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Dr. Kathy Cao  MD, MEd, FRCSC

Dr. Kathy Cao is an English, Mandarin, and Cantonese-speaking general ophthalmologist with extensive surgical experience providing culturally-sensitive, patient and family-centred care in the Greater Toronto Area.


Dr. Cao received her Bachelor’s degree with distinction in Biochemistry from Queen’s University in 2002. She then graduated with her medical degree from the University of Toronto in 2006, and completed her residency training in Ophthalmology at University of Toronto in 2011. She also completed her Master of Education at the University of Toronto in 2015.

During her residency training, Dr. Cao was the recipient of several honors, including the Kensington Eye Institute resident award for earning the top performance in cataract surgery, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation Resident Excellence award.


Dr. Cao also has a passion for medical education and teaches medical students, residents, family physicians, emergency physicians, ophthalmologists and other healthcare professions locally, nationally and internationally. She is the current Medical Education Section Editor for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology.  


Dr. Cao is devoted to community service with the goal of preventing blindness. She volunteers with Orbis and Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, and provides public education on eye health through radio, TV, and social media.


University of Toronto MD Program Teaching Excellence Award 2017-2018

Kensington Eye Institute Resident Award for top performance in cataract surgery

ASCRS Foundation Resident Excellence Award

Alfred Edward Covell Scholarship

Dr. Sigmund Vaile Award 

Dr. John Speakman Award 

Commitment to Excellence

Dr. Cao has a wealth of experience in providing excellent patient care and has a proven track-record as a skilled surgeon.  Our expert team is dedicated to ensuring that we offer our patients the very best for their vision.

Dr. Kathy Cao is an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon in Toronto specializing in cataract surgery, glaucoma, pterygiums, and comprehensive eye car
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