Mounir Bashour, MD, CM, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, CSPQ, DABO

 

1250 Rene Levesque Blvd. West
Level MD
Montreal,  QC H3B 4W8, Canada
(514) 933-0133 (Office)
(514) 933-4408 (Office Fax)
mbashour@lasikmd.com    

CITIZENSHIP:   Canada
LANGUAGES: • English • French • Arabic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

(Sept 1997 — August 2005) University: Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering & Medical Science

Ph.D. “Is An Objective Measuring System for Facial Attractiveness Possible?”

Institutes of Medical Science and Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 

(Sept 1997 — December 2002) University: Royal College Clinician Investigator Program Certificate

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 

(Sept 2001 — December 2002) University: Certificate in Teaching in the Biomedical Sciences

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 

(Oct 1999 — Mar 2000) Fellowship: Refractive Surgery

Bausch and Lomb Sponsored, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

 

(July 1998 — June 1999) Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

 

(July 1997 — June 1998) Fellowship: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

American Society of Ophthalmic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) Sponsored

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 

(July 1994 — June 1997) Postgraduate Training: Ophthalmology Residency

George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

 

(July 1993 — June 1994) Internship: Surgical

Transitional Year Internship

St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York Medical College, New York, New York

           

(September 1989 — May 1993) Medical School: M.D., C.M.

McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Canada

 

(September 1986 — May 1989) University: Bachelor of Science and Engineering

Double Major: Biomedical Engineering & Economics

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

             

(June 1986) Public School:

Advanced Levels: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Further Mathematics

Westminster School, London, England

 

APPOINTMENTS:

 

(July 2004 — present)  Director of Research and Development and Risk Management LASIK MD

 

(July 2004 — present)  President of “Valhalla & Camelot Enterprises Inc.”

 

(July 2004 — present)  President of “Valhalla & Camelot Real Estate Inc.”

 

(Oct 2002 — present)  Editor Wired Ophthalmologist Section in Techniques in Ophthalmology

 

(Sept 15 1999 — 2002)  Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, McGill University  

 

(July 1 1999 — 2004)  Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, Sherbrooke University

 

(July 1 1999 — 2004 ) Director of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sherbrooke University

 

(Sept 15 1999 — 2002)  Associate, Psychology, McGill University  

 

(Sept 15 1999 — 2002) Director of McGill Facial Aesthetics Laboratory, McGill University  

 

(July 1 1999 — 2004)  Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Sherbrooke University

 

(July 1 2001 — present)  Medical Director, LASIK MD Canada

 

(Dec 15 1999 — Feb 28 2000)  Medical Director, Lasik Vision Canada

 

(Dec 15 1999 — present) Member, Cornea Laser Consultants

 

(Jan 1999 — present)  Peer Reviewer for “Ophthalmology

(The Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology)

 

(Jan 1999 — present)  President of the Association for International Medical Accreditation (AIMA) 

 

(Jan 1999 — present)  President of “Valhalla & Camelot Industries Inc.”

 

(Jan 1999 — present)  Peer Reviewer for “Ophthalmology Review Journal

 

(July 1997 — June 1998)  Chief Fellow

University of Toronto,

 

(July 1996 — June 1997)  Chief Resident

George Washington University

 

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSURES:

 

Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, May 15, 1999

Fellowship of Royal College of Surgery Canada, FRCSC, June 30, 1999

Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, FACS, Oct 19, 2003

Collège des médecins du Québec, Permit to Practice Medicine, July 1, 1999--present

Collège des médecins du Québec, Specialist Certificate in Ophthalmology, July 1, 1999

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Permit to Practice Medicine, July 1, 1999--present

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, Permit to Practice Medicine, July 1, 2005--present

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, Permit to Practice Medicine, July 1, 2005--present

District of Columbia, Medical License, Feb. 1996--present

New York State, Medical License, Aug.. 2000--present

Canadian Medical Protective Association, July 1997--present

Licentiate Certificate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC), granted Jan. 1997

MCCQE part II, passed Oct. 1996

MCCQE part I, passed May 1994

FLEX, passed June 1994

Basic Cardiac Life Support BCLS, 1993-9

Advanced Cardiac Life Support ACLS, 1993-9

Advanced Trauma Life Support ATLS, 1993-9

Certification course in the use of Zyoptix XP microkeratome, 2005

Certification course in the use of custom ablation Zyoptix, 2001

Certification course (C-LASIK) in the use of Chiron 217 Excimer Laser, 1999

Certification in the use of the Coherent Ultrapulse CO2 Laser, 1995

Certification course in the use of the Summit Excimer Laser, 1997

 

AWARDS, HONORS & PRIZES:

 

American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award -- 2006

NSERC PGS Scholarship -- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Merit Scholarship -- University of Toronto 1998

Top Percentile American Board of Ophthalmology WQE 1998

Medical Class of 1993 Treasurer McGill University

Graduated with Departmental Honors in Biomedical Engineering

Graduated with Departmental Honors in Economics

Graduated with General Honors

Graduated with specialization in Mechanical Engineering

Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honors Society)

Elected to Dean’s List (1986-89)

Award for excellence as tutor (Calculus, Statistics & Economics; 1987-88)

Graduated with the highest Advanced Level grades in the United Kingdom (1986)

 

GRANTS:

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Scholarship -- $40,000 (2 years; 1998-1999)

Kodak Subsidy Grant for Cost of DCS-560 Camera 1997 = $18,000 (1997)

Free Investment Foundation Scholarship Grant for Ph.D. Study = $20,000 (1997)

Mirror Software In Kind Grant = $15,000 (1997)

 

SCHOLARLY ADDRESSES & INVITED LECTURES:

 

• The 3rd Asia Pacific Congress on Craniofacial Surgery & Distraction Osteogenesis, Republic of Maldives, April 29-May 4, 2007 - Facial Attractiveness

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Las Vegas 2006 - The Wired Ophthalmologist -- Skills Transfer/Lab Course

• The Mid-Atlantic Update in Ophthalmology, Washington DC, June 9, 2006 - PRK with MMC

• The Mid-Atlantic Update in Ophthalmology, Washington DC, June 9, 2006 - LASIK Complications

• McGill Ophthalmology Day, Montreal, May, 2006 - Pain perception in the Second Eye During Bilateral LASIK procedures

• American University of Beirut, Ophthalmology, Beirut, Dec, 2005 - Refractive Surgery

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago 2005 - The Wired Ophthalmologist -- Skills Transfer/Lab Course

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago 2005 - The Disappearance of the Epithelial Abrasion as a LASIK Complication

• American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Washington DC 2005 - Risk Factors for Macrofolds and Flap Shift in LASIK surgery

• American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Washington DC 2005 - Safety of LASIK in Patients with Pupils > 8 mm

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, (Oct 23-26) New Orleans 2004 - The Wired Ophthalmologist -- Skills Transfer/Lab Course

• Contact Lens and Eyecare Symposium, (Jan 23-25) Orlando 2004 - Refractive Laser Surgery and Wavefront -- Lecture sponsored by Bausch and Lomb

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, (Nov 15-18) Anaheim 2003 - The Wired Ophthalmologist -- Skills Transfer/Lab Course

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, (Oct 19-23) Orlando 2002 - The Wired Ophthalmologist -- Instruction Course

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, (Oct 19-23) Orlando 2002 - The Wired Ophthalmologist -- Skills Transfer/Lab Course

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, New Orleans 2001 - The Wired Ophthalmologist -- Instruction Course

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, New Orleans 2001 - The Wired Ophthalmologist -- Skills Transfer/Lab Course

• American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, San Diego 2001 - Risk Factors in Epithelial Erosions in LASIK surgery

• American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, San Diego 2001 - LASIK Outcome for Myopia Using a Chiron Technolas 217 in a High Volume Practice Setting

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dallas 2000 - The Wired Ophthalmologist -- Instruction Course

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dallas 2000 - Use of The PalmPilot -- The Wired Ophthalmologist -- Skills Transfer/Lab Course

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida 1999 - The Wired Ophthalmologist -- Instruction Course

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida 1999 - Use of The PalmPilot -- The Wired Ophthalmologist -- Skills Transfer/Lab Course

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida 1999 – Computers, PDAs and Cell Phones for the Ophthalmologist – Breakfast with the Experts

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida 1999 - “Pediatric Clear Lens Extraction for High Myopia -- A Consideration?” -- Free Paper

• International Oculoplastics Meeting in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Brazilian Society of Oculoplastics, Rio 1999 - “Etiology of Cicatricial Ectropion and Entropion”

• McGill Medical Student Education 1999 -- Basic Ophthalmology

• Children’s Hospital Grand Rounds, Montreal 1998 - Pediatric Clear Lens Extraction for High Myopia

