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Dr. Shawn Cohen

Dr. Shawn Cohen

Shawn Cohen

Dr. Shawn Cohen is a leading glaucoma specialist with published research in restoring vision in glaucoma patients and a developer of new and advanced glaucoma and cataract surgical techniques taught worldwide.

Dr. Shawn Cohen studied at McGill University, first in Physiology as a University Scholar in 1990, Medicine in 1994 and Residency in Ophthalmology in 1999. Dr. Cohen then completed a combined research and clinical subspecialty training at Duke University in USA. In his current role as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at McGill University, Dr. Cohen specializes in routine and complicated glaucoma and cataract surgery.

Dr. Cohen is the recipient of the prestigious Frank Buller Award for Most Outstanding Surgical Instructor. As an Active Member of the Canadian and American Glaucoma Societies, Active Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and 10 other National and International Societies, Dr. Cohen is always on the cutting edge of the knowledge in his field. His published and presented work on restoring lost vision in glaucoma received the Best Glaucoma Paper Award for a Staff Ophthalmologist from the Canadian Glaucoma Society. He is a leader among his peers and his work has been cited by other researchers. Dr. Cohen is currently working on the development and peer training of pioneering office-based glaucoma surgery.

Dr. Shawn Cohen’s warm and friendly approach to eye care is all about patients and their families. While providing care in English and French, he also studied Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Russian and other languages in order to communicate with his multicultural patients and to provide the best care he can. Dr. Cohen believes in hope, prevention and advocacy.

Dr. Cohen’s many published works, resources, as well as television, radio and YouTube videos may be viewed on his website: