Dr. Michael Dorey

  • Over 25,000 ocular procedures

Educational Background

Dr. Michael W. Dorey completed his Bachelor of Science degree from Acadia University and obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from Memorial University, graduating among the top of his class. He served as chief resident in Ophthalmology at Dalhousie University. He is also one of the few ophthalmologists in North America with dual fellowship certifications: an Ocular Pathology fellowship from the University of Ottawa and a Glaucoma/Anterior Segment fellowship from the Drexel University College of Medicine in Pittsburgh. He is currently working as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Alberta.

Refractive Experience

Dr. Dorey is considered among the top cataract and refractive surgeons in the field. He performs surgery on some of the most complex intraocular cases and is often consulted by other surgeons or referred the more challenging patients. Dr. Dorey is actively involved in training ophthalmology students the newest cataract surgery techniques at the University of Alberta. He also frequently gives intraocular and refractive surgery lectures across North America.

Dr. Dorey is one of only a handful of surgeons in the province who has completed training for the keratoconus treatment Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL) plus laser. His busy clinical practice is dedicated to cataract, glaucoma, anterior segment and refractive surgeries with a firm commitment to using the latest and safest technologies.

Accomplishments and Awards

Dr. Dorey has won numerous scholarship awards, including the prestigious Killam scholarship awarded to medical school graduates of extraordinary ability, and the Hewlett-Packard Award for being the top undergraduate student.

Dr. Dorey was featured on CBC, CTV and Global News for his innovative work on new micro-invasive surgical techniques. He has presented his research at many conferences including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Academy of Cataract & Refractive surgery and the American Glaucoma Society. He has published numerous articles in international literature, including the American Journal of Ophthalmology and the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, and has been cited by several authors worldwide. One of his works, Focal Points, published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, serves as a teaching module for ophthalmologists around the world.

Dr. Dorey is actively involved in humanitarian projects locally and globally. He was more recently involved in a four week mission on education and surgical teaching of ophthalmology students in Kenya and Ethiopia in 2014.

Associations and Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Canadian Ophthalmological Society
  • Medical Council of Canada
  • World Congress Ophthalmology
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
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