Dr. Rajeev Muni

Dr. Rajeev Muni is the recipient of the 2018 Innovator of the Year Award by the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (EPSO) in recognition of his groundbreaking work in a Randomized Trial Comparing Pneumatic Retinopexy vs. Vitrectomy in the Management of Primary Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment (PIVOT).  The results of his research game changing – offering minimally invasive treatment (called pneumatic retinopexy, or PnR) leading to better visual outcomes for patients in comparison to conventional vitrectomy surgery.  Dr. Muni was presented his award at the EPSO’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Muni graduated from McMaster’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto, and then went on to complete a vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and the Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences, University of Toronto.  He then went to California to complete a paediatric vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Doheny Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.  He also holds a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Muni currently works as a vitreoretinal surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital, the Kensington Eye Institute and the Hospital for Sick Kids, and is a researcher at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.  He holds many academic positions such as the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, is well published and is the recipient of many awards for his work.

“Dr. Muni’s work will have a global impact on how ophthalmologists repair retinal detachments.  He is truly deserving of EPSO’s Innovator of the Year award.”
— Dr. Raj Rathee, President of the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario