Current Position and Professional Functions

Research trainee at THETA Collaborative
Resident Physician, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
Integrated Physician-Scientist Training Program, University of Toronto
Clinician-Scientist Emerging Leader, Fighting Blindness Canada Vision Sciences Research Program, University Health Network
Vanier Scholar 2021, Canadian Institutes of Health Research


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Education and Training

Dr. Tina Felfeli is a resident physician in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at University of Toronto. She completed her medical school training at University of Toronto where she received the J. P. Boley Prize in Ophthalmology for the highest academic standing in her graduating class. Currently, she is completing a PhD degree in Clinical Epidemiology at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto as a part of the Integrated Physician-Scientist program.

Amongst her many achievements, she is a Vanier Scholar, which is awarded by the government of Canada to world-class doctoral students. She has also recently been awarded the Fighting Blindness Canada Clinician Scientist Emerging Leaders Award.

She is the author of the Toronto Guide to Clinical Ophthalmology, which is a textbook used in the ophthalmology curriculum for medical students at University of Toronto.


See Tina Felfeli's publications on  PubMed.

Research Interests and Expertise

Dr. Felfeli's research interests include population-based studies, economic evaluations, and prediction models for outcomes of surgical retinal diseases and uveitis, and evaluation of health care delivery within the field of ophthalmology. She combines the words of health services research and biomedical research to better understand patient outcomes. Her methodological expertise is in studies involving health administrative data, decision analysis, machine learning, and inflammatory biomarkers.

More recently she has worked on COVID-19 related projects on the surgical backlog in ophthalmology.

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