Frederick Mikelberg

Degrees / Designations 


Email Address 
604 875 4365
Mailing Address 
2550 Willow St. Vancouver, BC V5Z 3N9


Academic Appointment 
Body Locations and Systems 
Eyes and Vision

Dr. Mikelberg,who completed his second term as Head of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences June 30, 2012, joined the UBC Faculty of Medicine in 1984. He has served as Director of Undergraduate Education, Residency Program Director and Director of the Glaucoma Fellowship Training Program. His clinical practice is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with glaucoma and his research examines the assessment of the optic disc in glaucoma. Dr. Mikelberg is an invited member of the Glaucoma Research Society of the International Congress of Ophthalmology and a Past President of the Canadian Glaucoma Society. He is a founding member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Glaucoma, a former President of the Association of Canadian University Professors of Ophthalmology, and has received the Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. From 1997 to 2002, Dr. Mikelberg served as Co-Medical Director for Peri-Operative Services at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre. He also served a four-year term as Chair of the Medical Advisory Council at Vancouver Acute Hospital. Born in Montreal, Dr. Mikelberg completed his Bachelor of Science in Physiology and his medical degree at McGill University. His postgraduate training included a Medicine internship at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, followed by Ophthalmology Residency training at Queen’s University, and a Glaucoma Fellowship at UBC under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Drance.