It is with great pleasure that we welcome Dr. Peter Kertes as the Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at Kensington Eye Institute, effective July 1, 2023.
Dr. Kertes brings a wealth of knowledge and deep expertise to the role. He is a Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences and an Associate member at the Institute of Medical Science at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
He is an affiliate scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and served as Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at the John and Liz Tory Eye Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre from 2010 to 2021. Dr. Kertes has been providing pediatric retina services at The Hospital for Sick Children and has been part of Kensington Health for over a decade. Dr. Kertes obtained his medical degree from McGill University before completing residency at the University of Ottawa and a 2-year vitreo-retinal surgical fellowship at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.
Dr. Kertes is internationally recognized for his excellence in research. He has been the principal, senior or co-author in nearly 300 peer-reviewed conference proceedings at major ophthalmology meetings both nationally and internationally. He has a special interest in paediatric retinal diseases and in international ophthalmology and has participated in many development projects throughout the world. His peer-reviewed publications include 150 articles in top-ranked ophthalmology journals such as Ophthalmology, JAMA Ophthalmology and Retina. Dr. Kertes received several teaching awards, has supervised more than 50 adult and paediatric vitreo-retinal surgery fellows and participated in the education of over 100 ophthalmology residents.
We are tremendously fortunate to have Dr. Kertes serve as Kensington’s new Ophthalmologist-in-Chief. He and the team will build on the foundation laid by Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy, who previously held the position for 11 years.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Kertes on his appointment!
Adil Khalfan, President and CEO, Kensington Health