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STC Faculty /  CTC la faculté

STC Chair / CTC Président

Dr. Patrick Gooi is the Glaucoma Subsection Lead and a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Calgary. He specializes in the surgical management of glaucoma, complex cataract, and anterior segment reconstruction. Dr. Gooi is enthusiastically involved in medical education and innovation, being a Western Canadian leader in novel glaucoma surgeries such as XEN, GATT, and iStent Inject. His group currently is the world leader in publications on the use of GoPRO® cameras in Medicine. In addition to Dr. Gooi’s 18 publications, he has presented over 30 papers at national and international meetings such as the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is serving as the Co-Director for the Cataract Skills Transfer Course at the Canadian Ophthalmological Society Meeting 2018. He also sits on the Patient Care and Innovation Committee of the Canadian Glaucoma Society.


Course Directors / Directeurs de cours

CATARACT - Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) for Global Ophthalmology Work 

Dr. Dominique Geoffrion is an Ophthalmology resident at the Université de Montréal. She obtained her medical degree from McGill University in 2023. During her medical training, she also completed a PhD in Experimental Surgery at McGill. She previously earned her Honors Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences from the Université de Montréal. Dr. Geoffrion has conducted extensive research in molecular biology, genetics, and ophthalmology, resulting in multiple publications, including in prestigious medical journals like The New England Journal of Medicine. Her PhD research enhanced the understanding and management of glaucoma after Boston keratoprosthesis surgery. Additionally, she serves as an ad hoc reviewer for various ophthalmology journals.

Dr. Geoffrion has received numerous scholarships and awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, McGill University, as well as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Quebec Health Research Funds. She has namely been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Committed to global ophthalmology, Dr. Geoffrion has served as a Board member of Orbis Canada since 2021. She is the founder and president of the Orbis Future Vision Leaders program, an initiative by Orbis Canada designed to bring together medical students and residents to fight avoidable blindness.


Dr. Maria Jose completed her three-year residency in ophthalmology at the Asociación Para Evitar la Ceguera (APEC) in Mexico, renowned for its commitment to eye care. Subsequently, she embarked on a subspecialty year focusing on the anterior segment of the eye, particularly adept at intricate cataract surgeries. She actively engaged in initiatives providing free cataract surgeries in underserved areas. Before her tenure at Orbis, Maria served as the teaching chief at a prominent hospital in Mexico City, overseeing the cataract surgery subspecialty program.

Joining the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) team in January 2017, Maria assumed the role of Head Ophthalmologist in December 2018, directing the ophthalmology aspect of all FEH projects. Her primary passions lie in advanced cataract surgery techniques and simulation. Maria's dedication and expertise led to her appointment as Associate Director of Clinical Services for the Flying Eye Hospital in January 2022, further solidifying her commitment to global eye care initiatives.

Dr. Simon Holland is a highly accomplished and experienced ophthalmologist with a diverse background in academic, professional, and research activities. He obtained his Medicine Degree from the Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine, University of Rhodesia, Harare, Zimbabwe, and furthered his qualifications with a residency in Internal Medicine in England, earning certification from the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP UK). Holland has held various prestigious positions, including Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine since July 2004.

He has been extensively involved in research, with a particular focus on ocular microbiology, biofilm, and corneal diseases. Holland has presented numerous papers and posters at international conferences and has been actively involved in volunteer work and community service, demonstrating a commitment to global ophthalmic health. His contributions to the field of ophthalmology are marked by his scholarly activities, professional engagements, and extensive teaching experience.

CATARACT - Intrascleral Haptic Fixation of IOLs (Yamane Technique)


Dr. Mash Darvish has a cornea and anterior segment practice at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Darvish received his Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, and a Doctor of Medicine and Masters in Business Administration from McGill University. He performed his ophthalmology residency at McGill University and his fellowship in Cornea and External Disease under Dr. Edward Holland at the Cincinnati Eye Institute. He then travelled around the world for almost two years before starting his practice.

Dr. Darvish is a former program director of the ophthalmology residency at McGill and is the current cornea fellowship director at McGill. He has won awards for both medical student and resident teaching. He is a cornea co-editor for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Sonia Yeung is an Associate Professor and Division Head for Cornea and External Disease in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual sciences at the University of British Columbia. She is also the Medical Director of the Eye Bank of British Columbia and Cornea Section Editor for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. She currently serves as the Chair of the Technical Subcommittee for Ocular Tissues for the Canadian Standards Association.

Dr. Sonia Yeung completed her PHD, MD, and Ophthalmology residency at UBC. After a Fellowship in Cornea, External Diseases, and Refractive Surgery at the University of Toronto, she returned to UBC for an academic position in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UBC. She has received the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Gold Medal Award and Claes Dohlman Fellow Award from the Cornea Society for excellence in research, and has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. In 2022, Dr. Yeung was the recipient of the UBC Distinguished Achievement Award for overall excellence in research, service, and teaching. At UBC, Dr. Yeung is involved in teaching for the medical school, ophthalmology residency, cornea fellowship, and graduate school programs at UBC and has been the recipient of both Faculty Research Award and Resident Teaching Award. In the clinic, she focuses on corneal and ocular surface disease, corneal transplantation, and cataract surgery. 

