Management Team

LASIK MD is proud to continue to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. This award has been a testament to LASIK MD's dedication to excellence, state-of-the-art technology, and affordable pricing making laser vision correction available to all.

The LASIK MD Management Team brings decades of diverse experience and industry expertise as well as a history of success to form LASIK MD, Canada’s leading laser vision correction provider. These executives guide over 700 employees across Canada.

LASIK MD was founded in 2001 by Dr. Mark Cohen and Dr. Avi Wallerstein with initial clinics in Montreal and Toronto. Their vision and passion grew to have many laser centres across Canada. The Management Team works hand-in-hand with all employees to offer world-class quality care to all patients and to deliver the best possible vision results.

Here is the LASIK MD Management Team:

Dr. Mark J. Cohen, MD, CM, FRCSC
CEO, Co-Founder, National Medical Director

Dr. Avi Wallerstein, MD, FRCSC
Executive Vice-President, Co-Founder, National Medical Director

Aaron Akerman
Chief Financial Officer

Darren Yaphe, MBA
Senior Vice-President of Marketing, Business Development and Patient Care

Alan Marshall, CA
Vice-President, Finance and Acquisitions

Karim Sharobim
Vice-President, Legal Affairs

Chantal Mercier, MBA
Vice-President of Operations and Human Resources

Geneviève Pilon, BA, CHRP
Senior Director of Operations Management

Nathalie Demers
Director of Clinic Operations

Melanie Spinelli, BA, CHRP
Director of Human Resources

Dr. Christopher Jackman, MD, FRCSC
Director of Medical Affairs

Dr. Pierre Demers, MD, CM, FRCSC,OD
Director of Professional Affairs

Dr. Nameera Chagpar, OD
Director of Optometric Affairs

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