Course curriculum

  • 1

    Pandemic Puzzles: Medico-Legal Issues During the COVID Pandemic with Nataly Pesin MD FRCSC

  • 2

    Helping Patients Remotely with Robert Adam MD FRCSC

    • Zoom webinar

  • 3

    Instructive Neuro-ophthalmology Cases with Edward Margolin MD FRCSC

    • Zoom webinar



Edward Margolin MD FRCSC

Dr. EDWARD MARGOLIN completed a residency in ophthalmology at McGill Faculty of Medicine. He then completed a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship at the University of Michigan. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Department of Neurology at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He is also a Chief of Neuro-Ophthalmology Service at the Department is a Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology/Adult Strabismus Fellowship. Since coming to Toronto in 2007, Dr. Margolin has established a very active clinical practice in comprehensive ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. After five years of full time practice at Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Margolin has moved his practice to TESS. He performs cataract surgery at Kensington Eye Institute and adult strabismus surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Margolin is on staff at Mount Sinai Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital. He has been teaching ophthalmology and neurology trainees at all levels as well as participating in a variety of neuro-ophthalmology educational programs for the Department of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Family Medicine. In 2011 and then again in 2015 Dr. Margolin has been awarded the Best Teacher in Ophthalmology Award and in 2013 he was nominated and awarded Wightman-Berris Academy Individual Teaching Performance Award. In 2017 Dr. Margolin received J. S. Crawford Teaching Award (Most Popular Teacher) and in 2018 he was a recipient of the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award (awarded to 2 physicians at the University of Toronto yearly). Dr. Margolin has published numerous articles and given presentations and lectures both nationally and internationally. He has been actively involved in North American Neuro-Ophthalmological Society where he sits on several committees. His research endeavors have been focused on understanding the mechanisms and looking for a treatment for non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and predictors of visual function after surgical resection of meningiomas affecting visual pathways. He is a clinical lead at the Kensington Eye Institute in a large multi-center collaborative research project investigating the relationship between the quantitative levels of beta-amyloid protein in crystalline lens and development of Alzheimer’s disease.


Robert Adam MD FRCSC

Dr. Robert Adam is a Comprehensive Medical and Surgical Ophthalmologist who treats both adult and pediatric patients with a variety of medical conditions.   His surgical practice is focused on cataract and refractive surgery as well as both functional and cosmetic surgery of the eyelids.  Dr. Adam attended the University of Western Ontario where he received his undergraduate degree with distinction. From there he obtained his medical degree with honours from the University of Toronto.  Dr. Adam completed a post-doctoral fellowship in ophthalmology at McMaster University where he served as chief resident.  Dr. Adam is currently a member of the ophthalmology department at the St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto.  He is a dual appointed faculty member at both the University of Toronto and McMaster University, where he is actively involved in clinical, surgical and didactic teaching for residents and medical students.  He is presently serving a two year term as Secretary for the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (EPSO).  Dr. Adam also performs laser refractive surgery at Lasik MD in Toronto and Hamilton.   Dr. Adam volunteers his time with CNIB’s Mobile Eye Care Clinic, a fully-equipped, medical eye care clinic on wheels that carries out vision screening, eye treatments and minor surgeries in remote Ontario communities. 


Nataly Pesin MD FRCSC

Dr. Nataly Pesin obtained her Bachelor of Science degree with honours from York University, graduating first class with distinction. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Ottawa and completed her Ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto. She was actively involved in her community and with clinical research throughout her training, receiving multiple academic and community awards. Dr. Pesin has published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals in the areas of post-operative pain management, pediatric eye tumours, and medical diseases of the eye. She has presented her work at national and international medical conferences and continues to be active with her research interests. Dr. Pesin is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and enjoys providing comprehensive ophthalmological care to her community.