Dr. Wai-Ching Lam is the Professor, Residency Program Director and the Continuing Medical Education Director at the Department of Ophthalmology in the University of Toronto. He is also the Retina Fellowship Director for the University Health Network/Sunnybrook Health Science Center. He is the lead Program Director and Chief Examiner of Ophthalmology for the Centre for the Evaluation of Health Professionals Educated Abroad for Ontario.

He won numerous teaching awards from both the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Ophthalmology. He was the inaugural recipient, of the 2007 Chair Award of the University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the department. He was the 4-time winner of the JS Crawford Award for his outstanding contribution to the residency teaching.

He received the Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education Award Teaching Performance/Mentorship/Advocacy, from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto in 2006. In 2005, he received the Millennium Award (Resident Mentor Award). He also received the Clinical Teaching Award from Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario.
Dr. Wai-Ching Lam's main clinical interests are in adult and pediatric vitreoretinal diseases, both medical and surgical. His research area includes that of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, particular diabetic macular edema, retinal vascular disease, retinopathy of prematurity, persistent fetal vasculature and hypobaric chamber study of patients with intraocular gas bubbles. In addition, he has also published in the field of medical education, and more recently on the use of a surgical simulator in medicla training and assessment.
Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Nov 14;:1-9
Fung AWT, Lee ATC, Cheng ST, Lam LCW
Front Pharmacol. 2018;9:1188
Shalbaf R, Brenner C, Pang C, Blumberger DM, Downar J, Daskalakis ZJ, Tham J, Lam RW, Farzan F, Vila-Rodriguez F
Hong Kong Med J. 2018 Oct;24 Suppl 8:2-24
Lee PY, Johnston JM, Lee PS, Lee YH, Poon KK, Lam DW, Yeung AY, Ma ES
Micromachines (Basel). 2018 May 11;9(5):
Lim AE, Lim CY, Lam YC, Taboryski R
Environ Pollut. 2018 Nov 03;245:218-225
Chen L, Tsui MMP, Lam JCW, Wang Q, Hu C, Wai OWH, Zhou B, Lam PKS
Bipolar Disord. 2018 Nov 13;:
Bond DJ, Su W, Honer WG, Dhanoa T, Batres-Y-Carr T, Lee SS, Torres IJ, Lam RW, Yatham LN
J Paediatr Child Health. 2018 Nov 13;:
Chan DW, Lam JC
Sci Rep. 2018 Nov 12;8(1):16666
Valle G, Petrini FM, Strauss I, Iberite F, D'Anna E, Granata G, Controzzi M, Cipriani C, Stieglitz T, Rossini PM, Mazzoni A, Raspopovic S, Micera S


Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, University of Toronto/University Health Network