Dr. Kertes majored in Molecular Biology at Princeton University as an undergraduate and went to McGill University for Medical School. He then did a residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa and undertook a 2 year vitreo-retinal surgical fellowship with Dr. Gholam Peyman at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA.
He was in practice in Ottawa from 1997 and moved to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Toronto in 2003 and is currently a vitreoretinal surgeon and was the Ophthalmologist-in-chief of the John and Liz Tory Eye Centre at Sunnybrook from 2010 to 2021, and on staff at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Kertes has an interest in clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine and has published 3 books on the major clinical trials in Ophthalmology. He also served as one of the editors-in-chief of the journal, Evidence-based Ophthalmology, has authored many chapters, and over 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Kertes has a special interest in international ophthalmology and has participated in 25 volunteer projects throughout the developing world, many of them focused on retinopathy of prematurity and pediatric retina.