Dr. Mounir Bashour
Over 80,000 ocular procedures
Dr. Mounir Bashour, a biomedical engineering graduate of Johns Hopkins University, completed his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal. He then specialized in ophthalmology at George Washington University in Washington D.C., after working for a year as an intern at New York Medical College in Manhattan.
Dr. Bashour is one of the world’s few ophthalmologists to have completed three post-doctoral fellowships: pediatric ophthalmology; refractive surgery (both from McGill University); and, the prestigious American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship in oculoplastics, at the University of Toronto. Dr. Bashour also completed the Royal College Clinician Investigator Program, a certificate of teaching in the biomedical sciences, and a doctorate in biomedical engineering and medical science, at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Bashour has been performing laser surgery since 1994 and has extensive experience with several types of lasers and microkeratomes. He has completed more than 45,000 LASIK procedures and has also performed thousands of advanced custom wavefront procedures. Dr. Bashour has worked in several laser centers in Canada, including Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, and Windsor. He was amongst the first ophthalmologists to perform laser refractive procedures in the USA.
Dr. Bashour taught and performed surgery at the teaching hospital of the University of Sherbrooke, where he was ophthalmology clinical assistant professor, director of ophthalmic, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and the director of pediatric ophthalmology. He was also an assistant professor of ophthalmology at McGill University.
Accomplishments & Awards
Dr. Bashour received the NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) PGS Scholarship in 1998. He is an accomplished researcher and speaker and has won several awards for his work including ‘Best Scientific Paper’ for work on the corneal epithelium in LASIK surgery at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in 2001. He is the editor of the ‘Wired Ophthalmologist’ section in the Techniques in Ophthalmology journal.
Associations & Professional Memberships
Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
Canadian Ophthalmology Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology
International Society of Refractive Surgery
American, Canadian and European Societies of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
American and European Societies of Ophthalmic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American and International College of Surgeons