The Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology at BC Children’s Hospital is the main source of tertiary level eye care for the children of British Columbia. The department also provides care to adults with complex strabismus problems, and electrophysiology services to children and adults of this province whose complex retinal or optic nerve diseases require investigation.

The relationships of the Department within the Hospital are a reflection of the subject, which straddles medicine and surgery. Much of our work occurs in busy outpatient clinics where we contribute to multi-system diagnoses as well as identifying and treating the visually-disabling disorders of childhood. We interact closely with the Department of Pediatrics (especially general pediatrics, neurology, rheumatology and dermatology) as well as surgical specialties (neurosurgery, ENT).

Since we also depend on operating facilities, we are administratively closely affiliated with the Section (now Department) of Surgery, and are members of the surgical PBCU.

Faculty Members

Jane Gardiner

Department Head, Clinical Professor UBC

Christopher Lyons

Professor UBC

Maryam Aroichane

Clinical Assistant Professor UBC

Conor Mulholland

Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC

Faculty, off-site

Dr. David Albiani
Dr. T. Alan Demco
Dr. Peter Dolman
Dr. Harald Gjerde
Dr. Ross Kennedy
Dr. Femida Kherani
Dr. Ashley Ko
Dr. Patrick Ma
Dr. Zaid Mammo
Dr. Andrew Merkur
Dr. Katherine Paton
Dr. Megan Rees
Dr. David Rossman
Dr. Vivian Yin

Research Department

Dr. Debbie Giaschi
Dr. Hee Yeon Im

Orthoptic Staff

Christy Giligson
Alecia Howlett
Vaishali Mehta
Andrea Quan
Debbie Zylich

Affiliations: Visual Impairment Program

Dr. Carey Matsuba

Administrative Staff

Chloe Gregg
Brenda Jew
Natalie Wong