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Dr. Natasha Dang

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Natasha Dang is a medical and surgical Comprehensive Ophthalmologist with a broad clinical practice.

About

Natasha Dang completed a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree at the University of Alberta. She was then accepted to Medical School at the age of 18 and completed her undergraduate Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, also at the University of Alberta. She also attended Oxford University for a program in English Literature & Creative Writing out of interest as an adjunct to medical school.

During her medical training, she had a special interest in Neuro-Ophthalmology and obtained additional training and research experience in Neuro-Ophthlamology at Massachusett’s Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) which helped her to realize that she wanted to specialize as an Ophthalmologist.

She went on to complete her residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. Natasha Dang maintained an active interest in international Ophthalmology through her residency training and supplemented her training with international elective experiences in Cornea at New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) and Oculoplastics at Massachusett’s Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI).

Natasha Dang is a board certified Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) and is board eligible in the United States. Natasha Dang is a medical and surgical Comprehensive Ophthalmologist with a broad clinical practice. She is happy to accept referrals for all types of eye diseases including but not limited to: paediatric cases, lid lesions, ptosis, entropion, ectropion, thyroid orbitopathy, cellulitis, meibomian gland disease, dry eye, corneal dystrophies and degenerations, corneal infections, uveitis, open and closed angle glaucoma, cataract, macular and peripheral retinal pathology, optic neuritis, non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy, giant cell arteritis, optic neuropathy, and strabismus. Natasha Dang can provide medical, laser, and/or surgical treatment for a wide variety of ophthalmological conditions.

She is a football fan and supports the New England Patriots very seriously. She has a small dog and is committed to making charitable and volunteer contributions to animal rescues and humane shelters. Natasha Dang lives in Toronto, Ontario.


Education

Undergraduate

University of Alberta Bachelor of Medical Science (BMSc) with Honors

Medical School

University of Alberta

Residency

University of Toronto


Accomplishments

Natasha Dang has been the recipient of numerous awards and honours throughout her academic training.

Some of her awards and accomplishments include: TD Canada Trust National Award for Academic Excellence & Outstanding Community Leadership, State Farm Award for Excellence in Academics & Leadership, Canadian Millennium Foundation Award for Excellence in Leadership, Max Wyman Memorial Outstanding Leadership Award, Laurence Decore Award for Outstanding Dedication, Louise McKinney Scholarship for Academic Achievement, University of Alberta Academic Excellence Award, Harriet Snowball Winspear Scholarhsip for Excellence in History, Royal College of Medicine Award for Excellence in History of Medicine, International Baccalaureate Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for Academic Excellence.


Memberships

Natasha Dang is an active member of:

Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS)

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Young Ophthalmologists (YO)

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)


Research

Wessel MM, Sarkar JT, Jakobiec FA, Dang RN, Bhat P, Michaud N, Starr CE. Treatment of Lisch Corneal Dystrophy with Photorefractive Keratectomy and Mitomycin C. Cornea. Weill Cornell Medical Centre: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornea. Cornea. 10/2010; 30(4): 481-5.

Rizzo JF III, Dang RN, Cunnane MB. Neuro-imaging of the optic nerve. North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) 34th Annual Publication. Harvard: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Neuro-Ophthalmology. March 2008.

Dang RN, Moreau MJ, Mahood JK, Hill DL, Raso VJ. Intra-observer reproducibility and inter- observer reliability of the radiographic parameters in the Spinal Deformity Study Group’s AIS Radiographic Measurement Manual. University of Alberta: Scoliosis Research Group, Orthopedics. SPINE. May 1 2005.