Dr. Vivian T. Yin is a leading surgeon, researcher and teacher in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. In 2014, she returned to Vancouver to join the University of British Columbia as clinical assistant professor in the Division of Oculoplastics and Orbit. She has a special interest in the treatment of periocular and orbital cancer, especially the use of targeted therapy.
After completing undergraduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University, graduating with honors, Dr. Yin pursued her medical degree and ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto. She was recognized for her exceptional surgical skills by the University with the Dr. Sigmund Vaile and Kensington Eye Institute awards. She further refined her surgical skills by pursuing a prestigious 2-year fellowship training at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She speaks internationally on topics of oncology, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Yin generously volunteers her spare time to work towards eliminate preventable blindness. She has traveled to Bangladesh, the Philippines, and India to teach and provide free surgical care for those in need. She has worked extensively with organizations such as ORBIS, the flying eye hospital, the Urban Angels, and So Kids Can See. She had completed a Master degree in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to expand her work in global ophthalmology in 2014 and is currently on the board of director for SEVA Canada.