Ivey Eye Institute - London Ontario Canada

| Saturday August 19, 2017
7:14 AM

Clinical Specialties

Bio Sketch

Dr. Hutnik is a full professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is Chair of Research in the department and Director of the Ophthalmology Basic Science Laboratory at the Lawson Health Research Institute in the Center for Clinical Investigation and Therapeutics. She earned her doctoral degree at the National Research Council followed by undergraduate medical training, both in Ottawa, Canada. She then obtained her ophthalmology training at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Canada followed by subspecialty glaucoma training under the mentorship of Dr. Paul Kaufman at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

Dr. Hutnik currently is a member of a number of editorial and research review boards. She supervises an independent program of clinical, basic science, educational research and collaborates with local colleagues engaged in health economics research. Her administrative roles have included Faculty Chair of the Summer Research Training Program at the University of Western Ontario as well as membership on the Faculty Clinician-Scientist committee, medical advisory committee of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind Mobile Eye Care Programme and currently is a councilor of the Canadian Glaucoma Society. Her major research interest is focused on the pathophysiology and management of glaucoma with a sub-interest in ocular surface and macular disease.

Dr. Hutnik has supervised and mentored in research more than 150 students at all levels of training ranging from highschool to graduate science and medicine. Her work has been presented and published both nationally and internationally and has been recognized with over 60 awards. She continues to have keen interest in the development of novel and/or optimization of existing treatments for patients with glaucoma. In addition to research she is engaged in a number of initiatives such as creation of a multi-discipline low vision rehabilitation center in London, collaborative models of dissemination of the Canadian Glaucoma Guidelines and global partnerships in eye care between the Schulich School and key centers in China.

Clinical Focus

Cataracts and Glaucoma (Adult)

Academic Appointment

  • Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Western University
  • Diplomate of American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Adjunct Professor, Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Windsor
  • Associate Scientist, Centre for Clinical Investigation and Therapeutics, Lawson Health Research Institute
Cindy M. L. Hutnik


  • Residency: Western University

Office Contact Information

  • Phone: 519 - 646 - 6272
  • Fax: 519 - 646 - 6410
  • Address:

Ivey Eye Institute
St. Joseph's Hospital
268 Grosvenor Street
London, ON N6A 4V2