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Associate Clinical Professor

400, 10924 - 107 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5H 0X5

Tel: 780.448.1801
Fax: 780.448.1809


  • BA Geography with Distinction, McGill University, 1992
  • MD, University of British Columbia, 1996
  • FRCS(C) Ophthalmology, University of Alberta, 2001
  • Vitreoretina Fellowship, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, 2003


  • Tele-Ophthalmology
  • Bevacizumab for macular edema
  • Surgical simulation training
  • Diabetic retinopathy

Selected Awards

  • EA Baker Fellowship, 2002
  • EA Baker Fellowship, 2003
  • Residency Teaching Award, Dept of Ophthalmology, U of A, 2005
  • REACH Award for Innovation, Capital Health, 2006
  • CIHR Knowledge Translation Award, 2008

Selected Publications

  • Nathoo N, Ng M, Rudnisky CJ, Tennant MT. The prevalence of diabetic retinopathy as identified by teleophthalmology in rural Alberta. Can J Ophthalmol. 45(1):28-32, 2010.
  • Al-Ansari SA, Tennant MT, Greve MD, Hinz BJ, Senior PA. Short report: suboptimal diabetes care in high-rish diabetic patients attending a specialist retina clinic. Diabet Med. 26(12):1296-300, 2009.
  • Ng M, Nathoo N, Rudnisky CJ, Tennant MT. Improving access to eye care: teleophthalmology in Alberta, Canada. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 3(2):289-96, 2009.
  • Tobin KW, Abramoff MD, Chaum E, Giancardo L, Govindasamy V, Karnowski TP, Tennant MT, Swainson S. Using a patient image archive to diagnose retinopathy. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Biol Soc. 2008:5441-4.
  • Hanson C, Tennant MT, Rudnisky CJ. Optometric referrals to retina specialists: evaluation and triage via teleophthalmology. Can J Ophthalmol 43(5):584-7, 2008
  • Tennant MT, Nelson ML, Blade KA, Garg SJ, Lane RG. Proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Letter to the Editor, Ophthalmology.114(9):1793-4;author reply 1794-5, 2007
  • Rudnisky CJ, Tennant MT, Weis E, Ting A, Hinz BJ, Greve MD. Web-based grading of compressed stereoscopic digital photography versus standard slide film photography for the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy. Ophthalmology 114(9):1748-54, 2007
  • Rudnisky CJ, Tennant MTS, deLeon AR, Hinz BJ, Greve, MDJ. Benefits of stereopsis when identifying clinically significant macular edema via teleophthalmology. Can J Ophthal 41(6); 727-32, 2006
  • Virani S, Strong D, Tennant M, et al. Rationale and implementation of the SLICK project: Screening for Limb, I-Eye, Cardiovascular and Kidney (SLICK) complications in individuals with type 2 diabetes in Alberta's First Nations communities. Can J Public Health 97(3):241-7, 2006
  • Somani R, Tennant MTS, Rudnisky CJ, Weis E, Ting A, Eppler J, Greve MDJ, Hinz BJ, deLeon AR. Comparison of stereoscopic digital imaging and slide film photography in the identification of macular degeneraion. Can J. Ophthal. 40(3):293-302, 2005
  • Baker CF, Rudnisky CJ, Tennant MTS, Sanghera P, Hinz BJ, deLeon AR, Greve MD. JPEG compression of stereoscopic digital images for the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy via teleophthalmology. Can J. Ophthal. 39(7):746-54, 2004
  • Li HK, Tennant MTS (co-editors). Telehealth Practice Recommendation for Diabetic Retinopathy. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health 10(4):469-482,2004
  • Vrabec TR, Affel EL, Gaughan JP, Foroozan R, Tennant MTS, Klancnik JM, Jordan CS, Savino PJ. Voluntary suppression of the multifocal electroretinogram. Ophthalmology 111(1):167-176, 2004
  • Nelson ML, Tennant MTS, Sivalingam A, Regillo CD, Belmont JB, Martidis A. Infectious and presumed noninfectious endophthalmitis after intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide injection. Retina 23(5):686-91, 2003
  • Tennant MTS, Li HK. Tele-ophthalmology expands its reach. Review of Ophthalmology 107:107-112, 2002
  • Tennant MTS, Regillo CD. Diagnosis and Treatment of Submacular Hemorrhage. Comprehensive Ophthalm 3(5):205-213, 2002
  • Tennant MTS, Borrillo JL, Regillo CD. Management of submacular hemorrhage. Ophthalmol Clin North Am 15(4);445-452, vi, 2002
  • Lines MA, Hebert M, McTaggart KE, Flynn SJ, Tennant MTS, MacDonald IM. Electrophysiologic and Phenotypic Features of an Autosomal Con-Rod Dystrophy Caused by a Novel CRX Mutation. Ophthalmology 109(10):1862-1870, 2002
  • Tennant MTS, Connolly BP. Cataract surgery in patients with retinal disease. Curr Opin Ophthalmol 23(1):19-23, 2002
  • Rudnisky CJ, Hinz BJ, Tennant MTS, Greve MDJ. High-resolution Stereoscopic Digital Fundus Photography versus Contact Lens Biomicroscopy for the detection of Clinically Significant Macular Edema. Ophthalmology 109:267-74, 2002
  • Tennant MTS, Greve MDJ, Rudnisky CJ, Hillson TR, Hinz BJ. Identification of diabetic retinopathy by stereoscopic digital imaging via teleophthalmlogy: a comparison to slide film. Can J Ophthal 36:187-196, 2001
  • Tennant MTS, Rudnisky CJ, Hinz BJ, Greve MDJ. Tele-Ophthalmology via Stereoscopic Digital Imaging: A Pilot Project. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics 10(2):583-587, 2001
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