Thinking Back With Rand
Featuring Dr. E. Rand Simpson
Director, Ocular Oncology Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
January 15, 2014
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
After graduating in Medicine from the University of Toronto, Dr. Simpson completed fellowships in Medicine and Neurology in Winnipeg and Ophthalmology at McGill University in Montreal. He initially pursued his interest in Neurophthalmology under the mentorship of Dr. David Cogan at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary in Boston where he also developed an interest in ocular oncology. Upon returning to Toronto Dr. Simpson took over the Directorship of the Ocular Oncology Program at Princess Margaret Hospital, a position he held for over 20 years. Aside from Dr. Simpson”s academic achievements, which include authorship of over 100 publications, several book chapters and over 250 national and international presentations, he was responsible, as a member of the International Council of Ophthalmology, and President of the Congress, for convening the largest Ophthalmology meeting in Canada. Dr. Simpson remains active in clinical, administrative and research in the field of Ocular Oncology in association with one of the most widely respected Cancer Institutions in the world at PMH/UHN.
It was a full-circle moment to be back at the hospital just over six years later and to be able to tell the story of how the Miguelito’s Little Green Car project was born out of a challenging, emotional time.