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.
Endosc Int Open. 2016 Sep;4(9):E974-9
DiMaio CJ, Kolb JM, Benias PC, Shah H, Shah S, Haluszka O, Maranki J, Sharzehi K, Lam E, Gordon SR, Hyder SM, Kaimakliotis PZ, Allaparthi SB, Gress FG, Sethi A, Shah AR, Nieto J, Kaul V, Kothari S, Kothari TH, Ho S, Izzy MJ, Sharma NR, Watson RR,...
Eur J Heart Fail. 2016 Sep 20;
Gorter TM, Hoendermis ES, van Veldhuisen DJ, Voors AA, Lam CS, Geelhoed B, Willems TP, van Melle JP
Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2016 Sep 19;
AlAli A, Bourgault S, Clark I, Lam WC
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Sep 19;
Zheng H, Dai W, Cheung AK, Ko JM, Kan R, Wong BW, Leong MM, Deng M, Kwok TC, Chan JY, Kwong DL, Lee AW, Ng WT, Ngan RK, Yau CC, Tung S, Lee VH, Lam KO, Kwan CK, Li WS, Yau S, Chan KW, Lung ML
Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 Sep 20;
Seto WK, Wong DH, Chan TY, Hwang YY, Fung J, Liu KS, Gill H, Lam YF, Cheung KS, Lie AK, Lai CL, Kwong YL, Yuen MF
Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2016;17(8):3675-86
Karim NA, Ibrahim MD, Kntayya SB, Rukayadi Y, Hamid HA, Razis AF
J Hypertens. 2016 Sep;34 Suppl 1:e40
Zhou J, Lam B, Neogi S, Yeo G, Azizan E, Brown M

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