Dr. Robert Campbell appointed as the inaugural David Barsky Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Dr. Robert Campbell appointed as the inaugural David Barsky Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University
Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Robert Campbell as the inaugural holder of the David Barsky Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, for a five-year period beginning July 1, 2017.
Dr. Campbell graduated from Laurentian University, first with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and then with a Master of Science in Neuromuscular Physiology and Biochemistry, graduating in 1995. He subsequently completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Following his residency training in ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa, he completed a fellowship in cornea and anterior segment surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, England, followed by a fellowship in surgical and medical glaucoma at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Campbell joined the Department of Ophthalmology at Queen’s University as an Assistant Professor in 2006 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012 and then Professor in 2016. Dr. Campbell is a health care outcomes researcher, and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences. His research focuses on the evaluation of quality and safety in vision health care.
Dr. Campbell is currently the Deputy Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Queen’s and, in addition, is Co-Chair of the Ontario Glaucoma Care Quality Standards Expert Committee and holds leadership roles on the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) Provincial Vision Care Task Force, the CNIB Mobile Medical Eye Care Unit, the E.A. Baker Foundation and the Eye Health Council of Ontario. Dr. Campbell is also a former Residency Program Director at Queen’s and member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Examination Committee.
Dr. Campbell has received multiple grants from CIHR and NSERC and his work has been published regularly in major international journals. Additionally, he has co-authored numerous policy reports including the MOHLTC Quality Based Procedure Handbooks for each of cataract, retina, and cornea surgery. Dr. Campbell’s scholarly work has been recognized through multiple prestigious awards. He was a two-time recipient of the Canadian Glaucoma Society’s Award for the Best Glaucoma Publication, and a many-time recipient of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society’s Coherent Award for Excellence in Ophthalmic Research.