About Our Practice

We believe that personalized treatment is achieved by understanding and supporting your choices through open dialogue. Our team ensures that we are easily accessible to you by having multiple ways to reach us, through emails and web forms beyond our phone lines. We also work closely with your local doctors to coordinate your care.

In order to build a strong future, we are also committed to training future specialist and contributing to building new knowledge through research.

About Dr. Vivian Yin

Dr. Vivian T. Yin is a expert surgeon, researcher and teacher in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery as an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver since 2014. She previously worked at the prestigous Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She focuses on the treatment of periocular and orbital cancer, especially the use of targeted therapy, and speaks internationally on these topics. After completing her medical degree and ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto, she pursued a prestigious 2-year fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Yin is also a leader in global health and health system transformation with a Master in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She have worked in eliminating blindness in low and middle income countries throughout the world, including Bangladesh, the Philippines, Nepal, India, Rwanda and Tanzania to teach and provide surgical care for those in need. She is the chair of the Canadian Association of Public Health and Global Ophthalmology and represents the Canadian Ophthalmology Society to the International Council on Ophthalmology. She has also been on the board of directors of Seva Canada, a Vancouver-based NGO, for the past 6 years.

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Meet Our Staff

Starrlee Robertson

Surgical Coordinator & Office Manager

Starrlee completed her Medical Office Assistant program at the Vancouver Community College, graduating with the highest academic achievement. She thrives on a fast paced work environment, having been in the restaurant industry for ten years prior to starting in the medical field. Her main career goal is to provide patient centered care, where all patients feel valued. Outside of work, Starrlee devotes her life to her 8-years old and 2-years old sons as a do-it-all mom.


Clinical Coordinator

Priscilla has worked in the field of optometry for three years. Having developed an interest in ophthalmology, she joined Dr. Vivian Yin’s team with hopes to learn about different ocular conditions while providing the best patient care she can. Apart from work, Priscilla enjoys doing photography and digital art as a hobby.