Michael Kryshtalskyj


Dr. Michael Kryshtalskyj is a resident in the Program. Originally from Toronto, ON, he completed his Bachelor of Science at Western University before pursuing medicine at the University of Toronto.

His research portfolio is extensive and diverse. Some of his projects include analyzing the effectiveness of vitrectomy techniques in retinal detachment surgery, assessing microarchitectural retinal recovery in uveitis using optical coherence tomography, and the use of patient-reported outcome measures to drive surgical decision-making in reconstructive anterior segment surgery. He is also leading several projects in medical education and ophthalmology outreach to rural, global and First Nations populations. Michael has an interest in the medical humanities and has given several presentations on the history of medicine to various academic societies.
Outside clinic, you can find Michael in the mountains. His favourite activities include hiking, cycling and fly fishing. Having previously coached alpine ski racing, he revels in the slopes of the major mountains around Calgary. He is also an avid history buff. Before medical school, he was awarded a fellowship to study and research battlefields of the Two World Wars on-site in France and Belgium.
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD): University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (2020).

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Medical Sciences and Biology: Western University (2016).

  • Golden Stethoscope Award (U of T Medicine)
  • Lezlie Joan Clow Memorial Award (U of T Medicine): For clinical and research pursuits in vitreoretinal surgery.
  • Class of 2006 – Toronto Notes Award (U of T Medicine)
  • Alumni Fund Award (U of T Medicine): For pursuits in medical education and fostering bilingual clinical competency within the Faculty of Medicine.
  • The Scholar’s Programs Award (Western University)
  • Fellow, Canadian Battlefields Foundation (2016)
  • The Governor General’s Academic Medal
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Gold

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