• Dystonia Conference, Montreal 1998 -- CD-ROM Database of Facial Dystonia

• Resident Teaching 1998-99 -- Oculoplastics and Pediatric Ophthalmology

• Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgery, Calgary 1998 -- Normal Tarsal Plate Age Changes

• Canadian Ophthalmological Society, Calgary 1998 -- Conjunctival Melanoma Long Term Follow Up

Advances in Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials, Toronto 1998 -- Vector Force Model of  Involutional Ectropion and Entropion

• University of Toronto Research Day, 1998 -- The Real Etiology of Ectropion and Entropion

• Lid & Orbital Dissection Course, Toronto 1998

• Undergraduate Ophthalmology Vision Lab, Toronto 1998 -- Pediatric Ophthalmology

• Visiting Professor Rounds, Toronto 1997 --Aspergillus Abscess of Secondary Hydroxyapatite Implant

• George Washington Annual Alumni Day 1997 -- Mathematics, Aesthetics and the Eye

• Army & Navy Ophthalmology Conference 1995 -- Subperiosteal Hematoma in a Newborn

• George Washington Family Medicine Rounds 1995, 1996 -- Basic Ophthalmology

• George Washington Emergency Medicine Rounds 1995, 1996 -- Emergency Ophthalmology

 

PROFESSIONAL  MEMBERSHIPS

 

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS)

American Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO)

American Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASOPRS)

European Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ESOPRS)

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)

Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (CSCRS)

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)

International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO)

Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO)

American Medical Association (AMA)

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

Ontario Medical Association (OMA)

Quebec Medical Associatiom (QMA)

Collège des médecins du Quebe (CMQ)

Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec (FMSQ)

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

International College of Surgeon (ICS)
Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons (CABPS)
Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Biomedical Engineering Society (BES)

 

PEER REVIEW PUBLICATIONS:
 

PhD:

2005 - "Is An Objective Measuring System for Facial Attractiveness Possible?" University of Toronto

 

JOURNALS:

2007 -  "An Objective System for Measuring Facial Attractiveness: Reply." Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 May;119(6):1953-1954.


2007 - "Is Medial Canthal Tilt the Most Important Cue for Facial Attractiveness?" Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jan-Feb;23(1):52-6.


2007 - "Facial Sexual Dimorphism and Attractiveness"  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. In Press
 

2006 - "History and Current Concepts in the Analysis of Facial Attractiveness" Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Sep;118(3):741-56.
 

2006 - "An Objective System to Measure Facial Attractiveness" Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Sep;118(3):757-74; discussion 775-76
 

2005 - "Electronic Medical Records in Ophthalmology: An Insight to the Future of Vision Care" Techniques in Ophthalmology: Volume 3(1) March 2005 p 43–53


2004 -
"Adhesion abnormalities associated with LASIK." Ophthalmology. 2004 Nov;111(11):2145-6; author reply 2146.


2004 -
"A Detailed and Technical Comparison of Current Excimer Lasers" Techniques in Ophthalmology: Volume 2(2) June 2004 p 80-92
 

2003 - "Five Simple Steps to Using Digital Photography in Your Practice" Techniques in Ophthalmology: Volume 1(2) June 2003 p 139
 

2003 - "Becoming a Wired Ophthalmologist: What Tools Do You Need?" Techniques in Ophthalmology: Volume 1(1) March 2003 pp 68-71
 

2002 - "Risk factors for epithelial erosions in laser in situ keratomileusis"  J Cataract Refract Surg 2002 Oct;28(10):1780-90
 

2002 - "Digital Dilemmas"  Skin & Aging 2002 Nov;10(11):3-12
 

2001 - "Get a Grip." Bashour M, Ophthalmology Management, 2001 Sept; 5(9):40-54.
 

2000 - "Causes of involutional ectropion and entropion--age-related tarsal changes are the key."  Bashour M, Harvey J., Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2000 Mar;16(2):131-41

 

2000 - “Transient Exotropia After Posterior Spinal Fusion in a Child: A New Case”, Choremis J, Arlet V, Brown K, Bashour M, Young M, Dube P, Koenekoop R.,  J AAPOS. 2000 Apr;4(2):120-121.

 

1999 - "Aspergillus mycetoma in a secondary hydroxyapatite orbital implant: a case report and literature review." Oestreicher JH, Bashour M, Jong R, Chiu B.  Ophthalmology. 1999 May;106(5):987-91.   Presented at Visiting Professor Rounds, Toronto, 1997.

