Netan Choudhry, MD, FRCSC, DABO
Founder and Medical Director
Vitreous Retina Macula Specialists of Toronto
Dr. Netan Choudhry is the 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 and is a faculty member at the Cleveland Clinic Canada. 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 optical coherence tomography imaging of the peripheral retina and is actively developing novel devices for imaging the retina and vitreous using noninvasive 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 and Vision Sciences and he is also a faculty member for the Massachusetts Eye and 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, macular holes/puckers, and uncommon conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular telangiectasia.
Dr. Choudhry has served on the board of directors of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the CNIB Diabetic Retinopathy & Vision Loss Project. He has also worked as the program chair for the Canadian Retina Society and is on the Retina Section program committee for the Association for Vision in Research & Ophthalmology.