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Dr. Allan Slomovic, MSc, MD, FRCSC

2023 Planning Committee - Ocular Regenerative Medicine
Participates in 3 items


Dr Slomovic is the Vice Chair of Education and Continuing Education Director for the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto. He is also the Clinical Director of the Cornea/External Disease Service at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network. He is the past President of the Canadian Ophthalmologic Society and previous Chair of the Canadian Cornea and External Disease Society for the Canadian Ophthalmological Society.  Dr Slomovic is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto and the Marta and Owen Boris Endowed Chair in Cornea and Stem Cell Research at the University Health Network.

Prior to starting Medical school, Dr Slomovic completed a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Montreal. He then went on to do his Medical School training at Memorial University in St John's Newfoundland, followed by an internship in Internal Medicine at The Montreal General Hospital. Dr Slomovic then went on to complete a 3-year residency training program at the New York University School of Medicine in Manhattan, New York. This was followed by 2 separate Fellowship programs at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida. The first fellowship was in Cornea/External Ocular Diseases and the second was in Laser Microsurgery.

Dr Slomovic has been involved with teaching residents and fellows, research and clinical practice over the past 35 years at the University Health Network. He was the program Director for Ophthalmology for the University of Toronto for 10 years (1991-2001) and has led the program through 2 successful Royal College reviews. He has also trained 47 fellows in Cornea/External Ocular Diseases of the Eye from all over the world, including Canada, United States, Israel, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Great Britain. In 2001, Dr Slomovic was awarded the Mentor of the Year Award by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. Dr Slomovic is the inaugural winner of this award in the province of Ontario. Dr Slomovic has published numerous articles in the area ofCornea/External Diseases of the Eye and Refractive Surgery and has also lectured on these topics locally, nationally and internationally.

In March 2014, Dr Slomovic was nominated by Toronto Life as one of Toronto’s best doctors. 


Financial disclosure: Dr. Slomovic has/had an affiliation (financial or otherwise) with a commercial organization:

  1. Acqueous
  2. AiZtech
  3. Alcon Canada
  4. Johnson & Johnson
  5. Santen
  6. Sun Pharma









Sessions in which Dr. Allan Slomovic, MSc, MD, FRCSC participates

Saturday 17 June, 2023

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM | 2 hours
Current Concepts

 Learning Objectives:At the end of this session, participants will be able to:Elucidate the cause and mechanism of DVD.Identity indications of Light adjustable lensXX

10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes
Ocular Regenerative Medicine

 Learning ObjectivesAt the end of this session, participants will be able to:Describe how cultured corneal endothelial cells can be used to treat corneal endothelial failureDescribe how the corneal neurotinization procedure is performed and compare with other treatment modalities for treating neurotrophic corneal ulcersDescribe how cultivated oral mucosal epithelial transplantation can be used to treat patients with Stevens-...

1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes

 Learning Objectives:At the end of this session, participants will be able to: To understand the sequelae of chronic inflammation from various etiologies on the ocular surfaceTo review the impact of vaccinations and evolution in etiologies for infectious keratitisTo review in-office options for managing corneal perforations CanMEDS Roles: Medical Expert, Scholar