 

1999 - “Review of Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of the Orbit in an Adult - a case report and literature reviews”  Ophthalmology Review Journal, Plastics, Volume 5(2), Mar-Apr 1999

 

1999 - “Review of Ophthalmic Manifestations of Fibrous Dysplasia -- A Disease of Children and Adults”  Ophthalmology Review Journal, Plastics, Volume 5(1), Mar-Apr 1999

 

 

BOOKS:
 

2007 - "Is An Objective Measuring System for Facial Attractiveness Possible?" - Universal-Publishers.  ISBN 158112365-5
Can be ordered at:
http://dissertation.com/book.php?method=ISBN&book=1581123655 for $25.95

 

BOOK CHAPTERS:
 

 

2014  - “Conditions & Medications That Can Cause Dry Eyes”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Scratched Cornea”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Tired Eyes”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Broken Blood Vessel in the Eye”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Astigmatic Keratotomy”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Presbyopia”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Myopia or Nearsightedness”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Astigmatism”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Bulging Eyes or Proptosis”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Glaucoma”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Cataracts”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Latisse”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Surfers Eye - Pterygium”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “After Cataract Surgery - What You Need to Know”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Changes in Eye Pressure”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Eye Twitching or Blephorospasm”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2014  - “Eye Infections - What You Need to Know”, Book Chapter, Eyehealthweb, 2014

 

2013  - “ Chlamydial Keratitis & Conjunctivitis”, Book Chapter, Chapter 27 Copeland and Afshari's Principles and Practice of Cornea, 2013

 

2006  - “Exotropia, Congenital”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology, 2006

 

2006  - “Albinism”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology, 2006

 

2006  - “Congenital Cataract”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology, 2006

 

2006  - “Presbyopia and Amplitude of Accomodation”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology, 2006

 

2002 & 2005  - “Lower Eyelid Reconstruction, Ectropion”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Otololaryngyology and Facial Plastics, 2002

 

2002 & 2005  - “Lower Eyelid Reconstruction, Entropion”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Otololaryngyology and Facial Plastics, 2002

 

2002 & 2005 - “Blepharoplasty, Ptosis Surgery”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Otololaryngyology and Facial Plastics, 2002

 

2002 & 2005  - “Direct Brow Lift”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Otololaryngyology and Facial Plastics, 2002

 

2002 & 2005  - “Eyelid Reconstruction, Lower Eyelid”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Plastic Surgery, 2002

 

2002 & 2005 - “Eyelid Reconstruction, Upper Eyelid”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Plastic Surgery, 2002

 

2002 & 2005  - “Blepharoplasty, Lower Lid Ectropion Surgery”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Plastic Surgery,  2002

 

2001 & 2005  - “Corneal Foreign Body”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology, 2001

 

2001 & 2005 - “Bechet’s Disease”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology,  2001

 

2000 & 2005  - “Chlamidya”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology, 2000

 

2000 & 2005  - “Gonococcus”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology,  2000

 

2000 & 2005  - “Molluscum Contagiosum”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology,  2000

 

2000 & 2005  - “Inflammatory Bowel Disease”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology,  2000

 

2000 & 2005  - “Reiter’s Syndrome”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology,  2000

 

2000 & 2005  - “Nasolacrimal Duct, Congenital Abnormalities”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology, , 2000

 

2000 & 2005 - “Myopia, Clear Lens Extraction”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology, , 2000

 

2000 & 2005  - “Myopia, Radial Keratotomy”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology, , 2000

 

2000 & 2005  - “Eyelid Coloboma”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology,  2000

 

2000 & 2005 - “Papilloma, Eyelid”, Book Chapter, Emedicine: Ophthalmology,  2000

 

 

ABSTRACTS:
 

2003 - Choremis, J., Wallerstein, A., Cohen, M., Demers, P., Bashour M, Antoniou, J., Comparison of Programmed Optical Zone Size and Effective Treatment Zone Size for B&L; Plano-Scan and Zyoptix LASIK, INVEST OPHTH VIS SCI 44 (4): 2630B469 2003

 

1999 - Bashour M, Harvey J, Etiologies of involutional ectropion and entropion - Age related tarsal changes are the key, INVEST OPHTH VIS SCI 40 (4): 4483B286 MAR 15 1999

 

 

NON-PEER REVIEW PUBLICATIONS:

 

1997 — 1998  - “Etiology of Ectropion and Entropion -- Tarsal Aging Changes Are The Key”, accepted as ASOPRS Thesis as First Author, with Dr. John Harvey.

