Membership

Membership

President

Dr. Jennifer W. Rahman

Dr. Jennifer W. Rahman | Glaucoma, Cataract
BScH, MD, FRCSC

GEM Clinic
221-2025 Corydon Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3P 0N5
T: 204-992-4000
F: 204-992-4006
www.gemclinic.ca

Dr. Rahman received her BSc (Honours) in Biology at Queen's University in 1991, and subsequently graduated from medical school at the University of Manitoba in 1997. She returned to Queen's University to complete a residency program in ophthalmology in 2002, during which time she served as chief resident for a double term. After graduating from residency, she worked with Orbis International's DC-10 "Flying Eye Hospital" and contributed to teaching and service programs in several countries including Bangladesh, India, China, Ethiopia and Tanzania. On return to Canada, she completed a one-year fellowship in glaucoma at Dalhousie University (2004-2005). Dr. Rahman has been practicing since 2003, and is the Medical Director and CEO of GEM Clinic (est. 2011). Dr. Rahman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba and teaches medical students, residents, and glaucoma fellows. She received a Mentor Teaching award from the Medical School class of 2018 and is actively involved in clinical research. Dr. Rahman volunteers as a VI Classifier for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) to classify visually impaired athletes for their sporting competitions. She is also a board member of the Misericordia Foundation.


Vice-President

Dr. Conor Mulholland

Dr. Conor Mulholland | Pediatrics and Strabismus
MD, FRCSC

Winnipeg Children's Hospital Eye Clinic
CE216-820 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9
T: 204-787-8500
F: 204-787-4965

Dr. Conor Mulholland is a Pediatric Ophthalmologist and a Lecturer at the University of Manitoba. He received his medical training at the Queen's University of Belfast UK. He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the University of British Columbia and BC Children's Hospital in 2008-2009. Before moving to Manitoba he was a Consultant Ophthalmologist specializing in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff between 2010 and 2014.


Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Andrew Mis

Dr. Andrew Mis | Ocular Oncology, Comprehensive, Cataract
BSc. (Med.), MD, FRCSC

Manitoba Clinic
790 Sherbrook St., Rm. 104
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M3
T: 204-788-5729
F: 204-784-4128
www.manitobaclinic.com

Dr. Mis has an interest in seeing patients with intraocular and conjunctival tumors, as well as patients with general ophthalmology problems, primarily cataracts. He graduated from the University of Manitoba School of Medicine in 1988 and completed his residency in ophthalmology at McGill University in 1995. He later went on to do a fellowship in Ocular Oncology at the University of Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba and also has an interest in doing outreach ophthalmology clinics in Carman, Flin Flon and Thompson.


Board

Dr. Tenley Bower

Dr. Tenley Bower | Cornea, Anterior Segment, Cataract
ARCT, MD, FRCSC, DABO

Winnipeg Clinic
425 St. Mary Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0N2
T: 204-957-3255
F: 204-947-0450
www.winnipegclinic.com

Dr. Tenley Bower completed an associate degree in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto (ARCT) before obtaining her medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She completed her ophthalmology residency at McGill University, where she graduated with the Resident Surgical Skills Award for best surgical resident. She then pursued fellowship training in Cornea, Complex Anterior Segment, and Refractive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Throughout her medical school, residency, and fellowship training, Dr. Bower presented her scientific research at national and international ophthalmology meetings such as the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS). She has also published several research papers in peer reviewed ophthalmology journals.

Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Dr. Bower is pleased to return to the prairies to practice ophthalmology with emphasis on Cornea, Cataract, and Anterior Segment.

Dr. Bower is a Lecturer for the University of Manitoba Department of Ophthalmology and serves as a member of the Residency Program Committee teaching medical students and residents.


Dr. David Camoriano

Dr. David Camoriano | Comprehensive, Cataract, Refractive
BSc, MD, FRCSC, DABO

Winnipeg Clinic
425 St. Mary Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0N2
T: 204-957-3239
F: 204-947-0450
www.winnipegclinic.com

Dr. Camoriano graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with degrees in Chemistry and Microbiology. He received his medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, where he graduated with distinction. He completed a General Surgery Internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Florida, where he received the Intern of the Year Award. While pursuing ophthalmology training at the University of Texas Medical Branch, he was awarded the Academic Achievement Award for every year of his residency.

