Dr. David Wong

Associate Professor (University of Toronto) and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief (St. Michael’s Hospital), Canada

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Dr. David Wong is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, specializing in retina and vitreous surgery. He is on staff at St. Michael’s Hospital, Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Trillium Health Centre in Ontario, and is Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is a previous honors graduate from the University of Toronto’s medical doctorate program and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Toronto, followed by fellowships in Toronto and at Columbia University in New York, USA.


Dr. Wong is a member of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, AAO, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and ARVO. He is also on the board of directors for the 20/20: NSERC Ophthalmic Materials Network, and consultant to several companies in industry.


Dr. Wong has been awarded numerous local and international awards, including the Senior Honor Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists. He is the past Director of the fellowship programs in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, and founded the national fellowship committee in the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Wong has been a frequent invited speaker in North and South America, Asia and Europe, and has authored numerous scientific papers and book chapters in various areas of vitreoretinal diseases, including trauma, complex surgeries, new surgical techniques, AMD, RVO, and diabetes.


Dr. Wong’s recent research interests include improving diabetic retinopathy surveillance to allow diagnosis during early stage disease, and he is also interested in developing new ophthalmic biomaterials.