 

1996 — ongoing - “Online Internet Exam Preparation for Ophthalmology Exams -- ABO, FRCS(Oph)” as main editor and contributing author please see http://www.bashour.com/examprep

 

 

RESEARCH & DESIGN DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN WITH EITHER NO PUBLICATIONS OR NO PUBLICATIONS AS YET:
 

2005-2006 -  "Pain perception in the Second Eye During Bilateral LASIK procedures", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers; presented at McGill Ophthalmology Day, Montreal, May, 2006 by Dr. Edward Margolin.

 

2004-2005 -  "Is Regression More Frequent for Hyperopic LASIK in Patients with Steep Corneas ", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers
 

2004-2005 -  "IOP and Corneal Thickness Before and After LASIK", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "Flap Thickness with the use of Different Brands of Blades (B&L vs. Edge vs. CLB)", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "Zyoptix Custom Ablation vs. Tissue Saving: Rate of Retreatments", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2006 - "Bilateral Retreats and the use of Contact Lenses to Reduce the Severity of Ingrowth", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers; presented at Universite de Montreal, Journée Scientifique, March 31 2006 by Erika Moreau-Gilbert, Michelle Asselin and Christian Khoury, OD, PhD.

 

2004-2005 - "The Disappearance of the Epithelial Abrasion as a LASIK Complication" Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers; poster at American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago 2005 with Dr. Saleh Saif.

 

2004-2005 - "Outcomes of PRK Surgery on Top of a LASIK Flap", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "Pain After PRK on First Time Eyes vs. PRK on Lasik Flaps", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "Pain in OD vs. OS after PRK on First Time Eyes", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "PRK Outcomes in Low Myopes with the Use of MMC vs. Without MMC", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "Retreat Rates After PRK With MMC vs. After LASIK", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "Safety of PRK in Suspicious Corneas or Forme-Fruste Keratoconus Corneas", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "Patient Satisfaction with ReStor Multifocal IOL Surgery for Hyperopic Presbyopia: aka Prelex Surgery", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "Clinical Outcomes with ReStor Multifocal IOL Implant RLE (Refractive Complications)", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "Outcomes with PRK with MMC vs. LASIK for High Myopia", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "Outcomes of the New Zyoptix Tissue Saving Software vs. Standard Lasik", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "PRK Brush vs. Contra lateral alcohol epithelial removal", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "PRK Brush vs. Contra lateral Epi-Lasik", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2004-2005 - "Most Common Reasons for Non-Candidacy in a High Volume Refractive Surgery Clinic", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers
 

2003-2004 - “Is Corneal Thickness a Risk Factor for Regression after LASIK surgery?", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2003-2004 - “Risk Factors for Macrofolds and Flap Shift after LASIK?", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers, presented at AAO 2005, Chicago.

 

2003-2004 - “ Contrast Sensitivity Changes  in Patients with Greater than Eight Millimeter Pupils after Standard and Custom LASIK?", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers , presented at ASCRS 2005, Washington DC by Dr. Saleh Saif.

 

2003-2004 - “Comparison of methods of pupillometry : biomicroscopic vs infrared pupillometry or A Novel Biomicroscopic Procedure for Measurement of Scotopic Pupils?", Co-author with Sr. Sebastien Gagne, Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers, presenetd at University of Sherbrooke Research Day and at the COS 2005 by Dr. Sebastien Gagne.

 

2003-2004 - “Safety, Efficacy and Complications of Flap Relifting for LASIK Enhancement?", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2003-2004 - “Programmed and Effective Optical Zone Sizes on the Bausch and Lomb 217z", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2003-2004 - “Pupil aberrometry data and the Zyoptix Custom Wavefront LASIK platform", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2003-2004 - “Is Alcaine Anesthesia More Effective Inside or Outside the Operating Room?", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2002-2004 - “PRK and Mitomycin-C", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

2002-2004 - “LASIK Induced Corneal Ectasia", Co-author with Dr. Avi Wallerstein, Dr. Mark Cohen, and Dr. Pierre Demers

 

1999 - “Pediatric Clear Lens Extraction for High Myopia -- A Consideration?”, First Author with Dr. Robert Koenekoop and submitted to Ophthalmology.