Following fellowship training in Cataract and Refractive Surgery with Dr. Howard Gimbel in Calgary and Edmonton, Dr. Camoriano went on to do a PGY-5 year at McGill University Department of Ophthalmology. Throughout his training, he published several research articles in peer reviewed journals and authored book chapters in prominent textbooks. He currently holds an appointment as a Lecturer of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba, where he is actively involved in the ophthalmology residency program.


Dr. Ravi Dookeran

Dr. Ravi Dookeran | Vitreo-Retinal Diseases
MD, FRCSC

Winnipeg Clinic
425 St. Mary Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0N2
T: 204-957-3230
F: 204-942-0677
www.winnipegclinic.com

Dr. Dookeran has been working in Winnipeg since 2006 in the Misericordia Hospital and Winnipeg Clinic. He runs a surgical and medical Retinal practice serving all of Manitoba, Nunavut and western Ontario. After completing his medical school training at the University of Manitoba and ophthalmology residency in Edmonton at the University of Alberta, Dr. Dookeran went on to complete a 2-year surgical and medical Retina fellowship at McGill University.

Dr. Dookeran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba and is actively involved in clinical research having authored numerous publications. He has served as Faculty Lead for the retina section of the ophthalmology residency program and on the Residency Program Committee for over 8 years. He received the "Teacher of the Year" award in 2017 for his excellence and commitment to teaching. As an active speaker, Dr. Dookeran has given lectures and spoken at conferences at a local, national and international level and even worked with The Learning Channel, participating in the medical educational series Doctorology with Canadian comedian Leslie Nielsen.

Dr. Dookeran has served on the national board of the CNIB Patient Advocacy Committee for 3 years and continues to work with government to help create policies that benefit the lives of the visually impaired across Canada. Dr. Dookeran has been actively involved in developing a Teleophthalmology program and serves as the medical director of the Manitoba Retinal Screening and Vision Program (MRSVP). This service has been successfully running since 2004, covering much of Northern Manitoba and has become one of the largest across Canada.


Dr. Joshua Manusow

Dr. Joshua Manusow | Vitreo-Retinal Diseases
MD, FRCSC

Manitoba Clinic
790 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M3
T: 204-788-5764
F: 204-784-4111
www.manitobaclinic.com

Dr. Manusow graduated from medical school at the University of Manitoba and attended the University of Toronto for his ophthalmology residency during which time he served as chief resident. He completed his vitreoretinal surgery fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. His practice is open to all medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. Dr. Manusow is a Lecturer with the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba teaching medical students, residents and retina fellows.


Dr. Rashmi Nigam

Dr. Rashmi Nigam | Comprehensive, Cataract
MD, FRCSC

710 Pembina Hwy.
Winnipeg, MB R3M 2M6
T: 204-956-0798
F: 204-949-1143

Dr. Nigam is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who has been practicing in Winnipeg since 1996. Her main area of interest is cataract surgery, but also has interests in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at University of Manitoba. She is involved in teaching medical students and ophthalmology residents. She has organized the Ophthalmology Journal Club for 20 years. She has participated in the Residency Program Committee and Selection Committee for the ophthalmology program at University of Manitoba. She is currently a member of the Department of Ophthalmology Continuing Medical Education Committee, and the Standards Committee. She received her MD from the University of Manitoba in 1991 and trained in ophthalmology at the University of Alberta from 1992-1996.


Dr. Guillermo Rocha

Dr. Guillermo Rocha | Cornea, Refractive, Comprehensive, Cataract
MD, FRCSC

Ocular Microsurgery & Laser Centre
Suite 20-144 6th St.
Brandon, MB R7A 3N2
T: 204-727-1954
F: 204-728-5248
www.ocularcentre.com

