Dr. David A. Wilkie
Dr. Wilkie was born in Toronto, Canada and obtained his D.V.M. degree in 1984 from the University of Guelph,
Canada. He spent one year at the University of Pennsylvania as an intern and in 1985 came to The Ohio State University to
begin a 3-year residency and Masters degree in comparative ophthalmology. He received both his Masters degree (MS)
and ophthalmology specialty boards (ACVO) in 1988. He was subsequently hired as an Assistant Professor in the
department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University. He was promoted to Associate Professor of
veterinary ophthalmology in 1994 and then to Professor. He is currently Professor of Ophthalmology and Department Chair
of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. In addition, Dr. Wilkie is a Professor in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University.
Dr. Wilkie has trained 21 residents who are Board Certified in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
or the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and 3 Diplomates in Japanese Comparative Ophthalmology. In
addition, Dr. Wilkie has provided advanced training in ophthalmology to 20 graduate students and over 34 veterinarian
ophthalmologists from 12 countries.
Dr. Wilkie is author of 102 articles, 104 abstracts and 46 textbook chapters, and serves as a research consultant to
numerous national and international research facilities. He has served as an editor of several textbooks and is currently a
reviewer for 25 Veterinary and Human ophthalmology and research journals and serves on the Editorial Board of 9
Veterinary and Human ophthalmology and research journals. He is the past chairperson of the American College of
Veterinary Ophthalmologists, Examination Committee and Past-President for the American College of Veterinary
Ophthalmologists. Dr. Wilkie currently serves on the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Foundation board. In
addition, Dr. Wilkie has served on the Editorial Review Board and as Associate-Editor for Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr.
Wilkie is currently the Editor and Chief for the journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. He is an international speaker having
presented seminars in the USA, Canada, Japan, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands,
Great Britain, Russia, Slovenia, Finland, Ireland, Taiwan, Portugal, Switzerland, Israel, Slovakia, Hungary, South Korea and
the Czech Republic. Dr. Wilkie is a respected teacher both at the University and internationally. He has twice been
nominated for the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award and for the Merck/AgVet Award for Creativity in Teaching. He
received the Omega Tau Sigma Alumni Gamma Award in 2000, the Dr. Charles W. Fox Award for Distinguished Teaching in
2012, and the National Gamma Award for Distinguished Service in 2014 at Ohio State University. He was awarded the
North American Veterinary Conference - Equine Speaker of the Year Award in 2013. He has been twice nominated for the
AAVC Faculty Achievement Award (2016/2017) and received this award in 2017
Dr. Wilkie's areas of interest include ocular surgery, inflammatory diseases of the eye, ocular pharmacology,
cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation, glaucoma, and comparative ophthalmology. He is married to Dr. Susan
Johnson a Professor in small animal internal medicine and they have 2 children in University. In addition to work, Dr. Wilkie
plays hockey and enjoys downhill skiing, wilderness canoeing, windsurfing, scuba diving and life at the cottage in Canada.