Mailing Address
VGH Eye Care Centre Section H,
2550 Willow St, Vancouver, BC
V5Z 3N9

MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
MD, University of Toronto


Dr. Vivian T. Yin is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an Honors degree in Biology. She completed her medical training and residency at the University of Toronto, graduating with multiple surgical and academic awards. With an interest in oculoplastic, she pursued a 2-years oculoplastic and orbital oncology training at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She has spoken internationally on topics of periocular and orbital oncology, aesthetics, and lacrimal system.

Dr. Yin is actively involved in research and teaching. She trains fellows in oculoplastic surgery, ophthalmology residents, and medical students. She is also a reviewer for multiple international peer-review scientific journals, including the British Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, and the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. She has been recognized for her accomplishments by research awards and grants from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Canadian Ophthalmology Society, and the Physicians’ Services Incorporate (PSI) Foundation.


2014 - 2020Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
2017 - *Assistant Director, BC Center for Epidemiology and International Ophthalmology
2017 - 2019Assistant Member/Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center/Weill Cornell Medical College


2016 - *Executive Coaching, The Humphrey Group
2016Physician Leadership Program, Cohort 7, UBC Sauder Business School
2013 - 2015Masters of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2012 - 2014Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstruction Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Texas (preceptor: Dr. Bita Esmaeli)
2007 - 2012Ophthalmology Residency, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
2003 - 2007Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
1999 - 2003Honors, Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University

Honors & Awards

2018Canadian Women Leaders in Global Health, Canadian Society of International Health
2013Global Health Scholarship Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2013Dean’s Scholarship, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Professional Affiliations & Leadership Positions

2020 - *International Council of Ophthalmology Representative, COS
2019 - *Board of Directors, Vancouver Physician Staff Association/VMDAS
2019 - *Region 1 Representative, Specialty Committee in Ophthalmology, Royal College of Physician and Surgeons

Media Appearances

Roberta Staley. “Into the light: A Vancouver doctor helps alleviate vision impairments in the developing world”. Just for Canadian Doctors. Winter 2018. 

SEVA Canada. Roundhouse Radio, Vancouver, Canada. Feb 24, 2016. 

Flight of Hope: A look at the ORBIS flying eye hospital, a blindness prevention pioneer in the developing world.” Accessible Media Inc documentary Feb 9, 2012. 

Sharon Lem. “See it for yourself: Flying Eye Hospital will land in T.O. for public tours.” Toronto SUN, Nov 13, 2011. 

ORBIS Canada “Sights on Asia Telethon”. Fairchild Television, Oct 17, 2010.