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Yuri Chaban

Yuri Chaban

University of Toronto

Yuri is a medical student at the University of Toronto, where he previously completed his Bachelor of Science (Honours). He is a dedicated advocate for marginalized populations, including Toronto’s homeless population, and is passionate about evaluating surgical techniques using diverse research methods. In his spare time, Yuri enjoys watching hockey (Go Leafs Go!) and plays lead guitar in a rock band. He is excited to share his tips on applying to medicine and help pre-medical students achieve their admission goal!

Areas of Expertise

  • Career coaching
  • Grant writing
  • Public speaking


  • Honours Bachelor of Science Degree (Biology/Biological Sciences, General)

  • Gladwin-Ridings Memorial Scholarship, University of Toronto, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
  • Eye Foundation of Canada Summer Scholarship
  • University of Toronto at Mississauga Alumni Association Scholarship

  • YV Chaban, MM Popovic, A Garg, R Muni, PJ Kertes. Pars plana vitrectomy port sizes: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. OSLI Retina. Accepted.
  • A Belkin, YV Chaban, D Waldner, S Samet, J Ong, P Gooi, IK Ahmed, MB Schlenker. Gonioscopy-assisted transluminal trabeculotomy (GATT) is an effective surgical treatment for uveitic glaucoma. Br J Ophthalmol. 2021 Dec 20:bjophthalmol-2021-320270.
  • JMA Stough, N Yutin, YV Chaban, M Moniruzzaman, ER Gann, HL Pound, MM Steffen, JN Black, SW Wilhelm, SM Short. Genome and environmental activity of Chrysochromulina parva virus and its virophages. Front Microbiol. 2019 Apr 5;10:703.

  • Essential Surgical Skills Program Tutor, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto
  • Ophthalmology Chapter Author, Toronto Notes 2022
  • Teaching Assistant, Biology Department, University of Toronto at Mississauga


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