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Agnes Wong

Title:
Staff Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences
Designations:
MD, PhD, FRCSC
Phone:
416-813-7654 ext. 202642
Email:
agnes.wong@sickkids.ca
U of T Positions:
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

Research Positions

Senior Scientist
Neurosciences and Mental Health

Biography

Dr. Agnes Wong, MD, PhD, received her undergraduate degree from Boston University. She then obtained her MD degree from McGill University and completed her residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto, where she also completed a PhD in Neuroscience and clinical fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology. Dr. Wong then completed a combined research and clinical fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Wong is Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Psychology at the University of Toronto, and an active staff Ophthalmologist at The Hospital For Sick Children (SickKids). She is the former Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at SickKids, where she held the inaugural John and Melinda Thompson Chair in Vision Neuroscience for 10 years. She is also the former Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto.  

Research

Dr. Wong is a clinician-scientist and her research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms of different forms of strabismus, abnormal eye movements, and amblyopia. She also focuses on physician wellness, by integrating mindfulness, compassion, reflective practice, and system thinking as tools for physicians to maintain and enhance their own well-being, as well as to effect system change. 

Education and experience

  • 1986–1990: Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude with Distinction), double major in Psychology and Biology, Boston University, Massachusetts, United States 
  • 1990–1994: Doctor of Medicine (MD, CM), McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada 
  • 1994–1999: Residency in Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
  • 1998–2001: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Collaborative Program in Neuroscience, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
  • 1998–2001: Clinical Fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
  • 2001–2002: Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Leaderships 

  • 2013–2017: Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
  • 2012–2017: Vice Chair, Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto 
  • 2008–2018: John and Melinda Thompson Chair in Vision Neurosciences, The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto

Research Awards 

  • 2014: Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology 
  • 2003: Young Investigator Award, North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society 
  • 2003: Young Investigator Award (Inaugural), American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 
  • 2002: New Investigator Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) 

Teaching Awards 

  • 2019: TORIC Top 5 Teacher Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
  • 2019: PAIRO Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards (nominated)
  • 2014: TORIC Top 5 Teacher Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
  • 2013: J.D. Morin Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
  • 2012: Dr. Fred Feldman Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
  • 2012: The J.S. Crawford Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
  • 2010: Dr. Fred Feldman Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
  • 2010: Distinguished Teacher Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, and Division of Neurology, University of Toronto
  • 2007: Dr. Fred Feldman Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
  • 2007: Resident Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
  • 2006: Resident Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
  • 2005: Resident Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
  • 2005: Dr. Fred Feldman Teaching Award (Inaugural), Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
  • 2005: PAIRO Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards (nominated)
  • 2003: J.D. Morin Award, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto

Publications

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