Wai-Ching Lam

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.
Cancer. 2016 Aug 26;
Tong EK, Nguyen TT, Lo P, Stewart SL, Gildengorin GL, Tsoh JY, Jo AM, Kagawa-Singer ML, Sy AU, Cuaresma C, Lam HT, Wong C, Tran MT, Chen MS
J Am Chem Soc. 2016 Aug 26;
Pollum M, Ashwood B, Jockusch S, Lam M, Crespo-Hernández CE
Phys Rev Lett. 2016 Aug 12;117(7):071101
Gorham PW, Nam J, Romero-Wolf A, Hoover S, Allison P, Banerjee O, Beatty JJ, Belov K, Besson DZ, Binns WR, Bugaev V, Cao P, Chen C, Chen P, Clem JM, Connolly A, Dailey B, Deaconu C, Cremonesi L, Dowkontt PF, DuVernois MA, Field RC, Fox BD, Goldstein D,...
Int Urogynecol J. 2016 Aug 25;
Krofta L, Havelková L, Urbánková I, Krčmář M, Hynčík L, Feyereisl J
Wounds. 2016 Aug;28(8):271-8
La Fontaine J, Bhavan K, Lam K, Van Asten S, Erdman W, Lavery LA, Öz OK
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Aug;10(8):e0004907
Woo PC, Lau SK, Lau CC, Tung ET, Chong KT, Yang F, Zhang H, Lo RK, Cai JP, Au-Yeung RK, Ng WF, Tse H, Wong SS, Xu S, Lam WH, Tse MK, Sze KH, Kao RY, Reiner NE, Hao Q, Yuen KY
eNeuro. 2016 Jul-Aug;3(4)
McClure-Begley TD, Esterlis I, Stone KL, Lam TT, Grady SR, Colangelo CM, Lindstrom JM, Marks MJ, Picciotto MR
Beilstein J Org Chem. 2016;12:1758-64
Hsu MY, Liu YP, Lam S, Lin SC, Wang CC


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