincare System” launching in 2019).

 

Dr. Gill is available for the following:

  • Television Medical/Lifestyle Show Segments
  • Article Collaboration (Magazine/Blog/News)
  • Podcast Interviews
  • Radio Interviews

 

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Early Influences

Growing up, Dr. Gill was the eldest of two children and he was always fascinated by biology and the life sciences. He often accompanied his father (a scientist and author) as a child to see zoology lab experiments being conducted at the University of Toronto and to see how sleep disorder studies were performed.

 

Dr. Gill comes from a close-knit family where humility, respect, and hard work are prioritized. These values were further reinforced when he began studying Shotokan karate at the age of 10 and continued the practice until receiving his black belt 8 years later. Dr. Gill recalls that his sensei (karate instructor) was a pivotal role model who instilled values such as patience, courage, service to others, and daily discipline that were wonderful qualities to develop during adolescence and created much of the foundation for the man he is today.

 

During university, Dr. Gill studied physiology, philosophy, anthropology, and the languages to enhance his multiple academic interests.   

Philosophy

Dr. Gill’s personal philosophy is, at its core, to do unto others as you would have done unto yourself. He is committed to serving others and adding value during each and every interaction. As a physician, he treats his patients as he would have a close family member be treated. This requires that accurate diagnoses and treatment plans are devised, that such plans are executed with precision, and that such plans are communicated with empathy and clarity to patients and their family members.

 

Dr. Gill is a strong proponent of fitness, vitality, and healthy nutrition in order to live life at its greatest potential. He believes in feeding the mind, body, and soul with the best possible sources of “fuel” available at all times. He incorporates this philosophy into his patient care, research, product development, and peri-operative planning. Dr. Gill recognizes the unique needs and values of every patient to devise treatment plans that will add maximum value to enhance their health and quality of life.

Philanthropy

As Winston Churchill beautifully articulated, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give”. This quote resonates strongly with Dr. Gill’s approach to philanthropy.

He believes that every person who is fortunate enough to live an abundant life has the privilege to experience a great depth of fulfillment by adopting the consistent practice of contribution to others.

For Dr. Gill, this includes the contribution of money, time, resources, and focus. He volunteers time to teach the next generation of physicians and surgeons weekly at the University of Toronto academic hospitals, contributes resources to global initiatives tackling poverty, health-care, education, and child trafficking, and travels to underserviced areas around the world from Latin America to Asia to provide healthcare and teach local surgeons.  

Educational Background

UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENT AND RANK

 

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto

 

EDUCATION

 

Degrees

 

2002-05

MD, Doctor of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton ON

1996-00

Bachelor of Science (Honours), graduated with High Distinction, Major in Physiology, University of Toronto & McGill University, Montreal QC

 

Postgraduate, Research, and Specialty Training

 

2010-12  

Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic, Reconstructive, and Orbital Surgery. Accredited by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). Training completed at California Pacific Medical Center, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Hospitals and Clinics, and Stanford University; San Francisco and Palo Alto, California, United States.

 

Oculofacial plastic surgery Mentor: Dr. Stuart R. Seiff, MD.

 

Ocular Oncology Mentor: Dr. Devron H. Char, MD.

 

2005-10      

Residency and Internship—Ophthalmology. Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

2000-02

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

 

Qualifications, Certifications, and Licenses

 

2018

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider

2013  

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

2012

Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology

2010

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada #734615

2010

State of California Physician and Surgeon Certificate #A110893

2007   

Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)

Hospital Appointments

2015 – Present

Medical Director and Founder of Eye Face Institute, North York ON

 

2012 – Present

Consultant Surgeon, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Kensington Eye Institute, Toronto, ON

 

2013-15

Geographic full-time Academic Staff, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto ON

 

2010-12

Clinical Instructor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Hospitals and Clinics, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco CA

 

2012

Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto CA

 

2010

Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco CA

 

2010

Active Staff, Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland CA

 

2010

Active Staff, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, San Mateo CA

 

2010

Courtesy Staff, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco CA

Honours & Career Awards

Teaching Awards

 

2012

Residents’ Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Lions Eye Clinic and Highland Hospital. California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco CA

 

Distinctions and Research Awards

 

