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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Ajoy Vincent, MBBS, MS

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

Medical Director, Visual Electrophysiology Unit
Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

Research Institute
Associate Scientist
Genetics & Genome Biology

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

Fax: 416-813-8266
Email: ajoy.vincent@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Victoria Campos
Alternate Phone: 416-813-8606
Alternate Email: victoria.campos@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Vincent completed his basic medical education (MBBS) in 2000 from the Government Medical College in Thrissur, India. Subsequently, he practiced as a resident emergency medical physician in Thrissur. In July 2003, he joined the Ophthalmology residency program (MS) at St. Johns Medical College, in Bangalore, India. Upon completion, he joined the Narayana Nethralaya Hospital in Bangalore (January 2007) as a General Ophthalmologist and Ocular Electrophysiologist.  

In August 2009, he successfully completed fellowship training in Ocular Electrophysiology from Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, supported by the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO).  

In January 2010, he joined The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) for an Ocular Genetics Fellowship and was absorbed as a staff physician at SickKids in June 2014.

Academic Background

High School: Don Bosco High School Mannuthy

Pre Degree: St. Thomas College Trichur

Medical School: Government Medical College Trichur

Ophthalmology Residency: St. John’s Medical College Bangalore

ICO Fellowship in Electrophysiology: Moorfields Eye Hospital London

Fellowship in Ocular Genetics: The Hospital for Sick Children Toronto

Research Interests

Dr. Vincent is a passionately dedicated physician and researcher working in the field of Genetic eye disorders. He is actively involved in teaching Ophthalmology residents and fellows in the training program at SickKids.  

One half of his clinical activities are dedicated to caring for patients with inherited eye diseases. The other half is spent at the Clinical Electrophysiology Unit at SickKids, for which he is the Medical Director. Electrophysiology tests enable the process of identifying the disease mechanisms underlying various retinal and visual pathway disorders.

He dedicates quality time to conduct research. His research interests include carefully dissecting genetic retinal disorders, adopting various clinical and electrophysiological tools, and to identifying new disease genes, characteristics and mechanisms. He is also keenly interested in animal models of inherited retinal dystrophies.


Dr. Vincent has 40 peer-reviewed indexed publications and several International abstract Presentations/Posters. 

An updated list of Dr. Vincent's peer-reviewed publications can be found through Google Scholar or NCBI.