Dr. Peter Kertes

Dr. Peter Kertes

Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Canada

Dr. Peter Kertes is currently a vitreoretinal surgeon and the Ophthalmologist-in-Chief of the John and Liz Tory Eye Centre at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is also on staff at the Hospital for Sick Children, and is Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto. He studied molecular biology at Princeton University in New Jersey, USA, and then went to McGill University Medical School in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He then completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa and undertook a 2-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Kertes has an interest in clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine, and has published 3 books on the major clinical trials in ophthalmology. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Evidence-Based Ophthalmology, has authored many chapters in textbooks, and has contributed to more than 65 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Kertes has a special interest in international ophthalmology and has participated in more than 20 volunteer projects throughout the developing world.