EyeCan Podcast

EyeCan Episode 11 – Physician-focused Financial Advice w/MD Financial Management

On this episode of EyeCan we’re happy to be joined by Jean-Francois Bordeleau, Senior Practice Manager with MD Financial and Julie Petrera, National Lead with MD Financial Management.

MD specializes in physicians-focused financial advice and services. MD has more than $49 billion in assets under administration and is dedicated to serving Canada’s physicians and their families. MD provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

EyeCan Episode 10 – Innovating During a Pandemic w/ guest Dr. Ike Ahmed

On this episode of EyeCan, we speak to Dr. Ike Ahmed. Dr. Ahmed has become world renown for his diagnosis and surgical treatment of glaucoma and anterior segment reconstruction. He has been recognized as one of the most experienced complex eye surgeons in the world , and has trained numerous surgeons in innovative surgical techniques. This includes developing and coining the phrase « micro-invasive glaucoma surgery. »

Today, Dr. Ahmed speaks to us about innovation in eye care during a pandemic.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

EyeCan Episode 9 – The Eye Bank w/ guest Dr. Clara Chan

On this episode of EyeCan we’re joined with Dr. Clara Chan.

Dr. Chan is a woman with many hats.  She is a specialist in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery,  an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto and the former Chair of the Resident Surgical Teaching Committee. She teaches fellows as part of the Cornea fellowship program at the Toronto Western Hospital and is the Medical Director of the Eye Bank of Canada, Ontario Division.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

EyeCan Episode 8 – Competence by Design w/ guest Dr. Stephanie Baxter 

On this episode of EyeCan we talk to Dr. Stephanie Baxter.Stephanie obtained her medical degree from Dalhousie University in 1998.  She completed a residency in ophthalmology at Queen’s University in 2003 followed by a 1 year fellowship in Cornea and…

EyeCan Episode 7 – The COS in 2021 w/ guests Dr. Colin Mann and Elisabeth Fowler

On this episode of EyeCan we talk with Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) President Dr. Colin Mann and CEO and Executive Director of the COS Elisabeth Fowler about what’s in store for the organization in 2021.Nova Scotia native, Dr. Colin Mann is a…

EyeCan Episode 6 – Physician Wellness w/ guest Dr. Nina Ahuja

Dr. Nina Ahuja is a Cataract specialist based in Hamilton Ontario.  With a passion for teaching, Dr. Ahuja was a key contributor in establishing the Ophthalmology Residency Program at McMaster University, a program that began in 2005 and has won numerous awards for excellence in teaching, and for contributions to residency education including as past Program Director.  She continues to be actively involved as Academic Division Head for Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, and is also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

She is also the author of bestseller « Stress in Medicine: Lessons Learned Through My Years as a Surgeon, from Med School to Residency, and Beyond » and is an advocate for wellness for physicians, fellow health professionals, and students in health professional programs.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

EyeCan Episode 5 – Retiring from Practice w/ guest Dr. Yvonne Buys

On this episode, we speak to Dr. Yvonne Buys, Past president of the COS about her recent retirement.  We’ll discuss her career, and the transition from full-time ophthalmologist to retirement and how we should plan for that transition ourselves.

Dr. Yvonne Buys earned her MD degree at the University of Toronto. S he completed a fellowship in ophthalmology in 1992, and earned the Diploma of the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1993. She is a Full Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences and the Co-Director of the Glaucoma Unity at the University Health Network.

Dr. Buys has accomplished a lot over the course of her career and we’ll talk about some of that in this episode.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

EyeCan Episode 4 – Covid-19 w/ guest Dr. James Chodosh

On today’s episode, we’ll get an update on COVID-19 and discuss how we should view this second wave, what we can expect, and what we can do to overcome the challenges we will inevitably face.  We’ll also talk about what to expect in a potential vaccine…

EyeCan Episode 3 – Glaucoma w/ guest Dr. Hady Saheb

On this episode of EyeCan we talk to Dr. Hady Saheb, a Montreal based glaucoma specialist and complex anterior segment surgeon, and glaucoma fellowship director at McGill University. Dr. Saheb earned his medical degree and completed his residency at McGill University. He was then a glaucoma fellow at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami and subsequently completed a second fellowship in novel glaucoma surgical devices and complex anterior segment surgery with Dr. Ike Ahmed at the University of Toronto. He also completed a master’s degree in public health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, with an interest in clinical trials and health leadership.

Dr. Saheb has received several awards including the Frank Buller Award for Best Clinical Instructor at McGill University in 2015,  2016 and for Best Surgical Instructor in 2020. He has written articles in peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has spoken at multiple national and international events. Dr. Saheb has also chaired multiple local and national meetings, including the Canadian Glaucoma Society meeting, the glaucoma section of the Canadian Ophthalmology Society meeting, McGill Ophthalmology Day, and McGill Research Day. He is currently the Chair of the CPD Council of the COS, as well as chair of the Tele-ophthalmology Committee for the Association of Ophthalmologists in Quebec.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Directed by Eric Johnson

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works

EyeCan Episode 2 – Guest Dr. Robert Koenekoop

On this episode of EyeCan we talk to Dr. Robert Koenekoop, a Montreal-based paediatric ophthalmologist and Molecular Biologist of Blindness who studies retinal degenerations and childhood blindness.  For the past 25 years he has devoted his research career to discovering new retinal genes for childhood blindness due to retinal degenerations. His researcher into gene therapy and has discovered over 15 new genes for IRDs and has helped pave the way for Health Canada to recently approved gene replacement therapy for an autosomal recessive inherited retinal disorders.

EyeCan Episode 1

Eye Can: A Canadian lens on ophthalmology.  In this series, we’ll examine all aspects of what it means to be an Ophthalmologist in Canada; we’ll speak with leaders in our field about their contributions and life journey; we’ll explore new and emerging techniques and technologies in eye care; and through it all we hope to connect with our community, and have those that listen understand the value of who we are and what we do for our patients.

And we’ll share our experiences as ophthalmologists today and tackle some of challenges we face as healthcare providers.

Hosted by Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Brought to you by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. This podcast is made possible by MD Financial’s Affinity Grant. Directed by Eric Johnson and Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

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