Varun Chaudhary,

Degrees, Title/Position:
Vitreo-retinal surgeon, Chief of Ophthalmology & Associate Professor of Surgery, Hamilton Regional Eye Institute, McMaster University.


Dr. Chaudhary is a vitreo-retinal surgeon, Chief of Ophthalmology & Associate Professor of Surgery at Hamilton Regional Eye Institute, McMaster University.
As an educator, he acts as Retina Chair for the McMaster University Ophthalmology residency training program and has been the recipient of the surgical and medical Teacher of the Year Award three times.
As a researcher, he has secured multiple peer-reviewed grants for research in tele-ophthalmology, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and posterior segment drug delivery systems. He is the site Principal Investigator for the international DRCR network and sits on the steering committee for multi-national clinical trials in retina. Dr. Chaudhary supervises Master’s level thesis students in translational retinal research and was appointed Associate Member, McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering.
He acts as Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. He was awarded the Senior Honor Award by the American Society of Retinal Specialists.
His administrative experience extends to the provincial level as regional physician lead for ophthalmology and as a clinical advisor for multiple provincial ophthalmology working groups. At the national level, he acts as CPD Director for the Canadian Retina Society and serves as a board member for the Canadian Retina Society.

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