Profile

 EMPLOYMENT

Vitreoretinal Specialist – Prism Eye Institute
(Credit Valley and Osler EyeCare)

Vitreoretinal Surgical Assist – Lakeridge Health Bowmanville
(Dr N. Baziuk)

Partner – Prism Eye Institute
(Formerly GoEyeCare)

Vitreoretinal Specialist – Oshawa, Ontario, Dr Baziuk and Assoc.,
Lakeridge Health Oshawa

Vitreoretinal Specialist – Dr Markowitz and Associates,
Mississauga, Ontario

 HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES & MEDICAL RELATED PROJECTS

Hospital Priviliges

Courtesy Privileges – Lakeridge Health, Department of Ophthalmology, Oshawa, Ontario.

Medical Related Projects

BluFolio – blufolio.com – a software system for handheld device and personal computer that enables patients to store their personal health information (e.g. lab reports, vital statistics etc) in a secure encrypted cloud-based file. Patients can upload their health information using multiple modalities (e.g. photo, e-mail, fax etc) for access when required from anywhere in the world.

Columnist – Biweekly Column on Health-related issues for the local newspaper, “Colours of Ontario” (approx 10000 circulation)

 EDUCATION

Doctor of Medicine (MD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Bachelor of Science (BSc.) - Human Biology, Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bachelor of Commerce (BComm.) - Accounting/Finance, Faculty of Management McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

POST GRADUATE TRAINING

Clinical Fellowship – Surgical & Medical Diseases of the Retina & Vitreous
Washington University, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, St. Louis, MO Preceptor: Barnes Retina Institute

Clinical Fellowship – Surgical & Medical Diseases of the Retina & Vitreous
University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, Toronto, Canada Preceptors: Drs. R.G. Devenyi, W-C Lam, A.R. Berger

Co-Chief Resident
University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, Toronto, Canada

Residency Training Program in Ophthalmology
University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, Toronto, Canada

Research Fellowship – Diseases of the Retina & Vitreous
University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, Toronto, Canada Preceptors: Drs. R.G. Devenyi, W-C Lam, A.R. Berger, J.G. Flanagan

 QUALIFICATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

Independent License #71677
College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Fellowship Specialist Certification in Ophthalmology #528029

Educational License #71677
College of Physician and Surgeons of Ontario

Medical Council of Canada
Licenciate. #85233

 TEACHING ACTIVITIES

University of Toronto Undergraduate and Post Graduate Medical Curriculum
(in office teaching of medical students and residents),


Community Lectures to Local Optometrists and Ophthalmologists
continuing education.

 RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Can-Treat – Multicenter, Randomized Trial evaluating the efficacy of Monthly versus Treat-and-Extend treatment of Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration with Intravitreal Injection of Ranubizumab Sub Investigator –

An Evaluation of Pre-treatment Serum Lipids as a Post-Treatment Prognostic Factor for Malignant Melanoma of the Choroid Treated with Radioactive Iodine Plaque


Elevated serum lipids were evaluated as a prognostic factor for lipid exudation and retinal detachment post plaque radiotherapy for malignant melanoma. Dr. J. William Harbour.

The Use of Anterior vs Posterior Segment Infusion in Pseudophakic Vitrectomy and Its Affect on the Cornea.

An assessment of the pre- and post- operative changes in the corneal endothelium after pseudophakic vitrectomy with either anterior or posterior segment infusion lines. Drs. R.G. Devenyi, W-C Lam, A.R. Berger.

Assessment of the Safety of Airflight with Residual Intravitreal Gas

Investigational study in collaboration with the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine, Department of National Defence, Canada - Drs. R.G. Devenyi, W C Lam, A.R. Berger.

The Use of A-Scan Ultrasound to Estimate Intraocular Gas Volumes

Investigational study comparing actual and estimated intravitreal gas volumes in cadaveric eyes. A-scan U/S measures are used to calculate an estimated volume when the actual volume is known. Drs. R.G. Devenyi, W-C Lam, A.R. Berger.

A Comparison of Optical versus A-Scan Measures of Axial Length

Study comparing optical versus A-Scan measures of axial length and how accurate each method is for estimating the IOL power that gives the desired post cataract extraction refraction. Dr. G. Squires.

The Variability in Retinal Capillary Blood Flow in Diabetics and its Correlation with the Acute Level of Blood Glucose.

Investigational study in 16 diabetics and 6 normal controls to assess the variability in retinal capillary blood flow as the blood glucose level varies. Drs. R. Devenyi, WC. Lam, A.R. Berger and J. Flanagan at the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.

Pharmacotherapy of Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. S. Arshinoff, Toronto Eye Foundation, Toronto, Canada.

 PEER- REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Mills MD, Harbour JW.
Lipid exudation following plaque radiotherapy for posterior uveal melanoma.
Am J Ophthalmol.

Breit SM, Hariprasad SM, Mieler WF, Shah GK, Mills MD, Grand MG.
Management of endogenous fungal endophthalmitis with voriconazole and caspofungin.
Am J Ophthalmol.

