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Dr. Matt Schlenker

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Schlenker is an Assistant Professor and University of Toronto Glaucoma, Cataract, & Anterior Segment Surgeon at Trillium Health Partners, Kensington Eye Institute, and Toronto Western Hospital.

Dr. Schlenker is an Assistant Professor and University of Toronto Glaucoma, Cataract, & Anterior Segment Surgeon at Trillium Health Partners, Kensington Eye Institute, and Toronto Western Hospital. He received his Bachelor’s Degree Magna Cum Laude in Economics from Yale University and then worked as a Financial Analyst at Bear Stearns and a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Co. He received his MD with Honours and Ophthalmology training where he was a Chief resident at the University of Toronto. He then completed a Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Fellowship at Trillium Health Partners and a Master of Science in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.

He is the Chair of Resident Research in the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences and sits on the Kensington Research Committee. He is a regular presenter at both local and international Academic conferences and has published in Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, among other journals.


Education

2014-2017 – Master of Science in Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

2015-2016 – Glaucoma & Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) Fellow—Dr. Ike Ahmed, University of Toronto

2010-2015 – Resident, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences, University of Toronto

2010 – Doctor of Medicine with Honours, Distinction in Research, University of Toronto

2005 – Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Honours, Magna Cum Laude, Yale University


Accomplishments

2017 – The Stephen Drance Award for Excellence in Glaucoma Research, Canadian Ophthalmology Society, Canadian Glaucoma Society
Awarded annually to the best paper presentation delivered At the Research Symposium of the Canadian Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting/Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting.

2017 – 3rd Place Poster, COS Award of Excellence, Canadian Ophthalmology Society
Standalone Ab Interno Gelatin Stent with MMC Versus Standalone Trabeculectomy with MMC: Postoperative Patient Experience and Healthcare Utilization.

2017 – Best Paper in Session, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting
Risk of Bias Assessment of Randomized Controlled Trials in High-Impact Ophthalmology Journals and Medical Journals: A Systematic Review.

2017 – Best Paper in Session, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting
Efficacy of 2 Targeted Versus Non-Targeted Trabecular Microbypass Stents: Preliminary Investigation

2016 – Best Video, Glaucoma Day, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting
Respecting the Nanophthalmic Eye

2016 – Best Paper in Session, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting
Refractive Outcomes of Manual Versus Femtosecond Laser–Assisted Cataract Surgery: Single-Center Retrospective Cohort Analysis of 1839 Eyes.


Memberships

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Chair of Resident Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto

Fellow, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Staff Ophthalmologist, Toronto Western Hospital

Staff Ophthalmologist, Kensington Eye Institute

Canadian Ophthalmology Society

American Glaucoma Society

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery


Research

Publications can be found here:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=matthew+schlenker