Dr. Andre Ali-Ridha


Dr. Ali-Ridha is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has fellowship training in both Glaucoma and Ophthalmic Pathology. Dr. Ali-Ridha is originally from Whitby Ontario where he first started working in his local optometry office from the beginning of high school. After doing medical missions abroad in the Philippines, he went on to do medical school in Ottawa where he received several awards including the leadership and collaboration competency awards for his work in establishing the first pediatric vision screening program. He then completed a fellowship in ophthalmic pathology where he published and presented extensively, even conducting research in macular degeneration for 2 months in Poland.

He completed his Ophthalmology residency at McGill University where he won first prize in research and during which he served as the research director at the Council of Canadian Ophthalmology Residents. Dr. Ali-Ridha has published articles extensively in many journals and has presented at numerous national and international conferences.  Following his passion for teaching, he won the outstanding commitment and achievement to medical student teaching award and the excellence in teaching for clinical practice award from the Dean at McGill University.

Dr. Ali-Ridha has developed the first interactive online teaching curriculum in Ophthalmology for medical students and residents, a special community program for the prevention of eye injuries and trauma with the CNIB and the first community sharing platform for resident surgical videos at McGill. Dr. Ali-Ridha was also involved in a randomized clinical trial to optimize the use of eye drops for the future of cataract surgery.  He now enjoys teaching local emergency and family medicine physicians including sharing lectures and videos with them from his own online teaching website and developing hands-on training sessions in ophthalmic examination skills.


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Dr. Andre Ali-Ridha