Dr. Rocha is a Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba. He currently serves as the President of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (2015-2017), and has served as past President of the Canadian Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery Society, and past Head of the Department of Surgery at the Brandon Regional Health Centre (2004-2009). He is past Associate Editor and Cornea Section Editor for the international journal Techniques in Ophthalmology and co-Editor of four books, Advanced Technology IOLs in Cataract Surgery: Pearls for Success, Bringing you the Future in Ophthalmology, Advances in Refractive and Corneal Surgery and Surgical Correction of Astigmatism. He is Medical Director of the Ocular Microsurgery & Laser Centre, active Medical Staff in the Brandon Regional Health Centre, Minnedosa District Hospital and Misericordia Health Centre, and Attending Surgeon at Image Plus Laser Eye Centre in Winnipeg. He performs Anterior Segment and Corneal Surgeries, including femtosecond laser, LASIK, PRK, PTK, astigmatism correction, Cross-linking and Intacs for Keratoconus, advanced cataract surgery with premium lens implants and femtosecond laser, Visian ICL, corneal transplantation and glaucoma surgery.


Dr. John van der Zweep

Dr. John van der Zweep | Comprehensive, Cataract
MD, FRCSC

GEM Clinic
221-2025 Corydon Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3P 0N5
T: 204-992-4000
F: 204-992-4006
www.gemclinic.ca

Dr. van der Zweep was born in Manitoba and has been in practice in Winnipeg since 2006. He completed his medical degree with Distinction in high academic standing from the University of Manitoba. He specialized in ophthalmology at the Ivey Eye Institute at the University of Western Ontario, where he served as chief resident. He has presented at numerous ophthalmology conferences and is an active teacher to medical students and residents at the University of Manitoba. In Winnipeg, his clinical practice is based at GEM Clinic. He also performs outreach clinics and surgery in northwestern Ontario.


Members

Dr. Alberto Aguayo

Dr. Alberto Aguayo | Glaucoma, Cataract
MD

GEM Clinic
221-2025 Corydon Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3P 0N5
T: 204-992-4000
F: 204-992-4006
www.gemclinic.ca

Dr. Aguayo was born and raised in Chile where he attended medical school at the University of Chile, graduating in 1998. After training in General Surgery and Public Health, he entered an ophthalmology residency at the University of Chile, which he completed in April 2006. After graduation, he started working as an ophthalmologist at the University of Chile's Clinical Hospital, serving part of his time in the Glaucoma Unit. He later became an Assistant Professor with the University of Chile. He also practiced in private hospitals and clinics at this time, collaborating with other colleagues in glaucoma, anterior segment and refractive surgery. In 2014, he traveled with his family to Canada to commence a two-year fellowship program in Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Surgery at the University of Toronto. He now resides in Winnipeg and practices at GEM Clinic.


Dr. Robert Beldavs

Dr. Robert Beldavs | Cornea, Anterior Segment, Lid Disorders, Medical Glaucoma, Cataract
MD, FRCSC

Suite 1206 - 233 Kennedy St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J5
T: 204-944-1628
F: 204-944-1629

Dr. Beldavs completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Western Ontario. He completed a fellowship in cornea, external eye disease, anterior segment disease and surgery from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, following two years of practice at the Gimbel Eye Centre in Calgary, Alberta. His main interest is anterior segment disease and surgery, including cataract and cornea. Secondarily, he has an interest in medical glaucoma and lid surgery. Dr. Beldavs provides rural ophthalmology clinics in Swan River and Dauphin on a regular basis. Patients assessed for cataracts in these clinics can have Dr. Beldavs perform their surgeries closer to home, at the Swan Valley Health Centre in Swan River.


Dr. Lorne Bellan

Dr. Lorne Bellan | Oculoplastics, Cataract
MD, FRCSC

Misericordia Health Centre
Buhler Eye Centre
225-99 Cornish Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A2
T: 204-788-8563
F: 204-786-0978

Dr. Bellan is the Professor and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba. He is an oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in correcting lid malpositions, removing benign and malignant growths in the eye, on the lids and in the orbit, as well as correcting tearing problems. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in medicine, and the University of British Columbia's ophthalmology residency program. Dr. Bellan also obtained a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery from the University of British Columbia.


