Dr. Dima Kalache
MDCM, FRCSC, DABO
Over 5,000 ocular procedures performed
Dr. Kalache earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in biology at McGill University, during which she made the Dean’s Honour List and graduated with great distinction. She then completed her medical degree (MD) and residency at McGill.
Dr. Kalache later completed a fellowship in glaucoma and advanced anterior segment surgery under Dr. Ike Ahmed at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Kalache specializes in general ophthalmology and treating glaucoma. She is a glaucoma and advanced anterior segment surgeon at Hôpital de la Cité-de-la-Santé in Laval, Quebec. Previously, she was an Assistant Chief and Chief Resident while completing her fellowship in ophthalmology at McGill University.
During her time at McGill, Dr. Kalache earned the Surgical Subspecialty Award, which is awarded to a single R5 resident for excellence in surgical subspecialty. She’s also earned multiple awards for academic excellence, including the James McGill Award and the Emily Ross Crawford Scholarship.
In addition, Dr. Kalache has been a recipient of the Irene Assimus Award of Excellence in Anesthesia, the Physicianship 2 Essay Prize, and the Leadership Award through McGill.
Dr. Kalache’s research has been published multiple times, including in journals like Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. She’s moderated and presented at various conferences, such as the Canadian Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting and the Canadian Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting.
With a passion for education, Dr. Kalache has extensive experience lecturing on the topic of ophthalmology. She is a faculty lecturer at McGill University and was previously a rural family medicine ophthalmology lecturer.
- Canadian Glaucoma Society
- Quebec College of Physicians
- American Board of Ophthalmology
- Canadian Ophthalmological Society
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
- They remain up-to-date on latest laser vision technologies and techniques
- They teach surgeons-in-training at prominent universities
- They conduct ongoing research in the field of refractive surgery