our team

Delan Jinapriya  BSc, MD, FRCSC

Medical Director

Galen Eye Centre
Assistant Professor
Queen’s University
Department of Ophthalmology

Dr. Jinapriya received his BSc (Hons) in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, specializing in Human Physiology in 1999 from York University, followed by his MD from Queen’s University in 2003.  He completed his residency training in Ophthalmology from Queen’s University obtaining his FRCSC in 2008.   He then spent a year at the University of Toronto, under the mentorship of Dr. G.E. Trope and Dr. Y.M. Buys and completed a fellowship in Adult Comprehensive and Surgical Glaucoma.  In 2009 he received a full time academic faculty position in the Department of Ophthalmology at Queen’s University and held his practice in the hospital setting until November 2012.  In December 2012 he opened the Galen Eye Centre.  He holds hospital privileges at Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Lennox and Addington Country Hospital.

In addition to his passion for clinical and surgical practice, he enjoys training future Ophthalmologists and making contributions to the field of Ophthalmology through glaucoma curriculum development and clinical research.  He established the Galen Eye Centre to maximize the contributions he can make clinically, surgically and academically.


Stephanie Wood BSc, MD, FRCSC

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Dr. Stephanie Wood received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Biology at Dalhousie University where she performed honours research in the Optic Nerve and Retina Research Laboratory. She completed her Medical Degree with distinction from Dalhousie University, then began a Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto and completed her training at the University of Calgary. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2013.

Dr. Wood worked as a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist in Calgary at the Southern Alberta Eye Centre and Bow River Medical Consultants prior to relocating to Kingston. She joins the Queen’s Department of Ophthalmology and joins the Galen Eye Centre to provide general ophthalmic care and complement the Eye Centre’s primary eye care.


Manpartap Bal BSc, MD, FRCSC

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Manpartap Bal works within the Ophthalmology Department at Hotel Dieu Hospital as well as with the Galen Eye Centre. He completed his Retina Fellowship at Queen's University in 2017, and completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa obtaining his FRCSC in 2016.


Krishna Rao BSc, MD, FRCSC

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Krishna Rao received his MD with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996. He then completed a five year residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Saskatchewan and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2001, after which he completed a one year of fellowship in adult glaucoma at the Glaucoma Institute, St. Louis, Missouri under the mentorship of Dr. Allan E. Kolker, MD.

Dr. Rao has worked previously in private practice in Winnipeg, Manitoba and more recently (2010-2018) as community based Ophthalmologist with Quinte Health Care in Trenton, Ontario. He joined the Galen Eye Centre to provide general adult ophthalmology and glaucoma care. Dr. Rao is also an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology with the Department of Ophthalmology, Queen’s University.


Harmanjit Singh MD

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Singh completed his Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery Fellowship with Dr. Ike Ahmed at the University of Toronto in 2014 and his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Montreal from 2008-2013. Dr. Singh is leaving his full time attending staff position at the University of Montreal to join the Galen Eye Centre and Queen’s University in October 2019. He performs a wide range of surgeries ranging from cataract surgery to all glaucoma surgeries, including MIGS and also does more complex anterior segment surgeries such as iris repairs, dislocated phakic lenses, dislocated IOLs, and aphakic IOL placement (sulcus sutured and Artisan IOLs). Dr. Singh will be seeing patients at the Galen Eye Centre starting in October 2019. He will also hold a clinic at Hotel Dieu Hospital.


Timothy Ratzlaff MD

Ophthalmologist

Dr. Timothy Ratzlaff completed 3 years of a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria before being accepted into the University of British Columbia’s Island Medical Program. He completed his MD in 2014 and was then accepted into the Department of Ophthalmology residency program at Queen’s University, obtaining his FRCSC in 2019. Currently, Dr. Ratzlaff is completing a fellowship in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma under the mentorship of Dr. Delan Jinapriya and Dr. Rob Campbell. He works at the Galen Eye Centre and holds hospital privileges at Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital.


Jessica Smith OD

Optometrist

Dr. Jessica Smith graduated from the University of Waterloo Optometry and Vision Science in 2018. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo. During her years studying Optometry, Jessica took the opportunity to expand her knowledge and skills with a 4-month externship with a retinal surgeon at the Scarborough Eye Associates.

Dr. Smith is passionate about optometry and enjoys helping others. She is excited to be part of the Galen Eye Centre. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as travelling in her spare time. Dr. Smith fell in love with the Kingston community and moved here following graduation. She provides full scope optometric care to patients of all ages, with particular interest in ocular disease. She believes in the importance of interdisciplinary care, working with medical doctors and specialists to meet her patients needs. Dr. Smith is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists and the College of Optometrists. She is board certified by the Canadian Examiners in Optometry, including the use of Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents.


Biant Brar, OD DiplABO

Optometrist

Dr. Biant Brar is a board certified (ABO) Optometrist from Mississauga, Ontario. He completed his Bachelor of Science with Honors at McMaster University in Hamilton in 2013. Dr. Brar went on to continue his education at the New England college of Optometry where he graduated with his Doctorate of Optometry in 2018. During his tenure at the New England College of Optometry, Dr. Brar’s externships included community health centers throughout Boston, the Jamaica Plain Veteran’s Affair Hospital, and 2 private practises in Miami including a General ophthalmology practice. Dr. Brar developed interest in ocular disease and went on to complete a residency program in Primary Care and Ocular Disease with the Ophthalmology Department at BronxCare Health System in Bronx, NY, an affiliate of State University of New York College of Optometry. The BronxCare Health System provided a rich clinical experience through exposure to a diverse patient base with complex ocular diseases. Dr. Brar is currently pursuing his fellowship with the American Academy of Optometry.

In his spare time, Dr. Brar enjoys listening to music, working out and spending time with friends and family. He enjoys travelling and wishes to continue exploring Europe and Asia.


Isabella Irrcher  BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Director

Galen Eye Centre

Dr. Irrcher is the author of several scientific articles appearing in the peer-reviewed literature including the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Cell Death and Differentiation, Human Molecular Genetics, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A basic scientist by training, Dr. Irrcher comes to the Galen Eye Centre with a wealth of research experience in experimental design and methodology.  She is responsible for coordinating our clinical trials and facilitating research activities.  Dr. Irrcher has received numerous scholarships, grants and awards, including those from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), and the American Physiological Society.  Dr. Irrcher graduated with an MSc in Kinesiology (2001) and PhD in Biology (2007) from York University. Following her graduate work, Dr. Irrcher completed a CIHR-funded post-doctoral fellowship in Neurosciences at the University of Ottawa (2010).


Galen Eye Centre Corporate Values

  • Commitment to excellence in clinical acumen and surgical technique.
  • Foster communication between patients, doctors and staff.
  • Compassion for all people.
  • Respect for individuality and an appreciation that each person’s solution may be different.
  • Strive to build trust so that patients know we have their best interests in mind in all decisions we make with respect to their management.
  • Integrity in the options we provide for diagnostics, treatment and research participation.
  • Provide hope for maintaining vision by providing access to the most current diagnostic, medical and surgical techniques, and providing the opportunity to participate in research
  • investigating novel medical treatments, diagnostic devices and surgical options.