About Us

Sanjay Sharma, BSc, MD, FRCS, MSc (Epid), MBA, the Director of the Fellowship, is a Professor of Ophthalmology & Epidemiology at Queen’s University. The author of over 200 papers that appear in the peer-reviewed literature and the American Medical Association Press’s textbook Evidence Based to Value Based Medicine, Dr. Sharma is an active clinician-scientist in the areas of health economics, health outcomes, patient safety, knowledge translation and macular disease. He has received numerous grants and awards including those from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Sharma completed fellowships in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease from Queen’s University, Wills Eye Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Tom Gonder MD, FRCS, MBA is a retinal specialist who is active both medically and surgically. Dr. Gonder completed his medical school, residency and fellowship at University of Calgary. A Mechanical Engineer by training, Dr. Gonder also competed a Master’s in Business Administration. Dr. Gonder has actively researched treatment for retinal detachment, 25 gauge vitrectomy and photodynamic therapy for central serous chorioretinopathy. He has also served on committees at the Canadian Ophthalmology Society including the Continuing Professional Development Committee and as President of the Canadian Ophthalmology Residents Society.