Dr. Stephanie Kletke is a pediatric ophthalmologist in the Retinoblastoma Program at the Hospital for Sick Children and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at Queen’s University and medical degree at McMaster University. She completed her Ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto where she was awarded the prize for the resident with the highest standing over 5 years and the top surgical award from the Kensington Eye Institute. She then pursued fellowships in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania and in Retinoblastoma at the Hospital for Sick Children. She concurrently completed the Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kletke is interested in resident and fellow education and her clinical research interests include novel therapies for retinoblastoma, evaluation of treatment outcomes, and second cancer surveillance in heritable retinoblastoma.
Education and Experience
- 2008 – 2011: Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Life Sciences, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
- 2011–2014: Doctor of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
- 2014–2019: Ophthalmology Residency, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
- 2019–2020: Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
- 2020–2021: Retinoblastoma Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
- 2020–2021: Global Clinical Scholars Research Training, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
- 2021–Present: Staff Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
- 2020–2021: Detweiler Travelling Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- 2019: Duncan Jamieson Memorial Prize and the Woywitka Cup Award for the Resident with the Highest Standing Over Five Years, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
- 2019: Kensington Eye Institute Resident Proficiency Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
- 2018: Dr. Michael Shea Senior Resident Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, St. Michael’s Hospital
- 2017: Chan Award for Excellence in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children
- 2013: First Prize, Poster Award of Excellence in Ophthalmic Research, Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting
- Kletke SN, Zhang A, Kohly RP. A national survey of Canadian women in ophthalmology: on role models, mentorship and communities of practice. Can J Ophthalmol 2021:56(3):203-5.
- Kletke SN, Soboka JG, Dimaras H, Sherief ST, Ali A. Development of a pediatric ophthalmology academic partnership between Canada and Ethiopia: a situational analysis. BMC Med Educ 2020;20(1):438.
- Kletke SN, Feng ZX, Hazrati LN, Gallie BL, Soliman SE. Clinical predictors at diagnosis of low risk histopathology in unilateral advanced retinoblastoma. Ophthalmology 2019;126(9):1306-14.
- AlAli A*, Kletke S*, Gallie B, Lam WC. Retinoblastoma for pediatric ophthalmologists. *Co-first authors. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila) 2018;7(3):160-8.
- Kletke S, Batmanabane V, Dai T, Vincent A, Li S, Gordon KA, Papsin BC, Cushing SL, Héon E. The combination of vestibular impairment and congenital sensorineural hearing loss predisposes patients to ocular anomalies, including Usher syndrome. Clin Genet 2017; 92(1):26-33