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Neeru Gupta

MD, University of Manitoba; PhD, University of British Columbia; MBA, University of Toronto; FRCSC, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada; Dip ABO, Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology; Ophthalmic Pathology specialty certification, University of Toronto; Glaucoma specialty certification, University of California, San Diego


Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science of St. Michael's Hospital

Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

Professor, Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dorothy Pitts Chair, Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences, St. Michael's Hospital

Professor, Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto

Director, Glaucoma Unit, Dept. of Ophthalmology, St. Michael's Hospital / University of Toronto

Member, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

Member, Graduate Studies, Dept. of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto

Clinical Specialty

Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Research Interests

Retinal disease, glaucoma, degeneration of vision pathways, neuroprotection and pharmacological treatment strategies, intraocular pressure regulation, the role of the lymphatic circulation in the eye, neuroimaging and clinical trials

Research Activities

I have a longstanding and broad interest in vision science, covering a variety of topics. These include retinal disease, the neuropharmacology of glaucoma, glaucoma as a neurodegenerative disease, the regulation of intraocular pressure, and the lymphatic circulation. Studies in the laboratory support and complement ongoing clinical studies and trials.

Selected Research

Link to Pub Med

Other Activities

  1. Chief of Glaucoma, University of Toronto
  2. Immediate Past-President, Canadian Glaucoma Society
  3. Co-Founder and CEO, Human Eye Biobank for Research, St.Michael's
  4. Chair, Advisory Board to the International Council of Ophthalmology
  5. Board of Directors, International Council of Ophthalmology
  6. Board of Directors, American Glaucoma Society
  7. Diabetic Eye Care Task Force, International Council of Ophthalmology
  8. Chair, Scientific Program Committee, American Glaucoma Society
  9. Scientific Advisory Board, Glaucoma Foundation, New York, USA
  10. Editorial Board, Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science
  11. Editor, Translational Vision Science & Technology, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology
  12. Editorial Board, Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
  13. Editorial Board, Eye and Brain
  14. Editorial Board, International Glaucoma Review

Select Distinctions/Honors

  1. Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology
  2. American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award (2013)
  3. American Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Award (2012)
  4. New York Academy of Medicine Lewis Rudin Award (2010)
  5. Award of Excellence, Glaucoma Research Society of Canada (2009)

Educational Activities

Appointments are held with the departments of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, the Institute of Medical Science and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. Undergraduate students in the summer and throughout the year are welcome, as are graduate students pursuing a Master’s or PhD degree.


E-mail: GuptaN@smh.ca
Phone: 416-864-5444
Fax: 416-864-5208