Dr. Joshua Teichman received his Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University then earned his Doctor of Medicine from Western University. He completed a Residency in Ophthalmology at McMaster University, a Research Fellowship at the University of Toronto, a Master of Public Health focusing on Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Newcastle, and a Surgical Fellowship in Cornea, External Disease, Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Teichman is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto where he is Co-Director of the Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Fellowship. He has won numerous awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, the University of Toronto/Trillium Health Partners and was named a Rising Star in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Teichman has authored numerous textbook chapters and peer-reviewed research publications and has given over 200 presentations, locally, nationally, and internationally. Dr. Teichman is a Cornea Section Editor for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology and is Co-Chair of the Cataract Section of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society.

PEDIATRICS - Innovations in Minimally Invasive Strabismus Surgery

Dr. Yi Ning J. Strube is Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is an Associate Professor with Tenure in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics. She completed ophthalmology residency at Queen’s University, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus with Dr. Kenneth W. Wright and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She is both a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Strube is the current President of the Canadian Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the Chair of Continuing Education Committee for the Canadian Orthoptic Council.

Dr. Strube’s interests include basic science ophthalmological research, innovative strabismus surgical techniques, teaching and medical writing. She is actively involved in teaching medical students and training residents in ophthalmology, as well as residents in pediatrics and family medicine. In 2020 she was awarded the Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award for Queen’s University. She is the medical editor and author of the 3rd edition Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus textbook, Oxford University Press, the 4th edition Color Atlas of Strabismus Surgery: Strategies and Techniques, Springer, and the Pediatric Ophthalmology for Primary Care, 4th edition published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Strube’s clinical focus includes complex pediatric and adult strabismus. She in actively involved in strabismus surgical training and simulation curriculum design including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Strabismus Skills Transfer course since its inception in 2012, as well as creating and delivering successful inaugural hands-on strabismus simulation workshops for the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, the International Strabismological Association, and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Strube has helped design a novel 3-D printed silicone eye model for strabismus surgery simulation and accompanying strabismus surgery curriculum for teaching residents and fellows world-wide, including methods to teach strabismus surgery virtually.

CORNEA - Mastering Ocular Trauma: Techniques and Sutures for Surgical Repair

Dr. Clara Chan is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto and the President of the Canadian Cornea Society.  She teaches fellows as part of the Cornea fellowship program and is the Medical Director of the Eye Bank of Canada, Ontario Division. After her undergraduate studies at Stanford University, she completed medical school at Queen’s University, ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto, and her cornea fellowship at the Cincinnati Eye Institute with Dr. Edward Holland.  Dr. Chan has published more than 140 peer-reviewed papers, received the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award in 2015, is a Cornea Section Editor for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, and the Founding Editor of the journal, Canadian Eye Care Today. Most recently, Dr. Chan was included in The 2023 Ophthalmologist Power List, recognizing the top 100 most influential global figures in ophthalmology.

Dr. Adam Muzychuk, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Calgary. He obtained his Medical Degree followed by residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Calgary. Following residency, he completed fellowship training in anterior segment surgery at Université de Montréal. Dr. Muzychuk is the Scientific Meeting Chair for the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (EPSAA)  as well as the COS Skills Transfer Course Director for Cornea & External Disease. In research, Dr. Muzychuk has published in the areas of cornea, glaucoma, and retina, and has received more than ten academic awards including Best Paper of the Session at the ASCRS Annual Meeting, Best Glaucoma Paper from the Canadian Glaucoma Society, and the Master Teacher Award in the University of Calgary. Dr. Muzychuk is an active participant in regulatory trials and studies on novel and emerging surgical technologies.

Dr. Muzychuk practices in Calgary remains active in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education at the University of Calgary.

GLAUCOMA - Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)

Dr. Shoham-Hazon completed his Ophthalmology residency at Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, Israel, in January 2010. During this time, he served as chief resident and received two awards of excellence: the Outstanding Resident Award for Kaplan Medical Center and the Outstanding Resident Award for the School of Medicine, Hebrew University and Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel.

Following his residency, Dr. Shoham-Hazon pursued a prestigious three-year fellowship at the University of Toronto under the guidance of renowned expert Dr. Ike Ahmed. This fellowship focused on Glaucoma, Advanced Anterior Segment, and IOL surgery (GAASS), encompassing clinical, surgical, and research components. Throughout his fellowship, Dr. Shoham-Hazon garnered numerous awards for presentations at international conferences and secured research grants for various studies.

Throughout his career, Dr. Shoham-Hazon has transitioned between different types of practices, including academic, independent, and private practices. Presently, he practices GAASS independently in Miramichi, NB, located in Atlantic Canada. Dr. Shoham-Hazon maintains academic affiliations as Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University and Clinical Assistant Professor at Memorial University.