Dr. Chad Baker
Dr. Chad Baker was born and raised in the Edmonton area. He completed a BSc with First Class Honors in Neuroscience at the University of Alberta. He completed his Doctor of Medicine degree with Honors in Research followed by his ophthalmology residency at the University of Alberta. Dr. Baker concluded his training by completing a medical and retinal vitreoretinal fellowship in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Dr. Baker returned to Edmonton with his wife and two children to join Alberta Retina Consultants in 2009. He is a Assistant Clinical Professor for the University of Alberta and is actively involved in teaching medical students and ophthalmology residents.
Dr. David Ehmann
Dr. Ehmann was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. He completed a 3-year BSc in physiology followed by a 4- year Doctor of Medicine from the University of Saskatchewan. Following medical school, he moved to Edmonton to complete a 5-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Alberta. After residency Dr. Ehmann completed a 2-year medical and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Ehmann then returned to Edmonton to join Alberta Retina Consultants.
Dr. Ehmann is extensively trained to manage all medical and surgical diseases of the vitreous and retina. Outside of work, his interests include golf, skiing, windsurfing and classical violin.
Dr. Mark Greve
Dr. Greve attended and received his Doctor of Medicine in 1983-1988 from the University of Saskatchewan. He then began his Ophthalmology Residency in 1988, at the University of Saskatchewan, completing his Residency in 1992. Dr. Greve spent the next two years, till 1994, completing his Medical/Surgical Retina Fellowship at Louisiana State University.
Some of Dr. Greve’s other accomplishments include Licentiate Medical Council of Canada, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Diplomate for the American Board of Ophthalmology, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Brad Hinz
Brad grew up in Saskatoon and completed a BSc with Honours in Biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan in 1988. Brad was married and moved to Edmonton in 1988 to attend medical school at the University of Alberta. He then graduated from medical school in 1992 and completed ophthalmology residency in 1996, both at the University of Alberta. He then spent 2 years in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute in a medical and surgical vitreoretinal fellowship.
Brad returned to Edmonton in 1998 and in conjunction with his good friend Mark Greve, already in solo retina practice, started Alberta Retina Consultants.
Dr. Hinz has been in Edmonton with Alberta Retina Consultants and an Associate Clinical Professor in the University of Alberta ophthalmology program. He has been involved in numerous clinical trials, peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He has a comprehensive Retina Practice including surgical and medical management of all disease of the retina and vitreous across all ages of patient. He is actively involved in training physicians, – from medical students and Residents to Retina Fellows. In his free time he enjoys golf and wasting time on computers but his greatest love is spending time with his family and family.
Dr. Riz Somani
Dr. Riz Somani completed a bachelor of science in Chemistry and Biochemistry followed by a Master of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Western Ontario from 1992 to 1997. He then went on to medical school at the University of Toronto from 1997 to 2001. He completed his Ophthalmology residency in 2008 at the University of Alberta, followed by a 2 year vitreo-retinal fellowship at the University of Iowa.
He was fully trained in handling complex retinal detachment, diagnosis and treatment of choroidal tumors, treatment of intermediate and posterior uveitis, managing diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
Dr. Somani is an Associate Clinical Professor with the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta.
Dr. Matt Tennant
Dr. Matthew Tennant is a clinical professor with the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Alberta. He has served as residency training director for the department. He is the past president of the Retina Society of Alberta, and past vice-president of the Canadian Retina Society. Dr. Tennant was a representative forum delegate for the Edmonton Zone for the Alberta Medical Association for 6 years. Most recently Dr. Tennant has worked with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to develop a retina specific area of focused competency, this was approved as of May 2019. This will provide standardization of fellowship training for all retina specialists who train in Canada.
Dr. Tennant completed medical school at UBC, followed by residency in ophthalmology at the University of Alberta. He completed his vitreoretinal fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia in 2003 and then joined Alberta Retina Consultants. Dr. Tennant’s areas of interest include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, complex retinal detachments, retinopathy of prematurity, uveitis and telemedicine.