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.
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These pubmed results were generated on 2016/10/20
PLoS Pathog. 2016 Oct;12(10):e1005911
Lau SK, Woo PC, Li KS, Zhang HJ, Fan RY, Zhang AJ, Chan BC, Lam CS, Yip CC, Yuen MC, Chan KH, Chen ZW, Yuen KY
PLoS One. 2016;11(10):e0163090
Friedrich P, Lam CG, Kaur G, Itriago E, Ribeiro RC, Arora RS
Br J Cancer. 2016 Oct 13;:
Lam SW, Frederiks CN, van der Straaten T, Honkoop AH, Guchelaar HJ, Boven E
Anaesthesia. 2016 Nov;71(11):1347-1362
Yu EH, Tran DH, Lam SW, Irwin MG
JCI Insight. 2016 Oct 6;1(16):e87270
Osterburg AR, Nelson RL, Yaniv BZ, Foot R, Donica WR, Nashu MA, Liu H, Wikenheiser-Brokamp KA, Moss J, Gupta N, McCormack FX, Borchers MT
Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2016 Oct;15(5):493-498
Cheung AH, Lam CS, Tam HS, Cheung TT, Pang R, Poon RT


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