Dr. Stephen Brodovsky

Dr. Stephen Brodovsky | Cornea, Anterior Segment, Cataract
MD, FRCSC

235 - 444 St. Mary Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3T1
T: 204-942-4479
F: 204-943-8558

Dr. Stephen Brodovsky has been practicing ophthalmology since 1998. He specializes in cataract, corneal transplantation and complex anterior segment surgery. He is Medical Director of the Misericordia Eye Bank and Faculty Lead for the corneal section of the University of Manitoba residency training program. He completed his ophthalmology residency in 1996 at Queen's University, and obtained his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1988. He completed a fellowship in cornea and external disease from Melbourne University Department of Ophthalmology, Australia, and was an EA Baker and Samuel McLaughlin fellow. Dr. Brodovsky has worked as a volunteer faculty with Orbis International and has participated in programs in Vietnam, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Zambia and China, providing training in corneal transplantation and cataract surgery.


Dr. Daniel Chin

Dr. Daniel Chin | Cornea, Cataract
MD, FRCSC

1010-233 Kennedy St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J5
T: 204-942-2507
F: 204-957-0294

Dr. Daniel Chin obtained his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1986 and completed a general internship in 1987. He completed his ophthalmology residency at McGill University in 1991 and an External Disease and Cornea Fellowship at McGill University in 1992. Dr. Chin has been in practice in Winnipeg since 1992. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba, involved in teaching medical students and ophthalmology residents. He is currently serving on the Department of Ophthalmology Standards Committee.


Dr. Ian Clark

Dr. Ian Clark | Pediatrics, Strabismus
MBBS, FRCSC, FRCS (Edinburgh)

Winnipeg Children's Hospital Eye Clinic
CE216-820 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9
T: 204-787-8500
F: 204-787-4965

Dr. Clark was born and raised in the UK. He studied neurosciences at Cambridge University, where he went on to complete his studies in clinical medicine. He then moved to the Midlands to train as an ophthalmologist in and around Birmingham. After becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, he spent a year as a Clinical Fellow in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Birmingham Children's Hospital. He then moved to Canada for a second year as a Clinical Fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He joined the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba in 2007 as an Assistant Professor in the University, a pediatric ophthalmologist, and adult strabismologist. He is the Director of the University's Ophthalmology Residency Program, President of the Canadian Orthoptic Council, and serves on several other local, national, and international committees.


Dr. Gdih Gdih

Dr. Gdih Gdih | Glaucoma, Cataract, Refractive
MD, FRCSC

Aqua i Laser
234 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B1
T: 204-560-2782
F: 204-560-1000
www.aquailaser.ca

Dr. Gdih completed his ophthalmology residency at Ottawa University, and a fellowship in glaucoma at the University of Toronto. He has been practicing in Winnipeg since 2010 with his major focus being glaucoma, cataract surgery, and laser vision correction. Dr. Gdih received the Merck Frost Best Glaucoma Research Proposal Award in 2007 and, at the completion of his residency, he received the Canadian Glaucoma Society/Pfizer Canada Glaucoma Fellowship Award in 2009. His research has been published in various international peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Ophthalmology, Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, Clinical and Surgical Ophthalmology, and Evidence-Based Ophthalmology. Dr. Gdih is a Lecturer at the University of Manitoba and is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents and glaucoma fellows.


Dr. Brian Gillespie | Comprehensive, Cataract, Refractive
MD, FRCSC

Sharper Image Eye Institute
710 Pembina Hwy.
Winnipeg, MB R3M 2M6
T: 204-943-9248
F: 204-949-1143
www.sharperimageeyeinstitute.ca

Dr. Gillespie completed his residency in ophthalmology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, in 1987 and a Fellowship in ocular pathology and oncology at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital in 1989. After his training, he started his own ophthalmology practice in Winnipeg. He has been the Medical Director of the Sharper Image Eye Institute since 1997. Dr. Gillespie has taken continuing medical education courses in Canada, USA, Europe, Australia and the Dominican Republic. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba, lecturing and teaching medical students, residents, and other medical personnel.


Dr. Lisa Gould

Dr. Lisa Gould | Glaucoma, Cataract
MD, FRCSC, DABO

Winnipeg Clinic
425 St. Mary Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0N2
T: 204-957-3252
F: 204-942-0677
www.winnipegclinic.com

Dr. Gould is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Manitoba, and after interning at the Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario, she completed her ophthalmology residency and glaucoma fellowship at the University of Toronto. In addition to a busy surgical and medical practice, she is actively involved in research and teaching medical students, residents and fellows. She is the faculty lead for glaucoma and the Glaucoma Fellowship Director. She serves on several committees locally and nationally, including the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada.


Dr. Andre Jastrzebski

Dr. Andre Jastrzebski | Medical Retina, Uveitis, Cataract
MD, FRCSC

Manitoba Clinic
790 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M3
T: 204-788-5785
F: 204-784-4145
www.manitobaclinic.com

Dr. Jastrzebski obtained his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 2010. He then completed a one-year fellowship in ocular pathology at the University of Ottawa before returning to Winnipeg and completing his ophthalmology residency in 2016. He holds the special distinction of being the first graduating resident from the newly inaugurated University of Manitoba Residency Program in ophthalmology. After residency, he pursued another fellowship in medical retina and uveitis at the University of Bristol. Dr. Jastrzebski sees patients with a variety of eye conditions, with a focus on diseases of the retina and ocular inflammatory diseases (uveitis). He has specialty training in retinal lasers, intravitreal treatments, and unique experience in the use of systemic immunosuppressive medications for the management of complex eye disease.


Dr. Matthew Lee-Wing

Dr. Matthew Lee-Wing | Oculoplastics, Cataract
MD, FRCSC, DABO, FACS

1010-233 Kennedy St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J5
T: 204-946-0649
F: 204-957-0294

Dr. Lee-Wing obtained his medical degree at the University of Manitoba in 1988. His postgraduate training in ophthalmology was completed at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute followed by fellowship training in Oculoplastic Surgery at the Universities of Ottawa and Calgary. Dr. Lee-Wing specializes in eyelid, orbital, lacrimal and cataract surgery. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba and is actively involved in the training of medical students and residents.


Dr. Mathen Mathen

Dr. Mathen Mathen | Vitreo-Retinal Diseases
MD, FRCSC

Buhler Eye Centre
Misericordia Health Centre
233-99 Cornish Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3P 1A2
T: 204-788-8564
F: 204-786-0978

Dr. Mathen is Department Head of the Winnipeg Health Region's Eye Care Centre of Excellence at the Misericordia Health Centre. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba in 1985, and went on to do a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the University of Toronto.


Dr. Robert Sanders | Comprehensive (Retired)
MD, FRCSC

Dr. Sanders is a retired comprehensive ophthalmologist who has served Manitobans for several decades. He contributes to teaching in the residency program at the University of Manitoba, and to continuing medical education for the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba.


Dr. Frank Stockl

Dr. Frank Stockl | Vitreo-retinal Diseases
BSc, MD, FRCSC, DABO

Manitoba Clinic
790 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1M3
T: 204-227-8422
F: 204-789-9237
www.manitobaclinic.com

Dr. Frank Stockl is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba. His medical school training was completed at the University of Manitoba in 1991. He worked in primary health care from 1992 to 1994. He then completed a fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology at McGill University. His residency training was completed at McGill University and his vitreo-retinal fellowship was completed at the University of British Columbia. He worked as a staff ophthalmologist at Queen's University for two years before returning to Winnipeg where he has been on staff in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Manitoba since 2002. Dr. Stockl has served on various committees including the Department of Ophthalmology Standards Committee and the Residency Planning Committee. While clinical practice is his main focus, he has over twenty-five publications/published abstracts. He served as an expert committee member for the Retinopathy section of the most recent Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines. His clinical research involves studying post intravitreal infectious endophthalmitis, vitreomacular traction syndrome, post-operative vision loss, and nurse-delivered intravitreal injections. At the inaugural Resident Research Day in May 2004, he was awarded Teacher of the Year Award in recognition of high quality teaching and education to ophthalmology residents.


Dr. James Wiens | Refractive, Cornea, Cataract
MD, FRCSC

Image Plus Laser Eye Centre
1015-233 Kennedy St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J5
T: 204-943-6287
F: 204-943-8599
www.imageplus.ca

Dr. James Wiens received his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1981. After completing a Family Medicine residency in 1983, he worked in family medicine and emergency until beginning an ophthalmology residency at the University of Manitoba in 1984. He completed his ophthalmology residency at McGill University in 1987, followed by a further year of training in corneal and external disease, also at McGill. He returned to Winnipeg as a GFT in 1988, going into private practice in 1990. His areas of interest include laser vision correction, cataract surgery (including laser assisted cataract surgery), and corneal and external disease.