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Dr. Stephanie Baxter MD, FRCSC, MBA
Dr. Stephanie Baxter
Department Head
Associate Professor
Edna and Ernie Johnson Chair in Ophthalmology
Contact Info
Tel: (613) 544-3400 x 3203 (Erin Twiddy)
Fax: (613) 544-1454

Queen's University Departmental Administrator:

Amanda McIntosh
Tel:  613-533-2559
Fax: 613-533-6667
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


  • Fellowship: Cornea and External Diseases, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
  • Ophthalmology Residency: Queen's University, FRCSC (2003)
  • Medical School: Dalhousie University (1998)
  • Pre-Medical: Dalhousie University, BSc (1994)

Research Interests

  • Cornea & External Disease
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmology Education

Selected Publications: 

  1. Mah JM, Bellan L, Baxter SA. Undergraduate ophthalmology education in Canadian medical schools: a cross-sectional survey. Can J Ophthalmol. 2021;56(2):139-141. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2020.08.009
  2. Braund H, Dalgarno N, McEwen L, Egan R, Reid MA, Baxter S. Involving ophthalmology departmental stakeholders in developing workplace-based assessment tools. Can J Ophthalmol. 2019;54(5):590-600. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2019.01.013
  3. Bénard-Séguin É, Kwok J, Liao W, Baxter S. Use of a fundus photograph matching program in imparting proficiency in ophthalmoscopy. Can J Ophthalmol. 2018;53(5):480-485. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2017.11.022
  4. Bae SS, Baxter S. YouTube videos in the English language as a patient education resource for cataract surgery. Int Ophthalmol. 2018;38(5):1941-1945. doi:10.1007/s10792-017-0681-5
  5. Mednick Z, Tabanfar R, Alexander A, Simpson S, Baxter S. Creation and validation of a simulator for corneal rust ring removal. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017;52(5):447-452. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2017.02.024
  6. Kwok J, Liao W, Baxter S. Evaluation of an online peer fundus photograph matching program in teaching direct ophthalmoscopy to medical students. Can J Ophthalmol. 2017;52(5):441-446. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2017.02.020
  7. Johnson D, El-Defrawy SR, Hollands S, Baxter S, Campbell Ede L, Campbell RJ. Drug-prescribing patterns among optometrists and nonophthalmologist physicians at a tertiary care centre in Kingston, Ontario. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016;51(3):168-173. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2016.04.001
  8. Brissette AR, Mednick ZD, Schweitzer KD, Bona MD, Baxter SA. Punctal Plug Retention Rates for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Dry Eye: A Randomized, Double-Masked, Controlled Clinical Trial. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015;160(2):238-242.e1. doi:10.1016/j.ajo.2015.05.013
  9. Brissette A, Mednick Z, Baxter S. Evaluating the need for close follow-up after removal of a noncomplicated corneal foreign body. Cornea. 2014;33(11):1193-1196. doi:10.1097/ICO.0000000000000210
  10. Hurst J, Johnson D, Campbell R, Baxter S, Kratky V. Orbital compartment syndrome in a burn patient without aggressive fluid resuscitation. Orbit. 2014;33(5):375-377. doi:10.3109/01676830.2014.881400
  11. Eneh AA, Jagan L, Baxter S. Relative importance of the components of the Canadian Residency Matching Service application. Can J Ophthalmol. 2014;49(5):407-413. doi:10.1016/j.jcjo.2014.06.009
  12. Demsey D, Baxter S. Influence of Donor Tissue Factors on Detachment Rate in DSAEK Patients. ISRN Ophthalmol. 2011;2011:831051. doi:10.5402/2011/831051
  13. Baxter SA. The Red Eye: A systematic Approach.  Can J Diagnosis (2008); 25(9) 70-3.
  14. Almeida DRP, Johnson D, Hollands H, Smallman D, Baxter S Eng kT, Kratky V, ten Hove MW, Sharma S, El-Defrawy S. Effect of prophylactic nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs on cystoid macular edema assessed using optical coherence tomography quantification of total macular volume after cataract surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2008;34(1):64-69. doi:10.1016/j.jcrs.2007.08.034
  15. Rootman DB, Wankiewicz E, Sharpen L, Baxter SA. In situ versus whole-globe harvesting of corneal tissue from remote donor sites: effects on initial tissue quality. Cornea. 2007;26(3):270-273. doi:10.1097/ICO.0b013e31802c9e05
  16. Baxter S, Sharma S. Ophthaproblem: Ocular myasthenia gravis. Can Fam Physician. 2002;48:1771, 1776.
  17. Baxter S, Sharma S. Ophthaproblem: Pseudopapilledema. Can Fam Physician. 2002;48:881, 889.
  18. Baxter S, Sharma S. Ophthaproblem: Myelinated retinal nerve fibre layer. Can Fam Physician. 2001;47:1730, 1741.
  19. Baxter S, Sharma S. Ophthaproblem: Herpes zoster. Can Fam Physician. 2001;47:493, 503-504.

Textbook Chapters

Belliveau MJ, Yeung YT, Baxter SA. Crystalline Keratopathy. In: Wills Eye Institute 5-minute Ophthalmology Consult. Maguire JI, Murchson AP, Jaeger EA (eds.), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2012. (Textbook Chapter). 

Warder D, Moss E, Baxter SA. Posterior Polymorphous Corneal Dystrophy. In: Wills Eye Institute 5-minute Ophthalmology Consult. Maguire JI, Murchson AP, Jaeger EA (eds.), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2012. (Textbook Chapter) 

Almeida DRP, Scheweitzer KD, Baxter SA.Radiation Keratopathy. Wills Eye Institute 5-minute Ophthalmology Consult. Maguire JI, Murchson AP, Jaeger EA (eds.), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2012. (Textbook Chapter).  


”Development and Evaluation of Competency-Based Assessment Tools for the Department of Ophthalmology“ -SEAMO Endowed Scholarship and Education Fund (2015)