2024 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner – Dr. Salim Lahoud

The Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) is proud to announce Dr. Salim Lahoud, MD, FRCSC as the recipient of the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Salim Lahoud, MD, FRCSC is a distinguished figure in Comprehensive Ophthalmology at the University of Montreal. His journey began with a Medical Degree from Faculté Française de Médecine, Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon, followed by an Ophthalmology residency at the University of Montreal and an Ocular Pathology fellowship at McGill University. Dr. Lahoud earned fellowship status with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1987.

With a vast professional background spanning from 1988 to the present, Dr. Lahoud has made significant contributions to General Ophthalmology. He has been associated with the CHUM (Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal) since 1999. Academically, he holds the position of Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Montreal since 2016.

Dr. Lahoud’s dedication to education is evident through roles such as Clinical Instructor, Clinical Assistant Professor, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Montreal. He has actively engaged in clinical teaching, cataract surgery instruction, and committee memberships.

Notable achievements include being awarded Teacher of the Year in 2000 and receiving the EOUM’s annual prize in 2023. Dr. Lahoud has played pivotal roles in institutional development, serving as Chief of the Ophthalmology Department at CHUM from 2006 to 2022.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Dr. Lahoud indulges in hobbies like hunting, gardening, reading, and writing, showcasing a multifaceted personality. His commitment to advancing ophthalmology education and care in Quebec is further demonstrated through his role as President of the Ophthalmologist Association of Quebec and as a medical expert for the Collège des Médecins du Québec.

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