Project Description

Professor Wai-Ching Lam is the Clinical Professor at University of Hong Kong.

He is the Chief of Service of the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital, and Queen Mary/Grantham Hospital.

He is a vitreo-retinal surgeon with clinical interests in adult and pediatric retinal diseases. For his clinical and scientific work, he received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Asian Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology and the Fellow and  Senior Honor Award from the American Society of Retinal Specialists.

He has published 107 peer-reviewed articles. He has also authored 7 book chapters, and recently published a new book, “A Quick Guide Pediatric Retina”, Springer 2021.


1982                Bachelor of Science in Medicine, University of Manitoba
1982                Doctor of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Postgraduate, Research, and Specialty Training
1989-1992       Ophthalmology Residency, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1992-1993       Vitreo-retinal Clinical Fellowship, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Qualifications, Certifications and Licenses
1993                Diploma of the American Board of Ophthalmology
1992                Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
1992                Corporation Professionnelle Des Medecins Du Quebec, Specialist
Certificate in Ophthalmology
1984                Diploma of National Board of Medical Examiners
1983                Licentiate of Medial Board of Medical Examiners


2013- present  Vice Chair of Education
Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences
University of Toronto

2002- present  Vitreoretinal Fellowship Director
Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network and
Sunnybrook Health Science Center
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Ontario

2010-present   Professor
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Ontario

1996-present   Continuing Medical Education Director
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Ontario


1996-present   Staff Ophthalmologist
Toronto Western Hospital/University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario

1996-present   Staff Ophthalmologist
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario