Dr Stephanie Baxter appointed next Department Head
The department is thrilled to share the news that Dr Stephanie Baxter has been appointed the next Head of the Department of Ophthalmology!
Dr Baxter is an associate professor in the department, and serves as one of our cornea specialists. She first came to Queen’s to complete her ophthalmology residency, leaving us briefly to complete a Cornea and External Disease Fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital.
Since returning to Queen's Ophthalmology as a faculty member, Dr Baxter has completed a fellowship in educational scholarship and earned her Master of Business Administration. She has also served in several leadership roles within the department and beyond, including roles as Undergraduate Medical Education Director, Residency Program Director, and Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) lead. She also serves as the Co-Chair for the Cornea Transplant Working Group for the Trillium Gift of Life Network, and serves on the Accountability Committee for the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO).
“As a proud member of the Department of Ophthalmology at Queen’s for 18 years, I have full-heartedly supported the department’s tripartite mission of delivering excellence in patient care, teaching, and research,” says Dr Baxter. “My time in the department has allowed me to witness firsthand where we have been, and how we have evolved. I am excited for the responsibility to serve as the Head of the Department for the next five years.”
Dr Baxter’s five-year term begins on September 1, 2022.
The department would like to extend its gratitude to Dr Martin ten Hove for his superb tenure as the Ophthalmology Department Head. Under Dr ten Hove’s leadership, the department has led unparalleled innovations in research, technology, and patient care.
2022 Rosen Symposium –
The 17th Rosen Symposiumwas held virtually on the evening of Tuesday May 17th. A huge thanks to all who were able to join us for the event! A recording will soon be made available for those who were unable to attend.
Please check our Rosen Symposium homepage for updates, and information about next year's planned in-person event.
The Wright-Strube Webinar Series
Queen's Ophthalmology faculty Dr Yi Ning Strube teams up world renowned pediatric ophthalmology and strabsmus surgeon Dr Kenneth Wright to host a series of webinars on a range of topics in the field. The series features guest presenters Dr David Guyton and Dr Lisa Thompson, and covers an array of topics, from surgical techniques, to discussing the management of 6th Nerve Palsy and Duane's Syndrom, to reviewing research on the use of atropine in treating myopia.
Click here to view past presentations, and to learn about upcoming webinars in this series.