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Dr. Netan Choudhry is an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic Canada and is the co-founder and medical director of the Vitreous Retina Macula Specialists of Toronto, a premier academic retina practice. He is an internationally recognized vitreoretinal surgeon with affiliations at both the University of Toronto and Harvard Medical School. He is universally recognized as a thought leader in retinal imaging and the diagnosis and treatment of rare disorders of the retina and vitreous.

Dr. Choudhry was the first to pioneer OCT imaging of the peripheral retina and is actively developing novel devices for imaging the retina and vitreous using non-invasive technology. He has published in the world’s most read/indexed journals including: The New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, Ophthalmology and the Retina Journal. Dr. Choudhry’s innovative work in the field of retina has also been published on the covers of numerous journals further earning him the distinction of a pioneer in retinal imaging.

Dr. Choudhry is actively involved in medical education at the University of Toronto Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences and he is also a faculty member for the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary Harvard Medical School Annual Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellows course. He has been an invited speaker at over 75 international conferences and symposia. Dr. Choudhry has published several book chapters in retinal medicine and wide-field imaging. In addition, he has also received research grants to investigate: Diabetic retinopathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and uncommon conditions such as Retinitis Pigmentosa and Macular Telegiectasia.

Dr. Choudhry has served on the board of directors of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and the CNIB diabetic retinopathy & vision loss project. He has also worked as the program chair for the Canadian Retina Society as well as the Retina Section program committee for the Association for Vision in Research & Ophthalmology (ARVO). He currently serves as a board member for the Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada.

When he’s not seeing patients, he enjoys watching hockey and spending time with his wife and three children.

Education/Training

Fellowship
Vitreoretinal Surgery
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Residency
University of Pennsylvania Scheie Eye Institute
Ophthalmology
Philadelphia, PA
Doctor of Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine 
Washington, DC
Bachelor of Science 
McMaster University
Honours Biochemistry
Hamilton, ON

Certifications

  • Diplomat, American Board of Ophthalmology (Dip ABO)
  • Certificate of Registration for Independent practice, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Certificate of Registration, Massachusetts Medical Board
  • Licentiate, United States Board of Medicine (USMLE)

Specialty Interests

  • Vitreoretinal surgery
  • Retinal surgery
  • Rare disorders of the retina and vitreous

Professional Memberships

  • Retina Society
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Retina Society
  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • New England Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Association of Vision & Research in Ophthalmology