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Congratulations Dr. Peter Kertes!

April 24, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Kertes, on his recent appointment as Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2023. He has been a faculty member at the University of Toronto since 2003.

Dr. Kertes is an ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon in Sunnybrook’s Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program, and an affiliate scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute. He was Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at the John and Liz Tory Eye Centre at Sunnybrook from 2010 to 2021.

Dr. Kertes’ latest research involves gene therapy and was the first in Canada to perform breakthrough gene therapy for a rare form of retinitis pigmentosa, a progressive disease which causes vision loss and blindness.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kertes!