Dr. Yiannis Iordanous
TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT YOUR SURGEON
- Dr Iordanous completed medical school and ophthalmology residency training at Western University, followed by a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the University of Ottawa.
- Dr Iordanous was awarded the Alpha Kappa Kappa Gold medal at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. This was awarded to the medical student with the highest academic standing in the final year of study at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
- Dr Iordanous has been a staff consultant at the Ivey Eye Institute since 2016.
- Dr Iordanous is currently an assistant professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. He teaches residents and fellows in the departments of ophthalmology, pediatrics, neonatology and geriatrics.
- Dr Iordanous completed his Masters of Health Professions Education in 2021. This degree was jointly conferred by Western University and the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.
- Since 2020 Dr Iordanous has been the Program Director for the Ophthalmology residency training program at Western University. Since then, he has revamped all of the training objectives and resident assessments for the training program. He recently led the program to a “full accreditation status” with a successful external review from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is currently preparing the program to transition to a new training/assessment style called competency based medical education (CBME).
- In 2021 Dr Iordanous was awarded the Western University Department of Surgery Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award, in recognition of being voted the most outstanding faculty teacher in ophthalmology by the clinical clerks (medical students).
- In 2021 Dr Iordanous was awarded with a prestigious national teaching award, the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME) Certificate of Merit Award. The objective of the certificate of merit award is to recognize and reward faculty committed to medical education in Canadian medical schools .
- Dr Iordanous has over 20 peer reviewed publications and is actively supervising several medical student and resident led research projects. His main areas of research interest include: medical education and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).
- When not at work, Dr Iordanous enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children.