Dr. Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, Mrs. Sherri McCullough, Chair of the Board of Directors for Hotel Dieu Hospital, and Ms. Leslee Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kingston General Hospital, are pleased to announce that Dr. Martin ten Hove has been appointed Acting Head of Ophthalmology at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital for the period April 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
Following the receipt of his MD from Queen’s University in 1989 and the completion of his postgraduate training in neuro-ophthalmology as a McLaughlin Fellow at the University of Miami in 1995, Dr. ten Hove returned to Queen’s as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology. He served as the Department’s Postgraduate Program Director from the time of his appointment until 2000 and he was promoted to Associate Professor and awarded tenure in 2001. Dr. ten Hove previously served as Acting Head from 2003 to 2004 and he has been the Deputy Head of the Department of Ophthalmology since 2005.
Dr. ten Hove is actively involved in research into the neural mechanisms underlying visual attention. He has often been invited to present his work at national and international meetings. He has served on the Examination Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, on the Royal College Specialty Committee for Ophthalmology, and on the editorial boards for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology and the Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology. He has worked with ORBIS, the CNIB and the University of West Indies to bring tertiary level ophthalmology to remote locations to help fulfill their educational and clinical needs.
In making this announcement, the Provost and Board Chairs wish to express their appreciation for the excellent leadership provided by Dr. Sherif El-Defrawy during his eight year tenure as Head of the Department of Ophthalmology.