Ophthalmologist-in-Chief (St. Michael’s Hospital) and Vice Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences (University of Toronto), Canada
Dr. Alan Berger is the former Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2002–2014) and is the current Vice Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto. He received his BSc with honors in human genetics and his medical degree (MD, CM) from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. After completing an internship in internal medicine, he did 3 years of ophthalmology residency training at the University of Toronto, followed by an 18-month subspecialty fellowship in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous at Washington University in St. Louis in Missouri, USA. In 1989, he joined the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as the Director of their Vitreoretinal Surgical Unit.
Dr. Berger has served on numerous hospital, university, ministry of health and community committees and boards, and is currently Vice President of the Toronto Ophthalmological Society. He is one of the co-founders of the Toronto Retina Institute, and was Chair of the Retina Canada meeting in 2004 and Chair of the Canadian Surgical Retina meetings in 2005 and 2006. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, written 6 book chapters, and has spoken at numerous national and international meetings. He has been and continues to be active as principal investigator and co-investigator for vitreoretinal clinical trials in diabetic retinopathy, AMD, ocular trauma, macular holes, and retinal detachment.