2 Trips. 2 Countries. Countless Lives Impacted.
"I volunteer with Orbis as I am committed to improving the standard of eye care for children around the world; Orbis provides an ideal way to bring this knowledge to where it is needed most."
Support VF (Volunteer Faculty): Dr. Asim Ali
Dr. Ali is the Interim Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at The Hospital for Sick Children's Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences and holds the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Following a B.A.Sc. Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, he completed his medical degree and residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto. He then went on to further postgraduate training with separate fellowships in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Cornea and External Disease at Washington University, St. Louis, USA. Since returning to Canada, his practice and clinical research have focused on glaucoma and cornea/external disease disorders in children, as well as paediatric cataract and other anterior segment abnormalities.
At SickKids, Ali is also the Fellowship Director for the Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship and Co-Director of the Paediatric Cornea Fellowship, as well Director of Clinical Services for Ophthalmology. In the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto he is the Fellowship Director and Chief of the Paediatric Service.
As an Orbis VF, Dr. Ali brings his paediatric expertise to the team; a highly valued commodity in virtually all Orbis programs around the world.
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