About Dr. Ing

                         DR. EDSEL ING

Dr. Ing graduated with honours from the University of Toronto School of Medicine, and completed a Master of Public Health at Harvard, a Master of Education at Johns Hopkins,  the Harvard Medical School Global Scholars Research Training program, a Master of International Affairs & Diplomacy via the United Nations ITR and University of Catalonia, an AACSB MBA at LSUS, and a PhD at Kingston University.  

After residency training at the University of Toronto he undertook 3 extra years of fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic, Wills Eye Hospital, and Allegheny General Hospital. He has been on staff at 14 different hospitals in Canada and the United States.

Dr. Ing is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto, the past service chief of Neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Toronto, and a member of the Canadian Ophthalmologic Society working group on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.   He belongs to the Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgery, the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the European Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the International Strabismological Association, the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.  His U.S. certifications include the American Board of Ophthalmology and the National Board of Public Health Examiners.  He lectured for the Osler Institute for five years in the United States.  Dr. Ing has been a preceptor of the University of Toronto ASOPRS fellowship, and in the past Dr. Ing accepted fellows to train at Toronto East General Hospital.  He has had the privilege to mentor and learn from postgraduate surgical specialists and medical students from across Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Trinidad, India, Israel, the U.S., Brazil, Germany and Australia.

Prior to Edmonton, Dr. Ing was on staff at Michael Garron Hospital (Toronto East General) and Sunnybrook Hospital.  He is extremely grateful to his Toronto colleagues and nurses for their decades of support and friendship.





As Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Alberta, Dr. Ing is very appreciative of the dedicated staff, residents, fellows, nurses and administrators he has had the privilege to work with at the Eye Institute of Alberta.

Beyond direct patient care, Dr. Ing has been a Director at Large for the World Association of Medical Editors, section editor of the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, past editor for the Canadian Journal of Diagnosis, and Medscape Ophthalmology.

His text on medical education, to raise money for food banks is available free online and at cost on Amazon.

His other medical publications are listed on Orcid.

In his younger years, Dr. Ing finished ten marathons including the Boston Marathon, the Venice marathon, and the Jinshanling Great Wall of China marathon.



University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine Excellence in Resource Stewardship Award 2022

University of Toronto W.T. Aikins Award 2020 – Excellence in Individual Teaching Performance: Clerkship https://medicineawards.utoronto.ca/#home

2015 PARO Excellence In Clinical Teaching Award for the University of Toronto

*Dr. Ing has mentored 7 international   fellows, and has helped train more than 100 residents, and hundreds of medical students.

“Top 10 Best Rated Doctors:  Ophthalmology” Toronto, Rate MDs.com, 2011-2014

Oculoplastics Editor: Journal of Clinical & Surgical Ophthalmology 2008 – 2011

Coordinator of Walter Wright University of Toronto Ophthalmology Conference 2006

99th percentile, American Board of Ophthalmology Written exam, 1994

University of Toronto Graduating resident academic award 1993

Hospital for Sick Children Pediatric Ophthalmology Award 1992

University of Toronto Alumni Ophthalmology Research Day Award 1992




VISION:  To be the trusted leader in oculoplastics/orbit, strabismus and neuro-ophthalmic (OSN) care, research and education.

MISSION:  To advance OSN health and well-being by providing patients a superlative clinical experience via the synergy of quality medical care, research and education.

CORE VALUES:  Excellence, Integrity, Teamwork & Collaboration