Cornea and External Disease, the Importance of Great Mentors and Giving Back – Dr. Allan Slomovic
In this episode, Dr. Allan Slomovic provides a high level overview of current and emerging therapies for corneal and ocular surface diseases. Dr. Slomovic further shares stories of mentorship and philanthropy, as well as a very personal experience with COVID-19 as a patient himself.
About the guest:
Dr. Slomovic is the University Health Network Marta and Owen Boris Endowed Chair in Cornea and Stem Cell Research, as well as Research Director of the Cornea/External Disease Service at Toronto Western Hospital. He is the past President of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) and past Chair of CPD and the Canadian Cornea and External Disease Society of COS.
He is also the past Program Director of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto (1991-2001) and a past director of the department’s Residency and Continuing Professional Development programs.
As well as being a leader in cornea and external disease treatment, Dr. Slomovic has trained scores of residents and fellows from all over the world, including Canada, United States, Israel, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Great Britain. In 2001, he was awarded the Mentor of the Year Award by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.
Dr. Slomovic has published numerous articles in the area of Cornea/External Diseases of the Eye and Refractive Surgery and has also lectured on these topics locally, nationally and internationally. In March 2014, Dr. Slomovic was nominated by Toronto Life magazine as one of Toronto’s best doctors.