2011

Best Paper, Neuro-ophthalmology Section of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting (Orlando FL)

 

2008 

Best Poster, Neuro-ophthalmology Section of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting (Atlanta GA)

 

Student/Trainee Awards

 

2008    

Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Resident and Faculty Retreat (Denver, CO). One of 25 North American residents selected for outstanding performance and career potential in academic ophthalmology

 

2008

Dr. W. Gordon C. Kelly Award for outstanding contribution to the St. Michael’s Hospital Department of Ophthalmology, Toronto ON

 

2006  

Highest Standing, Toronto Ophthalmology Residency Introductory Course (TORIC) Written Exam

 

2003

Henry Chaim Witelson Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology. Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton ON

 

2003

Ivan Smith Memorial Scholarship in Adult Oncology. Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton ON

 

2000

University of Toronto, Trinity College Scholar Graduation Award

Professional Associations

2010 – Present

Member, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

 

2010 – Present

Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology

 

2005 – Present

Member, Canadian Ophthalmological Society

 

2005 – Present

Member, Ontario Medical Association

Administrative Activities

2017-18

President, Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

 

2014 – Present

Co-director, University of Toronto Department of Ophthalmology Alumni Committee

 

2012 – Present

Executive Board Member and Medical Advisor, Benign Essential Blepharospasm Canadian Research Foundation Support Group, Toronto ON

 

2012-14

Residency Program Committee representative for Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, Toronto ON

 

2009-10

Chief Resident, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

 

2008-09

Representative for ophthalmology, Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario (PAIRO) General Council, Ottawa ON

 

2007-08

Representative for residents, Ontario Medical Association (OMA)

 

2002

Representative for professional faculties, Governing Council, University of Toronto

 

2002

Fundraising director, McMaster Medicine Variety Show (SCOPE), Hamilton ON

 

2001-02

Vice-president, Undergraduate Pharmacy Society, University of Toronto

 

2000-01   

Class president, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto

 

2000    

Co-founder, Shorinji Kempo Martial Arts, Hart House, University of Toronto

Committee Service

2008-10

Resident selection committee, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto

 

2006-07

Post-graduate medical education committee, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto

 

2003-04

Admissions committee, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton ON

 

2002-04

Political task force, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton ON

Academic History

RESEARCH STATEMENTS

 

2012

ASOPRS thesis. Title: Long-term results of external dacryocystorhinostomy without intubation at a single institution.

 

RESEARCH AWARDS

 

2011

Pacific Vision Foundation Research Grant ($8800)

 

2009

Pfizer Resident Education Research Grant ($5000)

 

2009

University of Toronto Continuing Education Research and Development Award ($5000)

 

2008

Benign Essential Blepharospasm Canadian Research Foundation (BEBCRF) Grant ($2500)

 

2004

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Award ($2000)

 

2003    

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Award ($2000)

Publications

MOST SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS

 

Gill HS, Char DH. Uveal melanoma prognostication: from lesion size and cell type to molecular class. Can J Ophthalmol. 2012;47(3):246-53.

 

Gill HS, Kraft SP. The long-term efficacy of botulinum A toxin for essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm. Can J Neurol Sci. 2010;37(5):631-6.

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

Journal Articles

 

Khan M, Hussain A, Gill HS. Fluid leak following deep midfacial laceration. JAMA Ophthalmol 2017;135(10):1115-1116.

 

Low SA, Hussain A, Gill HS, Monteiro E, Liu ES. Pott’s puffy tumour presenting as a necrotic eyelid lesion. Can J Ophthalmol 2017;52(1):e25-28.

 

Bamberger M, Medline P, Cullen JB, Gill HS. Histopathology of endocrine mucin-producing sweat gland carcinoma of the eyelid margin: a case report and review of the literature. Can J Ophthalmol 2016;51(2):e72-75.

 

Haykal S, Antonyshyn OM, Gill HS. The temporalis muscle flap: A useful adjunct in reconstruction of combined defects of the upper and lower eyelids. Plast Surg Case Studies 2015;1(1):19-23.

 

Gill HS, Moscato EE, Silkiss RZ. Indications and limitations of vismodegib for basal cell carcinoma-reply. Jama Ophthalmol 2014;132(7):906.