Mills MD, Devenyi RG, Lam WC, Berger AR, Beijer CD, Lam SR.
An assessment of intraocular pressure rise in patients with gas-filled eyes during simulated airflight. Ophthalmology

Arshinoff SA, Mills MD, Haber S, Pharmacotherapy of photorefractive keratectomy, J Cataract Refract Surg

 SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Albert Covell Fellowship
For the advancement of Science in Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Research Funding Award
Department of Ophthalmology, Toronto Hospital, Toronto, Canada.

Summer Scholarship
Toronto Eye Foundation, Toronto, Canada.

Arthur Kruger Scholarship in Science (BSc)
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Graduated with High Distinction (BSc)
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Poole Scholarship (BSc)
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Graduated with Great Distinction (BComm)
McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Faculty Scholar (BComm)
McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

 OTHER ACTIVITIES

Chief Editor
University of Western Ontario Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Exam Review notes

Coordinator
University of Western Ontario MCCQE Part I Review Course

Problem-Based Learning Honours Project - Dissection of the Orbit and Photo Atlas
University of Western Ontario

 PERSONAL

Married (Lisa – Social Worker)
Children (3 boys)

INTERESTS
Reading, Sports, Hobbies

LANGUAGES
English, French (Reading ability)

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Organizer – early morning Sabbath Prayer session – Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue
Chair and Committee Member – Run For Heart – Shaare Zedek Hospital
Chair – Religious Committee – Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue
Secretary – Board - Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue
Board Member – Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue

 ADDENDUM

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS
MD Mills, RG Devenyi, JG Flanagan, P Harvey, WC Lam. Relationship between retinal capillary blood flow and the acute level of glycemia in diabetics. Invest Ophthal Visual Sciences.

MD Mills, RG Devenyi, WC Lam, AR Berger, D Beijer. The feasibility of travel in commercial aircraft by patients with residual intraocular gas. Invest Ophthal Visual Sciences.

COURSES
Laser Safety Officer Course, Laser Institute of America,
Ophthalmic Winter Academy, Vitrectomy course, Schruns Austria,
Scleral Buckling Course, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting,
Optical Coherence Tomography Course, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting,
Paediatric Vitreoretinal Surgery Course, American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting,

PRESENTATIONS
Poster Presentation "Relationship between retinal capillary blood flow and the acute level of glycemia in diabetics" ARVO Annual Meeting , Ft. Lauderdale,

Oral Presentation "Relationship between retinal capillary blood flow and the acute level of glycemia in diabetics" University of Toronto Ophthalmology Research Day, Toronto,

Poster Presentation, "The feasibility of travel in commercial aircraft by patients with residual intraocular gas" ARVO Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale,

Oral Presentation, "Neuroretinitis – Case Presentation and Review", City-wide Neurology Rounds Toronto,

Oral Presentation, "An Update on Diabetic Retinopathy", University Health Network Endocrinology Rounds Toronto,

Oral Presentation "Choroidal Metastases", University of Toronto Ophthalmology Grand Rounds Toronto, Canada,

Oral Presentation, "Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis", University of Toronto Ophthalmology Grand Rounds Toronto,

Oral Presentation "Feeder Vessel Coagulation of CNVM", University of Toronto Ophthalmology Grand Rounds Toronto,

Oral Presentation "Diffuse Lamellar Keratitis", University of Toronto Ophthalmology Grand Rounds Toronto, Canada,

Oral Presentation "Choroidal Neovascular Membranes in Children", Hospital for Sick Children Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, Toronto,

Oral Presentation "Orbital Cellulitis", Sunnybrook Health Science Centre Ophthalmology Rounds Toronto, Canada

Oral Presentation "Photodynamic Therapy in the Management of Intraocular Tumours", Ocular Oncology Rounds Toronto,

Oral Presentation "Intermittent Exotropia and Convergence Spasm", University of Toronto Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, Toronto, Canada,

Oral Presentation "Bulls' Eye Maculopathies", Sunnybrook Health Science Centre Ophthalmology Rounds Toronto, Canada,

Oral Presentation, "Medial Canthal Trauma", University of Toronto Ophthalmology Grand Rounds Toronto,

Oral Presentation "Endophthalmitis Post Filtration", Sunnybrook Health Science Centre Ophthalmology Rounds Toronto, Canada,

Oral Presentation "Suprachoroidal Hemorrhage", St. Michael's Hospital Ophthalmology Case Morbidity Rounds Toronto, Canada,

Oral Presentation "Hyphema Management", Hospital for Sick Children Ophthalmology Grand Rounds Toronto, Canada,

Fluorescein Grand Rounds, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, USA,

 LECTURES

To Residents and Medical Students

Retina Summary, Toronto Western Hospital,

Glaucoma, St. Michael's Hospital,

Basic Ophthalmology Skills, Toronto Western Hospital,

Geriatric Ophthalmology, Toronto Western Hospital,

Trauma, St. Michael's Hospital,

Red Eye, St. Michael's Hospital,

Basic Ophthalmology Skills, St. Michael's Hospital,

Neuro-ophthalmology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto,

Geriatric Ophthalmology, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto,

Retinal Vasculitis, St. Michael's Hospital,

Lattice Degeneration, St. Michael's Hospital,

Peripheral Retinal Abnormalities, St. Michael's Hospital,

Posterior Segment Complications of Cataract Surgery, St. Michael's Hospital,

PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING FACILITATION,
University of Toronto Medical School,