Dr. Paul Sanghera is a nationally renowned cataract and refractive surgeon. He completed his bachelor’s degree and medical school at the University of Alberta, where he was on the dean’s list. He was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including the Opal Hess Memorial Scholarship and the Dr. AJ Pauly Bursary in Medicine. Additionally, he was cited as the highest ranked applicant to enter the MD Program in 1997. Dr. Sanghera then specialized in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto and went on to receive further postgraduate training in refractive surgery.
Dr. Sanghera has been actively involved in research since his residency, including a $10 000 research grant from the Glaucoma Research Society of Canada and numerous ongoing projects using state-of-the-art technologies in cataract surgery and intraocular lenses. He has also lectured both nationally and internationally at major Ophthalmology conferences.
He is currently a Lecturer at the University of Toronto, on staff at Mount Sinai Hospital and Kensington Eye Institute, both in Toronto. As well, he also performs cataract surgeries in Alliston and Newmarket, Ontario. Dr. Sanghera is actively involved in both resident and medical student education in the Greater Toronto Area.
Dr. Sanghera is considered a pioneer in the use of new technologies to improve visual outcomes in surgery. Among his many other accomplishments, Dr. Sanghera:
- Is one of the first surgeons in Canada to perform laser cataract surgery
- Is one of the first surgeons in North America to use trifocal intraocular lenses
- Is one of the few surgeons in Ontario trained in Collagen Crosslinking (CXL) and T-PRK for treating keratoconus
- Co-created and chaired Canada’s first laser cataract surgery teaching symposium
Having performed more than 15 000 intraocular surgeries across Canada, Dr. Sanghera is recognized not only as a leader in his field, but more importantly with having the skill and knowledge to cater todays cutting edge technologies to each patient’s unique visual needs.