 

Hahn E, Laperriere N, Millar BA, Oestreicher J, McGowan H, Krema H, Gill H, et al. Orbital radiation therapy for Graves’ ophthalmopathy: Measuring clinical efficacy and impact. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2014;4:233-39.

 

Gill HS, Moscato EE, Seiff SR. Eyelid margin basal cell carcinoma managed with full thickness en-face frozen section histopathology. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014;30(1):15-9.

 

Gill HS, Moscato EE, Chang AS, Soon S, Silkiss RZ. Vismodegib for periocular and orbital basal cell carcinoma. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2013;131(12):1591-4.

 

Lowinger A, Gill HS, Silkiss RZ. Histology of Mueller’s muscle observed in quiescent Graves’ orbitopathy. Can J Ophthalmol. 2013;48(6):468-70.

 

Rootman DB, Gill HS, Margolin E. Intravitreal bevacizumab for the treatment of nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: a prospective trial. Eye (Lond). 2013;27(4):538-44.

 

Gill HS, Char DH. Uveal melanoma prognostication: from lesion size and cell type to molecular class. Can J Ophthalmol. 2012;47(3):246-53.

 

Podbielski DW, Noble J, Gill HS, Sit M, Lam WC. A comparison of hand- and foot-activated surgical tools in simulated ophthalmic surgery. Can J Ophthalmol. 2012;47(5):414-7.

 

Razik R, Mammo Z, Gill HS, Lam WC. Academic screencasting: internet-based dissemination of ophthalmology grand rounds. Can J Ophthalmol. 2011;46(1):72-6.

 

Gill HS, Kraft SP. The long-term efficacy of botulinum A toxin for essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm. Can J Neurol Sci. 2010;37(5):631-6.

 

Gill HS, Sandhu SS, Noble J. Ophthaproblem: Benign essential blepharospasm. Can Fam Physician 2010;56(11):1149.

 

Noble J, Somal K, Gill HS, Lam WC. An analysis of undergraduate ophthalmology training in Canada. Can J Ophthalmol. 2009:44(5):513-8.

 

Gooi M, Baerlocher MO, Gill HS, Noble J. Ophthaproblem: Thyroid orbitopathy. Can Fam Physician. 2009;55(5):489, 492-3.

 

Noble J, Schendel S, Weizblit N, Gill HS, Deangelis DD. Orbital wall infarction versus infection in sickle cell disease-Author reply.  Can J Ophthalmol. 2009;44(1):102.

 

Noble J, Schendel S, Weizblit N, Gill HS, DeAngelis DD. Orbital Wall Infarction in Sickle Cell Disease. Can J Ophthalmol. 2008;43(5):603-4.

 

Gill HS, Lam WC. A screening strategy for the detection of sickle cell retinopathy in pediatric patients. Can J Ophthalmol. 2008:43(2):189-91.

 

Gill HS, Simpson ER. Transpupillary thermotherapy in the management of juxtapapillary and parafoveal circumscribed choroidal hemangioma. Can J Ophthalmol. 2005;40(6):729-33.

 

Horner RL, Liu X, Gill HS, Nolan P, Liu H, Sood S. Effects of sleep-wake state on the genioglossus versus diaphragm muscle responses to CO2 in rats. J Appl Physiol. 2002; 92(2)878-87.

 

 

Book Chapters

 

Gill H.S., Char D.H., and Cole T.B., 2013, Conjunctival and corneal neoplasms, in Copeland RA, Afshari N., ed., Copeland and Afshari’s Principles and Practice of Cornea, Jaypee Brothers, Delhi, p. 671-698.

 

Gill H.S., 2013, Thyroid-associated orbitopathy, in Kertes PJ, Johnson MT., ed., Evidence-Based Eye Care, 2nd edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, p.371-391.

 

Gill HS and Kersten RC. 2013, Traumatic optic neuropathy, in Kertes PJ, Johnson MT., ed., Evidence-Based Eye Care, 2nd edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, p. 392-412.

 

 

NON-PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

Gill HS, Imes R, Silkiss R. Morning Rounds: A tale of snoring, sluggishness, and swollen nerves. EyeNet Magazine. June 2012:49-51.

 

Gill HS, Silkiss R. Ophthalmic Pearls: Diagnosis and management of silent sinus syndrome. EyeNet Magazine. July 2011:37-8.

