Cynthia Xin Ya Qian
Dr. Cynthia Xin Ya Qian
Assistant Professor Adult and Pediatric Surgical Retina Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory Department of Ophthalmology, University of Montreal
YPL Nomination 2017
Biography
· Cynthia Qian is an ophthalmologist and a vitreoretinal surgeon at the University of Montreal since 2015. She is an expert on retinal dystrophy, particularly on the surgical implantation of retinal chips and prostheses. She is currently the director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory and the Pediatric Retina Service. · She completed medical school at McGill University followed by residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Montreal where she was chief resident and graduating Valedictorian for all medical subspecialties. She went on to complete a two-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary-Harvard Medical School followed by another fellowship in Retinal Dystrophy and Ocular Genetics at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. · She is an avid teacher to residents and fellows, has participated in several research trials and has coordinated several outreach medical missions around the world. · She acts as a regular spokesperson for the Canadian Ophthalmology Society and the Ophthalmology community on topics of vision protection and ocular health. · She lives in Montreal. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the violin, reading, improving her photography, and learning new languages
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