 

1998  - “CD-ROM and On-line Database of Facial Dystonia”, First Author with Dr. Michael Flanders.

 

1998 - “Tarsal Growth from Birth to Age Twenty”, First Author with Dr. Robert Koenekoop.

 

1997 — 1998  - “Larcrimal Bone Thickness and Density in External DCRs”, with Dr. James Oestriecher, Hans Chung.

 

1997 — 1998 - “Long Term Follow Up on 40 Cases of Conjunctival Melanoma”, with Dr. Nina Ahuja and Dr. John Harvey.

 

1996 — 1998  - “Subperiosteal Hematoma in a Newborn,” submitted for publication to Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

 

1991 — 1993 - “Corneal & Retinal Robotic Microsurgery” with Dr. Ian Hunter and team. Bio-Robotic section of Biomedical Engineering Department at McGill University.

 

1990  - “In Vivo Bladder Muscle Dynamics in Pigs” for Biomedical Engineering & Urology Departments of McGill University.

 

1989 - Design of “Retrofit Automatic Braking System for Standard Wheelchairs” for Center for Injury Prevention, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

 

1988 - “Finite Element Analysis of the Cornea in Refractive Keratotomy” for Mechanical Engineering Department with Andrew S. Douglas, Johns Hopkins University.

 

1988 - “Vector Analysis of Cardiac Dynamics” for Biomedical Engineering Department with William C. Hunter, Johns Hopkins University.

 

 

PRESS ARTICLES:

University of Toronto Varsity newspaper (March 2002) "The Mask of Attractiveness"

Eyeworld (April 2001) "The Wired Ophthalmologist: Personal Productivity Tools"

Kodak Imaging News (Summer 1999): "Man of a Thousand Faces"

 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED:

• American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery,  Chicago, IL, April 4th – 9th 2008 (40 CME)

• The 3rd Asia Pacific Congress on Craniofacial Surgery & Distraction Osteogenesis, Republic of Maldives, April 29-May 4, 2007

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Las Vegas, NV, November 11-14, 2006 (32 CME)

• LASIK MD Annual Surgeon Conference, Montreal, QC, October 2006

• The Mid-Atlantic Update in Ophthalmology, Washington DC, June 9, 2006

• American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, San Francisco, CA,  March 18th – 22nd 2006 (40 CME)

• LASIK MD Annual Surgeon Conference, Toronto, ON, October 2005

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, IL October 15th 2005 (31 CME)

• American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery,  Washington, DC, April 16th – 19th 2005 (40 CME)

• LASIK MD Annual Surgeon Conference, Montreal, QC, October 2004

• FORGE: Focusing Ophthalmology on Reframing Glaucoma Evaluation October 23rd New Orleans, LA 2004 (1.5 CME)

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, New Orleans, LA, October 26th 2004 (31 CME)

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Anaheim, CA, November 18th 2003 (31 CME)

• American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL 2003

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Orlando, FL, October 20th – 23rd 2002 (28 CME)

• American Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Orlando, FL, October 18th – 20th 2002 (16 CME)

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, New Orleans, LA, November 14th 2001 (31 CME)

• American Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New Orleans 2001

• European Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Amsterdam 2001

• American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, San Diego, CA, April 28th – May 2nd  2001 (36 CME)

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dallas, TX, October 22nd – 25th 2000 (34 CME)

• American Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dallas, TX, October 20th – 21st 2000 (16 CME)

• Canadian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Toronto, ON, April 14th – 16th 2000 (15 CME)

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Orlando, FL, October 22nd – 27th 1999  (32 CME)

• American Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Orlando, FL, October 23rd 1999 (8 CME)

• Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Fort Lauderdale, 1999

• Brazilian Society of Oculoplastics, Rio 1999

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, New Orleans 1998

• American Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, New Orleans 1998

• Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgery, Calgary 1998

• Canadian Ophthalmological Society, Calgary 1998

Advances in Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials, Toronto 1998

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco 1997

• American Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, San Francisco 1997

• American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago 1996

• American Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chicago 1997

• American Society of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Atlanta Oct 28, 1995

 

PhD COURSES TAKEN

• Advances in Visual Perception - A
• Data Analysis in Health Sciences - A
• PhD Student Seminars I
• PhD Student Seminars II
• PhD Student Seminars III
• PhD Student Seminars IV
• Ethics in Research
• IMS Teaching I
• IMS Teaching II
• Teaching Higher Ed