 

 

Presentations and Special Lectures

 

Abstracts and Podium Presentations at Professional Meetings

 

Gill HS, Moscato EE, Chang AS, Soon S, Silkiss RZ. Vismodegib for periocular and orbital basal cell carcinoma. Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (Montreal QC) June 2013

 

Gill HS, Seiff SR. External dacryocystorhinostomy without intubation: results of a single-center cohort study. Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (Toronto ON) June 2012

 

Seiff SR, Gill HS, Moscato EE. Silicone intubation for the treatment of epiphora in adults with a patent lacrimal drainage system. International Society of Dacryology and Dry Eye Symposium/Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology (Manila, Philippines) November 2011

 

Rootman DB, Gill HS, Margolin EA. Intravitreal bevacizumab for treatment of nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropath: three-month results. American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (Orlando FL) October 2011

 

Gill HS, Moscato EE, Seiff SR. Eyelid margin basal cell carcinoma managed with full thickness en-face frozen section histopathology. ASOPRS 42nd Annual Fall Scientific Symposium (Orlando FL) October 2011

 

Mammo Z, Razik R, Gill HS, Lam WC. Academic screencasting: internet-based dissemination of ophthalmology Grand Rounds. Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education

(St. John NF) April 2010

 

Gill HS, Noble J, Liu E, Ahmed I, Singer S, Lam WC, Sit M. Evaluating surgical competency of ophthalmology residents: standardized evaluation protocols and virtual reality simulation. International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Victoria BC) September 2009

 

Gill HS, Rootman DB, Margolin EA. Prospective trial of bevacizumab for non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: pilot study. Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (Toronto ON) June 2009

 

Margolin EA, Bujak M, Gill HS. Indirect carotid cavernous fistulas-is treatment necessary? Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (Toronto ON) June 2009

 

Gill HS, Jebodhsingh K, Howarth D, DeAngelis DD. Non-resolving orbital cellulitis. Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (Whistler BC) June 2008

 

Gill HS, Derzko-Dzulynsky, L. A re-emergence of ocular syphilis: clinical findings and management. Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (Whistler BC) June 2008

 

Gill HS, Heon E, Gallie B, Pang N, DeAngelis DD. A comparison between bioceramic aluminum oxide and hydroxyapatite orbital implants in children. Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (Whistler BC) June 2008

 

Gill HS, Wong A. Progressive bilateral ischemic choroidopathy in antiphospholipid syndrome. Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (Montreal QC) June 2007

 

Lam WC, Gill HS. Screening for retinopathy in the pediatric sickle cell patient population. Cannes Retina Festival, the 24th Annual Meeting of the American  Society of Retina Specialists & the 6th Annual Meeting of the European Vitreo-Retinal Society (Cannes, France) September 2006

 

Gill HS, Simpson ER. Transpupillary thermotherapy in the management of juxtapapillary and parafoveal circumscribed choroidal hemangioma. Canadian  Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (Vancouver BC) June 2004

 

Abstracts and Poster presentations at Professional Meetings

 

Rai A, Yang Y, Leung V, Jivraj I, Gill HS. Optic neuropathy from pseudomonas osteomyelitis of the skull base. Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (Toronto ON) June 2018.

 

Bedi H, Gill HS, Nijhawan N, DeAngelis D, Oestreicher J, Tucker N. Management of idiopathic dacryoadenitis: review of 30 cases. American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting (Chicago IL) November 2018.

 

Lowinger A, Gill HS, Silkiss RZ. The histology of Mueller’s muscle in patients with Graves’ orbitopathy. American Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (Fort Lauderdale FL) May 2012

 

Rootman DB, Gill HS, Margolin E. Intravitreal bevacizumab for treatment of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: 1 month results. NANOS 36th Annual Meeting (Tuczon AZ) March 2010

 

Gill HS, Heon E, Gallie B, Pang N, DeAngelis DD. Bioceramic aluminum oxide and hydroxyapatite orbital implants in pediatric patients. ASOPRS 40th Anniversary Fall Scientific Symposium (San Francisco CA) October 2009

 

Noble J, Gill HS, Sit M. A comparison of hand-activated and foot-activated surgical tools in simulated ophthalmic surgery. Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (Toronto ON) June 2009

