Dr. David Chow

Medical & Surgical Retina Specialist


Dr. David Chow is an Assistant Professor at St Michael’s hospital, University of Toronto and Director of the Toronto Retina Institute. He completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto followed by a fellowship in Ocular Pathology and then Ophthalmology residency at McGill University. His vitreoretinal fellowship took place with Associated Retinal Consultants in Royal Oak, Michigan at William Beaumont hospital. His first staff position was at McGill University where he worked for 5 years as the Director of Retinal Research and the Vitreoretinal Fellowship. He then moved to Chicago to join Illinois Retina Associates where he worked for 5 years and restarted the Vitreoretinal Fellowship. He subsequently moved back to his hometown in Toronto 9 years ago. He has served on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Retina Specialists as head of the Film Festival and Research. He co-founded the Canadian Retina Society, Best of Retina meeting and ASRS Fellows Forum for which he has also served as the Program director for the last 6 years.

He was the Editor in Chief of the journal Techinques in Ophthalmology and co-authored the textbook, Microincisional Vitrectomy Surgery. He has authored over 50 publications and presented over 300 talks. His main interests have been Vitreoretinal Instrumentation for which he has patented and designed multiple instruments. He is married to an oculoplastic surgeon and has 3 very active sporty daughters. He enjoys Golf, travel, the Muskoka cottage and watching his daughters sports!

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