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 is the world’s most experienced refractive surgeon and has completed more than 80,000 LASIK and PRK procedures. Dr. Bashour has worked in several laser centers in Canada, including Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Moncton, Niagara Falls, and Windsor. He was amongst the first ophthalmologists to perform laser refractive procedures in the USA.