 

Gill HS, Kraft SP. The long-term efficacy of botulinum toxin A for essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm. American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting (Atlanta GA) November 2008

 

Noble J, Somal K, Gill HS, Lam WC. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Undergraduate Ophthalmology Training in Canada. Canadian Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting (Whistler BC) June 2008

 

Gill HS, Kirby-Allen M, Lam WC. Screening for retinopathy in the pediatric sickle cell patient population. American Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (Fort Lauderdale FL) April 2006

 

Robertson JV, Najjar A, Martin G, Gill HS, Gauldie J, West-Mays JA.  Gene Transfer of Bioactive TGF-b1 to the Anterior Chamber of the Rodent Eye. American Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (Fort Lauderdale FL) April 2005

 

Gill HS, Liu H, Sood S, Liu X, Nolan P, Horner RL. Genioglossus versus diaphragm muscle responses to hypercapnia across sleep-wake states in freely behaving rats. Associated Professional Sleep Societies Annual Meeting (Chicago IL) April 2001

Invited Lectures

2019     

Title: Nuances of cosmetic upper and lower blepharoplasty. Presented at Grand Rounds (May 2019), Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto ON.

 

2019  

Title: Cosmetic eyelid surgery – practice pearls for facial surgeons. Presented at the 16th Annual Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery Conference (April 2019), Dubai UAE.

 

2018  

Title: Management of periocular lumps & bumps. 40th Primary Eye Care Conference for general practitioners, sponsored by the Ontario Medical Association, December 15th, 2018, Toronto ON

 

2018  

Title: Management of periocular issues before and after cataract surgery. Presented at the 58th Walter Wright Symposium, Toronto ON

 

2018

Title: Management of orbital cellulitis. Presented at the 3rd Toronto Ophthalmology TED talk series of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society Meeting (June 2018), Toronto ON

 

2018   

Title: Blepharoptosis management. Presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the phthalmological Society of Jamaica, March 9, 2018, Kingston Jamaica

 

2017  

Title: Unraveling the immune influences on the orbit and ocular adnexa. Presented at Grand Rounds (Sept 2017), Dept. of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto ON.

 

2017    

Title: The tearing patient – practice pearls. Presented at the 2nd Toronto Ophthalmology TED talk series of the DOVS University of Toronto (June 2017), Toronto ON

 

2016

Title: Plastic Surgery Pearls – Emergency Ophthalmology Conference, June 10, 2016, Toronto ON

 

2015

Title: A look at Graves’ orbitopathy: eyes wide open. Clinical endocrinology rounds, University of Toronto, March 31, 2015, Toronto ON

 

2014  

Title: Aging of the periocular region. 37th Primary Eye Care Conference for general practitioners, sponsored by the Ontario Medical Association, December 14th, 2013, Toronto, ON

 

2013

Title: Orbital and systemic manifestations of Graves’ disease. 36th Primary Eye Care Conference for general practitioners, sponsored by the Ontario Medical Association, December 13th, 2014, Toronto, ON

 

2012  

Title: Intractable tearing—a case study. Presented at the 26th Annual Barkan Research Symposium, San Francisco CA

 

2012

Title: Periocular eyelid lesions. 35th Primary Eye Care Conference for general practitioners, sponsored by the Ontario Medical Association, December 15th, 2012, Toronto, ON

 

2011  

Title: Tumor control of eyelid margin basal cell carcinoma. Presented at the 25th Anniversary Barkan Day, San Francisco CA

 

2009                    Title: Information dissemination: I learned my first soft-chop on the internet.  Presented at the 49th Walter Wright Annual Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences Symposium, Toronto ON

Teaching & Design

Formal Teaching of Residents and Medical Students

 

2013-15

Lecturer, Toronto Ophthalmology Residency Introductory Course (TORIC) Oncology review (3.0 hours) annually.

 

2013-14

Lecturer, MMMD (Painless vision loss seminar) for Year two U. of Toronto medical students (3.0 hours) annually.

 

2013-15

Problem-based Learning (PBL) Mentor for Year two U. of Toronto medical students (8.0 hours over 6 sessions) annually.

