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Dr. Samir Jabbour

Dr. Samir Jabbour

Dr. Samir Jabbour, MD, CM, FRCSC, DABO


Educational Background

Dr. Jabbour earned both a Bachelor of Science in Physiology as well as a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery (MDCM) with great distinction from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He then went on to complete a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Montreal where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Jabbour completed two years of fellowship in cornea, anterior segment, and refractive surgery where he trained with world leaders in the field at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA and at the world renown Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, United Kingdom (UK). He is double board certified in Ophthalmology in both Canada and the USA. He is also completing a Master in Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Harvard University, Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA.

Professional Experience

Dr. Jabbour has extensive experience in a variety of refractive corneal procedures, including LASIK surgery, PRK surgery and CXL as well as lens-based surgeries such as RLE and cataracts.

He is currently an Ophthalmologist as well as a Cornea, Cataract, and External Disease Specialist at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). In addition, Dr. Jabbour is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Montreal where he supervises and teaches medical students and ophthalmology residents. He is the director of the Cornea & Anterior Segment fellowship at the CHUM where he trains future corneal specialists.

Accomplishments and Awards

Dr. Jabbour’s research has been published in a number of prestigious scientific journals, including Ophthalmology, the Journal of the American medical Association (JAMA), the Journal of Refractive Surgery, Cornea, the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology amongst many others. He has won several research grants and has participated in clinical trials in Canada, the USA and the United Kingdom.

As an expert in the field, Dr. Jabbour has lent his expertise as an external reviewer for various renowned journals, such as Cornea, Clinical Ophthalmology, and BMC Ophthalmology.

Similarly, Dr. Jabbour has presented his work at several conferences, including at the annual meetings for the Canadian Ophthalmology Society (COS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). He served as organizing member of several national and international meetings including the Cornea Focus meeting committee held in London, and the EOUM of the University of Montreal.

Dr. Jabbour has also won several awards during his training based on academic achievement. He has received scholarships from several institutions, including Harvard University and the University of Montreal.

Associations and Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Société française d’ophtalmologie
  • Société de l’Association française des implants et de la chirurgie réfractive
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec
  • Association des médecins ophtalmologistes du Québec
  • Collège des médecins du Québec