Dr. Jeff Hurwitz has been the Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto since 1986 and was the Director of the Oculoplastics Program at the University of Toronto from 1986 to 2012. He was promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto in July 1994, and assumed the role as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto in 2001. Dr. Hurwitz is affiliated with Princess Margaret Hospital, the University Health Network, Thunder Bay Regional Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto as an Oculoplastic consultant. He was one of the founders of the Kensington Eye Institute and was the Academic Director and sat on the KEI Board from 2006-2012.
He is the Vice Chair for Global Health- Department of Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto. Jeff is a member of several medical societies both nationally and internationally and belongs to many medical committees both locally and nationally, including an Executive of for the Eye Physician and Surgeons of Ontario. Over the years, he has received many awards one of which was the Lester Jones Surgical Anatomy Award from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the AAO in 2006. He has also been given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ontario Medical Association Section on Ophthalmology in 2012.
He also acts as a reviewer for many ophthalmological journals and has also served as an external reviewer for various Ophthalmology Programs in the country. His peer-reviewed publications are over one hundred and fifty-nine. He has given over three hundred and ninety-four scholarly presentations, and over one hundred and sixty other presentations.
Dr. Hurwitz also provides his expertise in the underserviced areas in the Muskoka region, Thunder Bay and the Caribbean where he visits annually. For over 20 years, he has provided his expertise to the underprivileged in the Caribbean and has also helped increase the profile of the Ophthalmology programme at the University of the West Indies at the 3 campuses in Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados and formed a strong liaison between the Ophthalmology programmes at UWI and U of T. He is also on staff at St. George’s University in Grenada as a consultant.
Dr. Hurwitz has been and continues to be a leader in our field; we are proud to have him with us at Clarity Eye.