 

2013-15

Lecturer, Royal College Exam Oncology review session for U. of Toronto PGY5 residents (2.5 hours) annually.

 

2012-2013

Clinical instructor and lecturer for Art & Science of Clinic Medicine (ASCM) sessions (12.0 hours) at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Mount Sinai Hospital, Dept. of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON annually.

 

2012

Lecturer, Resident oculoplastics review lecture (2.0 hours) on Friday December 4th, 2012.

 

2012

Lecturer, “Ophthalmic knowledge assessment program (OKAP) comprehensive review lecture for residents”. California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco CA

 

2011

Course Director, “Essential Oculofacial Plastic Surgery – a practical course for residents in ophthalmology”. October 23, 2011. UCSF, San Francisco CA

 

2011

Co-instructor, “Orbital anatomy and cadaveric dissection course”. July 17, 2011. UCSF, San Francisco CA

 

2011

Lecturer, “Ophthalmic knowledge assessment program (OKAP) Comprehensive review lecture for residents”. California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco CA

 

2009-10

Lecturer, “Academic half-day resident lecture series” (40 hours), Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto annually.

 

2009  

Instructor, “Proper Use of Lensometer PGY2 session”. Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto

 

2009

Seminar leader, “Neuro-Ophthalmology Seminar for medical students”, University of Toronto

 

2009

Co-instructor, Toronto Ophthalmology Residency Introductory Course (TORIC) orbital anatomy cadaveric dissection course

 

2009

Co-instructor, Toronto Ophthalmology Residency Introductory Course (TORIC) oculoplastics clinical skills

 

2009

Oral Examiner, Clerkship ophthalmology exams at St Michael’s Hospital, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

 

2007-08

Site Supervisor, Ambulatory Community Experience (ACE) for Medical Clerks, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto (10 hours) Course Director: Mrs. Jeannine Banack

 

2007

Lecturer, Ophthalmology pre-clerkship lecture, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

 

Clinical Supervisory and Training Responsibilities

 

2015 – Present

Oculofacial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Co-Preceptor, University of Toronto

 

2012

Clinical instructor and lecturer, University of Toronto teaching hospitals (Mount Sinai, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Princess Margaret Hospital). Train medical students, residents, and fellows in clinics, the operating room, on-call, and during wet labs and other teaching activities.

 

2010-12

Clinical Instructor, UCSF and CPMC teaching hospitals. Supervise residents and medical students in clinics and the operating room. Didactic teaching during wet labs, lecture series, and journal clubs.

 

Continuing Education – Training of Practicing Physicians & Surgeons

 

2018

Course Director, Skills Transfer Course (Botulinum toxin injection techniques), Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (June 2018), Toronto ON

 

2010-16

Course Director, Oculoplastics Skills Transfer Course, #LAB159A, American Academy of Ophthalmology (annually)

 

2010-16

Course Instructor, Endoscopic Forehead and Eyebrow Elevation, #LAB420A American Academy of Ophthalmology (annually)

 

2013

Course Director & Meeting Planning Chair, “Eyeopener 2013: Removing the Blindfold on Blepharospasm”.

 

April 27th, 2013 at Michener Institute Toronto, ON. Accrediated for 5.5 Session 1credits by U. of Toronto CEPD.

 

Patient and Public Education

 

2007 – Present

Medical advisor and lecturer, Benign Essential Blepharospasm Canadian Research Foundation Support Group, Toronto ON

 

2010

Volunteer, Medical eye mission in Bacolod, Philippines with St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto ON. Medical director: Dr. Gordon Squires, MD

 

2009

Team Co-captain, “ORBIS Pull for Sight” Plane Pull, ORBIS, Toronto ON

 

2009   

Fundraiser, co-organizer, “COS Boogie Mixer” for Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Eye Van, Toronto ON

 

2009

Volunteer, Willow Breast Cancer Support (Canada): “Bid on the Boys”: Bachelor charity auction, Toronto ON

 

2008

Volunteer, Medical eye mission in Barranquilla, Colombia with Medical Ministry International. Medical Director: Dr. John Harvey, MD

Board Certifications & Memberships

2018             Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider

 

2013             Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

 

2012             Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology

 

2010             Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada #734615

 

2010             State of California Physician and Surgeon Certificate #A110893

 

2007             Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)

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