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Personal Information

Prefix/Title

Dr.

First Name

Carol

Last Name

Westall

Bio

Dr. Carol Westall uses an integrated clinical-research approach which ensures that clinical questions will guide research directions. New discoveries from research are translated diagnostic techniques and advanced clinical management that can be directly applied to bedside. Dr. Carol Westall obtained her PhD from the University of California (Berkeley); she is a visual electrophysiologist, Optometrist and Senior Scientist at SickKids. Under her direction, the Visual Electrophysiology Unit became a world leader in clinical paediatric visual electrophysiology. Westall is associate editor of Documenta Ophthalmologica, the journal of the International Society for Clinical Visual Electrophysiology and Vision and a past board member of the Society. She is Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (FARVO), Fellow and Diplomate of the American Academy Optometry (AAO) and Chair AAO Admittance Committee for applicants for Vision Science Fellowship. Carol leads a clinical research program focused on the interface between disease or toxically induced cellular changes and neuro-retinal function in childhood.

PubMed URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25381295

Academic Appointment Information

Academic Rank

Professor

Research Site

Hospital for Sick Children

Membership Type

Member

Academic Department

Ophthalmology

Research Interests

Theme

Neuroscience / Brain Health

Platforms

Clinical Research

Keywords

Ophthalmology, diabetes, pediatric, drug toxicity, vision reserach