Dr. Erica Darian-Smith
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Dr. Darian-Smith received a Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Tasmania, where she graduated with clinical distinction. She went on to complete a Master of Medicine as well as a Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery at the University of Sydney. She is currently a Research Doctorate Candidate at the Prince of Wales Hospital Ophthalmology Clinical School at the University of New South Wales.
Dr. Darian-Smith is currently a Cornea, Anterior Segment and Refractive Fellow in Toronto. She previously worked as an ophthalmologist at the Prince of Wales Hospital in New South Wales, Australia. She was also a private operating assistant at several hospitals, including Westmead Private, Royal Prince Alfred Day Surgery, and Save Sight Foundation Sydney Eye Hospital, where she assisted in a mixture of corneal and oculoplastic procedures.Dr. Darian-Smith previously completed medical residencies at Sydney Eye Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and The Alfred Hospital. She also interned at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) in Perth, Western Australia.
Dr. Darian-Smith was a recipient of the 2022 ASCRS Foundation Resident Excellence Award. In 2019, she was awarded the RANZCO Filipic Greer Medal for overall excellence in performance at the RANZCO Ophthalmic Pathology examination. She was also a nominee for the Charles Gairdner Hospital’s 2015 Schneider Prize, which is presented to the intern who demonstrates the greatest care and compassion in the practice of medicine.As an accomplished researcher, Dr. Darian-Smith’s work has been featured in numerous journals, including the American Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the European Journal of Ophthalmology, and Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. She’s also had the opportunity to present her research at various international conferences. Dr. Darian-Smith was previously appointed as an associate lecturer in the discipline of ophthalmology at the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney.